Network Director, Surgical Services & Medical Device Reprocessing

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Network Director, Surgical Services & Medical Device Reprocessing

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date January 17, 2021
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Location Flexible, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
Contact Information
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Community :FLEXIBLE
Facility :FLEXIBLE
Position Summary

Located anywhere within our beautiful Interior Health region this opportunity is one you don’t want to miss. Bring your extensive health care management and experience to our leadership team as Network Director, Surgical Services and Medical Device Reprocessing (MDR).

This position 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


  1. Leads a collaborative development process and coordinates the implementation of Health Authority-wide and/or provincial strategic and service delivery plans for the clinical service area based on best practices. This includes researching and developing potential approaches, standards, and work plans; supervising staff; ensuring deliverables are on time/task/budget and aligned with both internal and external (Government) priorities; liaising and building relationships; and working with diverse stakeholders, including provincial senior and content area professionals, Health Authority Vice Presidents, Senior Medical Directors and other physician leaders, senior leaders within the Vice President portfolios, operational leaders, and physicians.
  2. Develops and leads innovative quality improvement initiatives that inform the continuous development of evidence-based, best practice clinical services across the Health Authority. Activities include coordinating the design, implementation, management, and monitoring of electronic surveillance tools.
  3. Accountable for successfully leading and achieving accreditation designation requirements relative to the Network.
  4. Serves as the Data Steward for data and information related to the Network for the Health Authority.
  5. Continuously improves, standardizes, eliminates waste, and adds value from the perspective of the patient, the clinician, and the general public. Leads and/or supports program evaluation and monitoring client outcomes for key initiatives and investments.
  6. Develops and monitors an annual budget including monitoring budget performance, planning, and adjusting deliverables to meet projections and annual targets; approving expenditures; and fiscal reporting.
  7. Develops regular and ad hoc status reports for internal and external audiences. Proactively identifies areas where progress is not meeting targets and works collaboratively with internal and external partners to develop and implement corrective actions.
  8. Responds to individual physician, patient, and public concerns as appropriate on behalf of the organization. Provides information and data to support responses from other senior leaders and ensures appropriate interpretation of the information. Coordinates information gathering from both a site and provincial level to be able to formulate responses within a timely manner.
  9. Leads the strategic communication planning for the Network to ensure accurate and consistent messaging internal and external to the Health Authority.
  10. Acts as a liaison, negotiating and building consensus between provincial and organizational stakeholders.
  11. Creates and supports physician working groups as needed. Provides a forum for improved communication between physicians within the Network and administration.
  12. Recruits, hires, implements performance management, disciplines, and terminates (if needed) staff as is required to meet portfolio and organization objectives. Leads the development of educational plans, in-service training, and mentorship to support individual employee professional development and provides talent management and succession planning for the Network.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • 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.

LEADS Capabilities
Demonstrates all LEADS Capabilities, in particular:

  • Leads Self/Cultural Agility – self-awareness, demonstrates character; noticing and adapting to cultural uniqueness to create a sense of safety for all.
  • Engages Others/Empathy – fosters the development of others, communicates effectively, builds effective teams, listens with heart rather than reacting
  • Achieves Results/Process Orientation – sets direction, strategically aligns decisions with vision, values & evidence, accepting that use of process orientation and a ‘good relationship’ are concrete deliverables.
  • Develops Coalitions/Building a Trust-Based Relationship – builds partnerships & networks to create results, demonstrates a commitment to customers & service, navigates socio-political environments, building personal relationships in addition to professional ones, participating in open exchanges of experiences and culture
  • System Transformation/Credible Champion – demonstrates systems/critical thinking, strategically oriented to the future, champions & orchestrates change, remains self-aware and maintains effective relationships, shows courage and conviction in advocating for change for the betterment of Aboriginal people.

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.
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