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As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) is responsible for the delivery, coordination and governance of out-of-hospital emergency health services and inter-facility patient transfer planning and coordination services. BCEHS is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) and is a trusted partner in the BC Healthcare system.

To achieve this vision, the HR department is going through a time of exciting growth as we substantially increase our staff capacity within HR Services, Recruitment and our recent introduction of the HR Wellness & Recovery team. We aim to provide a consistent and exceptional employee support.

The Human Resources Coordinator reports to the Manager, HR, works in a matrixed human resources environment, and is accountable for participating as a member of the HR Services team to support a cross-functional team of Human Resources (HR) professionals in providing service to operational partners and ultimately patients.

The Coordinator participates in HR special assignments, projects and events that have PHSA and Agency wide applications. You will provide technical and systems assistance, pull/maintain data and request ad hoc reports, and make recommendations regarding policies and procedures, and general support. You will provide front-line services to operational partners involving the exchange of information in an effort to influence and guide staff through various processes and decision making, and to triage urgent/emergent issues to ensure connection to or response by the appropriate parties.

What you'll do

  • Working under the guidance of the Manager, supports the HR Services team. Identifies issues that are complex and/or contain an element of significant risk to the organization or industry that require consultation with or referral to the Manager, HR Services or another designated contact within HR. Functions as a junior-level Consultant with assigned straightforward grievances and union-related issues such as those pertaining to payroll and timekeeping, respectful workplace, casual call-out, line selection process, and scheduling related to new rotations being developed. Coordinates bumping options, arranges attendance promotion or displacement meetings, and leads straightforward meetings with employee and operational partners which may include union representation.
  • Supports the HR Business Partners and the HR Services team by researching information such as case law, standards, legislation and interpretation guidelines, highlighting their relevance to the matter at hand, preparing reports and briefing documents, and drafting formal correspondence for external 3rd parties (i.e. provincial union, HEABC, and Worksafe BC) for Manager or designated Business Partner review; pulling data, requesting ad hoc reports, and completing an initial analysis; and updating records and following up on outstanding action items.
  • Triages and/or responds to operational partner and employee inquiries by acting as a first point of contact for urgent/emergent requests in order to ensure response and proper linkages within HR are made; providing information and guidance on work practices and processes, application on collective agreement language, HR policies and non-contract T&C of employment; and promotes HR strategies, corporate initiatives and services to facilitate understanding and foster cooperative relationships. Apprises designated operational partners of departmental issues that will have an impact on existing and/or planned operations.
  • Represents the department and acts as a liaison with Payroll and timekeeping, Employee Benefits and Records, IMITS and/or Technology Services, Benefit Carriers, and other Health Authorities.
  • Works closely with the Business Partners and centralized HR teams to develop and maintain a broad-based knowledge of all key human resources core specialties. Participates as a HR Services team member through attendance and contributing to team meetings, Community of Practice, and provides input into HR processes and projects that have applications throughout the PHSA on an ongoing basis.
  • Provides critical analysis and evaluation of data by creating and manipulating spreadsheets, reporting data back to staff for review and correction where applicable. Provides pro-active support and advice to the team including specific metrics that supports improving compliance to and implementation of HR-related programs/initiatives and the advancement of HR best practices, strategies and solutions. Coordinates and/or supports the planning, analyzes and development of recommended processes.
  • Develops, maintains and evaluates administrative processes and systems for effective and efficient human resource activities. Evaluates procedures, makes recommendations and implements revised methods to improve HR administration.
  • Provides input to the overall goals, objectives, and operations of the HR Services team by providing feedback and recommendations and assisting with implementation where appropriate. Administers the Team's operational processes and participates on projects within HR such as recognition, engagement, and other initiatives or rollouts to provide consistent, accurate and reliable data to all stakeholders and to support HR Workforce Strategy within PHSA.

What you bring

  • A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in HR, plus a minimum of one to three (1-3) years of recent, related experience.
  • Models a commitment to service and being an HR business partner within a complex organization.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills; aptitude to listen, ascertain the needs of clients, and respond accordingly in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong, positive relationships and effectively work with various stakeholders and colleagues.
  • Basic knowledge of standard HR policies and practices, collective agreements, and related employment legislation.
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to collect data from a variety of sources, analyze, produce reports, and make recommendations.
  • Ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.
  • Able to multi-task, organize and prioritize workload to manage concurrent multiple projects and successfully meet deadlines.
  • Work well with frequent interruptions.
  • Commitment to the value of continuous learning and an open curiosity for new ideas and innovation.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage others to ensure success in the workplace.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to utilize related equipment and computerized software packages such as the Microsoft Office suite at an advanced level.

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That's why we're focused on your care too - offering health, wellness, development programs to support you - at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC's largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations - offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including
  • 2,000 courses, such as our San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

Job Type: Regular Full-Time

Location: 302 - 2955 Virtual Way, Vancouver BC V5M 4X6

Hours of Work: 08:00-16:00 Monday-Friday

# of Positions Open: 2

Requisition #: 127266E, 127267E

What we do

BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) provides provincial emergency medical care and patient transfer services. BCEHS is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

PHSA plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people - Be compassionate - Dare to innovate - Cultivate partnerships - Serve with purpose.

PHSA and BCEHS are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

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