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Project Manager – Community Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

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The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) provides provincial and national leadership in public health through surveillance, detection, prevention and consultation and provides both direct diagnostic and treatment services to people with disease of public health importance.

The BCCDC is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), which plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Patients first • Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose

Project Manager – Community Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

Reference # 66287

Regular Full Time

Vancouver, BC 



The Project Manager is responsible for the overall promotion and coordination of the BCCDC Community Antimicrobial Stewardship program and team activities. They will develop and coordinate effective health promotion initiatives aimed at promoting prudent use of antibiotics and decreasing antibiotic misuse, assist Regional Health Authorities with implementing Antimicrobial Stewardship programs, works with team members to manage the development and maintenance of the program’s online community and digital engagement, and participate in the development of policies and procedures. This role will engage and collaborate with stakeholders on provincial and national initiatives related to antimicrobial stewardship initiatives. Together with the Medical Lead and Public Health Manager, they will participate in the strategic planning and implementation of activities to expand the scope, reach and effectiveness of the Community Antimicrobial Stewardship program.

The Project Manager I leads and co-ordinates all aspects of the current projects undertaken by the department.  The Project Manager I ensures that the deliverables are completed on time and on budget, as identified in the project plan.  The Project Manager I identifies and tracks metrics as they relate to the project deliverables, and provides consultation, guidance and support to designated project staff, contractors and stakeholders.

Duties/Accountabilities

  • Establishes detailed project charter, plans and objectives to outline timelines and project deliverables. Executes project plan according to project methodologies, ensures successful and coordinated completion of project components, consults with stakeholders as needed and ensures readiness for project implementation.
  • Tracks project progress according to project plan and identified metrics. Monitors and reports on the status of projects and major barriers encountered. Makes recommendations to Director regarding projects scope and related changes required to facilitate a successful outcome. Implements or contributes to the implementation of effective processes to assess project risks, identify risk mitigation strategies and monitor risk throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Participates in the development and monitoring of project budgets within the context of operations demands and environmental and resource constraints and uses best practice methods to thoroughly monitor and adhere to allocated budgets.
  • Provides leadership by giving advice or guidance in situations that require interpretation and judgment.

Qualifications:

A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration, Business Administration or relevant health care discipline with a minimum of five (5) year’s recent, related experience in project management and facilitating and managing consultation processes with a wide range of stakeholder groups. Project Management Professional designation considered an asset.

Comprehensive knowledge of project management principles and methodologies and ability to coach team members on these skills.  Experience or working knowledge of content areas is key to the success of this role.  Effectively monitors budgets and executes project plans with stringent timelines.  Utilizes initiative, vision, independent thinking and creative problem-solving abilities to implement project plans and realize project completion.  Excellent communication skills to function within a complex interdisciplinary environment including ability to communicate with the physician community.  Utilizes effective facilitation, persuasion and negotiation abilities to achieve consensus, resolve conflict and achieve desired outcomes.  Works effectively under time pressure to meet deadlines, balance work priorities and resolve problems in a timely manner.  Computer literacy with word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, project management and database applications.

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External applications will be accepted until this position has been filled.  

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PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities

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