In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of the Vancouver Island Health Authority, patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at VIHA; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.
Reporting to the Director, Practice Services, Professional Practice, the Manager is a member of the Professional Practice Leadership Team responsible for providing organization leadership in professional standards and strategic planning, development, implementation and evaluation of practice-related initiatives and programs for health care professionals, support workers and students that aligns with the vision, mission, values, goals and strategic priorities of the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA).
The Manager liaises, influences and consults with a wide variety of stakeholders both internally and externally (i.e. academic institutions, regulatory bodies, professional associations, and provincial academic and practice committees) to promote and advance practice and learning with the context of VIHA s strategic plan. Travel is a requirement of this position. Transportation arrangements must meet the operational requirements of the Vancouver Island Health Authority in accordance with the service assignment.
A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Master's degree in a health-related discipline and seven (7) years' recent, progressive educational and/ or operational management experience in a complex health care environment, including progressive clinical practice, education, research, project management and leadership experiences.
Current practicing registration with an applicable regulatory body or association such as BC College of Nurses and Midwives or College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia.
Valid BC Driver's License.