Director, Provincial Medical Genetics Program - BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre
Provincial Health Services Authority
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Masters
Health Care System
Internal Number: 123726
You are a senior leader with a specialty in Medical Genetics/Genomics, who can work at the highest program strategy levels while maintaining consideration of patient experience. You have established professional connections within various levels of health care as well as within the academic community. You’re a strong leader who enjoys mentoring team members to work toward their maximum potential and achieve their professional goals. The opportunity to lead program strategy at a provincial level, plus engagement on a national level is an opportunity that just may be your next career challenge.
What you’ll do
The Director is a key leadership position within the Provincial Medical Genetics Program (PMGP) that is responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive integrated clinical, academic and research genomic medicine program for BC Women’s Hospital + Health Care Centre (BCW)/Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), and the Province. This position reports to the Senior Director, Patient Care Services. In a model of dyad leadership, the Director works in partnership with the Medical Director, PMGP to co-lead the identification, planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of all key initiatives and related projects to connect and align the evolving medical genetics industry in order to advance clinical processes and outcomes, research and innovation across the Province. High-level accountabilities include:
Leads the development and implementation of a provincial strategy, to guide the integration of genomic medicine into the future, based on qualified expertise in medical genetics research, rare disease, genomics, patient care delivery and advanced scientific knowledge.
Fosters strong positive relationships and partnerships with internal and external key stakeholders, and with Medical Genetics health care leaders to facilitate information sharing and collaboration to support the improvement of processes and standards of knowledge translation and medical genetics service delivery within BC and other health jurisdictions.
Oversees the allocation and management of resources, both financial and workforce, ensuring to meet initiatives, goals and targets of the strategic and operating plans.
Leads initiatives to improve medical genetics care quality, safety and ongoing performance, with a focus on achieving provincial evidence informed standards of care and quality.
Leads and advances all research and academic agendas to make significant contributions to the evolving highly specialized genomic specialty; builds provincial capacity and capability through education and knowledge translation of advancement in genomic knowledge to community care providers and specialty services across the province.
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.
Job Type: Regular, Full-time Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 2N9 Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. Hours of Work: Monday to Friday; 0800-1600 Requisition # 123726
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 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.
If this is the unique opportunity you have been seeking apply today! If you have questions regarding this role contact Linda Hand, Manager, Talent Acquisition email@example.com
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.
What you bring
Master’s degree in Medical Genetics/Genomics, or an equivalent level of education, training, and experience
7+ years’ recent and related experience including leading and/or impacting large systems and the development, implementation and evaluation of operational and strategic plans.
Demonstrated expertise in medical genetics, genetic counselling and genomic research in relation to clinical practice, health systems and policy, population health, knowledge exchange and change management.
Innovative leadership skills, with the proven ability to foster a collaborative team approach to decision making, and the strong ability to interact tactfully and effectively with staff at all organizational levels..
Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills with global perspective in order to incorporate the organization’s systems and strategies when developing viable solutions to problems.
Responsiveness to the needs of stakeholders supported by an acute awareness of the impact of actions; experienced in negotiation and mediation to bring complete situations to resolution.
Effective fiscal and financial management skills.
Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and public relations skills
At PHSA we believe in rewarding our employees and helping them live healthy, active and balanced lifestyles. We aim to make your employment experience the best it can be. Employees can enjoy a wide selection of benefits and perks. From personal development courses and training to travel discounts, there is something for everyone.