Advisor, Talent Acquisition (Clinical Recruiter)

Vancouver, B.C.

You're a skilled talent acquisition professional who is passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and women, health care and respect for individuals. You're seeking a challenging career opportunity that comes with a sense of greater purpose, and the perk of working with a skilled and supportive team. Known for being strategic in your recruitment planning, you reach out to the deepest corners of your established network, and you continually build new connections. Bring your ingenuity, your customer service, and your dynamic interpersonal skills to this Advisor role at PHSA!

What you'll do

The Advisor, Talent Acquisition reports to the Manager, Talent Acquisition (TA), Clinical Services, and holds responsibility to provide expert advice and guidance on a variety of recruitment issues within the C&W program. The Advisor is a trusted business partner working with C&W employees and leadership to promote and foster services that enable the team to deliver care services effectively across the province.

  • Lead high-volume recruitment of key operational roles across C&W.
  • Act as an Operational Business Partner to employees and leaders on recruitment matters; establish related standard operating procedures.
  • Partner with colleagues on high-level strategic approach and large-scale recruitment initiatives.
  • Coordinate the full hiring process, including successful onboarding of new team members.
  • Establish candidate pipelines for ongoing hiring needs and raise awareness for career opportunities in mental health and substance use services.

You will also

  • Participate in formulation of recruitment plans and campaigns for high-volume and difficult to fill positions, including job ad content creation, hosting information sessions, collecting employee testimonials, and occasional liaison with external agencies.
  • Provide guidance and advice to management staff in conjunction with the TA Manager regarding staffing needs and their linkages in the staffing strategic directions of the organization.
  • Develop and maintain 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.
  • Assist in internal/external recruitment initiatives, including preparation for, and participating in, job fairs and college/high school visits.
  • Provide guidance and assistance to potential candidates seeking employment within C&W, e.g., how to obtain registration to work in British Columbia.
  • Represent PHSA at a variety of forums including attending provincial and regional meetings/conferences in order to represent and advocate the interests of PHSA and maintaining and developing contacts and making formal presentations.
  • Maintain electronic records of recruitment data to track and report on statistics and demographics such as vacancies, new hires, transfers and number of applicants; use data to report on trends such as turnover.

What you bring


  • Post-secondary degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or other related field; or an equivalent level of education, training and experience.
  • 5-7 years of recent, related experience including specialized experience in high-volume recruitment within a health care environment, with experience in clinical areas, leadership, strategic initiatives, and change management.

Skills & Knowledge

  • Comprehensive knowledge of hiring and 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.
  • Knowledge of human resource planning and principles.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems, make decisions and facilitate resolution of issues within an atmosphere of unclear guidelines and established frameworks.
  • Accomplished communication skills including the ability to facilitate, negotiate and persuade others, working effectively with employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines.
  • Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission's 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and other related reports.
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

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, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • 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).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Regular, Full-time

Salary Range: $72,445 - $104,139+ / year. The starting salary for this position would be determined with consideration of the successful candidate's relevant education and experience, and would be in alignment with the provincial compensation reference plan. Salary will be prorated accordingly for part time roles.

Location: 1333 W. Broadway, Vancouver B.C. (Flexibility for Hybrid/remote work)

Closing date: Applications accepted until position is filled

Hours of Work: 0800-1600 (Monday to Friday)

Requisition # 155750E

***This role follows a hybrid work structure where employees can both work remotely and from the office. ***

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

What we do

The Provincial Health Services Authority (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.

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PHSA is 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.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Government unanimous passing of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey?one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to meaningful and lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as we move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts PHSA must uphold legislative obligations and provincial commitments found in the foundational documents such as including Truth & Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Calls for Justice (2019), the Declaration Act Action Plan and Remembering Keegan: A First Nations Case Study.

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Vancouver, BC, Canada
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