HEALTH SERVICE ADMINISTRATOR, MENTAL HEALTH SUBSTANCE USE – IH WESTApply Now Job ID 1108046 Date posted 04/19/2018
Facility :TCS CORPORATE OFFICE
Status :PERMANENT FULL TIME
Interior Health (IH) located in the beautiful Southern Interior of British Columbia is one of seven publicly funded health authorities in the province. Interior Health serves over 750,000 people in a large geographic area covering almost 215,000 square kilometres. There are 44,900 aboriginal people within 54 First Nation communities who reside within the IH region; the majority of the Aboriginal and Metis population reside in the IH West region at approximately 51%.
The IH West region of Interior Health serves a population of over 185,000 which includes urban cities such as Kamloops and numerous rural and remote communities such as Williams Lake, Lillooet, Barriere and Clearwater.
Located in Kamloops the Health Service Administrator (HSA), Mental Health Substance Use (MHSU) oversees all the operational management of a large team who provide acute and community mental health services across the IH West region. As a member of the MHSU Leadership Team the HSA contributes in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of services within the program to meet the needs of the clients and residents. The HSA provides senior leadership and direction to the development, implementation, and assessment of strategies, legislation compliance, quality improvement, program/service objectives, and operations that support patient-focused, seamless care that is integrated across both the community and hospital settings.
The HSA ensures the tactical planning, financial and business operations, and service delivery activities align with and contribute to successful achievement of the organization’s strategic services plan and deliverables.
Masters prepared the ideal candidate is a senior leader with at least seven years of demonstrated success leading complex health systems including remote and rural communities. Operational management experience, strong interpersonal skills and proven leadership skills with diverse groups are key along with demonstrated knowledge of community engagement and experience in community development. Previous partnerships and experience working with First Nations communities would be a great asset for this position.
The successful candidate will drive and facilitate change, as well as anticipate future change in service delivery, and develop transition strategies that optimize resource utilization and ultimately improve efficiency and quality of care.
Applicants currently enrolled in a master’s program with relevant leadership experience as above will be considered.
Interior Health is a health equity employer focused on engaging with Aboriginal people, communities, and partners. We are committed to building an Aboriginal Workforce representation reflective of the population within the Interior and to the delivery of culturally sensitive health care services.
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