1 Full-time Position
Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC) improves the quality of life of First Nations through mutually beneficial partnerships with community organizations and industry. Opportunities for improved living are accessed through programs and services in health, safety, economic development, education, and financial investments in the broader community. Acting as a representative body for seven First Nations, STC delivers programs and services to those living in member communities and Saskatoon. More information is available at www.sktc.sk.ca.
FIRE: Fairness, Integrity, Respect, Excellence
The Community Health Program Manager is responsible for leading, developing, and operationalizing care management education, communication and quality improvement activities. This position assesses competencies and performance using best practice standards. This position provides professional support, leadership, mentoring, guidance, coaching and advice on policy, practice, programs and compliance with regulation, legislation and codes. This individual will be instrumental in the development and implementation of policies and procedures to support integration across systems and embedding quality improvement initiatives.
- Support health services in the 7 member First Nations communities and at the STC Health Centre, with a focus on the mandatory programing of immunizations and communicable disease control.
- Develop and implement short and long-term operational and strategic plans in accordance with the organizational goals and objectives.
- Leads and supervises by demonstrating the capacity and expertise to operationalize best practice recommendations, goals and regulatory requirements.
- Develops policy and procedures for health programs and leads implementation.
- Participate in STC Accreditation process, maintaining best practices and quality improvements.
- Establishes a culture of excellence in performance and innovation that optimizes opportunities to create new models and processes that better serve clients and their families.
- Support member First Nations in the recruitment of Community Health Nurses (CHN).
- Responsible for CHN oversight, including clinical performance and evaluations of clinical knowledge, workflow knowledge and systems skills. Establishes and monitors benchmarks to drive improvement and raise awareness that promotes individual growth and collective improvements in care. This includes review of client record documentation to ensure compliance to best practice and standards.
- Identifies the tools and systems needed to support care management activities.
- Collaborates within the STC system to meet client care and program objectives.
- Develops and maintains a comprehensive orientation, education and training program, utilizing innovative evidenced-based training strategies, and ensuring mandatory certifications are maintained.
- Continuously evaluate quality and performance to identify issues and propose process improvement strategies.
- Ensure Communicable Disease Control activities are implemented.
- Ensure data collection, evaluations, and continuous improvement initiatives are documented and reported as applicable.
- Responsible for supervision including hiring, performance management, training, coaching, mentoring and, as required, discipline for Community Health program staff.
Education and Experience:
- Must be a member in good standing with the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses’ association.
- Bachelor of Nursing preferred, Masters in nursing an asset, RN’s with a Master degree in a health-related program will be considered.
- Minimum of five (5) years Community Health Nursing experience.
- Minimum of two (2) years management and supervisory experience.
- Additional formal training in Health Care Administration an asset.
Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities:
- Demonstrated knowledge and competency in fiscal, program/service planning, implementation and evaluation.
- Demonstrated ability to cooperate in a model of community development, self-government, health transfer and health reform.
- Thorough understanding of health plan and regulatory rules, managed care, case management, disease management and referral processes.
- Commitment to the creation of a collaborative and supportive work environment.
- Highly self-motivated, organized and detailed oriented with an attitude for continuous improvement.
- Understanding of First Nation Treaties and Treaty Rights.
- Knowledge and understanding of the implications of provincial health acts/professional health acts, child and family protection acts, and insured/non-insured health services and benefits.
- Strong verbal, presentation, and written skills are required.
- Proficient computer skills and knowledge of variety of computer programs and software.
- Valid CPR-C and AED Certification.
- Current First Aide Certificate preferred.
- Past competency in inoculations an asset. Current certification to be attained in first six weeks of employment.
- Knowledge of community resources.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines.
- Ability to accommodate changing environments within a complex system of services.
- Excellent communication, conflict resolution and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
- Ability to speak Cree, Saulteaux or Dakota is an asset.
- Knowledge of the political, social and economic objectives of the Saskatoon Tribal Council and of the Dakota, Cree, and Saulteaux cultures will be considered an asset.
Other Work Conditions:
- Must be able to travel with the possibility of over-night stays away from home.
- Must be willing to work flexible hours as necessary which may include some evening and weekends.
- Must possess a valid Saskatchewan driver’s license, a reliable vehicle and meet STC’s insurance requirements; and
- Must provide a current, original, Canadian Criminal Record Check (CPIC) and vulnerable sector check as a condition of employment.
Community Health Programs Manager
Job posting closes Thursday, March 30, 2023, at 4:30pm.
No telephone calls, please. Saskatoon Tribal Council appreciates the interest of all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.