New Job Director, Strategic Initiatives And Southern Medical School Program In British Columbia

Director, Strategic Initiatives and Southern Medical School Program
Director, Strategic Initiatives and Southern Medical School Program

Director, Strategic Initiatives and Southern Medical School Program

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Location : British Columbia

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Interior Health is hiring a Director, Strategic Initiatives and Southern Medical School Program. Apply today to join our amazing team!


In accordance with the established vision and values of the organization, the Director, Strategic Initiatives and Southern Medical School Program has responsibility for strategic and tactical program development and implementation within the Clinical Operations, IH South Portfolio. The Director leads complex initiatives and provides expert advice for operations utilizing quality indicators and financial targets to implement evidence-informed applications and projects. The Director interprets and translates provincial mandates and Interior Health-wide (IH) directions into operational strategies, while working collaboratively with Executive Directors and Leads in corporate areas, to ensure smooth integration into the delivery of healthcare services. The Director plays a crucial role in meeting key IH strategic initiatives through the achievement of work plan objectives and acts as a primary point of contact for other portfolios and external agencies as they navigate this complex Portfolio.

In addition, the Director acts as the primary point of contact for the Southern Medical School Program on issues related to capital and space requirements and the operating needs of medical students and residents. The Director has responsibility for physician sessions and contracts for IH medical liaison with the UBC Southern Medical School Program and UBC Postgraduate Resident Programs within IH. The Director is also accountable for the operation of IH libraries, planning and coordinating IH simulation services, Acute Care Teamsites, and partnership with the University of British Columbia - Okanagan.


  • Develops and directs strategic planning functions including the generation of strategic frameworks, systems, and processes and provides expert council and leadership to help the Portfolio achieve the vision and strategic directions of IH.

  • Works collaboratively with key internal and external stakeholders, providing leadership and consultation in the successful design, planning, implementation, integration, and evaluation of transformational initiatives relating to renewal, redesign, restructuring, and reconfiguration of health services with a commitment to achieving the mission, vision, strategic directions, and work plans of the Portfolio.

  • Develops strategic partnerships with other IH portfolios and also with external agencies including post-secondary academic institutions regarding standards of care delivery.

  • Liaises with Senior Leadership tables within IH and connects with Directors, Managers, employees, physicians, other Health Authorities, and regulatory bodies regarding critical problem-solving activities that assist in Portfolio decision-making. Additionally, prepares recommendations for the Senior Executive Team, higher levels of the organization, and for the Ministry of Health Services.

  • Identifies and engages with key internal and external stakeholders, facilitates discussion/problem-solving, builds consensus, and facilitates transformation and horizontal implementation of complex strategies across the organization.

  • Directs and implements strategic initiatives utilizing change management motivation and analysis and manages projects effectively in a multi-disciplinary and complex environment, utilizing project management principles and methodologies.

  • Efficiently and resourcefully analyzes and resolves problems utilizing negotiation, group facilitation, and conflict resolution skills. Implements plans for resolution. Develops business cases, proposals, and impact analyses for program and departmental expansions and contributes to business cases and proposals for other portfolios regarding program planning, expansion, and implementation.

  • Leads and/or participates in operational and system improvements by engaging inter-disciplinary teams in critical problem-solving, utilizing quality improvement methodology.

  • Acts as the primary point of contact for the Southern Medical School Program on issues related to the capital and operating needs of medical students and residents working in IH facilities. Liaises with IH Facilities Management & Operations and major Capital Planning Departments to ensure appropriate space is secured for Southern Medical Program learners.

  • Oversees physician sessions and contracts for IH medical liaison with UBC Southern Medical School Program and UBC Postgraduate Resident Programs within IH.

  • Directs the operation of IH libraries and associated staff to ensure quality Library Services across IH.

  • Directs the planning, coordination, and operation of IH simulation services and the partnership with University of British Columbia - Okanagan, including the utilization of UBC simulation equipment.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


An attractive remuneration package and excellent career prospects await the right candidate. We offer one of the best benefit packages and pension plans in Canada. In addition to Medical, Dental and Extended Health coverage, we also offer paid annual vacation starting at 4 weeks (20 days) up to a maximum of 7 weeks (35 days). We also offer an attractive defined employee pension plan, disability and life insurance, and options for maternity &/or paternity leave top-up.

Interior Health strives to create an environment where you enjoy the work you do, the place where you work, and the people around you. Together, we create great workplaces. Apply today!

Honouring Interior Health’s commitment to Truth and Reconciliation and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA), and Pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preferential consideration and/or hiring will be given to qualified applicants who self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit).

Education, Training, and Experience
  • A Master’s degree in healthcare administration or a related field.
  • Seven to ten years of experience in progressively responsible positions in leadership and program management.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

LEADS Capabilities
Demonstrates all LEADS Capabilities, in particular:
  • Leads Self/Cultural Agility – self-awareness, demonstrates character; noticing and adapting to cultural uniqueness to create a sense of safety for all.
  • Engages Others/Empathy – fosters the development of others, communicates effectively, builds effective teams, listens with heart rather than reacting
  • Achieves Results/Process Orientation – sets direction, strategically aligns decisions with vision, values & evidence, accepting that use of process orientation and a ‘good relationship’ are concrete deliverables.
  • Develops Coalitions/Building a Trust-Based Relationship – builds partnerships & networks to create results, demonstrates a commitment to customers & service, navigates socio-political environments, building personal relationships in addition to professional ones, participating in open exchanges of experiences and culture
  • System Transformation/Credible Champion – demonstrates systems/critical thinking, strategically oriented to the future, champions & orchestrates change, remains self-aware and maintains effective relationships, shows courage and conviction in advocating for change for the betterment of Aboriginal people.

Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge and understanding of policy and policy implications relating to provincial and municipal governments and external agencies such as academic institutions and regulatory agencies.
  • Experience with Accreditation Canada and regulatory body standards and the application of these.
  • Experience in business practices regarding operating and capital areas and experience working with Ministries, regional Hospital Districts, Foundations, donors, Auxiliaries, and volunteers.
  • Experience with Public Private Partnership (P3) capital and operating arrangements.
  • Ability to interpret and willing share knowledge about emerging, leading, and evidence-informed practices.
  • Practical knowledge of change management, conflict resolution, decision-making, analysis, evaluation, facilitation, program development, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Ability to effectively navigate IH and other complex organizations.
  • Ability to simplify complex situations so others can understand and bring complex projects to completion.
  • Ability to change communication style for specific situations.
  • Ability to provide a self-assured presence while presenting information in many types of environments.
  • Actively participate in committee/group settings.
  • Ability to influence, mentor, and to be thoughtful.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.