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Author pmnationtalk
Date April 25, 2019
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Location Flexible, BC
Category Admin / Office
Client Interior Health Authority
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Competition #: 01248242
Bargaining Unit: NON-CONTRACT
Facility: Flexible
Position Summary
Systems wide thinker able to translate strategy in to actions. Mental Health Substance Use professional with exceptional communication skills eager to help and create positive change in the lives of others. If this sounds like you then you need to check out this amazing opportunity.

The Director Substance Use is responsible for providing direction to the organization on substance use services across the care continuum within Interior Health. This includes developing strategic/health service plans and performance improvement initiatives, coordinating and supporting their implementation, and monitoring and reporting on their progress. With a focus on standardization and consistency, adherence to statutory responsibilities, and evidence informed practice, this position translates provincial mandates and IH-wide direction into operational strategies. In addition to developing direction, this position works closely and collaboratively with Interior Health’s operational leaders in MHSU and other portfolios, physicians, and corporate supports to drive change across the system and ensure smooth integration of directions into service delivery. With a strong focus on quality care, this includes supporting change, improvements, and close collaboration with other portfolios that have specific mandates related to substance use services.

The Director of Substance Use leverages his or her knowledge of substance use to address gaps in service delivery, ensure organizational risks are discussed and addressed, ensure equitable, effective, quality service delivery across IH is prioritized, and to influence other leaders and clinicians. Systems leadership includes the ability to manage change and influence clinical practice and political processes both within and across systems, including advocating for and promoting the importance of access to care and positively influencing service delivery that meets the needs of the IH population, service providers, the public, legislators, and policy-makers.

The Director Substance Use is required to exercise independent judgement to make recommendations and manage implementation of strategies that may be not well accepted by some stakeholders. Consensus building, organizational awareness, engagement, and communication skills are critical to success in this role. This position leads or participates as a content expert and disseminates information from various internal and external committees and working groups related to the delivery of substance use services.

In addition, this position assumes a key leadership role within the overall MHSU Network and participates in the development and implementation of other IH-wide MHSU strategic plans, projects, and redesign.

• A Master’s degree in a health-related discipline or business field.
• Seven to ten years of leadership experience in large, complex, adaptive health organizations.

Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge of current and future healthcare issues.
• Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills and proven leadership skills with diverse groups.
• Demonstrated knowledge and ability in complex system approaches and whole system change strategies.
• Ability to 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.
• Demonstrated knowledge of community engagement and development principles and experience in community development.
• Proven ability to manage projects requiring a conceptual and development process.
• Demonstrated financial, administrative, project, and contract management.
• Knowledge of Health Professions Act and other regulatory bodies.
• Ability to unify, energize, and motivate people.
• Ability to influence others at all levels of the organization as well as external stakeholders.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, including a proven ability to communicate change, planning concepts, and policy and the ability to make effective presentations to groups.
• Ability to function effectively in a highly dynamic environment.
• Understanding of research and best practice.
• Knowledge and awareness of the Aboriginal population and its special needs within IH.
• Relationships with the university and other education programs.
• Risk management strategies.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

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