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Leader, Strategic Initiatives, Indigenous Health

BC Patient Safety & Quality Council
British Columbia
$77,822 - $111,869 per year + benefits
Closing date
Aug 7, 2022

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Manager / Director
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Open to candidates within BC.

BCPSQC is committed to an equitable, diverse and inclusive workforce. We recognize that there are a variety of experiences that contribute to the overall qualifications for each role. If you feel that you could excel in this position, but do not necessarily meet the formal requirements, we want to hear from you!

In particular, we encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas at the Council to apply.

As a Leader, you have an engaging attitude, and are a natural connector. We’re looking for someone who is passionate, dynamic, smart, and strategic. Ideally, you are a people person with an understanding of how health and community organizations work and you are comfortable working with a variety of people in health care and community settings including experience with Indigenous organizations.  You are a self-starter, relationship-builder, you love to learn from and collaborate with others; are both a doer and thinker, with organizational agility to efficiently support quality improvement initiatives. If this is you – apply today!

Role Summary

The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council supports those passionate about the healthcare system, from patients, family members and the public to practicing clinicians and administrators to improve the quality of care for patients, residents and families.

Reporting to the Director, Indigenous Health, the leader works within the Indigenous Health team to plan, implement, liaise and work collaboratively with key stakeholders internally and within the province to lead strategic initiatives in this. The role provides leadership and expertise on a range of projects of varying size and scope related to strategic priorities, including the development of key resources and papers, participation on provincial working groups, providing advice to health system partners, and supporting reviews and recommendations as requested.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develops networks to build engagement and participation with key stakeholders for strategic initiative work.
  • Collaborates across boundaries, and finds common ground with a wide range of stakeholders including Indigenous partners, government agencies, professional associations, regulatory bodies and health authorities.
  • Identifies key components and underlying issues and systematically analyzes problems and determines solutions. This includes strategic actions to advance cultural safety and humility for Indigenous people in BC.
  • Synthesizes evidence and learnings and aligns multiple ideas and strategies to develop tools and resources to support strategic initiatives (including, but not limited to: reports, topic materials, web-based tools, position, policy and white papers and other documents).
  • Works on all phases of project management (including, but not limited to: coordinating meetings, project planning, privacy impact assessments; CME/ethics applications; evaluation and monitoring of deliverables; presenting to internal and external audiences; preparing reports).
  • Some travel in the province required.


A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree with equivalent experience plus five (5) years recent, related experience in the health care sector.  Experience as a participant or leader on strategic initiatives, preferably focused on health care.  Practical experience leading multiple and complex projects. Experience working with First Nations, Métis and Inuit partners and Indigenous organizations.

Broad knowledge of the provincial and Canadian health care system; experience in managing multiple and complex projects; relevant project and/or program experience in a health related environment is preferred with a focus on strategic initiatives; value diversity and difference; operate with integrity and openness; understand complex project initiatives with diverse organizations, groups and individuals representing a wide spectrum of ideas and interests; communicate effectively, both verbally to small and large groups in a public forum, and in writing for publication; identify key components and underlying issues and systematically analyze the problem and determine cause/effect relationships and resolve problems in a sound decisive manner; build trust with key stakeholders and partners (health authorities, government, quality and safety organizations at the provincial and national level and others) to meet mutual goals; use a variety of styles and tactics appropriate to the context to influence thinking, attitudes and behaviors; ability to respond to the needs of stakeholders supported by an acute awareness of the impact of actions; problem solve with a global perspective in order to incorporate the organization’s systems and strategies when developing viable solutions to problems; establish courses of action for self and others that are results-oriented.

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council as of October 26, 2021.

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