Practice Lead, Aboriginal Health (Worksite Location Is Flexible)

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Practice Lead, Aboriginal Health (Worksite Location Is Flexible)

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Author pmnationtalk
Date October 20, 2020
Type Term - Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Location Flexible
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Practice Lead, Aboriginal Health (Worksite Location Is Flexible)

Competition #: 01458113
Employee Type: TERM SPECIFIC FULL TIME
Bargaining Unit: NON-CONTRACT
Facility: Flexible
Department: IH ABORIGINAL SERVICES
Reports To: CORPORATE DIRECTOR, ABORIGINAL HEALTH
Close Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED*
Comments: Work location is flexible within the Interior Health region.

 

Position Summary
In accordance with established vision and values of the organization, Practice Leads will design strategy, set standard and direction for programs that fall within the Aboriginal Health program and Population Health portfolio; collaborate with other portfolios to ensure the seamless integration of client-centered services. Assessing and identifying critical issues and opportunities in health care, the incumbent will develop strategic recommendations for leadership to advance key Aboriginal initiatives. Crucial to the success of the position is the ability to analyze and consolidate Ministry and IH objectives, develop strong partnerships with Aboriginal communities and health leaders, and lead change initiatives aimed at improving health outcomes for Aboriginal people in the interior.

This position will lead and manage a variety of strategic initiatives, support IH program and operational leadership in engaging with Nation and community partners to facilitate ongoing collaboration and effective implementation of joint priorities.

The incumbent will be expected to see the “big picture” by:

• Keeping pace with changes by scanning the environment for the relevant trends and developments affecting the portfolio’s programs.
• Demonstrating the ability to identify strategic issues and collaborate with appropriate stakeholders across IH to assess the situation and alternatives.
• Keeping apprised of Topical IH, Strategic Provincial and Federal initiatives, and providing advice to IH leadership.
• Building collaborative integrative alliances across IH that can champion and build momentum for strategic change.
• Supporting stakeholders including strategic plans execution, strategic process improvements, and communication.
• Monitoring input and enhancing performance metrics, continual and annual performance improvement, and planning of program strategic direction.
• Responding to changes in the global health care environment and participating in various ad-hoc projects as directed including guidance on process and methodology.
• Possessing a depth and breadth of knowledge to successfully implement strategies across the continuum of programs including Primary Health Care, Mental Health and Substance Use, Community Care, Information Management and Allied Health.

Qualifications
** Pursuant to section 41 of the British Columbia Human Rights Code, preference will be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry**

Education, Training and Experience:

• Bachelors Degree in a Clinical Area supplemented by Clinical Specialists Master’s Program.
5-7 Years of recent, related experience.

LEADS Capabilities:

Demonstrates all LEADS Capabilities, in particular:
• Leads Self/Cultural Agility – self-awareness, demonstrates character; noticing and adapting to cultural uniqueness to create a sense of safety for all.
• Engages Others/Empathy – communicates effectively; listens with heart rather than reacting
• Achieves Results/Process Orientation – takes action to implement decisions, assesses & evaluates results, follows culturally respectful processes that also produce results
• Develops Coalitions/Building a Trust-Based Relationship – builds partnership and networks to create results, demonstrates a commitment to customers and service, participating in open exchanges of experiences and culture
• System Transformation/Credible Champion – demonstrates systems/critical thinking, strategically oriented to the future, champions & orchestrates change, remains self-aware and maintains effective relationships, shows courage and conviction in advocating for change for the betterment of Aboriginal people.

Skills and Abilities:

• Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work with diverse populations, incorporating diverse perspectives, values, and approaches into planning.
• Demonstrated ability to identify and analyze situations and problems such that viable solutions are found. Approach challenges and complexities from a systems perspective.
• Demonstrated ability to guide individuals toward the vision while maintaining group cohesion, motivation, commitment and effectiveness. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with multi-disciplinary teams.
• Demonstrated ability to introduce and manage purposeful change that is consistent with the mission, vision, values, and operating principles of IH.
• Demonstrated ability to identify strategies and opportunities in a dynamic environment that leads to identified outcomes.
• Ability to utilize computerized software/hardware technology within a Windows environment.

**Please Note**
• We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.
• Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume and cover letter writing, send your question via email to [email protected] to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.

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

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