Regular, Part-Time (0.80 FTE)
Prince George, BC
The Child Health BC Regional Coordinator, reporting to Child Health BC’s Provincial Director Primary Care and Preventive Health, and is responsible for leading efforts to foster stronger relationships with regional health authorities (HA’s), ensuring the Child Health BC (CHBC) is undertaking initiatives in a manner most appropriate to the geography and services of the given HA and will achieve the desired child and youth health outcomes at a regional level. The Regional Coordinator provides expert advice on identifying and developing strategies to address child and youth health and health services issues at the regional level, cultivates collaborative partnerships and strengthens existing working relationships; enhances awareness on child health issues, and supports and encourages regional initiatives.
The role has substantive time spent located in the regional authority and has a day-to-day operational relationship with the regional health authority’s child health Directors or Executive Director with strong linkages to the regional child health leadership team including across sites.
The position leads collaboration with the regional health authority on specific CHBC projects and initiatives, participates in and/or undertakes the required work with CHBC project staff and local health authority multi-disciplinary teams. The role also works closely with the HA’s Regional Director and the regional Medical child health leadership (Regional Medical Director and/or Department Head for Pediatrics) who hold an active leadership role with Child Health BC.
The role also works closely with the Child Health BC leadership team through direct contribution to and involvement in and action and work planning. Each Regional Coordinator will also take responsibility for initiatives or aspects of initiatives which cross regional boundaries and are provincial in nature, as such, they will interact with and support teams across HA boundaries.
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities through 50 health locations. The population of our communities ranges from a few hundred people to over 80,000 people. Our vision of building a strong primary health care system will create a dynamic work environment that challenges all of your skills. A positive work environment focused on respect, empathy, initiative and collaboration and an outstanding quality of life await you within the strong communities of this spectacular region.
Duties and Accountabilities
- Acts in an advisory capacity to the CHBC leadership team with respect to identifying and developing strategies to address child health issues and child health service delivery that is responsive to specific regional needs, geography and resources.
- Provides leadership for specific initiatives that are province-wide in nature, working across HA boundaries.
- Takes a leadership role in collaborating with other CHBC leadership team members in developing and implementation the CHBC program action items as they relate to action undertaken in regional HA’s.
- Takes responsibility for CHBC initiatives at a regional level, working to ensure they are directed for success through meaningful collaboration with regional health authority child health leadership.
- Interacts with regional health authority Child and Youth Health leadership (regional Director/Executive and regional medical leadership) in moving child health initiatives forward at a regional level, including Tiers of Service related initiatives, primary care and preventive health initiatives, outreach/telehealth initiatives and other care and service quality improvement strategies as outlined in the CHBC plan.
Education and Training
- A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Masters in Health Services Administration, Nursing, Allied Health, Business Administration.
- Five (5) to Seven (7) years recent related experience that includes working in a project management role, coordinating projects of various sizes and scopes in a complex health environment.
- Experience in the child health system preferably across the continuum from prevention to acute care. Clinical education and experience a strong asset.
Skills and Abilities
- Broad knowledge of children’s health care delivery systems in primary, acute and community settings.
- Applies professional communication skills when liaising with key internal and external stakeholders regarding such matters as policy development, best practices and research.
- Ability to plan, organize, set and accomplish project plan objectives.
- Comprehensive knowledge of project management principles and methodologies.
- Knowledge of evidence-based frameworks for care delivery and service planning.
- Ability to build relationships and collaborate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.
- Ability to build effective relationships and networks in a health care environment.
- Excellent facilitation, organization and leadership skills.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to communicate tactfully and respectfully.
- Ability to analyze and resolve problems efficiently and resourcefully.
- Ability to work with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint). Experience with SharePoint, survey tools and websites.
- Physical ability to undertake the role including required travel.
Reference # 81650
Schedule: Regular Part Time (0.80 FTE)
Location: Prince George, BC
Child Health BC, an initiative of BC Children’s Hospital, brings together policy makers, health administrators, clinicians, operational leaders and physician leaders from across BC who together have a bold, common goal – to work together to continuously improve the health status and health outcomes of BC’s children by building an integrated and accessible system of service.
BCCH is a part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: • Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.
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For more information on Child Health BC, please visit: https://www.childhealthbc.ca
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