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Advisor, Talent Acquisition Physician/Scientific Recruitment, PHSA

Advisor, Talent Acquisition Physician/Clinical Recruitment

Provincial Health Service Authority | Corporate Office




As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.



You have a natural talent for connecting people and opportunities, with the understanding that successful connections come not just from timing and persuasion, but also trust and genuine relationships. You have developed the medical terminology knowledge required to differentiate between the many specialties of practice within a highly complex health care organization. Colleagues use words like “innovative, strategic, resourceful” to describe you, and enjoy your magnetic personality and conversational ability. Bring your passion for health care, your ability to always remember names and faces, and your desire to make a positive affect on patient care within British Columbia to the Provincial Health Services Authority’s (PHSA) award-winning talent acquisition team.



What you’ll do


The Advisor, Talent Acquisition Physician/Clinical Recruitment, provides a specialized area of health care recruitment who supports PHSA with attracting top-level physicians, specialists, clinicians, and medical experts. Reporting to the Manager, Talent Acquisition, the position is responsible to conduct searches, advise senior leaders, implement proactive recruitment initiatives, qualify candidates and provide on-boarding and relocation expertise. Hours of work may vary to facilitate meetings/discussions outside of physician office hours. High level tasks include:

  • Collaborate with senior leadership to identify needs, planning strategies and search assignments, and to develop a key talent pipeline for workforce and succession planning.
  • Recommend the best recruitment strategies, including creative and cost effective marketing.
  • Maintain strong relationships with leaders, HR team members and external organizations.
  • Develop and maintain local, provincial, national and international contacts to source candidate.
  • Develop and maintain a network of contacts to help identify and source qualified candidates locally, nationally and internationally through the development and maintenance of a network of contacts and related databases.
  • Advise on immigration and work permit issues; liaise with regulatory bodies and HealthMatch BC on licensure issues.


What you bring

  • Post-secondary education in Human Resources, Commerce/Business Management or related field
  • 7+ years’ of recent experience in a health care setting or other large organization with particular experience in strategic recruitment initiatives and search as well as workforce planning.

Skills and Experience

  • Specialized experience in clinical or physician recruitment, demonstrating comprehensive knowledge of recruitment wise practice combined with effective promotional / marketing skills
  • Experience leading a recruitment and retention service which is both strategic and client focused; and successful experience using client engagement discussion and forms to develop search parameters
  • Skilled in using a collaborative approach to share knowledge and expertise, and provide guidance to diverse groups and individuals while navigating potentially sensitive/confidential situations
  • Excellent self-initiative with ability to move projects forward both proactively and in response to changing priorities/unforeseen opportunities
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; exceptional interpersonal skills with ability to positively influence and persuade others


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 and development.
  • 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).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.


Job Type: Regular, full-time
1333 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 4C1
Hours of Work:
Monday to Friday; 0800-
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What we do


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.


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PHSA is 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.