The Director – People, Innovation and Change is an expert who provides leadership, consultation and advice across AHS EMS on projects and initiatives designed to support the EMS teams at all levels. In this unique role, the Director collaborates with a wide variety of people inside and outside EMS, including educators, licensing boards/colleges, educational institutions, operational, clinical and professional leaders to: identify desired outcomes; develop determined skills, implement and monitor work plans/projects; and support Paramedic Practice Leaders and project teams. It is crucial that this role functions as a systems leader and change agent, and is responsible for providing leadership, consultation and direction for professional practice. Other key responsibilities will be: Design and establish an operational innovation and change strategy. Provide project management guidance and support through the development of a consistent and standardized operational project methodology. Support the development and implementation of projects into actionable operational initiatives and work with our AHS teams, partners, and stakeholders to deploy them. Lead planning and initiative management, delivered through a PMO methodology. Transform the culture to understand and utilize Change Leadership as a key part of operational engagement and project implementation. Promote, develop and grow change management and leadership knowledge and skills in our teams. Work to identify and align processes and approaches to make AHS proactive and transparent when implementing change (local to provincial). Provide support to AHS EMS teams as required, helping to develop initiative and program management capabilities throughout their portfolios. Leads evaluation and research on operational strategies used in the delivery of high quality patient care.
A minimum Graduate of an Alberta college of Paramedics (ACP) approved program. Completed a health leadership / management program(s). A minimum of 10 years’ experience in a management / supervisory role ideally in an organization of significant size, complexity and diversity. A minimum of 10 years’ experience in a management role in EMS or other related portfolio.
An undergraduate or graduate degree in healthcare administration, business, or leadership is an asset. Healthcare experience an asset. Practical experience in strategy, policy development, leadership, and project/program management. Ability to foster a climate of cooperation amongst, and build solid relationships with public agencies, governments, boards, committees and other partners.
Ability to hold registration and practice permit with the ACP. A Master’s Degree in a Health Sciences Discipline or equivalent level of education training and experience is preferred.