Regional Indigenous Relations Coordinator (Permanent Full Time), DECH GEN HLTH Promo-ED

Fredericton, NB | Saint John, NB | Waterville, NB | Miramichi, NB | Moncton, NB

Horizon Health Network is an equal opportunity employer.

COMPETITION #: 2018-35995 External
BARGAINING UNIT: Non-Bargaining
ZONE: Fredericton, Miramichi, Moncton, Saint John, Upper River Valley
DEPARTMENT: DECH GEN HLTH Promo-ED
FACILITY: Negotiable
POSTING TYPE: Permanent Full Time
JOB TITLE: Regional Indigenous Relations Coordinator
CLASSIFICATION: Other (Not Listed)
LANGUAGE: English Essential
HOURS OF WORK: Days, Evenings, Subject to change due to operational requirements
SALARY: $24.83 to $34.72 per hour (Payband 4)

JOB PURPOSE:

Under the authority of the Population Health department, the Regional Indigenous Relations Coordinator will oversee the development and implementation of Horizon's Indigenous Strategic Framework.

More specifically, the Regional Coordinator will work towards the enhancement of relationships between Indigenous populations/communities/organizations and Horizon. S/he will work with traditional knowledge holders to help further implement traditional healing practices into the care system, enhance cultural competency and safety within the organization, facilitate assessment of indigenous health, and develop plans of action for the recruitment and retention of indigenous health care/allied health care professionals. 

This position will develop and integrate a number of key performance indicators that address indigenous health issues in keeping with Accreditation Canada and the Horizon Health Indigenous strategic framework.

Reporting Relationship: Reports to the Director of Population Health 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Training:

  • Undergraduate degree in a health discipline and/or indigenous studies
  • Additional training in health administration, project management and organizational improvement (an asset).
  • Masters degree (an asset)

Experience:

  • Working or lived experience with Indigenous communities and populations with a solid understanding and awareness of Indigenous history and culture 
  • Experience working in the healthcare system
  • Experience in organizational culture change 
  • Experience in change management, quality improvement, and program assessment (an asset);
  • Work experience in constantly evolving, complex environments.

Qualifications/skills: 

  • Experience working with Indigenous communities and populations; specifically, working from a Population health and Indigenous Health Transformation lens
  • A strong understanding of the role culture plays as a determinant of health 
  • Ability to set objectives and commitment to achieve results;
  • Contribution to building highly motivated teams (essential);
  • Clear communication of ideas and respect for various points of view;
  • Ability to prepare and give presentations to various groups (essential);
  • Leadership and commitment and ability to suggest necessary changes based on best practices;
  • Ability to inspire new solutions, perspectives and ways of thinking;
  • Participation in conflict resolution through negotiation or mediation (strongly favoured);
  • Ability to analyze a large amount of information and establish measures (strongly favoured); 
  • Written and spoken competence in English is required. 
  • Ability to speak local Indigenous language is an asset
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Ability to travel throughout the region as required.
  • Sound work and attendance record.
  • Physically able to perform assigned duties.
  • A valid driver's license and the use of a vehicle.

** Horizon Health Network adheres to all privacy legislation and policies to ensure confidential patient, business, financial and employee information is disclosed only to those authorized to receive it for the purpose of fulfilling their job duties.**

**A Resume (C.V.) is required as part of the application**

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Working with other members of the Population Health team, develop and administer an engagement plan that allows Indigenous populations to have a strong voice in the development and administration of Horizon's Indigenous Strategic Framework
  • Participate on Horizon's First Nations Liaison Committee
  • Collaborate and establish a strong network within the Indigenous Communities of New Brunswick
  • Collaborate with others in Horizon, the New Brunswick Department of Health and New Brunswick Health Council to establish innovative ways to assess indigenous health status, barriers to accessing health service and experiences of health care
  • Review best practices in cultural competency training/experiential learning activities and facilitate the implementation of a comprehensive training program throughout Horizon 
  • Develop and facilitate the implementation of an action plan to increase the visibility of Indigenous culture within Horizon facilities 
  • Working with Human Resources, develop and facilitate the implementation of a plan to recruit and retain Indigenous health care/allied health care professionals 
  • Travel throughout the region as required
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Applications for this position must be submitted on-line by December 16, 2018. 

NOTE: There will be no further postings for this position should there be no fully qualified applicants. If you wish to be considered for this position and have most of the qualifications as posted and the registration or licensure where required, you are encouraged to apply at this time.

Please quote Competition # 2018-35995-External. Horizon Health Network appreciates expressed interest, however, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Human Resources Department, Horizon Health Network.

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