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Project Lead, Opioid Agonist Treatment Rural Communities

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date April 20, 2020
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Location Flexible
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Project Lead, Opioid Agonist Treatment Rural Communities (WORKSITE LOCATION IS FLEXIBLE)

Competition #: 01391768
Employee Type: TERM SPECIFIC FULL TIME
Bargaining Unit: NON-CONTRACT
Facility: Flexible
Department: IH MHSU CM L SV ODR-HPE
Reports To: DIRECTOR, ABORIGINAL MENTAL WELLNESS
Close Date: APRIL 20, 2020*
Comments: Preference will be given to current Interior Health employees

 

Position Summary
In accordance with the established vision and values of the organization, the Project Lead will work in close partnership with Aboriginal partners inclusive of the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) to ensure enhanced access and culturally-appropriate access to opioid agonist therapy services. The Project Lead facilitates access to the supports required from within Interior Health (IH) to ensure the successful implementation of the project, as per the guidelines and recommendations provided by the IH Aboriginal Overdose Working Group.

• Leads implementation of the Aboriginal Opioid Response Working Group workplan.

• Acts on recommendations outlined from various reports i.e. gap analysis of opioid agonist therapy access for Aboriginal communities and urban centers in the Interior.

• Applies knowledge and experience in process review and analysis to recommend system and process improvements to the program and initiatives to improve access to opioid agonist therapy, looking at ways to implement local, culturally-safe solutions to overcome barriers.

• Leads and implements solutions to fill gaps, working closely with Aboriginal communities and primary care providers.

• Works closely with internal stakeholders and Aboriginal and community partners to advise on how to roll out opioid agonist therapy initiatives as they arise.

• Liaises externally with others, including representatives of other community agencies. Supports and/or identifies opportunities to partner with other health authorities, regional entities, community agencies, and private partners in system redesign or care and service improvements.

• Acts as an educator for opioid agonist therapy in Aboriginal communities, as requested.

• Provides regular written reports on the progress of the project.

• Identifies and promotes the expedited resolution to problems or barriers, to enable successful project/change completion and transformation.

• Liaises externally with others, including representatives of other community agencies. Supports and/or identifies opportunities to partner with other health authorities, regional entities, community agencies, and private partners in system redesign or care and service improvements.

• Leads a range of discreet projects; develops guidelines, templates, and critical activity pathways; and makes recommendations for action.

• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications
Pursuant to Section 41 of the British Columbia Human Rights Code and Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, preference will be given to qualified applicants of Aboriginal ancestry

Education, Training, and Experience
• A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Master’s degree, preferably in the field of Mental Health and Substance Use.
• Five years of recent, related experience at a senior level working within a complex public or private sector environment and experience in project management.
• Indigenous cultural competency training.
• Experience in interacting and developing relationships with Aboriginal communities, government agencies, and Ministries, along with an extensive understanding and knowledge of Aboriginal culture and, specifically, First Nations’ culture within IH.
• Experience working with peer groups

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT

 

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