The Senior Provincial Director of the Critical Care Strategic Clinical Network™ (SCNs) is a strategic leadership role, responsible and accountable to both the System Innovations & Programs and the Quality & Chief Medical Officer Portfolios, reporting through the Chief Program Officer of the Strategic Clinical Networks. The Senior Provincial Director will provide strategic leadership, advice and expertise to the SCN in partnership with the SCN Senior Medical Director (SMD), in the context of the AHS Dyad Leadership model and with the Scientific Director (SD), who will be accountable for developing the research strategy for the SCN. The Senior Provincial Director together with the SMD and SD, will establish the priorities for the unique populations served by the SCNs. In doing so, will be accountable for the implementation, operationalization, ongoing management and monitoring of provincially integrated strategic priorities and quality measurement programs. Through a collaborative membership model, each SCN will aim to facilitate a seamless approach with teams from primary care to specialty care, acute care and community care that will make every patient a priority. SCNs focus on leading and supporting evidence-informed improvements in team-delivered prevention and in clinical performance, in order to achieve the highest quality and best outcomes at the lowest reasonable costs. Exceeding patient expectations within a high-performing and sustainable system is the collective goal.
The incumbent will have a demonstrated ability to undertake evidence-informed (data-driven) decision making in innovation, knowledge transformation and creating environment for innovation adoption as well as practical experience in strategy, policy development, leadership and program and project management. A demonstrated ability to work with clinical experts to develop and implement care models and pathways as well as experience in developing innovative approaches with public, private and third sector partnerships. A minimum of a graduate degree in health care management, business administration or a related health care field. The incumbent will demonstrate a clear pattern of professional and personal development. Equivalencies of education and experience will be considered. Progressive senior leadership experience in a healthcare environment, including 5 - 10 years’ experience in a senior management role in clinical services or healthcare operations. Experience with assessing population health needs and setting priorities. Successful record of achievement as a leader, including extensive experience in senior leadership of a large and diverse range of functions.
Utilizes strategic thinking, taking into account long-term goals assessing options and implications. Effective communicator with strong organizational skills, client focused orientation and commitment to providing long term quality services. Leadership skills, including demonstrated ability and comfort with decision making responsibilities, coaching and teaching, and the ability to inspire and build confidence in others. Proven ability to foster partnerships to achieve organizational goals within a large, diverse organization and managing within a unionized sector. Ability to foster a climate of cooperation amongst, and build solid relationships with public agencies, government, boards, committees and other partners. Financial and analytic acumen, able to interpret information to determine priorities and performance analysis. Experience in adoption of evidence informed practice and in translating evidence into care models and implementation of clinical pathways. Experience and expertise in performance management and quality assurance processes for providers. Expertise in creating and aligning accountability and incentive systems. A proven commitment to patient/public centered health care system in Alberta. A strong vision for the evolution.