Lead, Public Health, Aboriginal And Mental Health Substance Use SystemsApply Now Job ID 1588070 Date posted 08/04/2021
Status :PERMANENT FULL TIME
Join our Information Management and Information Technology (IMIT) team in this exciting new role.
We are seeking a team focused, collaborative leader to oversee and support the Public Health portfolio with IMIT which include Health Promotion, Prevention and Protection, Population Health, Perinatal Program, and Allied Health (SLP, Audiology). Through consultation with IMIT and Public Health leaders, the Lead will be responsible for coordinating, planning and developing annual IMIT plans in alignment with the needs and priorities of the business areas, IH, and the province. The Lead will provide oversight, direction and leadership in the fulfillment of approved IMIT plans. The position will also support the Regional Manager with MHSU and Aboriginal Health responsibilities as and when required.
TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• IT Service Management: Manages the day to day activities and services provided by the PH team ensuring they meet and enhance relationships and value to the customer. Includes oversight, coaching of staff on ITIL service principles.
• Manages all aspects of Human Resource Management of the IMIT PH service team including organizational recommendations, design and resource planning/proposals; recruitment, retention and ongoing development; orientation and training including mentorship; performance management and evaluation; disciplinary action, and termination as required.
• Responsible for budget management including: develops and is responsible for (monitors and approves) the annual operating budget for PH IMIT; develops proposals for Capital initiatives.
• Project Management: directs and Leads complex IT projects from Conception and Initiation through to Close.
• Leads PH pandemic response activities.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.
• A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Health Information Systems, or a related discipline. An equivalent combination of experience and post-secondary education may also be considered.
• A minimum of 5 years of experience in healthcare information systems including responsibility for planning, project management, systems implementation and analysis, and staff development and supervision.
Demonstrates all LEADS Capabilities, in particular:
• Leads Self/Cultural Agility – self-awareness, demonstrates character; noticing and adapting to cultural uniqueness to create a sense of safety for all.
• Engages Others/Empathy – fosters the development of others, communicates effectively, builds effective teams, listens with heart rather than reacting
• Achieves Results/Process Orientation – takes action to implement decisions, assesses & evaluates results, follows culturally respectful processes that also produce results
• Develops Coalitions/Building a Trust-Based Relationship – builds partnerships & networks to create results, demonstrates a commitment to customers & service, navigates socio-political environments, building personal relationships in addition to professional ones, participating in open exchanges of experiences and culture
• System Transformation/Credible Champion – demonstrates systems/critical thinking, strategically oriented to the future, champions & orchestrates change, remains self-aware and maintains effective relationships, shows courage and conviction in advocating for change for the betterment of Aboriginal people.
Skills and Abilities
• Detailed understanding of the functions, processes, and integration of information systems in the healthcare sector.
• Demonstrated ability to manage staff and work collaboratively in a team environment.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with all levels of staff and management.
• Demonstrated ability to manage vendor relationships.
• Demonstrated ability to plan, lead, direct, prioritize, and review related application/project implementation.
• Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and develop solutions as required.
• Demonstrated ability to function effectively in a highly dynamic, fast-paced, continually-changing environment.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
Interior Health values diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to cultivate a workforce rich in culture, experience and knowledge to ensure equitable health outcomes for all of the clients we serve. We are welcoming of all populations including our Aboriginal partners throughout the Interior Health Region. We are committed to increasing our Aboriginal representative workforce to build an engaged, culturally diverse organization focused on the goal of providing high quality, sustainable healthcare through an engaged workforce and healthy workplaces. We build inclusive, trusting and respectful relationships through our partnerships. At Interior Health, Every Person Matters.