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Apply Now Job ID 1280880 Date posted 07/04/2019
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Position Summary

We are seeking a Health Service Administrator, Mental Health and Substance Use for the Kootenay Boundary Region of Interior Health. If you are an agile and engaging leader with experience in healthcare and community engagement, then we want to talk to you!

Interior Health (IH) is located in the beautiful Southern Interior of British Columbia and is one of seven publicly funded health authorities in the province. Serving over 750,000 people in a large geographic area covering almost 215,000 square kilometres, this position will be responsible for Mental Health Substance Use (MHSU) services in the Kootenay Boundary Region of IH, which includes the stunning communities of Nelson, Rossland, Castlegar, Trail and Nakusp.

The Health Service Administrator (HSA), Mental Health Substance Use oversees the operational management of a professional team who provide acute and community mental health services across the Kootenay Boundary 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 successful candidate will also ensure 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.

The Health Service Administrator may also be the lead for assigned programs, services or targeted populations across IH. They will be expected to develop and execute a local plan to implement Specialized Community Services Programs (SCSP’s) that are aligned with regional programs, strategies and goals, as well as Ministry policy and direction.

This will be achieved by:
• Developing a thorough understanding of population needs and best practices, and contributing the relevant needs assessments as required
• Identifying strategic issues and collaborating with appropriate stakeholders across IH to develop solutions and implementation plans
• Leading the implementation of the SCSP
• Monitoring and evaluating operations, and implementing quality improvement initiatives to ensure services remain effective and responsive to population needs

Interior Health offers one of the best benefits package and pension plans in Canada. In addition to Medical, Dental and Extended Health coverage, we offer paid annual vacation starting at 4 weeks (20 days) up to a maximum of 7 weeks (35 days). We also offer an attractive employee pension plan.

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A Master’s degree is preferred. The ideal candidate will be 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 an 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.
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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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