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Project Manager, Aboriginal Opioid Action Plan
Location:Kamloops
Facility:TCS CORPORATE OFFICE
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Competition #:01283321
Employee Type:TERM SPECIFIC FULL TIME
Bargaining Unit:NON-CONTRACT
Facility:TCS CORPORATE OFFICE
Department:KEM MHSU ABORIGINAL ADDI FNHA
Reports To:DIRECTOR, ABORIGINAL MENTAL WELLNESS
Close Date:JULY 25, 2019*
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Position Summary

In accordance with the established vision and values of the organization, the Project Manager will work in close partnership with the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) to ensure enhanced access and culturally-appropriate access to opioid agonist therapy services. The Project Manager 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. The Project Manager will also work closely with the FNHA and Interior First Nations to support the development of the project’s objectives, scope, roles, deliverables, and constraints.


TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Using a mapping exercise, develops a gap analysis of opioid agonist therapy access for First Nations’ 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 First Nations and Urban Aboriginal communities and physicians.

• Works closely with internal stakeholders and the FNHA 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 First Nations’ 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

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.
• 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.

Competencies
• IH Emotional Intelligence Competencies

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.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT