Regional Lead – Mental Health Substance Use Specialized Community Services ProgramsApply Now Job ID 1557573 Date posted 05/28/2021
Status :RELIEF FULL TIME
Bring your project and change management skills to this incredible leadership opportunity. We are seeking a Regional Lead with excellent interpersonal, facilitation, promotion, and negotiation skills to oversee the planning and implementation of the MHSU Specialized Community Services Programs. This position requires a systems thinker with strong analytical and problem solving skills to develop innovative solutions and champion change and improvement initiatives.
This is a temporary position until May 2022 and the worksite location is flexible anywhere within our Interior Health region.
About the role:
Working collaboratively with local operational leaders, regional programs and Specialized Community Services Program (SCSP) project managers, this position will develop, design and implement MHSU SCSPs that service all local health areas within IH. This position will act as the primary link to the Interior Health (IH) MHSU program and ensures that regional and local SCSP work is aligned with the MHSU program plan/priorities and with Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions (MMHA) policy. This position liaises with the MoH and MMHA and interprets policies relating to MHSU SCSPs.
The Regional Lead is expected to develop and execute a regional plan to implement local MHSU SCSPs that are aligned with regional programs, strategies, and goals as well as MoH and MMHA SCSP and PCCT policy and direction. This will be achieved by:
• Keeping pace with changes through scanning the environment for the relevant trends and developments affecting the PCCT portfolio.
• Identifying strategic issues and collaborating with appropriate stakeholders across IH and provincially to assess issues and develop strategic responses relating to MHSU SCSPs.
• Working closely with the MHSU leadership team to both inform and integrate regional MHSU strategy and planning into MHSU SCSP design and implementation.
• Building and maintaining collaborative alliances within PCCT and across IH to enable the change required to implement MHSU SCSPs in IH.
• Monitoring and reporting on MHSU SCSP development.
• Possessing working knowledge of MHSU services and programs to effectively implement MHSU SCSPs.
• Collating and integrating evidence from within and outside of British Columbia and Canada.
• Developing and recommending budgets for projects; monitors expenditures, variance analysis, and reports; and recommends and implements remedial action as required.
• Working collaboratively with Primary Health Care, Hospitals and Communities Integrated Services, Promotion and Prevention, Cancer Care, and Aboriginal Health to ensure MHSU SCSPs are integrated within the broad system of primary and community care.
TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
A. Contributes to achieving the PCCT objectives and strategies by leading the planning and implementation of MHSU SCSPs. Exercises effective leadership within the PCCT portfolio ensuring MHSU SCSPs are integrated with other SCSP and primary care network (PCN) development.
B. Effectively works with the MHSU program to ensure MHSU SCSP development is aligned with the MHSU program, strategies, operations, and service continuum.
C. Maintains effective working relationships across IH sectors including health system planning, strategic information, IMIT, capital planning, finance, and other departments that enable the development of MHSU SCSPs.
A. Scans the environment for emerging practice trends, working with administrators, directors, managers, and staff to plan and implement strategies to address identified needs and emerging issues based on best practice standards.
B. Provides leadership for MHSU SCSP projects by seeking out and identifying best practices in patient care and ensuring the appropriate structures, system processes, and culture are in place to facilitate ongoing development of a best practice model of care.
C. Applies change management methodology for MHSU SCSP development fostering an environment of innovation and critical thinking.
D. Works with professional practice networks to promote the sharing of knowledge, monitoring of practice trends, and identification of opportunities that promote innovation and partnerships for practice improvement.
E. Evaluates both the process and outcomes of MHSU SCSP planning and implementation.
3. Project Management
A. The Regional Lead works in an environment that is often ambiguous and will manage complex projects independently with little supervision. The Regional Lead is required to possess considerable knowledge of the health system and current issues impacting MHSU SCSP development.
B. The Regional Lead is required to have a working knowledge of project management, change management, and facilitation skills.
C. Monitors and reports on MHSU SCSP development for all areas of IH.
D. Identifies and reports on key results indicators for the development of MHSU SCSPs.
A. Interprets and translates MoH and MMHA policy and direction related to MHSU SCSP development.
B. In collaboration with MHSU, develops IH policy and procedures relating to MHSU SCSPs.
C. Represents IH at provincial committees relevant to MHSU SCSPs with appropriate communication back to the organization.
A. Performs other duties as assigned.
• Master’s degree in health-related field is required.
• Minimum five years of recent, related experience in the field of Mental Health and Substance Use.
• Experience related to older adults and MHSU is preferred.
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
• Comprehensive knowledge of project and change management principles.
• Ability to lead individuals and project teams while maintaining cohesion, motivation, commitment, and effectiveness.
• Ability to effectively introduce and manage change that is consistent with the vision, purpose, and operating principles of IH.
• Ability to plan, develop, implement, manage, and evaluate programs.
• Effective negotiation skills to address the needs of interdisciplinary teams and medical staff.
• Ability to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate at the organization-wide level.
• Ability to utilize research and experiential knowledge to question and create change and innovation.
• Ability to recognize, appreciate, and incorporate differences in work and pursue own professional growth.
• Skills in-group facilitation, conflict resolution, and group dynamics.
• Demonstrated analytical problem solving to develop progressive, creative, and innovative enterprise-wide solutions.
• Ability to make sound decisions, work well under pressure, and meet deadlines in an environment subject to constantly changing priorities.
• Advanced oral and written communication skills, including effective presentation and facilitation skills.
• Ability to manage staff and budgets.
• Knowledge and experience working with healthcare union leadership.
• Attentiveness to organizational politics and tensions.
• Proficient computer skills.
• 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.