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The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC, working with the five geographic health authorities to deliver province-wide solutions that improve the health of British Columbians. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include:  Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.



Collaborative Practice Leader

Reference #63946

Regular Full Time (2 Positions)

Vancouver, BC


Reporting to the Chief Nursing Officer, Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), the Collaborative Practice Leader provides expert leadership, consultation, advice and assistance to programs and departments across the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) on projects and initiatives designed to support a quality practice environment and excellence in clinical practice, including supporting the transition to clinical information systems.  In this unique role, the incumbent collaborates with a wide variety of people inside and outside the Health Authority, including educators, operational, clinical and professional discipline leaders to: identify desired practice outcomes; develop, implement and monitor work plans/projects; and supervise project workers. Functions as a systems leader and change agent, and is responsible for providing leadership, consultation and direction for professional, inter-professional, clinical and academic practice across PHSA on behalf of an assigned grouping of professional disciplines. This includes liaising with professional discipline clinicians/leaders and other stakeholders and representing PHSA professional practice contributions in decision making forums.  


Example of Duties/Accountabilities 

  • 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.




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.


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