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Project Coordinator, Health System Improvement

  • Organization BC Patient Safety & Quality Council
  • Location Vancouver, BC
  • Closing Date August 28, 2019

Permanent Full-Time

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Do you love creating order out of chaos and helping others? The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council is seeking an enthusiastic Project Coordinator to add to our team.

We are a highly networked organization that thrives on relationships, trust, collaboration, and credibility. Collaboration and excellent team work skills are a must. The ability to shift quickly between priorities and produce materials while meeting multiple deadlines is essential. This role demands an entrepreneurial individual with a high level of discretion, empathy and self‐motivation. Our pace is fast, our processes fluid, and our environment less than traditional. We are looking for someone who operates with an extremely high level of detail and organization.

You will represent the Council in a spirited and professional manner, whether it is lending your skills to one of our many initiatives, or helping us connect with, and engage, patients, the public and health professionals across the province. No two days are alike, and you will navigate your way with confidence, problem‐solving skills and humour.

Reporting to the Director, Health System Improvement, the Project Coordinator is actively involved in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of projects, and maintains primary project coordination responsibility. Supports team efforts with internal and external partners on ongoing programs and initiatives within the health system improvement portfolio to improve the quality and accessibility of health services, health promotion and prevention efforts, and in related research and knowledge exchange activities. The Project Coordinator coordinates a diversity of projects of varying size and scope in a complex and changing multidisciplinary environment.


  • Coordinates the development and execution of projects, assuring they are developed and delivered in an efficient manner, that they adhere to Council policy, and that they are completed within the required
  • Identifies, collects, and analyzes relevant information relating to current projects, and provides input and recommendations to project/program team for development, implementation, analysis, and policy/practice
  • Produces project updates for internal groups, external agencies, organizations, and other Assists with the dissemination of information and knowledge related to projects and key programs and initiatives under the identified mandate areas.
  • Actively supports the management and facilitation of time‐limited projects and programs to identify best
  • Coordinates the development of an evaluation framework by working with key stakeholders including patients, Ministry of Health and other relevant partners and referencing relevant evaluation


A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Health or Social Sciences plus five (5) years in a responsible research assistant, project coordinator, or policy analyst role in a health, social services, government, or community organization.

  • Knowledge of research, quality improvement and clinical practices relevant to the service/program area; health systems and policy; population health, prevention, and health promotion; and knowledge
  • Understanding of and practical skills in project coordination/management, research and evaluation; relevant computer software applications; internet search engines, websites, and navigation; funding structures and application processes; training and education; policy review and analysis; and facilitation, community development, and
  • Related experience in conducting literature searches and reviews, best practice reviews, policy analysis, working collaboratively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholder
  • Qualities including: creativity and innovation; sound judgment; tact and diplomacy; ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a demanding and dynamic environment; sound negotiation, conflict management and consensus‐building skills; excellent oral and written communications

Open until August 28, 2019.

Send resume and cover letter to:

Janine Johns
Director, Health System Improvement
BC Patient Safety & Quality Council

Note: Only short‐listed candidates will be contacted; others will be kept in our database for future consideration.