Sr. Clinical Project and Change Management Lead, the new St. Paul's Hospital Project

Work Area: 
NSP Project – Clinical
Base Site: 
Hornby Street
Regular Full Time
Job Category: 
Management/Non Union


Within the context of a patient, client and family centred model of care and, in accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Providence Health Care, promotes a safe, respectful, and civil working environment for patients, residents, families, visitors and staff.

Reporting to the Chief Clinical Planning Officer (CCPO), the Senior Project & Change Management Leader works closely with internal and external stakeholders as a key enabler to execute the strategic plan and operational priorities for the SPH Redevelopment Project (the SPH Project) for the designated portfolio(s) by providing strategic project and change management expertise and support. Leads and directs the planning, procurement, evaluation, design, development, commissioning and transitioning into new or renovated facilities under the SPH Project. Major functions include strategic project and change management, implementation and coordination of strategic projects and functions, leading process improvement, and supporting other organizational and SPH Project priorities.

Works with relevant stakeholders to gather necessary information and in the development of functional space. Holds responsibility for ensuring the related services and programs for the designated portfolio(s) are well defined, operationally feasible and appropriately resourced.

The position develops and implements standard methodologies to facilitate strategic and/or SPH Project priority improvement projects including project and change management tools (charters, project plans, risk management plans, communication plans) and improvement tools to achieve and sustain improved performance. Strong collaboration, communication, stakeholder engagement, facilitation and change management skills are critical to success, as is the ability to think and help others to think, strategically and critically.

Oversees the designated portfolio(s) including leading and managing staff and those assigned on a project basis, and managing the operating budget of the designated portfolio(s).

Develops networks and builds alliances to influence at all levels of management and cross-functional areas including but not limited to quality, equipment planning, operations, and information technology related to the designated portfolio(s). Ensures project outcomes provide for a smooth transition for patients, families, clinicians and staff.


A detailed understanding of strategic planning and program/service/department operational plans goals, objectives, strategies and priorities.
In-depth knowledge of organizational change management methodologies, tools and approaches.
Extensive knowledge of project management principles, practices, methods, standards, tools and techniques.
Practical knowledge of and ability to use a variety of office automation software such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project and Access).
Practical knowledge of and ability to implement automated Project Management tools.
Results oriented with the ability to execute strategy across large complex organizations.
Demonstrated ability to bring together and lead diverse groups in a collaborative manner.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of the organization.
Effective facilitation skills and the ability to motivate and influence leaders.
Advanced skills in critical thinking, complex problem solving, planning, project management, change management and group processes.
General knowledge of current health care issues and trends.
Demonstrated ability to develop and oversee project communications strategies.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Demonstrated ability to lead and manage staff.
Demonstrated ability to function effectively in a highly dynamic environment with changing priorities and deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize and achieve work-life balance.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


Masters degree (from an approved educational institution) in a Health related discipline, or in Business Administration or a related field, or an equivalency, plus a minimum of seven (7) years recent, related project and change management experience, including experience involving complex, multi-disciplinary projects and a wide range of stakeholder groups. Project Management professional certification preferred.


Consults with relevant stakeholders to assess and identify project needs for the designated portfolio(s). Provides strategic project management and change management expertise and leads the planning, development, coordination and implementation of projects and change management initiatives to support the key strategic and operational priorities of the SPH Project.
Prepares business case and issue analyses, impact assessments and risk evaluations by gathering facts, analyzing business issues, drawing conclusions and making recommendations.
Provides strategic support to project and operations leaders at all levels on complex, multi-stakeholder, multi-disciplinary project and change initiatives.
Leads and/or coordinates assigned projects related to the integration of services and operations under the designated portfolio(s) including idea generating, planning, implementing, evaluating and ongoing monitoring.
Identifies and establishes appropriate team structure(s) and membership for initiatives and committees (such as sponsorship, working, advisory or steering committees) and delivery and implementation teams. Leads and/or participates on committees as required.
In partnership with the various Project Leads, provides coordination and project management for the various teams under the designated portfolio(s) within a strategic change context. Oversees the development and implementation of work plans. Functions as a strategic resource for the operational and clinical/relevant teams to ensure that an optimal structure, design and implementation of the change(s) is/are in place to achieve desired outcomes and benefits. Coordinates and aligns teams with other operational and clinical initiatives to avoid duplication. Implements mitigation/resolution strategies.
Manages and provides leadership, supervisory guidance, and direction to staff and others assigned on a project basis. Provides consistent and effective day-to-day management of the project(s) and team(s) including guidance and direction on project activities, coaching, mentoring, skill development, hiring, termination, and handling discipline problems.
Acts as a resource to project team and staff. Provides support to develop tools and templates for the project teams’ review. Utilizes best practice literature, guidelines and stakeholder expertise to draft tools and templates (such as detailed service delivery plans, proposals, detailed project charters, project and work plans, risk management plans, communication plans, etc). Identifies areas for integration and takes initiative to ensure tools and templates are efficient and effective.
Ensures projects align with corporate and SPH Project strategies, are completed in a timely manner, are integrated across portfolios and promote a common goal. Provides a corporate perspective to identify leverage opportunities as well as potential conflicts and risks between projects. Works collaboratively to support and enable the Project Lead(s) and the project team members.
Acts as a strategic project manager for assigned complex, and/or large scale projects through the planning, development, integration, implementation, monitoring and timely reporting on the various project phases. Establishes and/or ensures the establishment of detailed project charter, work plans and objectives to outline timelines and project deliverables.
Executes project plans according to project methodologies, ensures successful and coordinated completion of project components, facilitating consensus with stakeholders as needed and ensuring successful and timely project implementation.
Tracks project progress according to project plans and identified metrics. Ensures timelines are maintained. Monitors and reports on the status of projects and major barriers encountered. Makes decisions and recommendations regarding project’s scope and related changes required to facilitate a successful outcome.
Implements or contributes to the implementation of effective processes to assess project risks, identifying risk mitigation strategies and monitoring risk throughout the project lifecycle.
Develops and monitors project budgets within the context of operational demands and environmental and resource constraints, and uses best practice methods to monitor and adhere to allocated budgets. Reports on variance(s) and plans and adjusts operations and/or staffing to meet projections and targets.
Approves expenditures, prepares summaries and is accountable for the operating budget for the designated portfolio(s).
Maintains a thorough understanding of available resources for projects and established productive vendor relationships as it relates to project management activities and needs, in liaison with Project leadership and project teams as required.
Facilitates the development of and promotes the effective use of standardized organizational project and change management processes, tools, educational materials, and training and development initiatives, including model and mapping processes and tools, training modules, online resources, etc. Provides teaching and coaching of project and change management courses and tools.
Applies change management principles to develop engagement strategies and action plans to maximize likelihood of sustained success beyond project completion. Builds relationships with stakeholders such as physicians to ensure input into clinical design and operational processes and outcomes. Identifies and manages key stakeholder strategies and works collaboratively with the teams to develop communication strategies.
Provides leadership and direction to the research, development, implementation and maintenance of the department’s Project Management Framework, policies and standards.
Liaises and works in collaboration with key support areas and stakeholders to ensure operational and service outcomes are achieved. Negotiates / facilitates resolution of any impediments to progress and success.
Assesses and articulates the impact of initiatives from a systems perspective and manages the impacts and interdependencies with other initiatives happening within PHC and the SPH Project. Designs and implements effective tools to measure performance.
Performs other related duties as assigned.