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Director, Clinical Informatics - BC Children's and Women's Health Centre

September 16 2021
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Administration, Management, Health, Medical, Pharma, Biotech, Sciences, R&D
Vancouver, BC • Remote

Director, Clinical Informatics

BC Children's and Women's Health Centre


Full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA effective October 26, 2021.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Inter-Campus Operations, the Director, Clinical Informatics, provides leadership and guidance in the evaluation, selection and implementation of clinical informatics initiatives across Children’s & Women’s Hospitals in alignment with C&W and PHSA’s strategic vision and priorities. The Director is responsible for development of policy and procedure as well as identifying and leading business change solutions that ensure continuity and a consistent approach to clinical informatics site wide. Standardization will be a primary focus of this role. The Director is responsible for collaborating with IMITS in furthering the direction of the provincial eHealth initiatives. Directs groups of diverse senior level stakeholders through various decision making processes relating to Clinical Informatics. Facilitates consensus on a formal basis and negotiates contracts with vendors and ancillary suppliers. The Director holds the responsibility to manage and guide assigned staff and to develop, monitor and maintain an operating budget for assigned services.

What you’ll do

  • Lead and manage long-term strategic plans, goals, and objectives of Clinical Informatics Systems (CIS) across BC Children’s hospital, Mental Health, Sunny Hill and BC Women’s hospital. Provide strategic leadership to ensure inter-professional models of practice are advanced, integrated, and supported in the design of clinical information systems.
  • Combine knowledge of patient care, informatics concepts, and change management to effectively address the information and knowledge needs of clinicians and patients to promote safe, effective, and efficient use of clinical informatics.
  • Translate and bridge technological understanding for a variety of diverse stakeholders to create consensus.
  • Apply an understanding of the broader health system, clinical workflows, processes and decision support needs as well as an understanding of clinical and other IT systems use and capabilities.
  • Lead and direct diverse senior leadership teams, clinical leaders, information technology, financial services and quality/regulatory/risk management amongst others in the development of high quality and innovative clinical information systems that assist the clinician in their delivery of care.
  • Collaborate with senior site leadership and IMIT project leadership on all Clinical Informatics system related initiatives such as Clinical Systems Transformation (CST), etc. to ensure the organization’s long range strategic plans, annual objectives, and work plans to guide the implementation and sustainment of Clinical Information Systems. Represent C&W on inter-health authority decision bodies and working group for Clinical Informatics.
  • Provide expert advice to executive committees in determining the clinical informatics roadmap for the organization. Develop and implement appropriate service delivery in collaboration with IT leadership in defining, delivering, and improving services for the enterprise and its customers.
  • Develop clinical systems strategies in collaboration with other senior nursing/clinical and medical informatics and operational leaders within PHSA and other Health Authorities in the lower mainland.

What you bring

  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline such as Nursing, health care administration or business administration.
  • At least ten (10) years recent, related experience in a progressively more senior management/leadership role, including direct supervisory experience.

You have

  • Demonstrated team-building, facilitation and presentation skills and proven ability to work collaboratively across functional areas and in a matrix organization to achieve common goals.
  • The ability to guide, coach, teach and promote a learning environment with a focus on continuous quality improvement.
  • Knowledge and experience in current quality and safety literature, programs and tools specific to the health care industry that is supported by an ongoing commitment to innovation and continuous quality improvement.
  • Knowledge and expertise in Quality Management, Performance Improvement, Safety and Accreditation standards.
  • Solid understanding of the Diagnostic Accreditation Program and of laboratory information systems and laboratory technology and equipment.
  • Familiarity with regulatory bodies and policies/procedures relevant to laboratory diagnostic services in Canada.
  • Highly skilled communication and excellent interpersonal skills coupled with a demonstrated ability to promote an environment that motivates others, maximizes the potential of individuals, and negotiates effectively to resolve conflict.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the job.

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

Regular, Full-Time
4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC, V6H 3N1​
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Monday - Friday; 0800-1600
Requisition Number: 114531

What we do

BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is dedicated to improving the health of women, newborns and families through a comprehensive range of services, research and education. BCW is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.

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PHSA and BCW are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals 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, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

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