This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
Reporting to the Assistant Deputy Minister, Operations, the Executive Director (ED), Iqaluit Health Services is a highly influential and visible leader with overall accountability for the management of the Qikiqtani General Hospital which provides hospital services to all residents of the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut and for all health services delivered within Iqaluit including Public Health, Home Care, Dental Health, and Rehabilitation Services. The ED is accountable for planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating programs necessary to facilitate a high standard of health care services for the inpatients and outpatients. The ED will lead service delivery transformation strategies and oversee the implementation of a culture of quality, safety and exceptional experience.
The Executive Director Iqaluit Health Services will maintain a close cooperative working relationship with the Territorial Chief of Staff, the Director of Medical Affairs, Chief Nursing Officer, Director of Medical Travel and Health IT. There will be nine (9) positions reporting directly to the ED, Iqaluit Health Services: the Administrative Assistant; Director, Support Services; Director, Clinical Services; Director, Iqaluit Community Services; Clinical Advisor Iqaluit Health Services; Infection Control Practitioner; Quality Assurance Risk Management Coordinator; French Language Interpreter/Accreditation Project Officer and the Manager of Finance. With this team, the ED must have the ability to motivate staff, and other caregivers outside the direct jurisdiction of the hospital, to develop solutions based on the cooperation of everyone who is part of the system.
The knowledge, skills, and experience required for this job are usually obtained through a recognized Undergraduate degree in health services field, along with a Master’s degree in a related field. Five (5) years of senior management experience including the provision of quality improvement, program evaluation and project management initiatives within a health care setting is also required.
The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land, and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.