Website VanIslandHealth Island Health

Organization Type: Public
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Island Health knows that people make the organization and health-care attracts smart, caring individuals who want to make a difference and help people. This is an excellent senior leadership opportunity for a service-orientated individual, passionate about the delivery of excellent health and care for everyone, everywhere, every time.

As one of the five Health Authorities in BC, Island Health provides health services to more than 794,000 on Vancouver Island, the islands in the Salish Sea and the Johnstone Strait, and the mainland communities north of Powell River and south of Rivers Inlet. Through a network of approximately 22,000 employees, 2,000 physician partners, volunteers and hospital auxiliaries in over 150 facilities, Island Health delivers a range of services including: acute care, community care, home care, mental health and addiction supports, child, youth and family care, and environmental and public health services. As the largest employer on Vancouver Island, Island Health supports local communities through health and wellness services and employment with an annual operating budget of $2.6 billion.

Island Health’s shared purpose is to provide superior health care through innovation, teaching and research and a commitment to quality and safety—creating healthier, stronger communities and a better quality of life for those we touch.

Reporting to the Chief Project Officer (CPO), and as a key member in the Alliance framework partnership, the Deputy Chief Project Officer (DCPO) leads the Replacement Project's operational team in the development of tactical planning and supporting governance and performance accountabilities. The DCPO is accountable to provide day-to-day oversight, direction and management related to the planning, design, construction, and equipment of the new Cowichan District Hospital (CDH); provides advice, consult and support to the Chief Project Officer on a range of Project Agreement related areas/issues; and provides recommendations and support in governance and stakeholder communications.

The ideal candidate will have a master’s degree in Engineering, Business Administration or a related field, supplemented with ten (10) years' recent, related experience in a senior leadership role in a large complex health care organization with responsibility for leading teams and managing large, complex capital projects. The role requires superior interpersonal communication, stakeholder engagement skills with a commitment to building an effective and dynamic project team environment. Excellent project planning, leadership, engagement, and communication are required. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

Island Health recognizes and celebrates the diversity of all First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and promotes cultural competency of each employee to best serve our Indigenous populations.

Harbour West Consulting believes equity, diversity and inclusion are essential for the organizations we serve to achieve the business goals they strive for. We believe that everyone – no matter their gender, racialized identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, ability, religion, political beliefs, family status, socioeconomic status, citizenship status, or Indigenous status – should have equitable access to jobs and opportunities. We strive to ensure the recruitment process unfolds in a fair, transparent, timely and open manner to include individuals previously underrepresented or discouraged from participating.

Should you be interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity with Island Health, please contact Harbour West Consulting at 604-998-4032 or forward your CV and letter of introduction, in confidence, to We will respond to all who express interest.

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