Director, Indigenous Health

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Date August 15, 2019
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Posting #: 19-0846

Permanent Full-Time position

Location: Sudbury, Ontario

Health Sciences North (HSN) is an academic health sciences centre affiliated with the Health Sciences North Research Institute and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. HSN ranks among Canada’s Top 40 hospitals and is a regional resource and referral centre for over 565,000 residents across northeastern Ontario.

Guided by the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the 2019-2024 Strategic Plan of HSN and HSNRI, you will lead HSN and HSNRI’s efforts to invite First Nations and Metis communities to identify and address the priority health concerns and health equity gaps for Indigenous Peoples served by HSN. Bring health, social service and research partners together with Indigenous communities and organizations for the shared purpose of improving patient and family experiences, research engagement and health outcomes of Indigenous Peoples in Northeastern Ontario.

As Director of Indigenous Health, you will support an Advisory Council that guides this work and will partner with Indigenous Leaders, communities and service providers to co-develop and implement a multi-year work plan that identifies measurable milestones to achieve the outcomes of HSN’s Strategic Plan specific to Indigenous Health.

Specifically, you will support the achievement of outcomes 12 and 14 of the Strategic Plan. You can learn more about HSN and HSNRI at www.hsnsudbury.ca and about our Strategic Plan at www.yourhsn.ca.

You will lead an interdisciplinary leadership team composed of the:

  • Mshkikii Gamik Medicine Lodge Keeper
  • Indigenous/ Aboriginal Navigators
  • Indigenous Engagement Liaison Worker (Northeast Cancer Centre)
  • Northern Outreach Team

Your portfolio will also include a joint reporting relationship to HSNRI Lead of Indigenous Research.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A Minimum of a Master’s Degree in a health-related or relevant field, from an accredited university. An equivalent combination of post-secondary education, training and experience may be considered.
  • A Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a leadership role is required.
  • A Minimum of five (5) years’ experience working with Indigenous communities, organizations or groups is required.
  • Experience in writing and developing business documents (e.g. formal business cases, funding proposals, briefing notes, project reports, and presentations) is required.
  • Experience working with Advisory Councils, Boards or Band Councils in carrying out priority work is required.
  • Experience working with Indigenous language, culture, customs, and traditions is required.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English, fluency in French and Indigenous langauge is an asset.

The full job description can be viewed on the HSN Careers Website.

The Search Committee will begin to review applications on August 28, 2019. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

We offer competitive salary and vacation, extended health and dental benefits, a pension plan through HOOPP and relocation allowance to assist with moving expenses.

Interested applicants are asked to apply directly to posting #19-0846 on the HSN Careers Website at hsnsudbury.ca/careers. External applicants can learn more about Sudbury by viewing the Relocating to Sudbury link on our careers portal.

 

Status: Permanent Full-Time
Program: Social Accountability
Department: Social Accountability
Site: Ramsey Lake Health Centre (RLHC)

KEY FUNCTION:

Lead HSN and HSNRI’s efforts to invite First Nations and Metis communities to identify and address the priority health concerns and health equity gaps for Indigenous Peoples served by HSN. Bring health, social service and research partners together with Indigenous communities and organizations for the shared purpose of improving patient and family experiences, research engagement and health outcomes of Indigenous Peoples in Northeastern Ontario.

REPORTING:

Under the general direction of the Regional Vice President, Cancer Services, North East Cancer Care (CCO) Vice President, Social Accountability (HSN).

DUTIES:

  1. Engage and partner with humility, valuing individuals and community strengths and ideas to bring the best care, education and research solutions forward.
  2. Build and maintain effective and respectful relationships within the region and province, including with Indigenous leaders, communities and other health system partners.
  3. Lead the formation of an Indigenous Advisory Council for HSN and HSNRI that develops, implements and monitors a multi-year action plan framed by the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission; monitor and report on Advisory Council work plan deliverables at various HSN and HSNRI forums.
  4. Act as a resource for Indigenous engagement for HSN and HSNRI’s staff, physicians, scientists, learners and volunteers.
  5. Actively plan and participate in Indigenous engagement events throughout the North East (NE).
  6. Foster community relationships and identify community partners and Elders who are endorsed by their communities to provide traditional healing.
  7. Liaise with community leaders to co-design and co-deliver programs and services that meet the needs of Indigenous patients and families; identify and facilitate key organizational linkages and service delivery opportunities.
  8. In collaboration with the Advisory Council, co-develop an action plan to improve the experience of Indigenous peoples at HSN; oversee and influence the implementation of action items.
  9. Oversee and coordinate the planning and delivery of culturally appropriate education and clinical outreach by HSN and HSNRI staff in the NE region.
  10. Participate in Regional Health Innovation Cluster activities that advance Indigenous Health Outcomes.
  11. Seek opportunities to strategically increase resources for improved Indigenous Health and Health Research at HSN and HSNRI; identify new sources of funding, submit grant applications, proposals and undertake relevant analyses.
  12. Lead the planning, delivery approach and quality of cultural safety training at HSN and HSNRI; provide guidance regarding culturally safe practices.
  13. Serve on HSN’s Performance Leadership Committee; champion purposeful and proactive action for Indigenous Health.
  14. Provide strategic advice and expertise to leaders at HSN and HSNRI; compile and analyze data to support priority work.
  15. Ensure responsiveness in emerging areas of escalating risk/community crisis.
  16. Coordinate and chair meetings and affiliated working groups to advance the implementation of HSN’s and HSNRI’s Strategic Plan.
  17. Prepare and monitor departmental budgets.
  18. Oversee the evaluation of Indigenous Patient Experience at HSN and promote processes that continuously gather and act on feedback.
  19. Manage human resources which include: recruitment, selection and training.
  20. Guide, motivate, monitor and supervise staff, develop standards of performance, evaluate performance and make recommendations on disciplinary action as required.
  21. Oversee the work of others in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), its regulations, and HSN policies.
  22. Determine and align improvement projects with HSN’s Strategic Plan; monitor and adjust to achieve goal outcomes.
  23. Participate in the accreditation process and work to ensure that the program and HSN achieve, maintain and continually improve upon their accredited status.
  24. Teach, coach and lead staff in the development and monitoring of quality indicators and improvement initiatives.
  25. Engage in and foster professional development of all staff and provide opportunities for learning within budgeted resources.
  26. Ensure a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors; investigate report, debrief and take or direct corrective action as required on incidents.
  27. Participate in education and training specific to current, relevant federal and provincial health and safety legislation, standards and guidelines.
  28. Perform other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

  1. Minimum of a Master’s Degree in a health-related or relevant field, from an accredited university or an equivalent combination of post-secondary education, training and experience.
  2. Ministry of Labour “Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps” training certificate is required.

EXPERIENCE:

  1. Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a leadership role is required.
  2. Minimum of five (5) years’ experience working with Indigenous communities, organizations or groups is required.
  3. Experience in writing and developing business documents (e.g. formal business cases, funding proposals, briefing notes, project reports, and presentations) is required.
  4. Experience working with Advisory Councils, Boards or Band Councils in carrying out priority work is required.
  5. Experience working with Indigenous language, culture, customs, and traditions is required.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  1. Demonstrated superior understanding of the Provincial and Federal Health Systems.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge of Canada’s Indigenous history, culture, and health/socio-economic issues and needs.
  3. Demonstrated ability to promote and model the Seven Grandfather Teachings.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of Indigenous governance structures and protocols, organizations, communities, and geographic territories.
  5. Demonstrated excellent facilitation and community engagement skills.
  6. Demonstrated knowledge of participatory program development and participatory research methods.
  7. Demonstrated ability to organize the work of others through collaboration and influencing skills.
  8. Demonstrated ability to set and maintain high professional standards, including following through with commitments to staff, co-workers, and community partners.
  9. Demonstrated ability to coach, advise and teach others using traditional Indigenous methods and principles of adult learning.
  10. Demonstrated training, experience or utilization of lean methodology for process improvement.
  11. Demonstrated ability to independently identify issues, plan improvements, measure success and continue improvement.
  12. Demonstrated knowledge of relevant legislation and principles of management, hospital committee structure, conflict management and resolution, system needs analysis and organizational assessment.
  13. Ability to use tact and discretion in dealing with health care providers and employees.
  14. Demonstrated excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office software (e.g. Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook) and patient information systems.
  15. Demonstrated superior interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  16. Demonstrated commitment to the safety of co-workers and patients.

PERSONAL SUITABILITY:

  1. Successful criminal reference check is required.
  2. Demonstrated stress tolerance and emotional resilience; ability to withstand pressure and deal with difficult situations while remaining professional and maintaining performance.
  3. Ability to maintain respectful relationships with Indigenous communities and organizations in the Northeast.
  4. Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development.
  5. Demonstrated professionalism in dealing with confidential and sensitive issues.
  6. Demonstrated positive work record and excellent attendance record.
  7. Ability to meet the physical and sensory demands of the job.
  8. Ability to travel between local sites.
  9. Valid driver’s license with access to reliable vehicle.
  10. Willingness to travel regularly between Indigenous communities within Northern Ontario.
  11. Ability to address issues outside regular business hours as they arise and willing to work flexible hours as required.
Selection Process: Candidates will be selected for this position on the basis of their skill, ability,
experience and qualifications as identified in the resume and completed
Application Form submitted. The Hospital reserves the right to conduct a formal
interview where required.
Shift: Days
French Language Bilingualism is an Asset
Service Designation:
Salary: $120,237.00…………………………………………. $141,453.00/Annum

The Search Committee will begin to review applications on August 28, 2019.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

HSN THANKS ALL APPLICANTS.
ONLY THOSE SELECTED FOR INTERVIEWS WILL BE CONTACTED.
WE WILL NOT ACCEPT APPLICATIONS AFTER THE CLOSING DATE AND TIME.

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