Manager Site Operations and Regional Initiatives, Biomedical Engineering

Work Area: 
This position provides support for all areas serviced by LMBME.
Base Site: 
Central City
Regular Full Time
Job Category: 
Biomedical Engineering
Acute Care Hospital
As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Providence Health Care must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.
As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Providence Health Care must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


Reporting to the Director, Biomedical Engineering, the Site Manager works within the context of the integrated Lower Mainland Biomedical Engineering Department’s directional plans, strategic imperatives and service agreements. Oversees and provides strategic leadership and direction in supporting and maintaining a high degree of intricate medical technology in the planning, strategies, standardization, implementation and delivery of safe, economical and efficient BMET services at the designated site(s) to support excellence in patient/client/resident care. Oversees major projects, budget planning, strategic planning, resource planning and utilization, capital acquisition planning, risk management, patient safety and quality improvement initiatives for the designated site(s).

Ensures that the leadership and management of the human, financial and material resources at the designated site(s) supports the priorities, strategic plans, organizational initiatives, goals, policies and vision of the integrated Lower Mainland Biomedical Engineering team. Develops and implements policies procedures in accordance with organizational and legislative requirements in collaboration with the Director and other members of the integrated Lower Mainland Biomedical Engineering team. Supervises and provides leadership and direction to designated staff making determinations on resource planning and selection decisions, establishing performance expectations to ensure accountability and performance, conducting performance evaluations and resolving disciplinary matters up to and including termination. Develops essential services designation plans. Primary partnerships are with internal and external stakeholders, including clinical leaders, medical leaders, medical staff, Physicians, the Ministry of Health (MOH), external suppliers, manufacturers, contractors, industry associates, government agencies, academic organizations, capital acquisitions, external regulatory and


Ability to communicate and express complex medical technology concepts effectively, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of the organization, including report writing and presentation skills.
Ability to research, report and teach technical information and skills.
Demonstrated knowledge of, and ability to develop, quality improvement programs and understanding of user needs to develop solutions, achieve targets and ensure user needs are met.
Demonstrated supervisory, leadership, coaching, and mentoring skills to ensure a working environment that supports safe, effective, service delivery.
Demonstrated problem-solving, sound judgement and effective decision-making abilities to analyse and address complex and diverse issues which could have a significant impact on patient/client care.
Strong interpersonal and dispute-resolution skills to effectively deal with a variety of stakeholders both internal and external to the organization.
Ability to work effectively, both independently and as part of a team.
General knowledge of current health care issues and trends.
Ability to critically assess policy and procedures and effect change.
Ability to respond to changing priorities and unforeseen circumstances.
Ability to effectively manage budget and staff resources.
Ability to organize, prioritize own work and that of others.
Ability to operate related equipment, including computer software applications.
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.


Bachelor’s Degree of Engineering, plus seven (7) years’ recent, related experience, including a minimum of four (4) years’ in a progressively responsible management role, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


Responsible for the direction, operations and assessment of the Biomedical Engineering Department at the designated site(s). Develops, recommends and evaluates long and short term fiscal plans, including resource allocations for existing and new programs in consultation with the Director.

In collaboration with the Director, develops, plans, implements and monitors the operating and capital budget for Biomedical Engineering at the designated site(s) including budget preparation, development of workforce plans, authorization, control and reporting of expenditures ensuring the efficient, effective and economical utilization of financial resources within objectives, plans and budgets established by the integrated Lower Mainland Biomedical Management team.

Acts as a member of the integrated Lower Mainland Biomedical Engineering Management team and effectively manages the biomedical engineering services at the designated site(s) by providing key management support to ensure the safe and overall effective utilization of respective staff, services and equipment. Investigates and resolves operational issues involving service level concerns or staff performance issues. Prioritizes workload and delegates and adjusts staff work assignments.

Provides leadership related to biomedical engineering at the designated site(s) and directs the activities, including setting and communicating priorities, coordinating and reporting on group activities.

Leads the development and implementation of processes for technology assessment, value analysis and equipment planning at the designated site(s). Provides direction and technical consultation to the integrated Biomedical Engineering team related to the planning and cost effective selection of medical products, capital equipment acquisition, systems and services.

Selects, supervises, evaluates, disciplines staff up to and including termination.