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Professional Practice Consultant


Professional Practice Consultant, Medication Safety

IP-Chief Of Nursing

Vancouver, BC 

Join Our Team as a Professional Practice Consultant!

Are you ready to make a significant impact in healthcare across the province’s specialized programs and services? Reporting to the PHSA Professional Practice Director, this Professional Practice Consultant role will develop, implement, and evaluate procedures and methods to improve medication safety at BC Cancer and BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services.

  • Lead with Expertise: Provide top-tier leadership and consultation across PHSA programs and departments, championing a culture of quality and excellence in clinical practice.
  • Drive Innovation: Support the seamless transition to advanced clinical information systems, ensuring our teams are at the forefront of healthcare technology.
  • Collaborate for Success: Work alongside educators, operational leaders, clinical experts, and professional discipline leaders to set ambitious practice goals and deliver outstanding results.
  • Lead Projects to Success: Develop, implement, and oversee strategic work plans and projects, while supervising a team of dedicated project workers.
  • Be a Change Agent: Act as a systems leader, driving positive change and fostering professional, inter-professional, clinical, and academic excellence within PHSA.
  • Influence Decision-Making: Liaise with clinicians and leaders, engage with key stakeholders, and represent PHSA's professional practice contributions in high-level decision-making forums.

Join us and be part of a forward-thinking team dedicated to transforming healthcare and achieving unparalleled standards of clinical practice. Your leadership can shape the future! 

We are currently looking to fill 2 positions:

1. Medication Safety

2. Decision Support ToolsThis professional practice consultant role facilitates the creation, maintenance, and processes related to clinical decision support tools that promote safe, compassionate and quality care at PHSA. The role has a direct reporting structure to the PHSA Nursing Professional Practice Director and a matrix report to the PHSA Policy Management Office Director.

What you’ll do

  • In collaboration with discipline leaders, ensures professional standards and regulation, practice guidelines and code of ethics for all assigned professions are achieved. Provides professional practice input and decision making to clinical information system design and implementation particularly as it relates to scope, policy and professional standards within the inter-professional clinical teams in PHSA. Facilitates education, policy and systems level discussion regarding professional regulation and standards across PHSA and provincially.
  • Provides leadership in creating, articulating, innovating and sustaining an organization wide vision for inter-professional collaborative practice that emphasizes highest quality, family centered care. Supports strong inter-professional collaboration through the development of structures, processes and mechanisms that support positive patient outcomes. Utilizes and models effective change management strategies to achieve systems level transformation.
  • Participates in policy and procedure development, including those related to clinical informatics, consults and/or participates in system change processes for implementation and evaluation of information systems in practice settings. Participates in design of data collection tools for practice decision- making and record keeping. Participates in determining the impact of clinical information systems on the roles of the inter-professional team to improve the use of informatics within clinical practice and encourages professionals to develop comfort and competency in technology use in practice.
  • Supports organizational strategy deployment, ensuring that professional practice priorities are aligned with PHSA and provincial strategic priorities. Tracks, analyzes and reports progress in relation to designated performance indicators.
  • Provides leadership for a wide range of projects designed to address PHSA-wide operational goals and vision. In collaboration with PHSA agencies and programs, plans and implements complex projects and initiatives aimed at improving: inter-professional collaborative practice, new technology integration, innovative practice approaches and models of care to enhance patient outcomes. Integrates regulatory or contractual policies and agreements. Directs and supervises the work of contractors and project teams. Assists with operating and capital budget development and develops and manages budgets and contractors related to assigned projects.
  • Engages in consultation with professional disciplines at all levels of the organization and beyond the Health Authority to ensure that planned practices are designed to support the maintenance or enhancement of clinical care delivery. Provides systems leadership for effective profession-specific and inter-professional participation by PHSA in advancing practice and/or addressing professional practice issues, including for transition and support of clinical information systems.
  • Represents the PHSA professional practice portfolio in decision making forums as assigned including internal, external and/or provincial forums for: scope/regulation, education, research, strategic planning, quality and other defined health authority level initiatives. Remains current with emerging trends in patient care and interprofessional collaborative practice. Develops and maintains professional contacts and networks to facilitate the appropriate disposition of requests for information and support for projects from appropriate disciplines across PHSA, provincially, nationally and internationally.
  • Advises and makes recommendations to the Chief Nursing Officer regarding trends and opportunities to advance discipline specific and inter-professional collaborative practice or maintain sustainability of the professional workforce. Works closely with the Departments of Learning and Development, Quality, Safety & Risk Management, Academic Planning, Clinical Informatics, clinical programs and other groups on special projects to address clinical practice issues, educational needs and retention strategies.
  • Leads and mentors inter-professional dialogue and enhances practice scholarship within and across professional groups. Cultivates new opportunities for clinically based health services research, professional and interprofessional presentations and publications in collaboration with agency partners. Participates in quality management initiatives related to patient and health professional data in practice.

What you bring


  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Master’s Degree in a Health Sciences Discipline or related field, plus five (5) years of recent, related experience including two (2) years leadership experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Informatics training/certification an asset. Current practising registration with own discipline professional regulatory body.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in facilitation of inter-professional collaborative practice. Current knowledge of regulatory bodies and the Health Professions Act and knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care. Comprehensive knowledge of PHSA mission, vision, values, strategic directions and goals. Knowledge of research process and methodology. Well-developed project planning and management skills. Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritize work, including the ability to adjust to new or unexpected events. Demonstrated ability to lead and work collaboratively as a member of an inter-professional team and ability to function as an effective leader, coach, mentor and facilitator. Demonstrated ability to communicate both verbally and in writing, and to deal effectively with co-workers, physicians, other health care professionals, clients and their families, and external agencies. Ability to work with little direction and in ambiguous and changing environments. Ability to manage a complex workload independently. Ability to work with emerging technologies. Demonstrated experience in: clinical information system development and implementation; evaluation; and leadership. Commitment to continuous learning and to participate in and support the learning of others. Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Skills & Knowledge

  • 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 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: $106,026 - $152,413 /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: 
Applications accepted until position is filled
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.

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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.

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