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Executive Director, Clinical Operations – Central Okanagan Community
|People are drawn to the Southern Interior of British Columbia for the world-class recreational activities and strong cultural presence. This region boasts beautiful fresh water lakes, majestic vistas, orchards, wineries, a temperate climate and vibrant communities. Recreation is important to life in the Interior. In winter, the ski areas provide downhill, cross-country and heli-skiing. In summer, the area is famous for mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, waterskiing, fishing, boating and golf.About our exciting opportunity:
As a member of the Clinical Operations Leadership Team this position provides senior leadership to a high functioning team of professionals across the Central Okanagan in the areas of Seniors Care, Mental Health Substance Use, Allied Health, Primary Care and Cancer Care. The Executive Director provides direction to the development, implementation, and assessment of strategies, program/service objectives, and operations that support patient-focused seamless care that is integrated across community and hospital settings in the service delivery area. The Executive Director works in close partnership with the Executive Director, Clinical Operations for Kelowna General Hospital, and works in formal partnership (i.e., dyad relationship) with the physician leaders in the service delivery area. This position also holds responsibility for various assigned services across Interior Health.
TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Develops and oversees an integrated and networked health delivery system across the continuum of care within the assigned service delivery area. Ensures alignment with the broader Clinical Operations portfolio and Ministry of Health and Senior Executive Team directives to improve the health status of the population served.
• Ensures the tactical planning, financial and business operations, and service delivery activities of the portfolio align with and contribute to successful achievement of the organization’s strategic services plan and deliverables and are working towards ensuring public confidence in health system performance.
• Provides sound financial management (operational and capital) focused on achieving a balanced budget while ensuring a high quality of care at all service levels. Working within the approved financial mandate, prepares budget and program recommendations, oversees and monitors actual expenses and program/service outcomes, identifies efficiencies and promotes optimal use of resources, and makes recommendations on current and future program and service adjustments.
• Partners with the Provincial Health Services Authority in the planning, management, and implementation of provincially delivered and coordinated programs/services.
• Fosters an environment that embraces and supports innovation and evidence-based research to inform local decision-making and develop enhanced practices and protocols.
• Ensures the continued development and evaluation of a multi-year people management plan that complements Interior Health’s strategic human resources direction for staff, volunteers, and physicians.
• Adheres to agreements and policy commitments signed or agreed by the Ministry of Health with the British Columbia Medical Association and the Health Employers’ Association of British Columbia with respect to labour and health human resources.
• Partners with the Chief Project Officer to provide oversight and guidance on major construction projects.
• Develops and maintains internal relationships with staff, physicians, patients/clients, and volunteers by communicating effectively to ensure the business operations and service delivery activities of the portfolio are aligned and contribute to the successful achievement of Interior Health’s Strategic Directions.
• Develops and maintains relationships with key external stakeholders such as elected officials, government agencies, regional hospital districts, aboriginal leaders, advocacy groups, and foundations, and represents the organization in a variety of settings and to external stakeholders. Relationships with key stakeholders are foundational for success and must encourage understanding, cooperation, and cultural safety in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the portfolio programs and services.
• Provides leadership for other services, programs, or projects as assigned by the Vice President.
|The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in a health, business or related discipline and at least fifteen years of clinical and leadership experience in large, complex, adaptive health organizations.If you are a progressive, astute, inspirational health care leader with the above qualifications, we look forward to hearing from you.
Interior Health is committed to increasing its Aboriginal workforce representation and ensuring that we have Aboriginal Peoples at all levels of the organization. We understand the value of building an Aboriginal representative workforce as an important step in meeting the healthcare needs of Aboriginal Peoples. We invite all applicants who identify as having Aboriginal ancestry (First Nations, Metis, Inuit) to include the information in resumes and cover letters.
* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT
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