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Executive Director, Clinical Governance and Professional Practice


Executive Director, Clinical Governance and Professional Practice

BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS)

Vancouver, BC

You are an executive-level leader who is at their best when collaborating across all levels on strategic direction – both development and implementation. You are known for your innovative leadership skills and are considered to be an effective agent of change, bringing together diverse teams through negotiation, consensus building, and engagement. A strategic thinker with advanced problem-solving and decision-making skills, you work not just for the situation at hand, but for the near and far future, daring to imagine the “what ifs” and the “let’s do this” challenges and opportunities. Seize this opportunity to lead out-of-hospital and inter-facility health services for all British Columbians with the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) and work on the forefront of strategy development and operational delivery to positively affect health care in our province.

What you’ll do

The Executive Director, Clinical Governance and Professional Practice reports directly to the Chief Medical Officer of BCEHS and is accountable for the strategic direction, leadership and clinical governance in all matters related to clinical and professional paramedic standards, paramedic education, quality, research, and patient experience. With responsibility for integration of all aspects of out-of-hospital patient care with the health system in British Columbia, the Executive Director represents BCEHS in major PHSA and industry initiatives internally and externally, cultivates strong partnerships with key stakeholders, and negotiates and facilitates consensus in matters that impact the whole organization. The role provides leadership, consultation and advice across BCEHS; high-level responsibilities include:

  • In partnership with the BCEHS Executive Leadership Team, develops the organization’s long-range strategic plans, goals and annual objectives to guide the organization into the future and to create an environment conducive to teaching, learning, research and quality of care that is in accordance with the philosophy of patient-centred care
  • Responsible for advancing excellence and innovation in professional development, interprofessional service delivery models among and between different clinical specialties, and oversight of related operating budgets, new program development and workforce planning
  • Promotes an organizational culture that supports quality of work life and shared leadership and champions paramedic practice innovation, strategies, and evidence-based policies and standards that promote effective health care delivery, evidence-based practice and service quality towards optimal patient experience and outcomes
  • Accountable for soundness of executive decisions that have broad organizational implications and complexity; achieved through making appropriate stakeholder engagements (internal and external) including the PHSA Board and the Ministry of Health (MoH); consults and facilitates consensus, influences, negotiates and coordinates action plans with conflicting requirements.
  • Liaises with academic and educational institutions for paramedics, and develops alliances with first-responder and community organizations to collaborate on provision of out-of-hospital care.
  • Collaborates with the BCEHS senior leadership team, Paramedic Operations, the BCEHS Chief Operating Officer and Chief Medical Officer to ensure that the strategic plans, goals, objectives and operational plans for the portfolio are carried out in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Partner with VP Indigenous Health and Senior Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) to ensure Indigenous Cultural Safety lens and DEI strategic priories are being addressed

What you bring

Qualification and Certifications

  • Master’s degree in a health sciences discipline or related field, or an equivalent level of education, training, and experience
  • 10+ years’ experience in an emergency medical system, health care, or related field, with progressively senior leadership roles within a large multi-site organization with preference given for experience in health care, pre-hospital, emergency management, logistics or public service

Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrated experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of operational and strategic plans, using results-oriented courses of action for self and others
  • Leads with a global perspective and guide best practice service models and systems to inspire people and foster a collaborative spirit of engagement.
  • Uses effective change management to guide individuals and groups towards a common vision and healthy culture, within a collaborative team environment
  • Responsiveness to the needs of stakeholders supported by an acute awareness of the impact of actions; Proven ability to negotiate and mediate resolutions to complex situations
  • Effective fiscal and financial management skills
  • Understanding of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action, In Plain Site Report and various other reports and how this intersects across all portfolios within the healthcare system
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal and public relations skills, with the ability to interact tactfully and effectively with staff at all organizational levels both internally and externally.

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.

What we do

BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) provides provincial emergency medical care and patient transfer services and is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

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.

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.

If this sounds like you, apply now with a current resume on our website at:

Job Type: Full-time, Regular

Salary: $150,803 – $226,205.  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.
2955 Virtual Way, Vancouver

Closing date: December 6, 2023 at 10am
Days of Work: Monday to Friday
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