Manager, Acute Treatment - South Island

  • Island Health
  • Apr 06, 2021
Full time

Job Description

In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of the Vancouver Island Health Authority (Island Health) patient and staff safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.

The Manager, Acute Treatment is responsible for setting the direction of patient/client care activities, operational planning, human resource management, financial management, education and research for the assigned programs. The position is responsible for development and implementation of care programs, policies and procedures in a manner aligned with the organization's culture, values and strategic direction and ensuring coordination of services with all relevant aspects of Mental Health and Substance Use services and other Island Health programs.



Baccalaureate degree in relevant discipline. Master's degree preferred. Seven to ten years of relevant management experience, preferably in the Mental Health and Substance Use field. Experience in program redesign. Knowledge of Mental Health delivery systems.


  • Demonstrated leadership ability and highly developed interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to client focused services and teamwork and an integrated/coordinated system of services.
  • Ability to integrate administrative, professional and operational aspects of the department throughout Island Health in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Ability to develop and nurture an environment where quality improvement principles are embraced and used on a continuous basis.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead in the context of evolving needs.
  • Strong management skills, particularly in staff and budget areas.
  • Ability to work effectively with staff and physicians.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead others and negotiate creative solutions.
  • Ability to utilize both analytical skills and conceptual thinking to identify and resolve issues.
  • Commitment to collaborative practice and life long learning.

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Additional information for applicants
Priority will be given to individuals with nursing background.

Requisition CA Non Contract
Affiliation/UnionNon-Contract Management

Job Category



Victoria, BC