Project Lead, Opioid Agonist Treatment

Project Lead, Opioid Agonist Treatment

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Author pmnationtalk
Date September 21, 2021
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Location Flexible, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Job title :PROJECT LEAD, OPIOID AGONIST TREATMENT
Community :FLEXIBLE
Facility :FLEXIBLE
Status :PERMANENT FULL TIME

Position Summary

The Project Lead will work in close partnership with Aboriginal partners inclusive of the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) to ensure enhanced access and culturally-appropriate access to opioid agonist therapy services. The Project Lead facilitates access to the supports required from within Interior Health (IH) to ensure the successful implementation of the project, as per the guidelines and recommendations provided by the IH Aboriginal Overdose Working Group.

TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Leads implementation of the Aboriginal Opioid Response Working Group workplan.

• Acts on recommendations outlined from various reports i.e. gap analysis of opioid agonist therapy access for Aboriginal communities and urban centers in the Interior.

• Applies knowledge and experience in process review and analysis to recommend system and process improvements to the program and initiatives to improve access to opioid agonist therapy, looking at ways to implement local, culturally-safe solutions to overcome barriers.

• Leads and implements solutions to fill gaps, working closely with Aboriginal communities and primary care providers.

• Works closely with internal stakeholders and Aboriginal and community partners to advise on how to roll out opioid agonist therapy initiatives as they arise.

• Liaises externally with others, including representatives of other community agencies. Supports and/or identifies opportunities to partner with other health authorities, regional entities, community agencies, and private partners in system redesign or care and service improvements.

• Acts as an educator for opioid agonist therapy in Aboriginal communities, as requested.

• Provides regular written reports on the progress of the project.

• Identifies and promotes the expedited resolution to problems or barriers, to enable successful project/change completion and transformation.

• Liaises externally with others, including representatives of other community agencies. Supports and/or identifies opportunities to partner with other health authorities, regional entities, community agencies, and private partners in system redesign or care and service improvements.

• Leads a range of discreet projects; develops guidelines, templates, and critical activity pathways; and makes recommendations for action.

• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Pursuant to Section 41 of the British Columbia Human Rights Code and Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, preference will be given to qualified applicants of Aboriginal ancestry.

Education, Training, and Experience
• A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Master’s degree, preferably in the field of Mental Health and Substance Use.
• Five years of recent, related experience at a senior level working within a complex public or private sector environment and experience in project management.
• Indigenous cultural competency training.
• Experience in interacting and developing relationships with Aboriginal communities, government agencies, and Ministries, along with an extensive understanding and knowledge of Aboriginal culture and, specifically, First Nations’ culture within IH.
• Experience working with peer groups.

LEADS Capabilities
Demonstrates all LEADS Capabilities, in particular:
• Leads Self – self-awareness, demonstrates character
• Engages Others – communicates effectively
• Achieves Results – takes action to implement decisions, assesses & evaluates results
• Develops Coalitions – mobilizes knowledge, demonstrates a commitment to customers & service
• System Transformation – encourages and supports innovation, champions & orchestrates change

Skills and Abilities
• Manage challenging and competing demands within a limited timeframe.
• Creatively plan and promote new program and service delivery models.
• Work collaboratively with and provide leadership to diverse groups and individuals.
• Critically analyze and synthesize utilization and statistical data.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing, including the ability to facilitate and negotiate.
• Use initiative and judgment to develop courses of action for self and others that are results-oriented.
• Productively use technology, where appropriate.
• Strategic and operational planning skills.
• Knowledge of, and experience in, implementing progressive accountability frameworks.
• Advanced project management skills.
• Travel is involved in this role to outlying areas. A valid BC Driver’s License is necessary. Access to a personal vehicle is required.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

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