Job Alert: Director | Edmonton, Grey Nuns Community Hospital

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Edmonton, Grey Nuns Community Hospital

Job Posting Reference: COV00020088

Your Opportunity:

Covenant Health’s Palliative Institute is committed to alleviating suffering for patients and their families by supporting excellence in palliative and end-of-life care. The Palliative Institute was launched in October 2012, envisioning a future where every Albertan can make informed choices about their palliative and end-of-life care and where caregivers have the knowledge, expertise and resources to support them. It is the Institute’s role to serve as a knowledge broker and problem solver for patients and families, clinicians, policymakers, caregivers and researchers; and to lead informed public conversation about palliative and end-of-life issues. The Palliative Institute is in search of a Director who is motivated, innovative, and brings leading-edge expertise, who is committed to advancing Palliative/End of Life Care within Covenant Health and at a provincial and national level.


Reporting to the Senior Operating Officer and Covenant Health Executive Lead, Palliative/End of Life Care (PEOLC), the Palliative Institute Director is responsible for the strategic and operational management of the Palliative Institute (PI) and for strategic management of PEOLC throughout Covenant Health. The Director will set clinical and quality direction for palliative care across Covenant Health in collaboration with the Scientific

Director, PI and the Physician lead for PEOLC. In collaboration with the Scientific Director, the Director sets and oversees key performance indicators and strategic planning for end of life care in Covenant Health and oversees managing resources for the PI. The position leads innovative, leading edge program planning, monitors program performance and creates a culture that encourages innovation, supports change and drives for continuous improvement. The Director will work collaboratively with Covenant Health Senior Operating Officers to ensure high quality end of life care. The Director will promote strategy, development, integration and coordination of quality research, education, public outreach, administrative and clinical support for PEOLC across Covenant Health sites and within Alberta.

  • Classification: Director
  • Department: End of Life Ins Pall Care GNCH
  • Primary Location: Grey Nuns Community Hospital
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 05-MAR-2021
  • Date Available: 16-MAR-2021
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • Salary: Covenant Health offers a competitive compensation and benefits package
  • Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable

equired Qualifications:

Post-graduate education in a healthcare or related field required. Minimum five (5) years in leadership/management capacity required. Membership in an appropriate professional organization to support professional development.

An equivalent combination of education and related experience will be considered.

Additional Required Qualifications:

Proven leadership skills. Proven analytical, negotiation and planning skills. Ability to recognize, develop and present innovative ideas. Proven organizational and time management skills. Demonstrated understanding and commitment to the vision for Covenant Health and healthcare in Alberta. Creative and innovative resource deployment. Outstanding communication (oral and written) and well developed interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to promote teamwork, collaboration and partnership. Strong commitment to customer satisfaction. Results- oriented management style. Human resource and organizational development skills. Demonstrated financial competence. Effective change management expertise.

Preferred Qualifications:

Working knowledge of PEOLC services and understanding of inter-relationships among clinical/research/technical practice physicians and patients.

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