Health Director

Job Information
Author dcharyna
Date March 8, 2018
Type Full Time
Company Saugeen First Nation
Salary 68,000-75,000 - Per Hour
Location Southampton, ON
Category Medical / Health
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The Health Director will ensure the effective delivery of quality health services to Saugeen First Nation under the general direction of the Band Administrator.  This is an innovative position that will require a dynamic, highly motivated individual with an educational background in health and solid work experience in First Nation health field.  Several years of management experience would be a requirement for this position.


  • Implement the health goals as established annually by Chief and Council
  • Report to the Band Administrator and liaise with the Health & Wellness Committee
  • Implement Health Canada Flexible Transfer Agreement
  • Provide an administrative/monitoring function over Health programs and service delivery, as well as the day-to-day operations of the Health Centre Facility
  • To provide supervisory management to the Human and Financial Resources of health programs
  • To safeguard health records and ensure excellent health facility maintenance
  • Maintain liaison with relevant outside health and social service organizations and funding bodies
  • Develop third party health protocols as directed
  • Keep current on new health trends and developments by accessing and reading relevant literature, attending seminars, workshops, conferences and availing oneself of other resources
  • Attending various health meetings or designate other health centre personnel to participate in these meetings
  • Develop a working knowledge of Saugeen’s community as to the health care system including strategies, resources, needs, challenges, issues and concerns
  • Monitor the implementation of the annual work plans and budgets submitted by program managers by overseeing the maintenance of accountability mechanisms, monitoring and evaluation processes for programs
  • Train, orient aid and develop staff through annual professional development plans
  • Administer and implement policies and programs adopted by Saugeen First Nation
  • Provide clearly written staff job descriptions
  • Review staff positions periodically and recommending salary rate adjustments
  • Participating in the hiring process and the oversee the orientation of new personnel
  • Ensure the proper and timely completion of required personnel related documentation and reports
  • Manage grievances and appeals
  • Understand and interpret Federal and Provincial contribution agreements
  • Secure funding and prepare regular reports on First Nation funding position
  • Ensure accountability of financial reporting to funding bodies
  • Preparing a clear, concise annual report of the program activities and finances to Health Canada
  • Ensure fiscal responsibility of service delivery
  • Interpret health legislation and their potential impact on the health services of the area
  • Maintain the confidentiality of the health practice
  • Be concerned with legal liability and compliance


  • A post-secondary degree or diploma in the Health Sciences field is preferred, may also consider a degree or diploma Business or Public Administration or other related management of human services with health related experience
  • A minimum of five (5) year’s management/supervisory work experience in a related field
  • Thorough knowledge of First Nation health and social issues
  • Experience working with Health Canada and Ontario in the delivery of health services for First Nation communities
  • Strong financial background with monitoring experience of large scale budgets
  • Ability and knowledge to seek funding from various sources as well as write proposals for funding
  • Sound knowledge of policy development, implementation and evaluation
  • Strong Microsoft Office user including Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving and judgement capability
  • Experience in team building, strategy development and organizational development
  • Ability to organize workload and set priorities, and to be flexible with changing priorities and deadlines
  • Possess a strong knowledge of traditional and western medicine and their practices
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of cultural and traditional knowledge
  • Ability to establish and maintain confidentiality among staff and community residents
  • Have a strong awareness of self-care for their staff and self
  • Be trained in cultural safety
  • Have an understanding of the local community and the issues we face
  • Some knowledge of Anishnaabemowin, or a willingness to learn
  • Willingness to become a certified or candidate member of the First Nation Health Managers Association
  • Ability to travel as required, mandatory class G driver’s license, access to reliable transportation
  • Mandatory CPIC and CAS check will be a condition of employment

Applications MUST include:

  • Current covering letter
  • Current resume
  • Three names (not letters) of references with telephone numbers (one must be current or most recent employer)

DEADLINE DATE: THURSDAY March 29, 2018 @ 4:00 p.m.
(*No Late Applications Accepted*)

Only qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview

Applications will be received:

At Office:       Employment and Training Centre (519) 797-1224
By Fax:          (519) 797-3458

By E-Mail:

By Mail:        Saugeen First Nation Hiring Committee R.R.#1, Southampton, ON N0H 2L0

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