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The Health Sector Workforce & Beneficiary Services Division (HSWBS) is responsible for provincial health care workforce strategies that enable and support the Ministry of Health’s overall strategic direction for the health system. The HSWBS portfolio includes education, training, and professional development; recruitment and retention; forecasting and modelling; workforce optimization; professional regulation and oversight; negotiations and agreements; beneficiary services, compensation policy and programs; and workforce analytics.
HSWBS is a policy-dominant division that is growing. With over 250 employees, nine branches and diverse government mandates and priorities, there is an incredible opportunity to build your career in policy. You will learn from dedicated leaders, grow your career, and contribute to meaningful work for the province of British Columbia.
In addition to developing an eligibility list to fill senior policy analyst vacancies in the Health Sector Workforce and Beneficiaries Services division (HSWBS), we are specifically hiring to staff the Nurse-to-Patient Ratio project. The Province is investing in the implementation of a new nurse-to-patient care staffing model, the first of its kind in Canada. This model will allow nurses to spend more time with the people they care for and provide better, more person-focused services. This is a sectoral and cross-branch project that is about to begin and will report through the Nursing Policy Secretariat and Health Workforce Planning & Strategic Initiatives branch.
The successful applicants will be senior policy professionals with considerable experience in the design and development of policy. These positions can review the work of junior policy analysts and work is performed under minimal direction and supervision. The focus of these positions are to offer leadership and advice on complex policy initiatives. The nature of these positions requires strong project management and communication planning, to support the planning, implementation and continuous improvement of the models of care and staffing that are being explored.
This position requires applicants to have a minimum of the following:
- Master’s degree* and 2 years of related** experience
- Bachelor’s Degree* and 3 years of related** experience; OR
- Diploma* and 4 years’ related** experience; OR
- Certificate or other coursework*** and 5 years’ related*** experience
- An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
- Post-secondary programs may include: Public Policy, Public Health, Public Administration, Law, Social Sciences (i.e Political Science, Geography, Economics, Sociology, Psychology), Business or a related field.
**Related experience may be obtained through working in the private, public or non-profit sector, through volunteerism, post-graduate studies or through internships such as Co-Op.
***Certificates and Coursework that may be considered:
Project Management Professional (PMP), Program Management Profession (PgMP), Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), IAP2, Prosci Change Management, Behavioural Insights, Service Design, UX, Design Thinking, Research Techniques, Public Policy, Data/Analytics, Communications
Core Experience Requirements (all required):
- Experience in full cycle development of policy, legislation, and/or regulation, including evaluation and reporting on performance, and policy and
- Experience in managing complex projects/assignments and
- Experience in concisely and persuasively writing a range of documents/content
Supplemental Experience Requirements (at least 1 required):
- Experience leading engagements and consultations with multiple partners and stakeholders and/or
- Experience utilizing both traditional and emerging policy approaches, instruments, and methodology and/or
- Experience with evaluating and reporting on performance and policy
Preference may be given to applicants:
- With experience requirements obtained while working in the health sector and/or in healthcare service access and delivery.
- With experience requirements obtained while working in policy in the public sector.
- With experience completing complex program and policy evaluation
- With experience requirements obtained while working in the private sector in strategic management
That self-identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit with the required combination of education and experience.
For questions regarding this position, please contact [email protected].
About this Position:
There are currently 5 positions available.
- Three in the Nursing Policy Secretariat: Senior Policy Analyst, Nurse-to-Patient Ratio Initiative Planning
- One in Nursing Policy Secretariat: Senior Policy, Nurse-to-Patient Ratio Initiative Implementation
- One in the Health Workforce Strategic Planning & Initiatives: Senior Policy Analyst, Nuse-to-Patient Initiative, Recruitment & Retention
This position can be based in any of the following Ministry of Health offices: Victoria, Vancouver, Burnaby, Langley, New Westminster, Kelowna.
Flexible work options are available; this position may be able to work up to 5 days at home per week as per the Telework Agreement.
An eligibility list may be established to fill future temporary and permanent vacancies.
Employees of the BC Public Service must be located in BC at the time of employment.
Working for the BC Public Service:
The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.
The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact [email protected] or 778-405-3452.
What we offer:
- A variety of flexible work options (modified work week, in-office work, or a hybrid of telework/in-office)
- Full access to the on-site gym for Victoria residents
- Comprehensive extended health and dental benefits for you and your family
- Defined benefit pension program
- Support for parents, including paid parental leave and a scholarship program for children
- Paid leave, including vacation leave, sick leave, or a leave to care for personal matters
- Ongoing training and professional development opportunities and scholarship programs
- Forgiveness of B.C. student loans
- Health & wellness programs - lunchtime seminars, community activities and a comprehensive Employee & Family Assistance Program
- Opportunities to give back to the community and support not-for-profits
- Formal and informal employee recognition
- Discounts on BC Transit passes, travel and accommodation, cell phones and plans, and more
How to Apply:
Your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the job requirements listed above.
Cover Letter: YES - A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
Resume: YES - Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
Questionnaire: YES - You will need to complete a basic questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements.
Helpful tips, videos and more regarding the application process can be found on the Your Job Application page of MyHR. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying, e-mail [email protected], before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible.
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.
Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located at the bottom of the posting.
Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.