The Athabasca Tribal Council (ATC) in Fort McMurray, is seeking an experienced and highly motivated professional to join our talented Health Team for the position of the Health Director. This is a rewarding opportunity if you are an experienced health professional who understands, appreciates and respects First Nation culture, and enjoys the support and collaboration from our multidisciplinary team and serving our regional First Nations.
The primary focus of the Director of Health is to improve the lives of ATC First Nations by promoting the health of the community through: advocating for increased health programming, developing partnerships, establishing policies; ensuring culturally relevant health education, and improving the delivery of healthcare services.
The Director of Health is responsible for the day to day management, operational effectiveness, and financial performance of the Health Department. The Director provides leadership in proposing and administering a comprehensive health program which effectively identifies and addresses the community needs. The Director also develops collaborative working relations with multiple public and private agencies to initiate and participate with community projects focusing on public health services. Strong leadership and management skills to build effective and cohesive teams are essential.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
Reporting to the CEO, the Health Director will be responsible for the management and for carrying out the mandate and vision of the Athabasca Tribal Council (ATC) with regard to the delivery and administration of health programs and services to ATC First Nation members. This will include the administration of the ATC Health Department including planning, development, implementation, and operations.
Prepare and deliver all financial and program reporting requirements to all stakeholders
Develop an annual plan of healthcare projects and manage the projects within budget
The identification, negotiation, and implementation of new health enhancing programs and services as they become available
Develop and maintain relationships with all interested parties
Build effective team relationships that support employee performance and development
Provide advocacy within the community and or with other agencies
Assess and advise First Nations on appropriate strategies linked with current organizational goals, and regional and political environments
Provide tools, directions and resources for the management staff
Consult with and serve as an interface with the community health departments for the purpose of ensuring that ATC Health Department policies, programs and services are meeting the needs of the Nations
Ensures that the organization delivers the full range of health programs/services within budget
Ability to travel
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
To qualify, you must have a minimum of 5-10 years of related work experience, combined with a bachelor’s degree in Nursing. You will also be registered and in good standing with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA), Masters level degree in an appropriate field preferred.
Previous management experience working within a First Nation Health Administration setting
Current Criminal Record Check
Current CYIM Check
Valid Alberta’s Driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract
Have an in depth understanding of First Nation health issues and programs
Proven leadership and organizational skills
Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
Understanding and appreciation for First Nation Culture
Understanding of and experience with First Nation administrations
Excellent computer skills
This position shall possess the following core competencies:
Excellent Oral and Written Communication Skills
Communication With Tact
This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
Applicants are thanked in advance for their interest however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Mission: Athabasca Tribal Council serves our Nations by proving relevant and innovative programs and services that enrich the well-being, health and prosperity of our people. We are committed to ensuring the protection of our Inherent rights, our Treaty Rights and our traditional territory while respecting the autonomy of each Nation, our strength is in our unity.
Vision: The Athabasca Tribal Council in collaboration with our Nations, honors our Treaty and supports a thriving, healthy and self-reliant future for Cree and Dene people.
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