Chief Project Officer – Advancing Care Electronically

Chief Project Officer – Advancing Care Electronically

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Author pmnationtalk
Date January 10, 2021
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Location Flexible, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Position Summary

Bring your superior project management and change management experience to this exciting leadership position. If you are a seasoned leader with exceptional interpersonal skills and experience successfully leading multiple large scale projects then don’t miss this incredible opportunity as Chief Project Officer.

The Chief Project Officer, Advancing Care Electronically position is responsible for planning, directing and implementing a major digital health transformation project encompassing advanced clinical information systems modules across Interior Health’s hospitals and long-term care facilities. As part of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) leadership team, the Chief Project Officer (CPO), Advancing Care Electronically (ACE) develops strategies and plans to digitally enable healthcare delivery. The CPO, ACE, will work in a triad leadership with the Medical Director, Digital Health and Informatics, Acute Care and Clinical Director, Digital Health. The triad partnership works to advance the development and adoption of a fully interoperable electronic health record and digital workflows. The CPO, ACE position will utilize strong project management, stakeholder engagement, and change management competencies to successfully oversee and manage this key transformation initiative.


  1. Directs and oversees project strategy and deliverables for major digital health projects through a multi-disciplinary project team, project governance, and project management office to ensure the project management plan is implemented to deliver project objectives within the approved schedule and budget.
  2. Directs overall project management office functions for all aspects of the Advancing Care Electronically major capital project across Interior Health: planning, stakeholder engagement, secretariat for project governance, clinical content design and build, technical readiness, and site activation.
  3. Develops and manages the relationship with MEDITECH, contracted resources, and technology providers for the implementation of the ACE project.
  4. Manages and mitigates risk during all project phases through the development of contingency plans and mitigating strategies. Responsible for all financial, legal and operational aspects of the project.
  5. Maintains strong relationships with IH clinical leaders, and provincial colleagues to collaborate, leverage knowledge and tools, and apply lessons learned from other projects. Participates on provincial committees as required.
  6. Reports on project status and issues to ACE project governance, IH Senior Executive, and IH Board, and Ministry of Health.
  7. Manages multi-disciplinary project teams with diverse expertise and competing interests to build cohesion, consensus, and commitment for achieving project objectives. Transparently makes decisions and manages trade-offs. Oversees large implementation teams at sites to ensure readiness for go-live and ongoing operations.
  8. Keep abreast of clinical informatics, digital health, technology, and project management trends to improve and adapt methods and approaches for the ACE project.
  9. Interviews and selects leadership positions for the ACE Project. Determines the staff complement for work groups and project functions to meet project objectives. Evaluates staff work performance. Responsible for the selection, evaluation, disciplining and, if necessary, terminations of staff.
  10. Mentors staff to optimize performance. Establishes and monitors work targets for team members.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Masters degree in Business Administration, Health Informatics, or related discipline or an equivalent combination of experience and post-secondary education.
  • PMP designation or equivalent.
  • 10-15 years of senior leadership experience in information systems management, clinical informatics, and large scale implementations. Experience with MEDITECH Expanse is highly desirable.
  • Experience with overseeing the development of complex project plans, risk assessments, and has had direct oversight over large complex project implementations in digital health.
  • Proven track record of managing competing priorities and requirements to achieve high quality outcomes; meeting stakeholder expectations; benefits realization; fiscal management; and schedule management.
  • Experience with successfully managing multi-disciplinary teams and transformational change initiatives.
  • Experience building communication and public relations plans and strategies.
  • Understanding of the Lean design & evidenced based design concepts will be an asset.

LEADS Capabilities
Demonstrates all LEADS Capabilities, in particular:

  • Leads Self/Cultural Agility – self-awareness, demonstrates character; noticing and adapting to cultural uniqueness to create a sense of safety for all.
  • Engages Others/Empathy – fosters the development of others, communicates effectively, builds effective teams, listens with heart rather than reacting
  • Achieves Results/Process Orientation – sets direction, strategically aligns decisions with vision, values & evidence, accepting that use of process orientation and a ‘good relationship’ are concrete deliverables.
  • Develops Coalitions/Building a Trust-Based Relationship – builds partnerships & networks to create results, demonstrates a commitment to customers & service, navigates socio-political environments, building personal relationships in addition to professional ones, participating in open exchanges of experiences and culture
  • System Transformation/Credible Champion – demonstrates systems/critical thinking, strategically oriented to the future, champions & orchestrates change, remains self-aware and maintains effective relationships, shows courage and conviction in advocating for change for the betterment of Aboriginal people.

Skills and Abilities

  • Possesses exceptional interpersonal skills and is able to establish, develop and sustain relationships at all levels within Interior Health as well as externally with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Highly customer-focused and has a strong service orientation. Has a track record in fostering co-operation between diverse operational groups.
  • Articulate and concise.
  • Adept at conflict resolution.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Able to set and manage competing priorities.
  • Results-focused, goal-oriented professional; driven to succeed and excel.
  • Able to manage resources in a manner that takes the health environment and political awareness into consideration.
  • Is effective at leading through influence and has a track record in motivating project teams.
  • Has a proven ability to bring people of diverse backgrounds and specialities together to solve problems and move an agenda forward.
  • Decisive, understands the balance between consultation and decision making.
  • Has demonstrated success in the professional development of staff and of fostering the potential of others.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
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