The Senior Consultant - Strategic Clinical Networks is a key member of the SCN leadership team. The SC provides direct support and council on all aspects of developing a quality and knowledge culture within the SCNs and AHS. In collaboration with SCN leadership teams, the (SC) provides leadership to ensure SCN activities are delivered within scope, cost, time, and quality across the organization. The incumbent will identify, implement and where necessary coordinate effective practices to support the evolving needs of the SCNs and their areas of work. The (SC), in close consultation with the SCN Senior Provincial Director, will interpret organizational needs, assess requirements and recommend solutions to complex non-standard issues and requests. Working independently with minimal guidance, may supervise staff and lead functional teams or projects with a provincial scope and complex nature. The position works to ensure Alberta Health Services values, goals and principles are implemented and integrated in the delivery of services.
A minimum of a Master’s or research based degree in a health related field. A demonstrated clear pattern of professional and personal development. In addition, the incumbent will possess a record of accomplishment in the following areas: Extensive knowledge of the health system. Demonstrated working knowledge of quality improvement, research methods, systematic reviews and critical appraisal skills. Strong facilitation and mediation skills. Experience managing physical and human resources and related financial / statistical information. Significant experience in problem solving, concerns resolution, investigation, and negotiation. Team leadership skills, including demonstrated ability and comfort with decision making responsibilities, coaching and teaching, and the ability to inspire and build confidence in others. Demonstrated ability to foster relationships and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.
Acts as a liaison between the SCNs and the Patient Advisors associated with the SCNs. Gather, analyze, synthesize and where necessary coordinate leading practices, quantitative and qualitative data to inform recommendations leading to the development of provincial strategic plans and new approaches to care delivery. Work with SCN team to complete SCN functions to support Transformational roadmap, implementation and evaluation of projects, challenge dialogue, capability assessment, and mining for innovation and core committee requirements, as required. Develop and present innovative approaches to address system issues with sustainable solutions. Guide evaluation of SCN activities and development performance measures/targets in concert with others. Carry out the quality and planning related functions identified by SCN priority projects/ initiatives. Link with appropriate departments within AHS to coordinate access to available services.
A minimum of 5 years experience in quality improvement, knowledge management or research and or management in an organization of significant size, complexity and diversity is preferred (healthcare experience an asset).