Director of Care (5604653)

  • Northern Health
  • Oct 30, 2023
Full time Director

Job Description

Are you looking for that career that will allow you to combine your clinical expertise and your proven leadership skills? If you feel, you can deliver success by implementing strategies that focus the efforts of individuals on business goals, individual goals, team goals and translating them into positive outcomes – we want to hear from you.

Participates in the formulation of strategic objectives and operational plans to provide effective and efficient delivery of nursing, rehab and discharge services that meet the Northern Health Authority’s policies and health priorities, and provides leadership in the planning, delivery and evaluation of programs and services. The Director of Care anticipates, identifies and meets health needs of residents, ensuring the development, integration, and provision of a broad range of acute care services, facility-based services within a value-based and service driven corporate business plan.

Starting salary will be approximately from $113,195 to $141,494 and will be based on education, training, experience, and salaries of similar positions.
Compression adjustment premium of up to 15% may be applied

Bulkley Valley District Hospital is a 19-bed acute care hospital which integrates home and community care into one facility. Services include emergency/outpatient, medical/surgical, maternity, palliative care, laboratory, radiology, pediatrics, home & community care and community cancer clinic. The medical staff in Smithers consists of family physicians, anesthetists, a pediatrician, visiting surgeons and other specialists.

Smithers has a population of 5,401 (2021) local residents and is located in the picturesque Bulkley Valley surrounded by three mountain ranges that provide a backdrop for the towns’ Alpine setting. Check out Smithers where there is always something new to experience.

What Northern Health has to offer you!

  • Comprehensive benefit packages including, extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
  • Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
  • Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for eligible positions
  • Employee referral program
  • Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
  • “Loan Forgiveness Programs” are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions.


  • A Master’s degree in Nursing and seven (7) to ten (10) years of experience in a leadership position responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of operational and strategic plans, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Eligibility for registration with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) is required.

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Smithers, BC