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Director, Health Programs-North

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Type of employment: 
Union Status: 
This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$ 114,358 to $163,368 per annum
Northern Allowance: 
$ 19,077.00 per annum
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
20 October 2017

This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.

The Director, Health Programs reports to the Executive Director, Baffin Region.  The Director provides leadership and direction to the health centre supervisors of clinical and administrative programs in each community.  These programs include primary health care services as well as home and community care services.  The communities covered by the North Baffin position are Arctic Bay, Clyde River, Resolute Bay, Grise Fiord, Pond Inlet and Igloolik. The Director is accountable for the operating budgets as well as the forecasting of staffing and capital needs for the health centres and home and community care.  This position also represents the Department on various committees, task forces and working groups at both the regional and territorial level.

The Director is responsible for effectively managing community Health Centres as part of an integrated regional Health system which includes ensuring adequate staffing and available housing.  The position is accountable for contract administration in some communities where services are provided outside of government.  The Director will be challenged to balance the demands of a wide spectrum of programs running concurrently; including treatment and nursing services, and home and community care, as well as, integrate operations into other departmental programs and services under territorial legislation and/or departmental policies for example: applying the territorial Medical Travel Policy and the approval of non-medical escorts and collaboration with contracted airlines.

A Nursing baccalaureate degree and 5 years of progressive management experience in a relevant field, preferably in community health or public health nursing is required in addition to:

Knowledge and experience in management and supervision of staff in a cross-cultural setting; and budgeting including forecasting; computer systems; and current nursing registration in a Canadian province and eligibility for registration with Registered Nursing Association of Northwest Territories and Nunavut (RNANT/NU) are required prior to hiring.

Fluency in more than one of the Official languages of the Territory; knowledge and experience in electronic health records and order systems; and a Master’s degree in Nursing or a directly related field are considered assets.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatugangit is an asset.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. 
  • Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. 
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration. 
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website. 
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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