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Executive Director, Kivalliq

Groups: 
Health
Community: 
Rankin Inlet
Reference number: 
10-504019
Type of employment: 
Term
Union Status: 
This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
Salary: 
$120,771.00 to $172,530.00 per annum
Northern Allowance: 
$18,517.00 per annum
Subsidized staff housing available
Closing Date: 
01 September 2017

 

Type of Employment: 3-year term from date of hire

This is a Senior Management position reporting directly to Assistant Deputy Minister- Operations. The Kivalliq region covers a large geographical area in Nunavut ranging from Naujaat in the north to Sanikiluaq, the southernmost community in Nunavut. There are approximately 10,000 residents, spread across 8 communities. Primary health care, public health protection and health promotion programs are delivered through community health centers and a variety of other offices and structures.

The Executive Director, Kivalliq is accountable for the quality management of all Health services provided to the residents of the 8 communities in the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut, as well as "Out of Territory" services for Kivalliq regions residents outside of Nunavut. This includes quality of care, continuous service improvement, culturally adapted clinical practices, respectful employee interactions and fiscal accountability for reginal operations. Community programs include: primary health care, public health, mental health, health protection and overall health promotion. Out of Territory services include tertiary care and diagnostic services unavailable in the North. As the successful candidate you will be accountable for developing strong community Health Services committees and engaging public input to the healthcare system.

The position requires: an in-depth knowledge of healthcare systems and the Nunavut healthcare delivery environment; the ability to apply business principles, including systems thinking, in the healthcare environment; the ability to communicate clearly and concisely with internal and external customers, establish and maintain relationships and facilitate constructive interactions with individuals and groups. Also critical are: the ability to inspire individual and organizational excellence, create a shared vision, and successfully manage change to attain the department’s strategic ends and successful performance. The ability to align personal and organizational conduct with ethical and professional standards, including a responsibility to the patient and community, a service orientation, and a commitment to lifelong learning and improvement, is also required.

To be invited for an interview, you should have: a Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration or a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, with a minimum of 5 years of progressive senior level management experience in a health care setting; or a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Services, with a minimum of 10 years of progressive senior level management in a health care setting; or an Inuit Nunavut with a College Diploma, and a minimum of 15 years of progressive management experience in a health care setting. 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.

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

Current indeterminate Government of Nunavut employees, who apply and are successful on this term

This is a Senior Management position reporting directly to Assistant Deputy Minister- Operations. The Kivalliq region covers a large geographical area in Nunavut ranging from Naujaat in the north to Sanikiluaq, the southernmost community in Nunavut. There are approximately 10,000 residents, spread across 8 communities. Primary health care, public health protection and health promotion programs are delivered through community health centers and a variety of other offices and structures.

The Executive Director, Kivalliq is accountable for the quality management of all Health services provided to the residents of the 8 communities in the Kivalliq Region of Nunavut, as well as "Out of Territory" services for Kivalliq regions residents outside of Nunavut. This includes quality of care, continuous service improvement, culturally adapted clinical practices, respectful employee interactions and fiscal accountability for reginal operations. Community programs include: primary health care, public health, mental health, health protection and overall health promotion. Out of Territory services include tertiary care and diagnostic services unavailable in the North. As the successful candidate you will be accountable for developing strong community Health Services committees and engaging public input to the healthcare system.

The position requires: an in-depth knowledge of healthcare systems and the Nunavut healthcare delivery environment; the ability to apply business principles, including systems thinking, in the healthcare environment; the ability to communicate clearly and concisely with internal and external customers, establish and maintain relationships and facilitate constructive interactions with individuals and groups. Also critical are: the ability to inspire individual and organizational excellence, create a shared vision, and successfully manage change to attain the department’s strategic ends and successful performance. The ability to align personal and organizational conduct with ethical and professional standards, including a responsibility to the patient and community, a service orientation, and a commitment to lifelong learning and improvement, is also required.

To be invited for an interview, you should have: a Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration or a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, with a minimum of 5 years of progressive senior level management experience in a health care setting; or a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Services, with a minimum of 10 years of progressive senior level management in a health care setting; or an Inuit Nunavut with a College Diploma, and a minimum of 15 years of progressive management experience in a health care setting. 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.

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

Current indeterminate Government of Nunavut employees, who apply and are successful on this term

  • 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.
Contact: 
Department of Finance (Rankin Inlet)

Government of Nunavut
PO Box 460, Rankin Inlet, Nunavut X0C 0G0
Phone: (867) 645-8065
Toll free: 1-800-933-3072
Fax: (867) 645-8097
Email: KivalliqHR@gov.nu.ca
www.gov.nu.ca/finance