Position Summary

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.

The Executive Director – Nursing – Minimum Nurse Patient Ratio (mNPR) Implementation (the ED) provides executive-level leadership for the strategic implementation of mNPR across nursing practice areas within Northern Health (NH), in alignment with Ministry of Health policy directives. The ED oversees the comprehensive implementation process, collaborates with various departments, delivers progress reports, and drives continuous quality improvement initiatives. As a member of the NH Clinical Operations Leadership Team, the ED is responsible and accountable for timely development and submission of implementation plans and reports to HA Executive Leadership and the Ministry of Health. The ED is responsible for engaging nurses, nursing leaders, and union colleagues for continuous improvement in mNPR implementation and overall nursing care quality. The ED analyzes patient and nursing metrics, addressing barriers, proposing solutions, and ensuring nursing's contribution to team-based care. The ED emphasizes Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility, focusing on workplace improvement actions and enhancing Indigenous Cultural Safety and Humility in NH.

Starting salary will be approximately from $137,035 to $171,294 and will be based on education, training, experience, and salaries of similar positions.

Prince George Prince George is the centre of business, education, health and culture for northern British Columbia and services a rural population of about 300,000. The region’s economic growth and diversification strategies are creating outstanding opportunities for investors, employers and employees. Affordable housing, land prices and transportation costs, due to short and quick commutes; result in one of the lowest costs of living for a city of its size in the province. Additionally, wage rates fall above provincial averages, providing residents of Prince George with a high standard of living in one of BC’s most beautiful regions. The city itself is the 4th largest in British Columbia and has a population of approximately 82,300 local residents and a service centre for nearly 320,000. It is built on the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako rivers. Prince George is the home of the University of Northern British Columbia – Canada’s Green university. The warm, friendly and diverse population attests to a strong and dynamic community spirit. Check out Prince George for more information on what this community has to offer.

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.

As part of your application process, you will need to upload the following documentation:
• Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
• Registration number (if you are part of a regulated profession)
• Any supporting documents regarding education/qualifications for this position. Examples may include:
• Program certificates or diplomas
• High school/college/university transcripts etc.
• It is also recommended to provide a cover letter and resume


• Master’s degree in nursing plus ten (10) to fifteen (15) years of related experience in a complex health care environment or an equivalent combination of education, training & experience.
• Current practicing registration in good standing with the British Columbia College of Nurses & Midwives.
• Experience in operational and nursing practice leadership.
• Senior-level expertise in leading nursing practice within a unionized/collective agreement context, demonstrating the ability to work collaboratively and constructively with union leadership.
• Senior-level experience in collaborative leadership with both internal and external partners.

Skills and Abilities:
• Demonstrated excellence as a leader in health care delivery and collaborative interdisciplinary practice.
• Demonstrated ability in implementation planning and execution of plans.
• Demonstrated ability in examining performance and evaluation data, effectively translating information into processes for quality improvement.
• Thorough understanding of nursing practice and its impact on patient care quality.
• Proven understanding of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion principles and their application in the workplace
• Knowledgeable about Indigenous Cultural Safety and Humility, demonstrating a commitment to these principles.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, at all levels.
• Ability to analyze and problem-solve complex issues towards creative solutions.
• Demonstrates Northern Health’s values.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation’s communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.
Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.
There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.


This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

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FEBRUARY 22, 2024

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