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Project Coordinator - BCEHS Indigenous Health
Project Coordinator - BCEHS Indigenous Health
BC Emergency Health Services
Regular, Full Time
In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of BC Emergency Health Services, patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at BC Emergency Health Services, and as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all patient and employee safety aspects of this position.
Reporting to the Manager, Indigenous Health, the Project Coordinator works to identify and prioritize projects and is responsible for the coordination of projects relating to the Indigenous Health program including the broad areas of knowledge exchange, information dissemination, and education for internal and external stakeholders. The Project Coordinator is actively involved in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of such projects, and maintains primary project coordination responsibility. Supports team efforts with internal, external, and provincial partners on ongoing programs and initiatives to improve the quality and accessibility of health services and in related research and knowledge exchange activities. Coordinates a diversity of projects of varying size and scope in a complex and changing multidisciplinary environment.
What you’ll do
- Coordinates the execution of projects, assuring they are done in an efficient manner, that they adhere to project protocols, that they conform to applicable institutional and ethical policies and procedures and privacy legislation, and that they are completed within the required timelines. May include supervision of staff or students assisting in large or complex projects.
- Identifies, collects, and analyzes relevant information relating to current projects, and provides input and recommendations to manager and project/program team for development, implementation, analysis, dissemination of findings, and policy/practice implications.
- Assists with the dissemination of information and knowledge related to projects and key programs and initiatives under the identified mandate areas through a variety of vehicles to internal and external stakeholder groups.
- Actively supports the management and facilitation of time-limited projects and programs to identify best practice-grounded strategies and activities for health professionals in relation to Indigenous Health quality initiatives.
- In collaboration with Quality Leaders and/or Clinical Leads, coordinates the implementation of approved recommendations resulting from research, best practice, and policy reviews.
- Provide assistance to evaluative and special projects within the Department; liaising with external partners; developing evaluative surveys using web-based survey software; supporting special initiatives.
What you bring
- A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree plus five (5) years recent related experience or equivalent work-related experience in a health, social services, government, or community organization.
- Demonstrated competence in cultural safety and humility, and experience working with Indigenous communities.
- Knowledge of research, quality improvement and clinical practices relevant to the service/program area; health systems and policy; and knowledge exchange. Understanding of and practical skills in project coordination/management, research and evaluation.
- Relevant computer software applications including desktop publishing, web content management, accreditation portal software at an advanced level; internet search engines, websites, and navigation; funding structures and application processes; training and education; policy review and analysis; and facilitation, community development, and partnerships. Related experience in conducting literature searches and reviews, best practice reviews, policy analysis, working collaboratively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholder groups. Qualities including: creativity and innovation; sound judgment; tact and diplomacy; ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a demanding and dynamic environment; sound negotiation, conflict management and consensus-building skills; excellent oral and written communications skills.
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.).
- Pursuant to section 42 (3) of the British Columbia Human Rights Code, preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous Ancestry. Please self-identify in your cover letter/resume.
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 and 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: $56,606 - $70,757+ /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.
Location: 2955 Virtual Way, Vancouver, BC V5M 4X6
Closing date: June 7, 2023
Hours of Work: 0830 – 1630 (Monday to Friday)
Requisition # 146174
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 Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) provides provincial emergency medical care and patient transfer services.
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: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services
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.