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Vancouver Coastal Health
Vice President, Clinical Quality & Safety

Vancouver Coastal Health is committed to delivering exceptional care to 1.25 million people, including the First Nations, Métis and Inuit, within the traditional territories of the Heiltsuk, Kitasoo-Xai’xais, Lil’wat, Musqueam, N’Quatqua, Nuxalk, Samahquam, shíshálh, Skatin, Squamish, Tla’amin, Tsleil-Waututh, Wuikinuxv, and Xa’xtsa. Learn more at vch.ca.

Reporting to the President & Chief Executive Officer of Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), the Vice President, Clinical Quality & Safety (VP) is responsible for leading a transformational program of quality planning and improvement to create a patient- and client-centred, strategic approach to quality and continuous quality improvement. Overseeing a multifaceted portfolio, the VP fosters an organizational culture and capability of quality and knowledge translation throughout VCH by establishing a quality management system and aligning systems to enable this important work.

A member of the Senior Executive Team, the VP works in partnership with leaders throughout the region to ensure clinical engagement in the design and implementation of a comprehensive quality strategy and integrates a holistic view of the organization’s quality system. They also provide leadership to VCH Steering and Board Advisory Committees in the areas of Patient Safety, Clinical Quality, and Accreditation, as well as provide insights and recommendations to the President & CEO and Board of Directors in the development of integrated strategic and operational planning for clinical quality and safety across VCH.

The ideal candidate is an innovative healthcare executive with experience leading the quality framework for a complex organization. Naturally humble and collaborative, the VP brings a proven track record of implementing creative clinical quality and safety initiatives to improve health services delivery and population health. Possessing exceptional analytical and critical reasoning skills, the ideal candidate excels at building partnerships and leading professional teams through significant organizational transformation.

At Vancouver Coastal Health, our vision of healthy lives in healthy communities inspires us and our values and pillars guide us. We support equitable practices, diverse teams and inclusive environments, which are integral to creating welcoming spaces where everyone can bring their whole selves to work and feel supported. We encourage applications from equity-deserving communities, including Indigenous Peoples and members of racialized groups, people with disabilities and people of all gender identities and expressions and sexual orientation.

The salary range for this position is $227,470 – $341,200 annually, supplemented by a competitive total compensation package.

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