This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
This is a Senior Management position reporting directly to Executive Director, Kivalliq. The Director Health Programs provides clinical and administrative leadership and direction to primary care teams in the region. These programs include primary health care, public health, health promotion, and midwifery services. The Director is accountable for the operating budgets as well as the forecasting of staffing and capital needs for the community health services, midwifery and population health programs. This position also represents the Department on various committees, task forces and working groups at both the regional and territorial level. You will is responsible for effectively managing Community Health Centres, the Regional Population Health team and maternal newborn services, home and community care and continuing care centres as assigned by their supervisor as part of an integrated regional Health system. You will also expected to provide leadership and direction to ensure that Inuit Societal Values are integrated into the workplace culture and day to day operations. This requires building awareness and open dialogue regarding Inuit Societal Values, engaging patients and staff in providing feedback and setting priorities, measuring progress and making improvements, as well as leading by example.
As the Director you provide leadership to community health, maternal newborn, home and community care, continuing care and population health services teams as assigned and actively contributes to a cohesive regional strategic plan by collaborating with Directors, Managers and Supervisors in the region to establish program and service goals, objectives, performance indicators and targets for assigned programs, to achieve acceptable results. You will also ensure provision of healthcare excellence and effective programs management by collaborating with the Office of Patient Relations, Policy Division, and the Department’s Senior Management Team to ensure all written communication is professional, accurate and objective. These reports and letters are most often prepared on behalf of the Minister of Health and/or Cabinet Ministers. Ensuring that a Quality Assurance and Risk Management program is maintained as directed, for all programs and services, including both medical and natural disaster emergency plans, incident reporting and response systems. You will work closely with the Executive Director, HR team and other Directors to support effective Health HR planning and retention of the skilled workforce by establishing and maintaining collaborative partnership with educational institutions (e.g. Nunavut Arctic College) to support the maintenance of a skilled health workforce. Developing and implementing effective budget controls and budget management in accordance with the requirements of the Financial Administrative Act and departmental policy. Completing other duties as assigned by the Executive Director or Assistant Deputy Minister of Operations.
The contextual knowledge for this position is strong knowledge and understanding of health issues and priorities in Nunavut and Canadian society, strong knowledge of health care service provision and issues in remote communities, a broad understanding of social, economic and training issues in Nunavut and Canada. Effective financial management skills gained through experience developing and managing budgets, ability to lead, advise, guide and counsel at all levels of the organization including senior managers, managers, and supervisors. The ability to prepare concise, efficient and practice good judgement in various and sometimes stressful situations.
An undergraduate degree in Nursing and broad nursing experience is required. Master’s Degree in Nursing or related fields (e.g. Health Care Administration) is an asset. Five years of successful progressive management experience in health, preferably in community health or public health nursing.
Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.
Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatugangit is an asset.
If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to KivalliqHR@gov.nu.ca. Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.
- 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 Inuit. 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.
- Applicants may submit their resume in the Official Language of their choice.
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