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Provincial Lead, Indigenous Health, CHBC, Core Operations


Provincial Lead, Indigenous Health, CHBC, Core Operations

Vancouver, BC

What you’ll do

  • Provide leadership and manage the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs, policies and projects in support of strategic objectives and deliverables related to the Indigenous children and youth population. Maintain responsibility for ensuring that programs and projects are completed in adherence to project protocols/charters/agreements, timelines, applicable institutional and ethical policies and procedures, and pertinent legislation.
  • Work closely with provincial partners for the identification, collection and analysis of relevant information/evidence data and synthesizes findings in order to effectively integrate these into the development, implementation, analysis, and policy/practice implications of strategic programs, policies and initiatives to support the provincial mandate and PHSA action plan objectives related to health and well-being of indigenous children and youth.
  • Advise and provide recommendations internally regarding Indigenous children and youth health promotion and prevention strategies, initiatives and projects to improve health outcomes. Monitor and evaluate child health promotion resources and tools across the continuum of care and recommend and implement changes.
  • Identify gaps in services and resources including possible risks and how to address these gaps while providing province wide standard care. Ensure alignment with partners’ priorities and leverages opportunities. Lead and/or advise strategic program teams, related working groups, and advisory committees to achieve targeted goals/objectives of strategic programs and related projects and policies, and to build and strengthen relationships with key partners and stakeholders.
  • Establish and maintain communication with various stakeholders to determine the needs of the community as related to indigenous children and youth. Identify areas and opportunities for the implementation of evidence-based education on the principles of Indigenous cultural safety, patient experience, community engagement, amongst child and youth Indigenous populations through networking, collaboration, and awareness of community needs for Child Heath BC.
  • Represent CHBC at various local, provincial and national health promotion committees, projects and organizations.
  • Identify critical barriers and issues impacting CHBC’s and PHSA’s commitment to providing culturally safe and family-centered care to Indigenous patients, clients, and families by assessing outcomes, gathering formal and informal data, recommending corrective actions, and leading and supporting actions.
  • Build partnerships with Indigenous communities, agencies, and groups across BC, in conjunction with the directors and staff, regarding Indigenous health issues, with the goal of optimizing opportunities for collaboration and ensuring an integrated and coordinated approach to improving health care, cultural safety and patient experience.

What you bring


  • Pursuant to section 42 of the British Columbia Human Rights Code, preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous Ancestry.
  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Master’s degree in Nursing, Health Administration, Social Justice, Transformative Organizational change or a related field, and a minimum of five (5) to seven (7) years recent related experience with experience in program management, facilitating and managing consultation processes with a wide range of groups including Indigenous health organizations including two years’ experience in a progressively responsible leadership role.
  • Completion of Indigenous Cultural Safety training is required for this position.

You will also have

  • Experience working with networks, coalitions and multi-partnered projects in a healthcare environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Canadian colonial impacts on Indigenous people in social and health contexts, supported by significant knowledge of Canadian and Indigenous ideologies.
  • Demonstrated extensive knowledge of health issues, and especially the health determinants of health, legislation, and public policy affecting Indigenous people.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of the unique history, cultures, and rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canada is required.
  • Lived experience with Indigenous populations and demonstrated extensive knowledge of Indigenous health care needs, services, and issues as well as knowledge of culture, protocols, and traditions, and ideology of Indigenous people and organizations in British Columbia is an asset.
  • Experience or working knowledge of health systems and policy, organizational change, anti-Indigenous racism, resistance to change, population health, illness prevention, health promotion, knowledge exchange, and change management.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, implement, and evaluate health promotion initiatives and develop public health promotion and prevention resources and education programs.
  • Proven excellent oral and written communication skills to engage with a broad range of stakeholders, coupled with ability to function at a high level in a complex and changing interdisciplinary healthcare environment.
  • Ability to act effectively as a change agent for the introduction and implementation of innovative and creative ideas, tools, templates and processes.
  • Strong project management skills, including the ability to engage and manage stakeholders in a respectful, tactful and effective manner.
  • Sound judgement, tact and diplomacy, including demonstrating effective negotiation/mediation skills and/or the application of effective conflict negotiation/resolution skills to build consensus among groups.
  • Excellent time management skills to prioritize and complete assignments and schedule activities.
  • Strong skills in literature searches/reviews, data management/analysis, presentation, as well as with project management applications and other business software programs, including MS Office and enterprise resource planning applications.
  • Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills including the ability to present information in concise and meaningful ways.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish courses of action for self and others that are results oriented.
  • 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:
$102,938 – $147,974/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.

Location: 1770 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver BC, V6J 4Z9
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work:
Monday - Friday, 0800 - 1600
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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 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.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

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Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date of November 14, 2023. If the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.

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