Vancouver Island Health Authority Integration Leader Full Time in Victoria, BC

Vancouver Island Health Authority

Branch Victoria BC CA

Integration Leader
Victoria, BC

Demonstrates excellence in written and verbal communication skills appropriate to a range of internal and external stakeholders….

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 Geographic Integration Lead, the Integration Leader is responsible for supporting community focused health and care, a key strategic area of the organization. This includes building partnerships and convening the right people to design strategies to both improve health in the community and wrap care around the client as they need it.

In partnership with the relevant Community Operations and Medical Directors, the Integration Leader works with local operational and program leaders to develop innovative models of care. The Integration Leader provides change management expertise and leadership with respect to stakeholder engagement and health service redesign. This includes building the processes to identify opportunities to improve clinical practice by integrating across Island Health programs and with partner organizations, and by including patient / family and community perspectives in the design, delivery, and evaluation of this integration.

Furthermore, the Integration Lead fosters the development of multi-stakeholder, multi-sectoral groups that identify and take action on priority issues in their communities related to the determinants of health and promotes building capacity within communities themselves.

The Integration Leader is part of an Island-wide team leading and facilitating large scale change with multiple stakeholders through intensive planning and quality improvement methodologies and is responsible for making recommendations to continually improve transformation processes.


A. Education, Training and Experience

A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a degree (Master’s preferred) in Business Administration, Health Administration, Public Administration, Leadership, or health-related field such as health sciences, nursing or medicine, or social sciences. Minimum four (4) years’ experience working in a health care environment and four (4) years’ recent experience in strategic planning, community development or project management.

B. Skills and Abilities –

Experience leading and facilitating large scale change with multiple stakeholders; knowledge of current theories and practices of change management is a strong asset. –
Demonstrated effectiveness in building partnerships with health professionals, family physicians, patients and community groups/programs/services in diverse and disenfranchised communities; experience with patient and public engagement and/or International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) methodologies principles is highly desirable. –
Proven ability to develop and utilize project management tools and methodologies to effectively plan, prioritize and monitor projects within set timelines. –
Ability to lead and participate in qualitative improvement processes (e.g. Patient Journey Mapping, LEAN design) and develop and nurture an environment where quality improvement principles are fostered. –
Demonstrated broad knowledge of sustainable community development, health promotion and population health principles, processes, and tools, including the determinants of health –
Demonstrates an awareness of cultural safety and supports processes that lead to greater cultural safety throughout the continuum of health services. –
Demonstrated ability to provide progressive and innovative approaches to service delivery and program issues. –
Demonstrated expertise in facilitation, consensus building, networking, and liaison between multiple stakeholders. –
Understanding of health care system service delivery structures and processes. –
Demonstrates excellence in written and verbal communication skills appropriate to a range of internal and external stakeholders –
Ability to be self-directed, to work independently and able to manage a varied workload. –
Ability to work as part of a team –
Analytical and creative problem-solving skills. –
Knowledge and experience with a variety of software and information systems. –
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position –
Valid BC Driver’s license

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Victoria, BC, CA
Posted on: 2015-07-31
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