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Project Lead, Perinatal Substance Use

Apply Now Job ID 1720996 Date posted 05/26/2022
Community :FLEXIBLE
Facility :FLEXIBLE
Position Summary

Join us for this exciting and rewarding Project Lead, Perinatal Substance Use opportunity. This full time temporary position runs until March 31, 2023 and offers a flexible worksite location anywhere within our beautiful Interior Health region. If you are interested in expanding your career opportunities and working with a great team then apply today!

About the role:

The Project Lead, Perinatal Substance Use, works with internal and external stakeholders, including acute care, public health, allied health, Mental Health and Substance Use, Aboriginal Health, community organizations, Perinatal Services BC, and the Ministry of Children and Families (MCFD) to plan and implement a knowledge translation strategy and clinical practice changes in multiple hospitals and communities across IH.


1. In collaboration with the Interior Health Perinatal Substance Use Working Group (PSUWG), develops project plan to ensure priority activities are planned, implemented, and evaluated.
2. Coordinates project tasks as required.
3. Creates, fosters and maintains strong and positive relationships with community/acute care partners  all relevant stakeholders in the process including medical leadership, clinical operations leads, physician independent contractors, and physician incorporated groups to ensure successful implementation of the initiative.
4. As required, coordinates meetings with pilot sites, community perinatal substance use collaborative, and represents the IH PSUWG during provincial committee and project related meetings as requested by the working group Chair.
5. Works with stakeholders and Strategic Information to compile statistics and other evaluative information and reports to the PSUWG in a timely manner.
6. Prepares reports, briefing notes, and communication plans, as needed.
7. Performs other related duties as assigned.


• Graduation from a recognized degree program in a clinical discipline such as nursing or allied health.
• Five years of recent, related experience in the perinatal or substance use field.
• Experience in program planning, development and evaluation. 
• Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

LEADS Capabilities:
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 – communicates effectively; listens with heart rather than reacting
• Achieves Results/Process Orientation – takes action to implement decisions, assesses & evaluates results, follows culturally respectful processes that also produce results • Develops Coalitions/Building a Trust-Based Relationship – builds partnership and networks to create results, demonstrates a commitment to customers and service, 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:
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, including the ability to collaborate within a team environment, facilitate and negotiate.
• Computer literacy with Word and Excel
• Manage challenging and competing demands within a limited timeframe.
• Demonstrated ability to lead, plan, organize work, implement, monitor, and problem-solve.
• Demonstrated ability to manage large and complex projects involving numerous stakeholders.
• Ability to work with financial estimating and budget controls.
• Ability to drive a vehicle (must have a valid BC Driver’s license).
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
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Interior Health values diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to cultivate a workforce rich in culture, experience and knowledge to ensure equitable health outcomes for all of the clients we serve. We are welcoming of all populations including our Aboriginal partners throughout the Interior Health Region. We are committed to increasing our Aboriginal representative workforce to build an engaged, culturally diverse organization focused on the goal of providing high quality, sustainable healthcare through an engaged workforce and healthy workplaces. We build inclusive, trusting and respectful relationships through our partnerships.

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