Lead, Primary Care and MHSU Strategy and Initiatives (WORKSITE LOCATION IS FLEXIBLE)

Position Summary

Interior Health is hiring two permanent full time Lead, Primary Care and MHSU Strategy and Initiatives to join our dynamic team!

** The worksite location for this position is flexible within British Columbia **

About the Role:

In accordance with the established vision and values of the organization, the Lead, Primary Care and MHSU Strategy and Initiatives is responsible for developing and coordinating strategic processes for the Primary Care and MHSU Transformation portfolio. The Lead provides project management support to the Director to facilitate the achievement of the mission, goals, and objectives of IH and the priorities of the portfolio. The Lead proactively leads projects to resolves issues; improves processes; and integrates systems that support the efficient and effective delivery of services.

Some Key Duties may include:

1. Develops, implements, and monitors programs and standards for the portfolio; evaluates and effects changes as needed to improve services, simplify workflow, and assure compliance with operational and system requirements.

2. Provides timely, relevant, reliable, and clear information with appropriate supporting data analyses and review of alternatives to inform planning and decision-making. This will include population, service utilization, outcomes analyses, operational and real-time data for use by internal and external stakeholders and partners.

3. Reviews planning and evaluation documents and provides appropriate information and feedback on planning documents.

4. Leads the coordination and planning of the development of organizational-wide policies, strategies, and procedures.

5. Develops essential project documents (charters, schedules, product specifications, etc.) and comprehensive project plans on behalf of the project sponsor and with input from key stakeholders.

6. Develops and fosters relationships with key internal and external stakeholders (e.g., IH leadership groups, other Health Authorities, and provincial stakeholders) to address issues related to assigned projects.

7. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with portfolio directors, managers, organizational leaders, and stakeholders that support and advance portfolio and organizational goals and objectives. Participates, communicates, and liaises with steering and working groups.

8. Completes research, reviews leading practice, and develops frameworks, systems or processes to measure and improve portfolio services.

9. Assists in the preparation of briefing notes, reports, slide presentations, discussion papers and gathers, analyzes, and provides information on assigned topics.

10. Monitors the progress and prepares reports on key portfolio and organizational strategies and initiatives.

11. Works with internal and external partners to identify opportunities and develop programs, practices, processes and policies to support and achieve Portfolio goals.

12. Collaborates with Business Support, Strategic Information, management staff, and other portfolio leaders to develop, monitor and interpret statistical information.

13. Manages projects and initiatives effectively within a multidisciplinary and complex environment using proven project management principles and methods.

Some of the Benefits of Joining Interior Health:

An attractive remuneration package in keeping with your qualifications and experience and excellent career prospects awaits the right candidate. In addition to a competitive wage, we offer a total compensation package! We have one of the best benefit package and pension plans in Canada. In addition to Medical, Dental and Extended Health coverage, we offer paid annual vacation starting at 4 weeks (20 days) up to a maximum of 7 weeks (35 days). We also offer an attractive (defined benefit) employee pension plan, disability and life insurance, and options for maternity &/or paternity leave top-up.

If this sounds like a perfect opportunity for you, apply today!


Education, Training, and Experience:

• A Bachelor’s degree in a health-related related field.
• Five to seven years of recent, related experience at a senior level working within a complex public or private sector environment, and experience in Project Management.
• Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Skills and Abilities:

• Proven ability develop effective working relationships and collaborate with key participants, including 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 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.
• Demonstrated ability to organize work, simultaneously handle multiple projects, balance multiple priorities and manage challenging and competing demands within a limited timeframe.
• Superior written and verbal communication abilities and independent problem-solving and decision making capabilities.
• 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.


Starting salary is approximately from $77,800 to $87,500 and will be based on education, training and experience.

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.

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