Deputy Registrar, Inquiry & Discipline

  • Feb 08, 2019
Full time Director

Job Description

Deputy Registrar, Inquiry & Discipline

Regular Full-time

The British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) is recruiting for an exciting and challenging senior leadership role at the College.

Leading a skilled team conducting investigations, monitoring, discipline and appeals, the Deputy Registrar, Inquiry & Discipline serves the College’s mandate of protection of the public through thoughtful and thorough inspection and inquiry, to achieve the strategic and operational goals and objectives of the College.

This role will appeal to a senior leader with experience providing direction and oversight to a multidisciplinary team, conducting investigations, and applying relevant legislation, bylaws and policies.


BCCNP is responsible for regulating all licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses, and nurse practitioners in British Columbia. BCCNP works with nurses to: ensure they are registered with the College; to develop, update, and maintain standards of practice; and to take action if these standards are not followed. 

At BCCNP each of us strives to meet our commitment to the following values to maintain a workplace that is respectful and supports the well-being of every BCCNP employee:

  • Trust is essential
  • Better together
  • Speak the truth
  • Protect the public
  • Stay curious

As a member of the team, you can expect to be treated in a respectful and professional manner. While your workload will be busy, the College supports staff in achieving a healthy work-life balance. 


Reporting to the Chief Officer, Regulatory Compliance, this role works closely with senior leadership, managers, and staff to ensure the work of the program is aligned with the strategic directions and mandate of the organization. The Deputy Registrar, Inquiry & Discipline (I&D) provides direction and guidance to staff to achieve the strategic and operational goals and objectives related to inquiry, discipline and monitoring services for the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP), and to ensure that program objectives are in accordance with the relevant legislation, BCCNP bylaws and policies

The Deputy Registrar, I&D is a member of the Extended Leadership Team and applies her/his expertise and experience to contribute to the longer-term goals of the College.


  • Contributing to the longer-term strategy of BCCNP through her/his program expertise;
  • Working closely with the Chief Officer, RC to ensure the development, implementation and evaluation of the program strategy and objectives;
  • Directing and guiding employees to meet the strategic and operational goals;
  • Ensuring program activities are in accordance with relevant legislation, bylaws and policies; allocates resources, manages caseloads, conducts process improvement;
  • Providing direction and guidance to the Manager and Senior Manager regarding processes, legislation, bylaws, policies, complaints, investigations, consent resolution agreements, monitoring and discipline;
  • Instructing and overseeing legal counsel and staff regarding discipline hearings, inquiry proceedings, and matters before the courts or administrative tribunals;
  • Ensuring appropriate legal assessments of files; determining hearing readiness; developing strategy in conjunction with legal counsel; ensuring public notification of hearings and citations;
  • Ensuring fair and proper administration of hearings and legal proceedings;
  • Ensuring compliance with the Health Professions Act regarding the implementation of decisions; ensuring notification and publication of I&D decisions;
  • Providing recommendations and seeking direction from the Registrar regarding the release of information protected under Section 53 of the HPA;
  • Evaluating and implementing risk identification, mitigation and quality assurance measures related to the I&D program;
  • Adapting operational goals and objective; managing change.


  1. Master’s degree in management, administration, or a related health discipline; or Juris Doctor (or LL.B.) in law.
  2. Eligibility for practicing membership with the Law Society of B.C. an asset.
  3. Ten or more years of progressively responsible experience as a leader in professional nursing practice, health or professional regulation or a related field.
  4. Knowledge of applicable legislation including but not limited to the Health Professions Act, Freedom of Information & Protection of Privacy Act, Criminal Records Review Act, Administrative Tribunals Act, Human Rights Code, & Criminal Code).
  5. Demonstrated leadership ability and excellent interpersonal skills. Proven management skills within a professional environment which has both unionized and non-union (excluded) staff an asset.
  6. Proactive, with a demonstrated ability for implementing strategy and achieving operational outcomes.
  7. Demonstrated evidence of systems thinking and application. High level of critical and logical thinking, analysis, and/or reasoning to identify underlying principles, reasons, or facts.
  8. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  9. Politically astute and culturally sensitive. Able to deal with people and to represent the organization tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times.
  10. Strong presentation, facilitation and negotiation skills.
  11. Proven experience managing multiple simultaneous projects.
  12. Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
  13. Ability to identify developmental needs of employees and to provide coaching, mentoring, and other assistance.
  14. Working-level knowledge and experience using current version of MS Office.
  15. Change/project management experience and expertise an asset.


The successful candidate will enjoy a generous compensation and benefits package.


To apply, please visit

The closing date for applications is February 25, 2019.

To learn more about our organization, please visit Thank you for your interest in the BC College of Nursing Professionals.

While we appreciate all responses, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Job Category

Senior Director


Vancouver, BC