Professional Practice Leader, Nursing – BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre

PHSA


Professional Practice Leader, Nursing

Professional Practice Leader, Nursing – BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre



Vancouver, BC

The Professional Practice Leader: Nursing provides expert leadership, consultation, advice and assistance to programs and departments across the Children’s & Women’s Health Centre of British Columbia (C&W) or the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) on projects and initiatives designed to support professional nursing practice. In this unique role, the incumbent collaborates with a wide variety of people inside and outside the organization and the Health Authority, including educators, nursing leaders and other professionals to identify desired practice outcomes, develop work plans, supervise project workers and implement plans.

The Professional Practice Leader: Nursing is required to work with a wide range of individuals and groups within and beyond nursing and the Health Authority in order to plan, lead and coordinate initiatives that support and enhance the quality of nursing care delivery across the organization. This is a senior nursing leadership position within the Health Authority.

The incumbent is required to work in an environment that is complex and ambiguous, and lead or manage complex projects and initiatives independently with little supervision. In order to accomplish assignments, he/she is required to have extensive knowledge of both the health care system and the profession of nursing, together with well-developed skills in leadership and project management.

The position is forward focused, so the incumbent is expected to anticipate challenges and lead planning and implementation initiatives to address them in a proactive way. In order to do this, the incumbent will be expected to exercise judgment at a high level and to manage both expected and unexpected outcomes of these initiatives with skill and diplomacy.



What you’ll do

  • Initiate regular scans of the environment, literature and innovative projects to identify emerging practice trends; working with Directors, unit-based leaders, nurses and other disciplines within the PHSA and across Health Authorities to identify practice issues and planning and implementing strategies to address emerging challenges in consultation with the Nursing Leaders and in keeping with Department and organizational goals.

    Take steps to ensure that the plans and strategies are grounded in best practice standards and reflect advances in knowledge about nursing practice and patient care.
  • Take a leadership role in a wide range of projects designed to address C&W and PHSA-wide operational goals and vision, including quality of practice initiatives, new technology integration or innovative practice approaches. Engage in consultation with nurses at all levels of the organization and with other disciplines within and beyond the Health Authority to ensure that planned practices are designed to support the maintenance or enhancement of clinical care delivery.
  • Participate on internal and external committees or consultations to address professional practice issues and support their resolution.

    Remain current with emerging trends in patient care and nursing and interprofessional practice. Conduct a thorough and regular review of relevant literature, engage in continuing education, and develop and maintain professional contacts and networks to facilitate the appropriate disposition of requests for information and support for projects from nurses.
  • Initiate and/or participate in planning processes, including supporting the determination of goals and objectives for Nursing within the facilities or at the PHSA level.

    Advise and make recommendations to the Director of Professional Practice regarding trends and opportunities that will help to advance nursing practice or maintain sustainability of the nursing workforce. Work closely with the Department of Learning and Development, the Department of Quality, Safety & Risk Management, clinical programs and other groups on special projects to address clinical issues, educational needs and retention strategies.

    Support other Professional Practice and operational leaders in the development of goals and objectives related to quality of practice.

  • What you bring


    Qualifications

  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Masters Degree in Nursing or related field
  • Five (5) years of recent, progressive experience in nursing roles that require leadership, facilitation, education, consultation, project management and research utilization.
  • Must be eligible for registration with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
  • You will also have


  • Demonstrated ability to formulate and communicate a vision for quality nursing practice and initiate strategies in support of accomplishing or supporting excellence in practice and patient care.
  • Well developed project planning and management skills.
  • Facilitation skills that support cross-program and cross-discipline development and coordination of initiatives and collaborative initiatives within and across the Health Authorities.
  • Skill in designing flexible strategies to plan and implement projects and initiatives.
  • Ability to work with emerging technologies. Ability to work with little direction and in ambiguous and changing environments.

    Ability to manage a complex workload independently.
  • Commitment to develop knowledge and understanding of legislative obligations and provincial commitments found in the foundational documents – including Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight (2020), BC’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Calls for Justice (2019), the Declaration Act Action Plan and Remembering Keegan: A First Nations Case Study – and how they intersect across the health care system.
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities of settler colonialism on Indigenous Peoples and familiarity with addressing Indigenous-specific anti-racism, anti-racism and Indigenous Cultural Safety and foundational documents and legislative commitments (The Declaration Act, the Declaration Action Plan, TRC, IPS, Remembering Keegan, etc.).

  • 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, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • 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).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.
  • Location:  4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 2N9
    Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
    Hours of Work: 
    Monday – Friday, 0800-1600
    Requisition # 
    167346E

    As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.



    What we do

     (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children and youth from across British Columbia.


    BCCH is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

    The Provincial Health Services Authority () 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.

    Learn more about PHSA and our programs: 



    PHSA, and BCCH 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.

    PHSA is committed to equity in our hiring and employment practices.

    With learning and compassion, we are addressing existing inequities and barriers throughout our systems. PHSA is seeking to create a diverse workforce and to establish an inclusive and culturally safe environment.

    We invite applications and enquiries from all people, particularly those belonging to the historically, systemically, and/or persistently marginalized groups identified under the Human Rights Code.



    One of PHSA’s North Star priorities is to eradicate Indigenous-specific racism, which includes dismantling barriers to health care employment at every level. We welcome Indigenous individuals to apply and/or contact the Sanya’kula Team (Indigenous Recruitment & Employee Experience) for support at .

    Indigenous-specific anti-racism initiatives are rooted in addressing the unique forms of discrimination, historical and ongoing injustices, and marginalization faced by Indigenous peoples.

    These initiatives align with an Indigenous rights-based approach, recognizing the inherent rights and self-determination of Indigenous communities. PHSA must uphold legislative obligations and provincial commitments found in the foundational documents such as including Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight (2020), BC’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Calls for Justice (2019), the Declaration Act Action Plan and Remembering Keegan: A First Nations Case Study.