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 service orientated individual, passionate about the delivery of public health within the legal, procurement and privacy context.
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 Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Finance, Legal Services & Risk, the Corporate Director is responsible for ensuring the effective operations of the Legal Services, Information Stewardship, Access & Privacy, and Contract Policy & Standards departments. The Corporate Director provides leadership and oversight of strategic, financial, legal and business risks to the organization the contract procurement continuum; and the policies, procedures and practices to ensure compliance with the Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act. The Corporate Director will provide senior level advice on strategic issues facing the organization and any changes to relevant legislation that will affect the mandate, operations or governance of the organization.
The successful candidate will have a graduate degree from an accredited University supplemented by a minimum of 12 years of recent, related in-house and/or external legal corporate law experience, and/or training in negotiations and contract management. The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge of BC corporate, healthcare, and privacy law and regulations, and a track record of building a team environment. Excellent customer service, strong leadership, engagement and communication competencies, in addition to integrity, trust and professionalism is required. An equivalent level of education, training and experience will also 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.
Should you be interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity with Island Health, please contact Carol Robinson or Paul Phillips. Forward your CV and letter of introduction, in confidence, to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to all who express interest.