As a member of the senior leadership team, you will be accountable for the development, implementation and evaluation of strategic and operational plans to support patient safety focused programs and delivery of infection prevention and control services. This includes anticipating, recognizing, and reacting to emerging or novel infection hazards. You will provide leadership through effective communication, ethical decision making, and commitment to achieving established goals, objectives, and outcomes. Your strong operational leadership will foster a strong commitment to quality, process improvement, and customer-focused service. Through significant interaction with internal and external partners and participants, you will influence the direction of key organizational initiatives. Key external partnerships include Covenant Health’s IPC team and Alberta government staff within the Health Protection and the Compliance and Monitoring branches. Internal stakeholders extend across the continuum of care with key partnerships with Capital Management, Linen and Environmental Services, Workplace Health and Safety and with Contracting, Procurement and Supply Management. You will manage the operating budget for IPC working in partnership with the program’s leadership team, establishing budget targets that are consistent with the plans and general guidelines established by Alberta Health Services executive leadership team. This includes allocation of resources, authorizes and controls expenditures, and as such is accountable for managing resources allocated to the program.
A graduate degree in health care management, business administration or a related health care field is required. A minimum of 5 years of progressive, leadership experience in a healthcare environment, working within a complex, public sector organization of significant size, complexity, or diversity is required. A combination of experience and education will be considered.
The incumbent will demonstrate a clear pattern of professional and personal development including progressive leadership experience in a healthcare environment. Demonstrated ability to lead an interdisciplinary team, including collaborative work with physicians.
Recent clinical practice in acute or long term care settings, and, as applicable, active licensure with a relevant regulatory body (e.g. CARNA, ACMLT) are preferred. Membership with IPAC-Canada is an asset.