The Corrections Directors are responsible and accountable for leading/supporting several multidisciplinary operational teams, in the planning, delivery and evaluation of assigned programs and services in support of the vision, mission and business plan of Alberta Health Services within another organizational culture. The Corrections Directors provide direct support and expert counsel to the Executive Director and senior management team on all aspects of health services delivery and clinical areas of responsibility within the designated correctional facilities. The Corrections Directors develop and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders and leaders within AHS and JSG (Justice & Solicitor General) to provide operational leadership to related programs and services with the Correctional centers. The Corrections Directors are the primary points of contact for system-wide infrastructure initiatives and for site-specific care delivery processes and concerns for AHS and JSG. . The Corrections Directors provide leadership in resource planning and allocation, operational objectives, and site strategic plan and priorities to the Correctional Health Centers.
A minimum of related Baccalaureate degree. A minimum of 5 years in an operational clinical leadership role in an organization of significant size, complexity and diversity. Working knowledge of the health care system and/or Correctional system is required.
Extensive experience in a senior management role in operations and/or acute care service delivery preferably in an academic health sciences centre, demonstrating: Practical experience and established skills in strategy, policy development, leadership, and project and program management. Knowledge and demonstrated application of business planning, modeling concepts, and program and project management theories, principles and practices. Uses strategic thinking, taking into account long-term goals assessing options and implications. Effective communication with strong organizational skills, a client-focused orientation and a commitment to providing quality services. Leadership skills, including demonstrated ability and comfort with decision making responsibilities, mentoring, coaching and teaching, and the ability to inspire and build confidence in others. Ability to manage change and create innovative solutions for complex and diverse issues impacting a metropolitan hospital. Ability to manage diverse human, financial and physical resources in a changing and multifaceted environment with diverse, complex and sensitive issues. Proven ability to foster partnerships and to achieve organizational goals within a large, diverse organization with a unionized environment. Ability to foster a climate of cooperation amongst, and builds solid relationships with public agencies, government, boards, committees and other partners.
Preferably a Master’s degree in Health Services Administration or Business Administration or evidence of working to completion of the same. Additional management courses and professional membership an asset. Health care experience an asset. Progressive senior leadership experience in a healthcare environment is preferred.