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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.

Reporting to the Team Lead, Talent Acquisition, the Advisor provides expert advice and guidance on a variety of recruitment & retention issues for both unionized and non-contract roles. The Advisor is a business partner working with both agency and corporate human resources staff to promote and foster services that enable client groups to achieve their business outcomes. Duties and accountabilities include recruitment of staff in BCEHS, providing expertise to other human resources staff on recruitment & retention matters, the development and implementation of streamlined systems and processes that will provide high level recruitment efficiencies throughout the PHSA and participation in the development and implementation of policies, procedures and programs related to the recruitment of employees with a focus on difficult to fill positions, the retention of existing employees and the development, implementation and monitoring of PHSA wide employee recognition programs.

Scope and Complexity:

  • The Advisor is a key partner of the Team Lead, Talent Acquisision and works closely with senior and line staff both at the corporate and agency level identifying and responding to recruitment & retention issues. The Advisor works with external advertising and recruitment agencies to ensure that the needs of the PHSA and its member agencies are being acknowledged and followed in an efficient and cost effective manner. The Advisor is a direct support to the human resources team and hiring Manager throughout the PHSA, providing expertise on recruitment & retention issues and assignments including specialized advertising, marketing and media consultation.


  • Key internal contacts for the Advisor, Talent Acquisision include communication with the Manager, Talent Acquisition, the Director, Talent Acquisition, agency based human resources staff and other senior and management staff throughout the PHSA. Contact primarily involves providing information, guidance and expertise to others in order for sound decisions to be made with respect to recruitment & retention issues.

What you'll do

  • Recruits staff, working closely as a business partner with other human resources staff and managers through methods such as identifying candidate pool, assisting with screening candidates, development of interview questions, participating on interview panels/committees, referencing candidates and providing recommendations regarding salary in consultation with other specialists within human resources.
  • Provides expertise to human resources staff and hiring manager on a variety of recruitment issues including offer letters, relocation and immigration in order to support the recruitment initiatives of the PHSA.
  • Provides guidance and advice to management staff in conjunction with the Team Lead, Talent Acquisition regarding PHSA staffing needs and their linkages in the staffing strategic directions of the organization.
  • Develops and maintains a network of contacts to help identify and source qualified candidates locally, nationally and internationally through the development and maintenance of a network of contacts and related databases.
  • Formulates strategy for recruitment plans and recommends placement of job advertising in various media according to need and within budget. Liaises with external advertising firms and collaborates with the advertising agency in developing creative recruitment strategies including professional journals, publications and web sites and national newspapers. Negotiates discounted rates for media buying, promotion at conferences and tradeshows and direct mail distribution activities.
  • Assists in internal/external recruitment initiatives for the PHSA including participating in job fairs and college/high school visits. Liaises with senior staff participants ensuring the promotional and marketing materials are developed and available, and booths and table displays are prepared.
  • Participates with the Director, Specialty Recruitment to ensure the recruitment & retention messaging and profile within the PHSA is maintained and is consistent throughout the PHSA.
  • Provides guidance and assistance to health care professionals seeking employment with PHSA on issues such how to obtain registration to work in British Columbia.
  • Supports the Director, Talent Acquisition by representing the PHSA at a variety of forums including attending provincial and regional meetings/conferences in order to represent and advocate the interests of the PHSA and maintaining and developing contacts and making formal presentations.
  • Maintains electronic records of recruitment & retention data to track and report on statistics and demographics such as vacancies, new hires, transfers and number of applicants. Analyses and reports on trends such as turnover.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

What you bring

  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a university degree in Human Resources plus five to seven years of recent related experience including experience with strategic recruitment and retention of high quality staff.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of recruitment processes and applicable legislation, relevant collective agreements and principles of union/management relationships. Demonstrated ability in the searching and interviewing of individuals, including potential employment candidates and current employees.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems, make decisions and facilitate resolution of issues within an atmosphere of unclear guidelines and established frameworks. Demonstrated ability to make formal presentations. Knowledge of human resource planning and principles.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate resolution of issues. Accomplished communication skills including the ability to facilitate, negotiate and persuade others. Excellent organizational skills including the ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines. Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to deal effectively with all levels of staff. Advanced knowledge in computer technology including database management. Ability to operate related equipment and related word processing software and specialist presentation software spreadsheet programs. Physical ability to perform the duties of the role.

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: 1333 West Broadway, Vancouver BC V6H 1G9

Closing date: Until Filled

Hours of Work: 09:00-17:00 Monday-Friday

Requisition #: 127146E

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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