Project Manager – Project Methodology and Compliance

Island Health (formerly Vancouver Island Health Authority)

March 28, 2014

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Job Category: 
Management and Operations
Job Specialization: 
Project Management
Company Overview: 

Position Overview:
Imagine your life’s work in our piece of paradise! Island Health (formerly Vancouver Island Health Authority) is one of British Columbia’s six health authorities and the largest employer on Vancouver Island with over 18,000 employees. For five years running, we have been selected as one of BC's Top Employers, and last year was selected as the VIATeC IMIT Team of the Year.
We offer an exceptional employer-paid benefits package including dental and prescription coverage, group life, long term disability and an extensive extended health plan as well as competitive wages.

Reporting to the Director of the Project Delivery Management, the Project Manager – Project Methodology and Compliance will work as a part of the core Project Delivery Office team. The Project Manager will plan, organize and control all activities associated with the established project methodology lifecycle including, but not limited to, project documentation and methodology surrounding Project Approvals and Management, Privacy and Security, Quality and Safety, Human Resources, Business Systems and Change Management.

Our Mission:
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.

Our Vision: 

  • To improve the capacity for more successful project implementations
  • To enable a benefits driven project management culture
  • To establish an environment of continuous improvement
  • To transform healthcare delivery
Job Summary: 


  • Participate as an active PDO team member providing support to the entire project portfolio on system implementation projects. This support includes the following:
  • Project Methodology Delivery: Ensure all Projects Teams are Knowledgeable In and Follow the Current Iteration of Project Methodology in use.
  • To support the Island Health project teams in care delivery transformation and other strategic initiatives that support  the strategic goals of Island Health
  • To support in the project teams’ planning , management and execution of challenging project Go-Lives (applications and solutions) of low to high complexity while ensuring overall support needs are met
  • Oversee project teams in their delivery and help execute activities on time
  • Ensure that project information and status updates are accurate and timely
  • Monitor all project teams in their methodology based deliverables, achievements & report on their performance
  • Compliance: Business or Clinically Specific Materials – Review and Oversight
  • Create standards of compliance for business and clinical projects
  • Review and approve business and clinical area material for adherence to compliance standards
  • Monitor usage/revision of business and clinical area approved material
  • Review critical business areas processes for improvement and/or compliance with project methodology, compliance, principles and standards
  • Be knowledgeable of business and clinical area regulatory developments, requirements
  • Communication: Business/Clinical Area Communication and Co-Operation
  • Oversee the interactions, processes and co-operative  work between the project teams and the business and clinical area to ensure compliance with regulatory/methodology requirements
  • Meet with business and clinical area leadership along with respective project teams to review documentation and deliverables for concerns of impact or risk

Required Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of Project Management Methodologies and PMI PMBOK
  • Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) principles
  • In-depth business and clinical area subject matter knowledge
  • Requirements Management
  • Quality/Testing Planning and Management
  • Issue and Risk Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Organizational Change Management

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong collaboration and interpersonal skills required to gain alignment with various technical, clinical, and business groups
  • Facilitation skills in planning, troubleshooting, support issues or requirement and scoping issues.
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent problem-solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills; must be able to effectively communicate across teams
  • Capacity to assign priorities to multiple competing and important activities quickly and effectively
  • Possesses extensive practical experience in application solution delivery

Required Professional Designation/Certification:

  • Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Health Information Science or PM Graduate Degree or equivalent
  • Excellent knowledge of project management techniques and methodologies / IT industry

Required Experience:

  • Minimum 5  years’ experience delivering enterprise IT projects, consideration  in IT/ Health, including projects with Electronic Health Record components.; familiarity with LEAN Design principles is an asset
How To Apply: 

Please apply using our online applicant system VI Hire. Please include the full title of Project Manager – Project Methodology and Compliance in your coverletter. Please apply to competition number 21942.

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