Alberta Health Services
Join our Communicable Disease Control (CDC) Team. Be part of the Guidance, Education, and Quality Improvement (QI) Team within CDC supporting the Province-wide Immunization Program, Notifiable Disease and Outbreak Management Team, including the Alberta COVID-19 Exposure Response Team (ACERT). The Province-wide Programs are responsible for the development of provincial standards, based on Alberta Health Policy. Under the authority of the Medical Officer of Health, the Notifiable Disease and Outbreak Management Teams are responsible to prevent and control communicable diseases that are defined as Notifiable under the Communicable Diseases Regulation of Alberta.
This team has a key role in establishing the operational standards for the immunization and notifiable disease programs including COVID-19, along with providing training and implementing improvement efforts to ensure quality delivery of programs. Under the direction of the Manager, Guidance, Education and QI, the Guidance and Education Associate Manager provides leadership and guidance to a province-wide virtual team that initiate, implement and support new or modified approaches, processes and best practices. As a key member of the leadership team, you will collaborate with key stakeholders internal and external to Alberta Health Services (AHS) and provide direction in the development of department standard operating procedures, manuals, guidelines and guidance documents to support best practice in service planning and delivery. You will provide oversight for education programs and resources to meet operational requirements for training of new staff and continued competence of current staff. You are responsible and accountable for making unit-level decisions and having direct leadership responsibility for contributing to the achievement of the goals of CDC.
This is a permanent Associate Manager position responsible for supporting development of guidance documents and resources as well as education and training within the Province-wide Immunization Program, Notifiable Disease and Outbreak Management Program including ACERT in CDC. The Associate Manager performs a leadership role for the Guidance and Education Team and reports directly to the Manager, Guidance, Education and Quality Improvement. This position is accountable and responsible for providing direction, team leadership and organization over the development of department standard operating procedures, manuals, guidelines and other guidance documents to support best practice in service planning and delivery across the province. As well, this position will provide oversight for the development and implementation of education programs and resources to meet operational requirements for training of new staff and continued competence of current staff. The Associate Manager will establish processes to monitor and evaluate resources developed and training and education provided to inform planning and practice. The Associate Manager collaborates with CDC teams, Zone Public Health partners and community/external provincial/national stakeholders to identify new or modified approaches, processes and best practices. The Associate Manager, develops and maintains strong working relationships with key stakeholders and provides leadership and direction in creation of CDC program resources and processes.
- Classification: Associate Manager
- Union: Exempt
- Department: CDC Nursing
- Primary Location: Alberta
- Negotiable Location: Provincial
- Employee Class: Regular Full Time
- FTE: 1.00
- Posting End Date: 23-NOV-2021
- Date Available: 04-JAN-2022
- Hours per Shift: 7.75
- Length of Shift in weeks: 2
- Shifts per cycle: 10
- Shift Pattern: Days
- Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
- Minimum Salary: $36.68
- Maximum Salary: $62.91
- Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable
Master’s degree in a health related field with experience in development of standards, procedures, manuals, guidelines and other guidance documents as well as the development and implementation of training and education to support best practice in service planning and delivery across the province, or a related field or equivalent qualifications. Experience in at least one of the following areas: Development of standards, procedures, guidelines and other guidance documents; Training and Education. A minimum of 3 years in a supervisory capacity. Ideally experience will be related to communicable disease control or public or population health in an organization of significant size, complexity, and diversity. Demonstrated clear pattern of professional and personal development. Demonstrated ability to work virtually.
Additional Required Qualifications:
Demonstrated excellent leadership, organizational, analytical, and decision making skills. Demonstrate high standards of professionalism and diligence with the ability to work in a fast paced, challenging environment. Exhibit exceptional verbal and written communication skills. A demonstrated clear pattern of professional and personal development. A demonstrated ability and comfort with decision making responsibilities, coaching, and teaching and the ability to inspire and build confidence in others. Expert knowledge in development of standards, procedures, manuals, guidelines and other guidance documents for consistent, standard, best practice in service planning and delivery across the province. Experience in the establishment and oversight of education programs and resources to meet operational requirements for training of new staff and to support continued competence. Exhibit strong time management and prioritization skills, with a demonstrated ability to function effectively within a fast paced and evolving work environment. Exhibit strong ability for attention to detail. Comfort working in a virtual environment. Be self-directed, action-oriented, demonstrate quick problem solving abilities and critical thinking skills.
Master’s Degree in related health care discipline. Knowledge and experience in communicable disease control, immunization and/or public health programs.
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