Key to the role is the responsibility and accountability of this position is to liaise with stakeholders to ensure the implementation of plans, strategies and actions that serve as the foundation and direction of the program focus on the foundational IHP provincial functions areas throughout the province. The Indigenous Health Program interacts at operational, policy and strategic levels and routinely works with other AHS portfolios, external agencies, Indigenous leadership, communities and Government departments. The Provincial Director, North will work closely with the Executive Director to provide recommendations and support to Senior Advisors in ensuring effective planning and implementation to serve the best interests of the organization and meet the needs of Indigenous people in Alberta. The Provincial Director, South provides direct leadership to managerial and professional staff across the full continuum of care across AHS and including various geographic zones and areas within the province. The Provincial Director, South will focus on the Central Zone, urban Calgary, and South Zones. Reviews, analyzes and provides recommendations on developing and setting provincial standards, implementing strategies, sustaining and evaluating system-wide provincial programs and initiatives that include both AHS’ internal and external partners/stakeholders. This includes leading the background research required in the decision making process, sitting on committees and works within the system at the director level to spread and assist in the consistent messaging across AHS. In consultation with Executive Director and other key stakeholders, is responsible for leading the development, implementation, monitoring/measuring/reporting on, and evaluation of specific strategic priorities related to Indigenous Health in AHS.
Minimum of a Master’s Degree in a Health Care or related discipline; a minimum of 5 years' experience in Indigenous health or fields with direct engagement of Indigenous populations, and 8-10 years business administration and/or a related health care senior leadership role involving management of a large and diverse range of functions, preferably in a health care setting. A demonstrated clear pattern of professional and personal development.
The incumbent will possess a record of accomplishment in the following areas: Seasoned leadership experience in a health care environment, including extensive experience in a senior management role in operations and/or service delivery. Experience in the field of health administration. Significant history working effectively with Indigenous communities and multijurisdictional partners. Extensive practical experience in the development of organizational strategy, policy and program planning/management. Strategic thinking, taking into account long-term goals to assess options and implications; effective use of conceptual and analytical skills to interpret, analyze, consolidate and determine actions from diverse and complex information. Effective communication with strong organizational skills, people-focused orientation and commitment to providing quality services; effective in demonstrating the use of diplomacy, facilitation and negotiation. Leadership skills, including demonstrated ability and comfortable with decision-making, coaching and teaching, and demonstrated ability to inspire and build confidence in others. Proven ability to manage change and create innovative solutions for complex and diverse issues. Ability to manage diverse human, financial and physical resources within a complex environment. Proven ability to foster positive relationships and partnerships with key internal and external stakeholders and achieve organizational goals within a large, diverse organiza
Equivalencies of education and experience may be considered. Ability to speak or understand one of the traditional languages spoken in Alberta.