Executive Director, Provincial - Correctional Health Services, BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services

PHSA - Vancouver, BC (30+ days ago)

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Executive Director, Provincial
Correctional Health Services, BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services, Vancouver

The Provincial Health Services Authority is looking for an exceptional leader to oversee a large, diverse health care portfolio as the Provincial Executive Director, Correctional Health Services (CHS). This is an excellent opportunity to plan and deliver services that address the health needs of individuals during incarceration and facilitate high quality, connected care between custody and community. Services are delivered across ten sites and include integrated primary care, specialist services, mental health, substance use, infectious disease management, dental services, urgent care and community transition services.

Reporting to the Vice-President, BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS), the Provincial Executive Director works closely with the Program Medical Director, CHS to ensure that safe, effective and appropriate care is delivered within a correctional context. The PED works in close collaboration with senior executive colleagues within BCMHSUS and partners with BC Corrections at the provincial and local level, health care providers, regional health authorities, First Nations Health Authority, indigenous groups, community agencies, housing and academic partners to deliver seamless care and transitions.

BC is one of only three provinces in Canada to deliver prison health through the public health system, an approach that has been called for by the World Health Organization for the past twenty years. The delivery model provides a unique opportunity to address serious health issues and promote healthier lifestyles in a high needs population which ultimately improves the health of communities.

What you’ll do

Plan, implement and evaluate quality, safety and operational objectives for the portfolio that are aligned with the BCMHSUS Directional Plan and PHSA Service Plan.
Oversee CHS programming, monitor performance and utilize multiple sources of information to make informed decisions about services.
Ensure compliance with evidence-based best practice, clinical guidelines, Accreditation Canada and other relevant standards.
Oversee work force planning, recruitment, supervision and performance management of CHS staff at a senior level and foster an atmosphere that promotes physical and psychological health and safety.
Commission and oversee provincial contracted services associated with CHS including Product Distribution Centre (PDC), specialty services, laboratory, medical imaging, dentistry and other services.
Manage the CHS operating and capital budgets and ensure the effective and efficient use of resources to achieve objectives.
Develop and implement new initiatives, program proposals and business cases to address gaps in service and capitalize on opportunities.
Collaborate with BC Corrections on planning, programming, incident reviews, workplace safety, communications and new initiatives.
Promote and support the academic mandate of PHSA by facilitating and supporting teaching, clinical research and academic partnerships in collaboration with BC Corrections.

What you bring

This position requires an exceptional individual with strong leadership, communication, analytical and problem-solving skills. A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Master’s Degree in health administration or related discipline supported by at least ten (10) years of recent related experience in a large multi-site, unionized health care organization. The successful individual will possess senior clinical operations experience, planning and program development, quality improvement, human resource and financial management skills and a proven ability to problem-solve, negotiate and mediate resolutions to complex situations. Excellent interpersonal, communication and team skills are also critical and knowledge of the criminal justice system is preferred.\\

What’s in it for you

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
Flexible work options including flexitime, work locations and job sharing (eligibility will vary).
Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

Regular, Full-Time
4949 Heather Street, Vancouver
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Monday to Friday; 0800 - 1600
Requisition Number: 91731

Applicants for this position will be accepted until March 4th 2020.

What we do

BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) provides a range of specialized inpatient and community health, mental health and substance use services for people with complex needs who are referred by regional health authorities or the criminal justice system. Major program areas include Complex Mental Health and Substance Use Services, Forensic Psychiatric Services and Correctional Health Services delivered in three inpatient facilities, ten correctional centres and a number of community locations across the province. Health care and provider consultation are also provided online and through virtual health. Learn more about BCMHSUS at www.bcmhsus.ca

Provincial Health Services Authority provides specialized health services to British Columbians, including organ transplantation, children’s and women’s health, emergency services, mental health and substance use services. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs at www.phsa.ca

If this key leadership opportunity describes you and your passion to enable the best possible care for our patients – apply today! If you have any questions contact Linda Hand, Manager, Talent Acquisition – Clinical Services at lhand@phsa.ca for more information.

We hire on the basis of merit and encourage all qualified applicants to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences. We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment where everyone can come to work and be their best, authentic self.