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Health Director

Reference ID: 100544_AB

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Edmonton, AB
Grande Prairie, AB
Calmar, AB
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Full Time
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Health Care
Management and Executive

  • Great opportunity for an effective leader who is looking to make a difference in the health of a First Nations community
  • Enjoy a highly competitive remuneration package and great benefits 
  • Take the next step in your career with a highly respected and collaborative organization 

About The Peerless Trout First Nation

The Peerless Trout First Nation was officially constituted on May 19, 2010 and approved by Alberta and Canada by December 13, 2010 and is located 68 kilometers Northeast of Red Earth, Alberta. Through the Land Claim settlement of 2010, approximately 63,000 acres are to be designated as reserve land for the Peerless Trout First Nation. As of there are currently 882 members registered within the First Nation with the majority of members residing within the two communities of Peerless and Trout Lake.

Our mission is to develop, strengthen and support our members and community. We acknowledge our responsibility to programs, education, and resources to create a healthy, safe and active environment with the goal of enhancing the quality of life for our Nation.

About the Opportunity

The Peerless Trout First Nation is seeking a proven leader for the position of Director of Health at the Health Centre located at Peerless Lake, Alberta. This is a full-time position based on 40 hours a week, working Monday to Friday. A flexible schedule and ability to work some evenings and weekends is required.  

Reporting to the Band Manager, you will be responsible for administering, monitoring, evaluating and implementing the successful delivery and operations of the Peerless Trout First Nation health programs and services.

The primary duties and responsibilities of this pivotal role will include (but are not limited to):

  • Meeting formally and informally with the Chief & Council, Band Administration , PTFN personnel and community members regarding health-related issues that have community, Tribal, Treaty 8, provincial or national impact
  • Disseminating information as required and acting as an advisor to the Chief & Council and PTFN Band Administration on health issues that have a direct impact on the community and Treaty 8 as a whole
  • Developing, implementing and evaluating long and short-term goals and objectives for the Health Services Program in accordance with community/area needs through the completion of annual work plans for all health-related program areas
  • Developing/updating program policy and guidelines that will enhance the effectiveness of the Health Services Program
  • Leading community health staff in planning and developing effective community health programs.
  • Acting as the contact person for health-related services and programs as requested 

The successful candidate will have a Degree or Diploma in Health Administration/Social Sciences or a relevant discipline, as well as a minimum of 5 years of progressive health administration experience, preferably with a First Nation. The ability to speak/understand Cree will be seen as an asset. 

Our ideal candidate for this role will also currently hold or be willing to obtain an FNHMA Certification.

About the Benefits

This role is guaranteed to provide the challenge and fulfillment that comes with finishing each day knowing you have made a genuine difference in the lives of others.

The successful candidate will be rewarded with a highly competitive salary and a range of great benefits, including: 

  • Extensive group insurance package, long term short term life, health dental and vision
  • RRSP matching
  • Relocation assistance
  • Competitive vacation allowance
  • Education allowance

At The Peerless Trout First Nation, we value the happiness of our team and host numerous social events over the year including seasonal summer BBQ's, Christmas parties and an annual company retreat. 

Don't miss this unique opportunity to join a respected First Nations organization that prides itself on its collaborative and supportive working environment. APPLY NOW! 

Posted: June 12, 2018
Closes: July 28, 2018
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