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Executive Director - Population & Public Health

Deadline: January 31, 2019  12:00:00 am

Executive Director - Population & Public Health

Requisition #: ALB00084350

Posting End Date: February 27, 2019

Location: Negotiable within Alberta

Job Type: Regular Full Time

Salary: $57.88 - $104.19 per hour

Your Opportunity:

Alberta Health Services (AHS) has an exciting opportunity for a strategic and innovative individual to lead the Population and Public Health Strategic Clinical Network (SCN). With a combined focus on prevention and improving the quality of care delivery, SCNs are the mechanism through which AHS plans to achieve on-going provincial improvement in health, patient outcomes and experience, health improvement and sustainability of Alberta’s health system. SCNs engage interested parties in AHS and across its partners to support innovation and improvement in health and health care. SCNs aim to align, support, empower and incent teams of physicians, clinicians, strategy and policy leaders, operational leaders, researchers, patients and families, and external stakeholders including universities, Alberta Health, and the Alberta Medical Association with tools, accountability, responsibility and authority for shared clinical, strategic and tactical decision-making in AHS. Evidence-informed, sustainable health and health care will be their individual and collective goal.

The Executive Director (ED), Population and Public Health Strategic Clinical Network is responsible for establishing a mature SCN in Population and Public Health (PPH) and enabling the development of the transformational agenda for the organization. Future oriented, this role works on high priority future state evolution of the organization based on transformational and proactive structures and approaches to support the evolution of PPH within the Population, Public and Indigenous Health (PPIH) SCN. The ED supports PPH SCN Co-Directors (Senior Provincial Director and Senior Medical Director, PPH) who are responsible for building business units that will transform AHS into a high performing health system, and works in collaboration with the PPIH SCN Scientific Director and other SCN team members.


The Executive Director (ED), Population and Public Health (PPH) is accountable for the operations of PPH within the PPIH SCN, including using Clinical Leadership for health systems needing improvement to achieve high performance; understanding organizational design and culture while creating a culture of stewardship; organizational change management; research and innovation; systems and clinical analytics; knowledge translation and management; human resources; finance and strategy; economic evaluation and value for money; health technology re-assessment; and patient and public engagement.

As an integral part of the SCN business unit triad with the SCN Co-directors, the ED role is responsible for directing activities that allow the PPH SCN to successfully build PPH into strategic planning processes that link with the AHS strategic planning cycle, provides expert advice, counsel, and operational solutions to ensure the PPH SCN and the organization are able to achieve priority performance metrics (e.g., Strategic Targets and Measures, AH objectives, provincial program priorities). The ED is responsible for the planning and development (through consultation) of business cases, and the presentation and implementation which lead to transformational change in the specific populations across the continuum of care. To accomplish this, the incumbent must have a strong population/ public health background, excellent writing and communication skills, the ability to directly influence decision making that requires a knowledge of the working departments across AHS. The ED is also responsible to plan, write and organize high-level briefing notes, summary/progress reports reporting including quarterly CEO reports and presentations that may be required by AHS executive, AHS Official Administrator/Board or important partner organizations (i.e., Alberta Health).

Required Qualifications:

The successful candidate possesses a minimum of a graduate degree in health care management, business administration or related field. With a minimum of five years of diverse healthcare leadership experience in a health care organization of significant size, complexity and diversity, you have demonstrable success in leading change and creating innovative solutions for complex and diverse issues.

A strategic thinker, you have proven abilities to identify opportunities and risk potential of projects and initiatives, as well as demonstrable success in business planning, modeling concepts, and program/project management theories, principles and practices. You also possess experience and advanced skills in project planning, execution, reporting, monitoring and evaluation. A proven leader, you have demonstrable ability and comfort with decision making; coaching, mentoring and supporting teams; ability to inspire and build confidence in others; ability to manage diverse human, financial and physical resources in a changing and multifaceted environment with diverse, complex and sensitive issues. You are a highly effective communicator with success in fostering productive partnerships with internal and external stakeholders to achieve organizational goals. A team player, you are able to roll up your sleeves to achieve objectives and goals.

Preferred Qualifications:

Background and experience within Population Health, Public Health, Community Health or Indigenous Health is preferred. Experience and skills in fostering innovation through research or academic endeavours, including proven ability to disseminate, translate and communicate research data, is preferred.

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