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Apply Now Job ID 1207058 Date posted 01/11/2019
Community :FLEXIBLE
Facility :FLEXIBLE
Position Summary

Located in the Okanagan or Kamloops area the Network Director, Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) is an important member of the Clinical Operations Leadership team, reporting to the Executive Director, North Okanagan and East Kootenay for the planning and evaluation of high-quality MHSU Services. The Network Director provides leadership and direction to the development, implementation, and assessment of strategies, program/service objectives, and operations that support patient-focused seamless care that is integrated across primary, acute, and long-term care services.

Decisions made by the Network Director impact the work of other leaders in IH and provincially. The Director provides strategic counsel to senior leaders and, in turn, influences the goals, objectives, policies, service delivery models, and resource allocation within Interior Health (IH) and the province. The Director provides leadership to an extensive team of decision-makers and operation leaders across the Health Authority and provincially. The Director is also responsible for making decisions that impact multiple physician and other stakeholders working within and external to the Health Authority. The Director must leverage exceptional relationship-building skills and find innovative ways to communicate and build consensus with diverse groups regarding complex issues.


• A Master’s degree and demonstrated achievement of competence and mastery as a result of extensive experience and/or study in a health-related field or Business Administration
• Ten years of management experience, including program leadership experience in a complex healthcare environment

Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to leverage exceptional relationship-building skills and find innovative ways to communicate and build consensus with diverse groups regarding complex issues.
• Exceptional relationship building skills and innovative communication and consensus-building skills with varied groups to solve complex issues.
• Ability to communicate through a variety of mediums.
• Ability to work with a diverse group of key stakeholders within and external to IH.
• Precision and great attention to detail in spite of short timelines and rapidly changing priorities.
• Ability to identify and facilitate conflict resolution with diplomacy and political savvy.
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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.

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