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Clinical & Systems Transformation (CST) is one of the largest health care projects in British Columbia's history. It is a joint undertaking between Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) and Providence Health Care (PHC) to complete a significant transformation of clinical practices and systems. This is an exciting initiative that will deliver key benefits for our patients, health care providers and health organizations.


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. 


CST Clinical Project Lead- Acute Care

Reference #: 75075

Temporary Full Time (until May 2019)

Vancouver, BC


Reporting to the Clinical & Systems Transformation Design Team Manager: Provider Order Sets and Documentation, the Clinical Project Lead acts as a clinical resource, provides leadership and applies specialized knowledge relating to order sets development, medication management and clinical documentation. Accountable for the development of clinical standards, policies and processes by gathering information from key stakeholders in all three participating organizations. Working collaboratively with team leadership, ensures new standards, policies and procedures meet both clinical design requirements within the new system; are consistent with operational needs and clinical best practice; and support optimal standardization of care practices.   Is responsible to ensure Clinical Process is the foundation for all design of the Clinical & Systems Transformation project (CST) in collaboration with the Service Provider with the goal of improving clinical workflows, care and health outcomes for patients.


Duties and Accountabilities:

  • Accountable as a team member for contributing to the work of the design team and the success of the team in meeting the deliverables associated with the task group and the requirements for each design session are met, ensuring timely decision making and completion of all associated documentation.
  • Acts as a clinical resource, and consults and collaborates with interdisciplinary team members and other professionals to promote excellence in patient/client centered care and education.
  • Accountable for the development of appropriate, pertinent clinical standards, policies and processes. Ensures standards, policies and processes are current and reflect the new design, meet the operational requirements of all three participating organizations and incorporate clinical best practice.   Ensures all materials are appropriate and available to team members within the appropriate time to foster efficient and effective decision making.
  • Collaborates with team members in the identification and resolution of ethical, risk and quality dilemmas relating to orders, sets, and clinical documentation as needed.
  • Brings best practice to the team through reviewing and summarizing interdisciplinary research, local/ national standards of practice, and best practices presented in the sessions, ensuring work is within clinical standards of care.
  • Ensures input obtained from colleagues across the health organizations and ensures all information obtained is summarized and integrated into working group sessions for consideration.



Education, Experience and Training

  • Current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses’ of British Columbia (CRNBC).
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, completion of post basic specialty nursing certificate/program if applicable.
  • Four (4) to five (5) years’ recent, related clinical experience in Order Set Development, Medication Management and Clinical Documentation.

Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of regulations and standards related to medication management and clinical documentation.
  • Broad knowledge of the CRNBC’s standards of practice and guidelines for clinical practitioners.
  • Demonstrated ability to represent your clinical specialty and across the continuum of care.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide clinical leadership and work direction.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of clinical practice and work flows in other health care settings preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Lean or related process improvement principles preferred.
  • Proven ability to engage and coordinate activities within and across work settings.
  • Proven ability to generate required outcomes from initiatives with specific purpose.
  • Demonstrated experience leading a team and fostering a respectful, motivating and supportive environment.


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