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Senior Practice Leader, BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre



11d ago

  • Job
    Senior Level
  • Healthcare
  • Vancouver

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  • You must have a Master's degree in Nursing with 5 years of leadership experience, be registered with BCCNM, hold CPR certification, and have knowledge and experience in neonatal/perinatal nursing, women's health, teaching, and program development. Strong communication, leadership, and reconciliation skills are essential, with a commitment to addressing anti-racism and Indigenous Cultural Safety.
  • You will lead and advise on neonatal/perinatal and women's health care, promote evidence-based practice, collaborate with academic programs, engage in community development, and represent the hospital externally.


  • What you bring:
  • Qualifications:
  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Masters Degree in Nursing, or related field and five (5) years recent related experience in progressively senior leadership positions or advanced practice roles.
  • Eligible for registration with the British Columbia College of Nurses & Midwives (BCCNM) and holds current certification in CPR.
  • Certification relevant to the program area such as Neonatal Specialty Nursing Certificate or a CNA Certification in Perinatal Nursing is preferred.
  • Skills & Knowledge:
  • Demonstrated knowledge and clinical experience in neonatal/perinatal nursing, and/or women’s health.
  • Experience in teaching and program development.
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership, facilitation and mentoring skills as well as modelling problem-solving skills within a complex challenging environment and across the health care system with a wide variety of patients, practitioners, and others.
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities of settler colonialism on Indigenous Peoples and familiarity with addressing Indigenous-specific anti-racism, anti-racism and Indigenous Cultural Safety and foundational documents and legislative commitments (The Declaration Act, the Declaration Action Plan, TRC, IPS, Remembering Keegan, etc.).


  • Consult internally and for local, provincial and national planning in the area of neonatal/perinatal, and/or women’s health care and advanced clinical practice approaches at the program, organizational, community, provincial, national and international levels.
  • Advise the senior leadership physicians, nursing and other providers across and beyond the boundaries of the organization about issues related to neonatal/perinatal women’s health care to promote optimum and effective resource allocation. Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of local, provincial, and national patient care standards and professional practice standards through mentoring, committee membership and organizational and cross-organizational task forces and committees.
  • Promote and advance the implementation of relevant evidenced-based practice and shares knowledge about current research and literature, including innovation in practice, complications of pregnancy and management of complex situations. Establishe opportunities to support staff in implementing evidence-based practice, participates in clinical research endeavors, promotes and advances best practice through publications, presentations, and conferences.
  • Plan, implement and evaluate appropriate educational programs based on ongoing needs assessment, in collaboration with educators and other professional staff.
  • Pursue formal relationships, including through joint appointments, with academic programs in university settings (BCIT, University of BC, University of Victoria), with professional associations, and with other organizations involved in perinatal (including neonatal) and women’s health care service delivery. Precept and mentor students at a graduate level and from different disciplines.
  • Initiate and participate in community development initiatives and provides support for the development of outreach initiatives in line with organizational and program priorities. Organize and provide relevant educational outreach programs, including workshops and presentations, in collaboration with other medical and nursing experts. Represents the hospital on external committees and with external bodies, including the Ministries as required.


What are the qualifications required for the Senior Practice Leader position at BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre?

A Masters Degree in Nursing or a related field, five years of recent related experience in senior leadership or advanced practice roles, eligibility for registration with the British Columbia College of Nurses & Midwives, and current CPR certification are required qualifications for this position. Certification in Neonatal Specialty Nursing or a CNA Certification in Perinatal Nursing is preferred.

What are some of the key responsibilities of the Senior Practice Leader at BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre?

The SPL is responsible for promoting excellence in nursing practice and quality of patient care, engaging in or supporting the use of current research and evidence-based practice standards, liaising with Community/Public Health organizations, providing education programs, participating in community development initiatives, and representing the hospital on external committees and with external bodies.

What skills and knowledge are important for the Senior Practice Leader role at BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre?

Skills and knowledge required for this role include clinical experience in neonatal/perinatal nursing and/or women’s health, teaching and program development experience, excellent communication skills, leadership, facilitation, and mentoring skills, problem-solving abilities within a complex environment, and a commitment to reconciliation and Indigenous Cultural Safety.

What additional qualifications or knowledge would be considered a strong asset for candidates applying for the Senior Practice Leader position?

Knowledge of the social, economic, political, and historical realities of settler colonialism on Indigenous Peoples, familiarity with addressing Indigenous-specific anti-racism, anti-racism, and Indigenous Cultural Safety, and awareness of foundational documents and legislative commitments such as The Declaration Act, the Declaration Action Plan, TRC, IPS, and Remembering Keegan would be considered strong assets for candidates applying for this position.

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