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Executive Director, Program Management

Executive Director, Program Management


PHSA Corporate

Vancouver, BC


The Executive Director, Program Management, is responsible for supporting the delivery of the mission, vision and values of digital groups within the Provincial Health Services Authority, Providence Healthcare and the Vancouver Coastal Health, through the development, implementation and evaluation of digital applications and solutions. Reporting to the Regional Chief Digital Solutions, this leader will provide strategic direction to the Regional Digital Solutions program by setting program policy direction, standards roadmaps and operational requirements. The Executive Director will work with colleagues and their teams to integrate digital solutions that span across current geographic boundaries, and provide advisory services to the delivery of solutions. To ensure that needs are met, the Executive Director will collaborate with senior program staff and senior clinical leaders on opportunities to improve and sustain service and quality.

What you’ll do

  • Provides direction and guidance to portfolio Directors to drive the transformation, integration and innovation of organizational digital solutions including all acute, ambulatory, ancillary, primary care, community, residential care and specialty and corporate systems across Vancouver Coastal Health, Providence Healthcare and the Provincial Health Services Authority agencies and sites.
  • Provides leadership and direction to develop Clinical informatics capability within the agencies, services, and organizational sites.
  • Provides leadership and direction to support business and clinician adoption of implemented solutions.
  • Supports the delivery of integrated and consolidated digital solutions.
  • Provides leadership to deliver digital solutions that enable thought leadership and innovation, enable health outcomes, deliver operational excellence, foster knowledge and collaboration and build a world class team.


What you bring


  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Master’s degree in Computing Science or related discipline and thirteen (13) years of experience in a complex clinical applications environment including a minimum of three years leadership experience in managing multiple large, cross-functional teams and/or projects or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Demonstrated track record of effective leadership of government organizations or other public sector organizations. Demonstrated ability to lead province-wide peers to achieve province-wide solutions to complex service delivery issues. Ability to negotiate and conclude inter-provincial service agreements. Ensures effective utilization of financial resources; able to lead in times of fiscal restraint. Ability to manage expectations and establish boundaries. Responds to challenges with innovative solutions. Demonstrates a willingness to question the status quo. Establishes credibility and is seen as a team player. Action oriented, able to anticipate the short and long term consequences of strategies. Ability to manage a number of crises simultaneously. Understands the inner workings of government, the Ministries of Health, the health authorities and related organizations in terms of structure, process and key players. Ability to grasp the conceptual vision of the organization and work towards integrating strategic plans into that vision. Ability to work effectively with a broad range of situations, people and groups.


Skills & Knowledge

  • Understanding of various reports including Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), In Plain Sight, Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls calls for justice, and how they intersect across the health care system.
  • Models and supports full team commitment to Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism.
  • Collaborates with peers to ensure ICS lens applied holistically through department as whole
  • 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).
  • As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: 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 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:
$141,267 – 211,902 /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.
1333 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 1G9
Closing date: 
June 9, 2023
Hours of Work:
0830-1630 (Monday to Friday)
Requisition #


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 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 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.


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