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Collaborative Practice and Policy Lead

Collaborative Practice and Policy Lead

Job Summary:

In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Provincial Health Services Authority patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at PHSA, and as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.

Reporting into the Indigenous Health department, the Collaborative Practice and Policy Lead provides leadership, consultation, advice and assistance to programs and services across the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) on the initiatives, projects, and policies designed to support an Indigenous culturally safe and quality practice environment and excellence in clinical practice and care delivery.  

In this unique role, the Collaborative Practice and Policy Lead is accountable for identifying and analyzing health systems issues, obtaining policy information from a variety of sources and consulting with a range of stakeholders to support the development and implementation of a policy management process inclusive of development and implementation, and policy recommendations within the overall policy framework for PHSA. Provides support to research, draft and support other policy authors in response to emerging health system trends and needs. 

The Collaborative Practice and Policy Lead leverages change management skills to enable best practices, policy improvement and systems integration. Key partnerships are with managers and directors throughout the health authority, as well as other members of the Indigenous Health Team and colleagues in other health authorities and partner organizations across Canada.




  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Master’s Degree in Public Policy/Administration, or a related field, and five (5) years of experience in public administration, planning, or program development in healthcare or social services.
  • 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 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, traditions, and ideology of Indigenous people and organizations in British Columbia is an asset.
  • Exceptional business writing and editorial abilities.
  • Strong technical abilities to create and manage complex document filing, indexing and retrieval systems. Strong project management skills, including ability to engage and manage stakeholders in a respectful, tactful and effective manner.
  • Effectively utilizes creativity to develop, implement and evaluate innovative policy and related materials, taking into consideration the impact on healthcare outcomes.
  • Effectively acts as a change agent for the introduction and implementation of innovative and creative ideas, tools, templates and processes.
  • Demonstrates effective negotiation/mediation skills and/or the application of effective conflict negotiation/resolution skills to build consensus among groups.  
  • Exhibits excellent time management skills to prioritize and complete assignments and schedule activities.
  • The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge of Canadian colonial impacts on Indigenous people in social and health contexts and knowledge of health issues, and especially the determinants of health, legislation and policy affecting Indigenous people. Knowledge and appreciation of the unique history, cultures, and rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canada is required.


If this sounds like you, apply now!


Status: Regular Full Time
Location: 1333 West Broadway, Vancouver
Closing date: Until Filled
Reference #: 084444E




The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) provides specialized health services to British Columbians, including cancer care, organ transplantation, pediatrics, emergency services, mental health and substance use services. 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:


 We hire on the basis of merit and encourage all qualified applicants 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, backgrounds and experiences. We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where everyone can come to work and be their best, authentic self.


Labor AgreementExcluded
Requisition #084444E-2326954
Work Site1333 West Broadway, Vancouver
Job TypeRegular, Full-Time
Hours of Work8:30-16:30
Work DaysMon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Expiry Date30-Aug-2019

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