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Network Director, Surgical Services and Medical Device Reprocessing

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Author pmnationtalk
Date April 25, 2019
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Location Kelowna, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Network Director, Surgical Services and Medical Device Reprocessing

Competition #: 01249546
Bargaining Unit: NON-CONTRACT
Department: IH HC-ED WEST
Position Summary
The Network Director, Surgical Services and MDR is responsible for providing leadership and subject area expertise to plan, monitor and evaluate surgical services across the health authority. The Director determines strategic direction; ensures alignment with both provincial and organizational priorities; and guides the provision of safe, effective, and quality patient-focused care. Using change management processes and principles, the Director is responsible for implementation planning (including identifying resource implications), performance monitoring, and evaluating initiatives set out in the strategic direction. In collaboration with a program Medical Director, the Director sets a vision, communicates priorities, and facilitates consensus among diverse stakeholders, including senior provincial and area professionals, physicians, Health Authority and Ministry senior leaders, patients/families, and local community officials. Key areas include: Surgical Services and MDR provided across IH including front line managers, physicians, and staff in supporting evidence-based, best practice clinical services across the Health Authority.

Decisions made by the Network Director impact the work of other leaders in IH and provincially. The Director provides strategic counsel to senior leaders and, in turn, influences the goals, objectives, policies, service delivery models, and resource allocation within Interior Health (IH) and the province. The Director provides leadership to an extensive team of decision-makers and operation leaders across the Health Authority and provincially. The Director is also responsible for making decisions that impact multiple physician and other stakeholders working within and external to the Health Authority. The Director must leverage exceptional relationship-building skills and find innovative ways to communicate and build consensus with diverse groups regarding complex issues.

• A Master’s degree and demonstrated achievement of competence and mastery as a result of extensive experience and/or study in a health-related field or Business Administration.
• Ten years of management experience, including program leadership experience in a complex healthcare environment.

Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to leverage exceptional relationship-building skills and find innovative ways to communicate and build consensus with diverse groups regarding complex issues.
• Exceptional relationship building skills and innovative communication and consensus-building skills with varied groups to solve complex issues.
• Ability to communicate through a variety of mediums.
• Ability to work with a diverse group of key stakeholders within and external to IH.
• Precision and great attention to detail in spite of short timelines and rapidly changing priorities.
• Ability to identify and facilitate conflict resolution with diplomacy and political savvy.
• Demonstrated change management implementation skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work within a Matrix management structure.
• Ability to be innovative in finding solutions to complex problems and creating new models of compensation.
• Ability to define own continuing education needs and maintain competency through reading literature, management workshops, seminars, and available educational offerings.
• Precision and great attention to detail despite short timelines and rapidly changing priorities.
• Flexibility with respect to how, where, and when work is performed. The position entails unpredictable work hours and competing workload demands.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
• A BC Driver’s license.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT

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