Vancouver Island Health Authority Communications Officer – IHealth Temporary in Vancouver Island, BC

Vancouver Island Health Authority

Branch Vancouver Island BC CA

Communications Officer – IHealth
Vancouver Island, BC

 Graphic design knowledge and experience. In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of the Vancouver Island Health Authority …

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 of Communications & Engagement and the IHealth Physician Lead for Communications, this position is responsible for the development and implementation of communication strategies to support Island Health objectives and specifically as they relate to IHealth. The position is responsible for strategic communications planning and implementation related to internal and external stakeholders. The Communications Officer will work closely with the Directors on internal issues management and media relations and with other members of the Communications team as well as Executive Directors, Directors and other internal stakeholders as it relates to communications planning within their portfolios.


A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a University degree in a related area such as communications, journalism or marketing/advertising plus three (3) to five (5) years’ experience in organizational communications including experience in event planning.

 Strong verbal and interpersonal skills

 Positive and enthusiastic team player with an ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a diverse and creative team

 Excellent understanding of clinical terminology

 Excellent writing, proofing reading and editing skills

 Demonstrated superior project coordination skills

 Excellent event planning skills

 Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks with minimal supervision

 Ability to interact effectively with the public and internal and external stakeholders

 Graphic design knowledge and experience

 Knowledge of the health care sector

 Ability to understand and apply technical and medical terminology

 Physical ability to carry out duties of the position

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Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Vancouver Island, BC, CA
Posted on: 2017-01-24
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