In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of the Vancouver Island Health Authority (Island Health) patient and staff safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.
Reporting to the Director, Indigenous Health, the Manager of Island Health's Cultural Safety Program is responsible for all aspects of the program's planning, organizing and directing the staff and activities including representing Island Health when engaging with partner organizations. Leads projects, proposes new initiatives, liaises with other Island Health programs, and assists with engagement, communications and quality improvement activities as it relates to Island Health's commitment to advance Cultural Safety and Humility. Manages the practice of assigned staff, and the development and implementation of policies and procedures consistent with Island Health's strategic plan.
A level of education and training equivalent to a Master's degree with five to seven years' experience in Health Care Administration, Leadership, Conflict Management and Analysis or health-related field such as health sciences, nursing or medicine, or social sciences. Background in Decolonizing systems, anti-racism Pedagogy, and Critical Race theory are an asset.
Experience must include a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of trauma informed practices, and the impacts of systemic racism and colonization on non-Indigenous peoples' ways of knowing and being.
Travel is a requirement of this position and transportation arrangements must meet the operational requirements of Island Health.