Enjoy the satisfaction of a rewarding leadership career with Interior Health in beautiful British Columbia. We are seeking a collaborative and strategic leader with extensive experience in management and healthcare to fill this important role. Led by a forward-thinking leadership team focused on innovation and giving people room to grow, we are looking for people who want to make a difference in the communities in which they live, work and play. As a top 100 BC Employer, we also offer one of the best benefits packages in Canada, including Medical, Dental and Extended Health coverage, a defined pension plan and paid vacation starting at 4 weeks to a maximum of 7 weeks annually. This position can be located in any of the beautiful communities within the Interior Health region.
About the Role
The Director of Strategic Initiatives is responsible for developing and coordinating strategic processes for Digital Health. The Director will use data from quality indicators, financial targets, and research to develop frameworks, systems, and monitoring processes that measure and improve client care or supporting services within Interior Health (IH). The Director will translate provincial mandates and IH-wide direction into operational strategies, while working collaboratively with Executive/Corporate Directors to ensure smooth integration into service delivery. The Director will play a key role in the standardization of quality performance and performance monitoring across Digital Health.
1. Develops an awareness and familiarity with issues and events affecting health services.
2. Collects and reviews statistics of services provided to determine effectiveness, consistency, and quality of care/service provided.
3. Performs data analysis in support of measurement, monitoring, and planning for consistent quality standards across services.
4. In collaboration with business support, stewards the development of annual DH investment plans by overseeing the project request intake processes and works to optimize the same.
5. Ensures processes and practices are in place to ensure efficient oversight of software maintenance licenses and provides oversight of the same.
6. Ensures the ongoing review and evaluation of DH services.
7. Leads strategies and change processes to engage stakeholders, facilitate discussion, build consensus, and facilitate implementation of DH objectives across IH.
8. Manages projects and initiatives effectively in a multidisciplinary and complex environment using project management principles and methods.
9. Works with internal staff resources to develop programs, methodologies, and files for analyzing and presenting data.
10. Provides recommendations for policies and standards based on practice standards, regulatory requirements, provincial direction, solid research, and performance data.
11. Collaborates with business support, management staff, and medical leadership to assist in reviewing and interpreting statistical information.
12. Presents data in a meaningful manner to internal stakeholder groups (including physicians).
13. Liaises with other functional health sectors within IH to ensure DH strategies address service needs across the continuum of care.
14. Actively participates on the DH leadership team.
15. Performs other duties as assigned.
Education, Training, and Experience
• A Master’s degree in healthcare administration or a related field.
• Seven to ten years of experience in progressively responsible positions in leadership and program management.
• Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrates all LEADS Capabilities, in particular:
• Leads Self/Cultural Agility – self-awareness, demonstrates character; noticing and adapting to cultural uniqueness to create a sense of safety for all.
• Engages Others/Empathy – fosters the development of others, communicates effectively, builds effective teams, listens with heart rather than reacting.
• Achieves Results/Process Orientation – sets direction, strategically aligns decisions with vision, values & evidence, accepting that use of process orientation and a ‘good relationship’ are concrete deliverables.
• Develops Coalitions/Building a Trust-Based Relationship – builds partnerships & networks to create results, demonstrates a commitment to customers & service, navigates socio-political environments, building personal relationships in addition to professional ones, participating in open exchanges of experiences and culture.
• System Transformation/Credible Champion – demonstrates systems/critical thinking, strategically oriented to the future, champions & orchestrates change, remains self-aware and maintains effective relationships, shows courage and conviction in advocating for change for the betterment of Aboriginal people.
Skills and Abilities
• Proven ability to work collaboratively with medical staff and healthcare leaders at a strategic level.
• Analytical skills to translate data into action, complemented by program planning and management experience.
• Strong communication skills and demonstrated strong conviction and self-assured presence to effectively present data results and recommendations to audiences ranging from front line staff to physicians and Senior Executives.
• Ability to operate and coordinate efforts at all levels of the organization.
• Ability to influence and coordinate multiple internal stakeholders around a common goal and strategy.
• Demonstrated understanding of IH data systems and experience in quantitative data analysis (including the collection, analysis, trending, and reporting of demographic data, utilization statistics, and survey data) and presentation of data is required.
• Experience working with internal and external stakeholders.
• Experience with meeting planning and organizing various methods of consultation.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
This position can be located in any of the beautiful communities within the Interior Health region.
This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.
Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.