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Program Manager, Cancer Screening, Prevention & Screening - BC Cancer - Vancouver

Program Manager, Cancer Screening, Prevention & Screening

BC Cancer

Vancouver, BC


The Program Manager provides operational and administrative leadership and facilitates associated quality and process improvements. The Program Manager is responsible for financial management of the resources available to achieve the program goals. The Program Manager works with the Program Director(s) to determine resource requirements and to ensure strategic program initiatives are met. The Program Manager develops and maintains effective working relationships with counterparts in other jurisdictions and community service providers.


What you’ll do


  • Participate in the development of systems and processes to ensure the implementation and ongoing provision of screening program services.
  • Contribute to the development of strategic directions and annual work plan.
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to inform and collaborate on initiatives and determine appropriate roll out including education and training required.
  • Responsible for the hiring and supervision of program staff and consultants; establishing clear definitions of responsibility, reviewing work assignments and priorities to ensure operational requirements are met.
  • Provide effective leadership to staff by supervising and directing work, conveying policies and priorities, assessing performance, handling disciplinary issues, motivating and coaching staff, ensuring staffing issues are resolved and monitoring adherence to Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining documentation of standards and processes for organized cancer screening in the province.
  • Establish systems to support the efficient and effective provision of patient care.
  • Lead systems changes required for the maintenance and improvement of program related information systems and patient service processes.
  • Contribute to the development and monitoring of budgets and core activities in collaboration with program leadership, by performing duties such as monitoring expenditures, variance reporting, recommending remedial action and taking corrective action to ensure performance to plan.
  • Work closely with the Operations Director or designate to ensure accurate financial data on operational costs.


What you bring



  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Master’s degree in health care administration, medical imaging, laboratory science or an applicable health discipline
  • Minimum of five (5) years recent related experience working with networks, coalitions and multi-partnered projects including experience working with the Ministry of Health, health authorities, and/or an area of provincial policy development.

Skills & Knowledge

  • Excellent leadership, decision-making, and organizational skills. 
  • Superior interpersonal skills including ability to provide leadership to, and supervision of, staff. 
  • Ability to work under pressure with a diverse group of persons, policies, and procedures. 
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment in the performance of duties. 
  • Ability to accept responsibility and work independently while at the same time functioning as a strong team player. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Knowledge of a variety of computer software products including word processing, spreadsheet, and database. 
  • Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the 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), and Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls calls for justice, and how they intersect across the health care system.
  • Support team members on their learning journey, ensuring education strategy for team/department to implement Indigenous Cultural Safety at a practical level.
  • Work collaboratively with appropriate Indigenous teams/departments to ensure ICS lens applied holistically.
  • 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: $80,935 - $116,344. 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: 600 W 10th Ave, Vancouver BC V5Z 4E6

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday; 0830-1630

Requisitions # 139236E



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


BC Cancer provides comprehensive cancer control for the people of British Columbia.


BC Cancer 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 and BC Cancer 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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