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Northern Health

Executive Lead, Primary Health Care

Posted 5 days ago

Job Description

Position Summary
Are you looking for that career that will allow you to combine your clinical expertise and your proven leadership skills? If you feel, you can deliver success by implementing strategies that focus the efforts of individuals on business goals, individual goals, team goals and translating them into positive outcomes - we want to hear from you.

The Executive Director, Primary Health Care works collaboratively with the Medical Lead, Primary Care to provide leadership and support to strategic and operational program planning, implementation, coordination, service integration, and evaluation for Primary Health Care in Northern BC.

The Executive Lead collaborates with the Medical Lead, Primary Care and other physician leaders and professional staff to provide leadership and support for the alignment of primary care and Northern Health (NH) services and the change management necessary to improve the quality of health services across the continuum of care. The Executive Lead also provides strategic leadership to regional planning processes focused on service redesign, human resources, information management and resource allocation within NH owned and operated Primary Care Homes and supports the development of strategies to streamline transitions of care for patients who require specialized community services and access to higher levels of care.

To support the achievement of an integrated, accessible system of services built on a foundation of primary care, the Executive Lead provides strategic oversight to NH Primary Care Homes and develops sustainable, standardized medical clinic business models that work in support of the implementation of primary care service delivery models that advance inter-professional team base care, achieves defined health outcomes for patients and supports patient and provider satisfaction. The Executive Lead works closely with the Medical Lead, Primary Care to influence and support private medical clinics to provide inter-disciplinary, team based care through partnerships with Divisions of Family Practice and physicians in private medical practice where Division structures do not exist. The Executive Lead advances quality improvement in primary care using data, evidence informed practice guidelines, standards, policies and research and supports the use of learning to enhance the patient care experience.

The Executive Lead acts as NH's lead in provincial primary health care strategic planning processes and in developing partnerships with the Ministry of Health and other organizations and associations involved in the development of primary care in B.C.

Starting salary will be approximately from $128,298 to $160,372 and will be based on education, training, experience, and salaries of similar positions.

Prince George Prince George is the centre of business, education, health and culture for northern British Columbia and services a rural population of about 300,000. The region's economic growth and diversification strategies are creating outstanding opportunities for investors, employers and employees. Affordable housing, land prices and transportation costs, due to short and quick commutes; result in one of the lowest costs of living for a city of its size in the province. Additionally, wage rates fall above provincial averages, providing residents of Prince George with a high standard of living in one of BC's most beautiful regions. The city itself is the 4th largest in British Columbia and has a population of approximately 82,300 local residents and a service centre for nearly 320,000. It is built on the confluence of the Fraser and Nechako rivers. Prince George is the home of the University of Northern British Columbia - Canada's Green university. The warm, friendly and diverse population attests to a strong and dynamic community spirit. Check out Prince George for more information on what this community has to offer.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
• Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
• Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for eligible positions
• Employee referral program
• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
• "Loan Forgiveness Programs" are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions.

As part of your application process, you will need to upload the following documentation:
• Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
• Registration number (if you are part of a regulated profession)
• Any supporting documents regarding education/qualifications for this position. Examples may include:
• Program certificates or diplomas
• High school/college/university transcripts etc.
• It is also recommended to provide a cover letter and resume

Are you an International Applicant? Before applying for a job with Northern Health, please follow these steps on our Northern Health careers page

• A Masters Degree in health administration or a health related discipline.
• Seven (7) to ten (10) years' experience in a senior position responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of complex service delivery systems;
• Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Skills and Abilities:
• Strong organizational and project management skills including the ability to plan, develop, implement, monitor and evaluate programs both independently and in teams.
• Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging health services and practice issues at the provincial and national levels.
• Ability to effectively present and clarify requirements, expectations, ideas and concepts to gain buy in from stakeholders.
• Commitment to client/patient focused care.
• Good oral, written and presentation communication skills including facilitation and negotiation skills.
• Demonstrated analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills that involve the use of data and information.
• Ability to establish partnerships.
• Experience in designing and implementing continuous quality improvement programs.
• Working knowledge of research processes and methodologies.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation's communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.
Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.
There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.

About Northern Health

Northern Health leads the way in promoting health and providing health services for Northern and rural populations. Our vision of building a strong primary health care system for all Northerners will create a dynamic work environment that challenges all of your skills. We are also dedicated to optimizing the expertise of our staff and building relationships with regional educational institutions for training opportunities such as new physicians, nurses, and paramedical professionals. Northern British Columbia features spectacular lifestyle options in all of our family-oriented communities. Whether you want a casual walkabout beginning in your own backyard, sporting opportunities to challenge the best of athletes, or cultural activities in one of our many diverse communities, Northern British Columbia offers something for everyone.

Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-07-12

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