BC Health Care Occupational Health and Safety Society
Location: Metro Vancouver, BC
The BC Health Care Occupational Health and Safety Society (the Society) is a provincial not-for-profit society, incorporated in 2020, to improve occupational health and safety of workers in the BC health care sector. It is the culmination of a coordinated and integrated effort among all stakeholders in the BC health care sector to build a provincial organization focused on the promotion of safe and healthy workplaces and the prevention of workplace injuries at all worksites throughout the BC health care sector.
With workplace injuries on the rise in the healthcare and social service sector (HCSS), the new BC Health Care Occupational Health and Safety Society will work with partners to tackle these high injury rates by identifying and promoting best practices that make working in the industry safer.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the founding Chief Executive Officer leads the strategic direction and operational management of the Society. The CEO is the key influencer, consensus builder, and spokesperson, responsible for promoting safe and healthy workplaces at all sites through the BC health sector. In cooperation between unions, employers and Doctors of BC, the CEO will develop a provincial framework, systems and programs aimed at improving the health and safety of BC health care workers.
In this founding CEO role, the individual will be expected to work closely with the Board to define the Society’s vision, values and mission and performance measures. The CEO will need to recruit staff, be an inspirational leader and experienced coach in creating a high performing results-oriented team and manage the fiscal resources of the organization transparently and prudently.
The ideal candidate will bring a track record of success in a public sector leadership role, preferably where they have helped develop a new entity, and a knowledge of health and safety principles and issues, ideally gained in health care or a related field. This exceptional leader of people will rally staff and partners in setting and meeting the aspirational goals of the Society. The CEO will be a skilled influencer, confident communicator and relationship builder with experience working with diverse stakeholders.
This is an opportunity to make an impact at a provincial and system level and is ideally suited to a dynamic, strategic, and creative leader with an outstanding record for building collaborative relationships.
The role ideally will be located in Metro Vancouver, BC.
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