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Collaborative Health Coordinator | Ktunaxa Nation

Position Summary

Salary range for the position is $72,400 to $104,100. Interior Health establishes salaries within the minimum and maximum of the salary range based on consideration of the qualifications, experience of the applicant, and an internal equity review of the salaries of other employees.

Who are we looking for?

Are you eager to join an organization that strives to support a diverse employee experience? Interior Health is hiring a Permanent Full Time Collaborative Health Coordinator - Ktunaxa Nation to join our Indigenous Partnerships team.

The successful applicant to this position will report to the Manager, Indigenous Engagement for Interior Health AND the Social Investment Director, Ktunaxa Nation Council. ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED JOINTLY.

Interior Health Authority is on a journey towards reconciliation. As a collective, the Interior Health team acknowledges the traditional territories on which they work, live and play including the lands of the Dakelh Dene, Ktunaxa, Nlaka’pamux, Secwepemc, St’at’imc, Syilx and Tŝilhqot’in peoples. Interior Health is committed to working with Indigenous partners to plan and deliver culturally sensitive health-care services and to deliver on its goal of Improving Health and Wellness.

The worksite location for this position is flexible and can be located anywhere within the Interior Health region, with preference to candidates located within the Ktunaxa Nation. Travel is a requirement of this position

Some of the Benefits of Joining Interior Health:

• An attractive remuneration package
• Excellent career prospects
• Employer paid training/education
• Employer paid vacation
• Medical Service Plan
• Employer paid insurance premiums
• Extended Health & Dental coverage
• Municipal Pension Plan
• Work-life balance

How will you create an impact?

In accordance with the established vision and values of the organization and of Ktunaxa Nation, the Collaborative Health Coordinator (Ktunaxa Nation) is a member of the IH Indigenous Engagement Team and is responsible and accountable for representing and advocating for the unique holistic healthcare needs of the Ktunaxa Nation and Communities, which include: ʔakisq̓nuk First Nation; Yaq̓it ʔa·knuqⱡiʾit; ʔaq̓am; and Yaqan Nuʔkiy.
The Collaborative Health Coordinator (Ktunaxa Nation) position was designed collaboratively between IH and the Ktunaxa Nation. This position is accountable to and guided by the Letter of Understanding (LOU) between IH and Ktunaxa Social Sector and reports to the Manager, Indigenous Engagement and indirectly, through shared governance of the role, to the Ktunaxa Nation Social Investment Director.
The Collaborative Health Coordinator (Ktunaxa Nation) will attend Community and Nation-based meetings to listen, understand, translate, and support teaching IH leaders and employees about Ktunaxa culture to ensure that healthcare services are delivered to the Nation community members in a culturally safe and humble manner and without prejudice and inequity. The position is responsible for advocating for the unique holistic healthcare needs of the Ktunaxa Nation and the Communities, their culture, and specific needs for systems transformation. This includes ensuring the ongoing improvement of relationships between Nation, Communities and IH.
In alignment with IH’s Occupational Health & Safety Program, employees shall adhere to all Occupational Health and Safety policies and procedures at all times and attend all required training. Employees are responsible to report any identified hazards, unsafe conditions or incidents to the manager or supervisor immediately.

What will you work on:

• Creates trusting relationships and respectfully engages with the Ktunaxa Nation and Communities to listen, learn the context, culture, and service delivery needs.
• Translates and teaches IH leaders and employees about Nation and Nation community context, cultures, and service delivery needs.
• Provides information about IH services through proactive and respectful communication in the method preferred by the Nation/Communities.
• Advocates for Nation and Communities by ensuring service design and care delivery is culturally safe, respectful, equitable and free from racism.
• Provides timely information and advice to IH employees about emerging Nation and Community healthcare needs.
• Provides recommendations and advice to ensure assigned Nation Letters of Understanding (LOU’s) are kept current and reflect evolving needs and will play a pivotal role in aligning the LOU to include the 4 Communities moving forward.
• Works with Nation and Nation community leaders to include IH staff participation in formal gatherings, workshops, conferences, health Improvement activities, etc., as appropriate, and desired by the Nation/Communities.
• Works with Nation and Community front-line staff to support in navigating issues-resolution mechanisms by bringing together the right decision-makers to ensure issues related to culturally safe, efficient, and effective care are appropriately based on community needs.
• Supports Indigenous Patient Navigator to ensure patients from Nation and Communities have access to traditional medicine, healers, and Elders as part of their care.

Interior Health strives to create an environment where you enjoy the work you do, the place where you work, and the people around you. Together, we create great workplaces. Apply today!

Honouring Interior Health’s commitment to Truth and Reconciliation and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA), and Pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preferential consideration and/or hiring will be given to qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit).


Education, Training, and Experience:

• Degree or diploma in social work, healthcare, or a relevant field (e.g., Registered Nurse or
• Licensed Practical Nurse).
• Three years of related experience working in a healthcare environment, including direct, successful experience working with Indigenous communities, preferably within healthcare and preferably within the Ktunaxa Nation.
• Demonstrated knowledge, experience, and understanding of Indigenous people and their culture.
• Knowledge of federal, provincial, territorial, regional, and Indigenous organizations mandated to provide health services.
• Preference will be given to candidates proficient in one or more Indigenous languages.
• Completion of a medical terminology course is an asset.
• OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.


This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

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