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In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of the Vancouver Island Health Authority (Island Health) patient and staff safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.

Reporting to the Director, Internal Partnerships & Media and Government Relations, this position is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic communication and engagement plans and activities to support Island Health objectives. The Communications Advisor works closely with the Director and other members of the Communications, Planning & Partnerships team developing strategies and tools to improve the flow and quality of information to Island Health staff and medical staff, and other partners as required.

Travel may be a requirement of this position in addition to evening and weekend assignments. Transportation arrangements must meet the operational requirements of the Vancouver Island Health Authority in accordance with the service agreement and may require the use of a personal vehicle and a Valid BC Driver's License.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education, Training And Experience

A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a University degree in a related area such as communications, public relations, journalism or marketing/advertising plus three (3) to five (5) years experience in organizational communications including experience in event planning.

Skills And Abilities

  • Strong verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Positive and enthusiastic team player with an ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a diverse and creative team
  • Excellent oral, writing, proofreading and editing skills
  • Demonstrated, superior project coordination skills
  • Excellent event planning ability
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks with minimal supervision
  • Ability to interact effectively with the public and internal and external partners
  • Graphic design knowledge and experience
  • Knowledge of the health care sector
  • Ability to understand and apply technical and medical terminology
  • Physical ability to carry out duties of the position

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