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Manager, Allied Health South Okanagan

Interior Health Authority

This is a Contract position in Penticton, BC posted June 17, 2020.

Community :PENTICTON
Position Summary
The Manager, Allied Health is responsible for managing allied health services for the assigned geographic area or program. It is a position that will work with clinical operations across all aspects of care including the primary care network that is under development in the SOK. The Manager plans, coordinates, implements, evaluates, and monitors allied health services based on the clinical and operational needs, and works collaboratively with counterparts as well as with frontline operational supervisors to ensure that allied health services within the area are operating with optimal efficiency and effectiveness. The Manager provides recommendations, advice, and council to clinical and medical leaders throughout the area regarding allied health.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
• Manages Allied Health Services in the geographic area or program by planning, coordinating, implementing, and monitoring all aspects of Allied Health Services based on clinical and operational needs. Provides direction for optimized services for the geographic area and ensures that Allied Health Services comply with current legislation, professional standards, and organizational policies.
• Provides leadership for clinical practice by seeking out and identifying best practice in patient care and takes an active role on applicable working groups with the goal of striving toward standardization and best practice, ensuring that standard procedures and policies developed by these groups are communicated and implemented throughout IH.
• Manages financial resources by preparing the assigned budget for approval, monitoring the budget, identifying variances, and taking required corrective action in order to maintain fiscal responsibility and accountability. Supports operational supervisors in relation to these functions through regular consultations.
• Plans and implements new programs and improvements to existing programs within the geographic area and participates on IH-wide projects to ensure the delivery of the highest quality of service with existing resources.
• Provides recommendations, advice, and council to clinical and medical leaders regarding Allied Health Services by participating in cross-discipline committees and site-specific councils where appropriate.
• Recruits, hires, disciplines, and terminates staff as required. Provides mentoring and coaching to allied health operational supervisors as required. Completes performance evaluations and prepares staff development and training plans.
• Participates in labour relations activities as required. Interprets collective agreements and legislation in consultation with Human Resources.
• Ensures that safe, quality service is delivered in a cost-effective, consistent, and standard manner by working with leadership and quality service teams to ensure that accreditation standards are met and monitored appropriately.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

This position is eligible for our comprehensive benefits plan that includes coverage for basic Medical Services, Dental Services, and Extended Health.

Education, Training, and Experience:
• Bachelors Degree in nursing, health sciences, or related field.
• Seven to ten years recent, related clinical experience, including three years in a leadership role.
• Current registration with the relevant professional college or association as required.

LEADS Capabilities – Demonstrates all LEADS Capabilities, in particular:
• Leads Self – self-awareness, demonstrates character
• Engages Others – fosters the development of others, communicates effectively, builds effective teams
• Achieves Results – sets direction, takes action to implement decisions, assesses & evaluates results
• Develops Coalitions – builds partnerships & networks to create results, demonstrates a commitment to customers & service, navigates socio-political environments
• System Transformation – demonstrates systems/critical thinking, strategically oriented to the future, champions & orchestrates change

Skills and Abilities
• Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders, both internal and external to the organization.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of management and staff.
• Demonstrated ability to work under pressure with frequent interruptions and time constraints.
• Demonstrated ability to identify variances and implement strategies that lead to desired outcomes.
• Demonstrated ability to plan, implement, and manage projects.
• A valid BC Driver’s License and access to a personal car is required.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.