Vancouver Island Health Authority Consultant, Medication Safety Contract in Vancouver Island, BC

Vancouver Island Health Authority

Branch Vancouver Island BC CA

Consultant, Medication Safety
Vancouver Island, BC

The Consultant works across the organization, utilizing capacity building strategies to enhance the skills, abilities, resources and commitment required to…

In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of the Island Health (Vancouver Island Health Authority) 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 Leader, Quality Systems and Processes, the Consultant, Medication Safety works collaboratively within a team of Quality and Safety professionals to contribute to the effective implementation and evaluation of the Medication Safety Implementation Committee Initiatives. The Consultant works across the organization, utilizing capacity building strategies to enhance the skills, abilities, resources and commitment required to develop and implement a strong foundation for the provision of quality care. The Consultant provides expertise for the application and integration of evidence-based systems and tools designed to increase the effectiveness, efficiency, safety, and sustainability of health services. The Consultant works closely with the Leader of Quality Systems and Processes primarily focusing on Medication Safety including CPOE and Clinical Order Sets (paper).

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 and may require the use of a personal vehicle.


A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in a related health discipline and seven (7) years’ recent related experience in a clinical setting. Valid BC Drivers’ license.

 Extensive knowledge and ability in clinical health care practice, education and program planning, development and evaluation.
 Exceptional leadership skills with proven ability to drive change in a proactive manner.
 Demonstrated ability to provide progressive and innovative approaches to service delivery and program issues.
 Sound interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
 Demonstrated ability to engage and develop partnerships with a broad range of stakeholders both internal and external to the organization.
 Ability to think critically to achieve optimal outcomes.
 A sound, client focus with a partnership mindset in delivering quality solutions driven by clinical and business needs.
 Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
 Proven ability to facilitate groups, negotiate and remain neutral in situations.
 A strong commitment to collaborative, interdisciplinary teamwork, across programs and services.
 Proven modelling of organizational values and principles.
 Possesses sound capacity building strategies.
 Ability to implement capacity building strategies.
 Effectively self-manage schedules and calendars as it relates to deadlines and workload.
 Demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to effectively plan, prioritize, and carry out projects within deadlines, together with analytical and creative problem-solving skills.
 Working knowledge of keyboarding and computer software (MS Office Suite) as well as familiarity with Internet and Email systems.
 Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

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Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Vancouver Island, BC, CA
Posted on: 2016-11-02
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