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Lead, Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, Population & Public Health - BC Centre for Disease Control


Lead, Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, Population & Public Health

BC Centre for Disease Control

Kelowna, BC

The Lead, Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion is a member of the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) Injury Prevention Team and partners with Interior Health Authority (IHA) to develop, implement and evaluate action plans for advancing community-based injury prevention. To achieve the provincial strategic direction and regional priorities, the Lead represents the interests of the Population and Public Health BCCDC team, PHSA and IHA by co-leading all initiatives with the assigned IHA leader and team to improve, implement and evaluate injury prevention efforts through evidence based practice.The Lead is also a member of the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit (BCIRPU), and consults with and looks to the BCIRPU for knowledge synthesis, support and guidance on evidence based practice and research, and surveillance and data provision.

The Lead provides subject-matter expertise, interprets injury data and reports key indicators and trends to IHA, community partners, local government bodies, NGOs, academia and private sectors to facilitate dialogue and develop collective actions to address injury risk factors that influence injury rates and promote the health of the population.

***This position will be located in the Interior Health Authority region in BC.

What you’ll do

  • Co-lead with the assigned regional HA Leader to develop, maintain and influence strategic direction and ensure best practice and sustainability for injury prevention initiatives. Represent PHSA and the designated health authority on committees as a participant or by taking on leadership or secretariat roles as appropriate.
  • Consult and collaborate with provincial, regional and local partners, to facilitate consensus, identify common issues and needs, promote evidence based practice, participate in knowledge generation and support effective implementation and evaluation of injury prevention and safety promotion initiatives at the regional and local level.
  • Provide consultation and subject-matter expertise related to community based injury prevention and safety promotion to population and public health leadership at a provincial and regional level. Act in the interest of and as an active member of the BCIRPU.
  • Synthesize, analyze and disseminate injury prevention information on research evidence, best practices, successful initiatives and policy reports (knowledge transfer/broker role) and support asset mapping to determine strengths and gaps regarding injury prevention. Prepare reports and documents including summaries of evidence, implementation plans and evaluation of interventions for decision makers.
  • Provide consultative expertise in the identification, allocation and implementation of resources to ensure that HA injury prevention plans are complementary across the province and contribute to an integrated provincial approach.
  • Establish detailed project charters, plans and objectives, outlining timelines and project deliverables. Execute and track project plans according to project methodologies, ensure successful and coordinated completion of project components. Monitor and report on metrics and status of projects. Make recommendations regarding injury prevention and safety promotion projects to facilitate a successful outcome.
  • Work with internal and external partners as appropriate to facilitate the uptake of evidence-based injury prevention initiatives and to promote best practices including development and promotion of effective protective policies, adoption of standards in data collection, analysis, interpretation, reporting, support for legislative change, and supports other internal actions within the region which they are working to prevent injury, promote active living, and create safer environments. Ensure projects and policies have a quality- and equity-lens applied, and are inclusive of Indigenous perspectives and incorporates anti-racist principles.
  • Interact regularly with BCCDC, other Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Leads, the BC Injury Prevention Committee, the BCIRPU and external partners to facilitate dialogue, provide guidance, training and support implementation of priority action plans for injury prevention.

What you bring


  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Master’s Degree in Health/Social Sciences or related field plus a minimum of five (5) to seven (7) years of recent, related experience in injury prevention and safety promotion with preference given for experience in health care and/or at a content leadership level.
  • Certification(s) or enrollment toward a change management or project management (PMP) designation is required or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Knowledge of policy development and ability to work with the Regional and First Nations Health Authorities, the Ministry of Health, the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit and other sectors.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in strategic planning at the organizational and regional levels.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in complex and diverse environments including project management experience with multi-faceted projects and strict timelines is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to productively use spreadsheets, word processing, database, presentation and project management applications.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to facilitate, collaborate and and build consensus with a variety of partners.
  • Solid understanding of topics of health equity and how to apply this within their regional portfolio.
  • Experience engaging and collaborating with Indigenous communities an asset.
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Regular, Full-Time
Salary Range: $86,398 - $124,197/year. The starting salary for this position would be determined with consideration of the successful candidate’s relevant education and experience, and would be in alignment with the provincial compensation reference plan. Salary will be prorated accordingly for part time roles.

Location: 505 Doyle Ave, Kelowna, BC  V1Y 0C5
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work:
Monday – Friday, 0830 - 1630
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As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

What we do

The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is dedicated to preventing and controlling communicable diseases and promoting environmental health for the province of BC.

BCCDC is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs:

PHSA and BCCDC are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

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