Strategic Project Leader, Mental Health and Substance Use – Surrey

  • Full Time
  • Surrey

Fraser Health

Salary range: The salary range for this position is CAD $54.16 – $77.86 / hour Why Fraser Health?: Are you a seasoned strategic project manager looking to take your career to the next level? We’re seeking a dynamic, results-driven leader to serve as the Strategic Lead for the development and implementation of our exciting new FOUNDRY Chilliwack initiative.

The successful candidate will split time between Chilliwack and Central City. It will be an even split at first and will be predominately be at Chilliwack around September/October.

In this pivotal role, you will oversee all aspects of this large-scale, complex project, leveraging your exceptional project management expertise and strategic vision. Candidates must possess a Master’s Degree in Health Administration, Public Health Administration, or a related discipline, as well as 7-10 years of recent, progressive experience in a major acute care organization.

Proven ability to successfully manage large-scale projects is a must, as is a track record of delivering measurable results in a fast-paced, demanding environment. If you’re a dynamic leader ready to make a meaningful impact, we encourage you to apply for this rewarding opportunity today.

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 2 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations. Our team of nearly 45,000 medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.

All new hires to Fraser Health must have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.

Detailed Overview: Supporting the Vision, Values, Purpose and Commitments of Fraser Health including service delivery that is centered around patients/clients/residents and families:

Reporting to the Executive Director, Clinical Operations, the Strategic Project Leader is accountable for providing system-wide leadership in project planning for the designated Fraser Health (FH)-wide program(s) that will result in the enhanced quality of services, integration of services and clinical practice, improved patient/client satisfaction and cost-effective care for Fraser Health and partner organizations. Responsibilities include acting as the strategic liaison between key stakeholders across the continuum of care, leading others toward the achievement of provincial and Fraser Health program goals through effectively communicating the organizational vision, coordinating resources, advancing priorities, and promoting collaboration and commitment. Supports work groups and committees and is the key point person for achieving integration of findings/recommendations. Primary contacts include Executive Sponsors, Program leadership, Directors/Managers, Medical Staff, work group members, and committee members at all levels across the health authority and in other partner organizations (e.g., other Health Authorities, the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Mental Health & Addictions, First Nations Health Authority, and contract/affiliate/non-profit agencies). Provides supervision, leadership, guidance, and support to designated staff.


  • Works closely with the Executive Director and senior program leadership, clinical operations and corporate services including finance, facilities and human resources to translate and facilitate broad goals and strategic directions into detailed program charters and plans to outline timelines and deliverables.
  • Participates in strategic planning, clinical services development and the development of short and long term tactical clinical, operational or service plans, and ensures alignment with Fraser Health Mission, Vision, and Values, directives, priorities and policies. Assesses and advises on operational plans which may have clinical services overlap with more than one service area/Director.
  • Executes project plans according to project management methodologies by ensuring systems and processes are in place, ensuring the organization is ready for project implementation, provides leadership to project teams responsible for implementing the project according to the agreed charter, and ensuring the successful and coordinated completion of all tasks, processes, contractual arrangements and material requirements of the project, as defined in the project charter.
  • Develops business cases to support the implementation of integrated comprehensive care systems for the Fraser Health region. Leads work groups including writing proposals, conducting literature reviews and community searches. Monitors program progress and prepares final reports.
  • Manages resources through the development of operating and capital budgets, review of expenses and the development of action plans.
  • Maintains ongoing organizational support for program initiatives from Executive Sponsors and user groups and keeps relevant stakeholders aware of program status by liaising with various stakeholders, developing communications strategies, and ensuring effective communication take place.
  • Leads and/or works collaboratively with interdisciplinary care teams in the planning, implementation and evaluation of clinical protocols/practice guidelines.
  • Provides supervision, mentorship, coaching, feedback and guidance to staff to provide recognition and address individual development plans and performance improvement. Participates in recruitment activities and makes hiring decisions. Ensures employee adherence to Fraser Health policies and standards.
  • Reports on and makes recommendations to the Executive Director, relevant programs, and applicable Steering Committees regarding the status of projects, major issues and/or obstacles encountered, as well as change requests and scope changes.
  • Participates in data collection and works with analytics teams to ensure monitoring, development of indicators and evaluation data is collected and analyzed and ensures Fraser Health, government and regulatory reporting requirements are met.
  • Reviews contracted agency budgets in terms of established contract performance criteria and liaises with agency to establish required action plans, as required.
  • Represents Fraser Health (FH) at provincial and community tables as required. Chairs and/or participates on committees; prepares status reports to update the Executive Director(s) and/or develops recommendations on follow up action to be taken; implements approved recommendations.
  • Promotes/creates the context for clinical inquiry through the integration of research findings into patient care, teaching and consultation for health authority staff.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of quality improvement systems to ensure services standards for health authority programs to meet provincial legislation and policy standards, as well as Fraser Health Mission, Vision, Values and Priorities. Identifies risks and action plans in terms of clinical/department outcomes.
  • Maintains an awareness of new developments and trends through literature review, contact with peers at other organizations, industry groups, professional associations and attendance at seminars, workshops and education programs.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships, ongoing communications with medical staff, other departments at and across sites/community areas and other internal and external stakeholders.

Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Health Administration, Public Health Administration or other relevant discipline, plus seven (7) to ten (10) years’ recent, related experience in progressively responsible positions in a large, complex acute care organization including demonstrated ability to manage large-scale project(s), or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Professional/Technical Capabilities

Demonstrates the leadership practices of the Fraser Health Leadership Framework of Clear, Caring and Courageous and creates the conditions for people to succeed.
Professional/Technical Capabilities

  • Comprehensive applied knowledge of project management principles and methodologies and ability to plan, prioritize and carry out projects.
  • Demonstrated clinical management skills in an interdisciplinary matrix reporting environment including clinical health care practice, education and program planning, development, implementation and evaluation.
  • In-depth understanding of the applicable clinical program area and the health care system at both the strategic and operational levels.
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills.
  • Broad knowledge of clinical theory and practice within a client centred model of care.
  • Knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in health care.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems efficiently and resourcefully.
  • Exceptional analytical skills and decision-making abilities.
  • Demonstrated organizational, administrative, facilitation and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communication effectively verbally and in writing with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and with changing priorities and deadlines to plan . click apply for full job details