Community Integration Coordinator

Alberta Health Services - Calgary, AB (11 months ago)

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Your Opportunity:
The primary aim of the Community Integration Coordinator (CIC) role is to manage the Community Prevention Practitioner to facilitate the implementation and evaluation of the Extended Community Health Outcomes Plus (ECHO+) model with Indigenous communities. The CIC coordinates and supports innovations to ensure the project work is meeting the needs of specific Indigenous communities and partners. This position will also be able to identify new integration opportunities between the HCV and other innovation projects when working with Indigenous communities. The CIC works with a high degree of independence and reporting to the Scientific Director of the PPIH SCN. The CIC will utilize organizational approaches for improvement and innovation and coordinate with appropriate departments within AHS. Responsibilities include providing guidance to ensure SCN activities and priority projects are delivered within scope, cost, time, and quality. The CIC will identify, implement and where necessary coordinate effective practices to support the evolving needs and support the goals and activities of the ECHO+ project. To partner with Indigenous communities to tailor and implement the ECHO+ model in an effort to reduce inequities in the identification and treatment of HCV and other STBBIs. To develop strategies, resources and interventions that incorporate indigenous oral knowledge and western written evidence into the development of an expanded ECHO+ model. To rigorously test and evaluate the impact of spreading and scaling the ECHO+ model to Indigenous communities using a mixed-methods approach. ECHO+ intends to spread this approach to more Indigenous communities across the province. The ECHO+ model is also scalable for both engaging with Indigenous communities and expanding to include prevention, screening and treatment of other STBBIs.

The Community Integration Coordinator will: Work with the PPIH SCN™ Scientific Office to implement the ECHO+ project, develop and present innovative approaches to address system issues with sustainable solutions. Create/ maintain a population and citizen focus by developing relationships with Indigenous stakeholders; following up with key stakeholders to ensure needs have been met in a timely and professional manner. At the direction of the PPIH SCN™ Scientific Office, establish/ implement the development of strategic engagement and implementation plans, lead the development of communications plans & support evaluation activities. Develop/ maintain cultural awareness and competency to effectively engage and collaborate with Indigenous populations and other stakeholders. Support engagement sessions in AHS Zones to introduce the ECHO+ project and promote onboarding the ECHO+ project with Indigenous communities. Provides day to day management/ leadership on the ECHO+ project, and supervision of activities & reporting of the CPP. Act as the main point of contact for ECHO+ project and manage expectations to support PPIH SCN™ strategic directions & goals. Develop, oversee & carry out the development of business processes, project charters, work plans and progress reports. Work closely with Indigenous communities to identify gaps in learning needs of healthcare providers and community members specific to Hepatitis C and STBBIs. Support development and adaptation of the co-design methodology with Indigenous communities and Project Team and culturally appropriate Hepatitis C and STBBIs’ prevention, screening health education and training materials for healthcare providers. Manage project/working group budgets, scope, timelines and risks and updates to leadership. Collaborate with Indigenous communities and the Project Team to develop and implement project plans.

Classification: Coordinator
Union: Exempt
Department: Extension for Com Hlth Outcome
Primary Location: Southport
Negotiable Location: Provincial
Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
FTE: 1.00
Posting End Date: 10-DEC-2019
Date Available: 20-DEC-2019
Temporary End Date: 31-MAR-2021
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 2
Shifts per cycle: 10
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: Other
Minimum Salary: $28.20
Maximum Salary: $48.45
Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Required

Required Qualifications:
A Bachelor’s Degree in Health Promotion, Nursing, or related field. A minimum of 5 years’ experience in quality improvement, knowledge management or research and or management in an organization of significant size, complexity and diversity. A well-developed understanding of community-based work in an Indigenous community setting. Knowledge of modifiable risk factors, Indigenous research methodologies, health promotion and disease prevention, including strategies and best practice evidence related to Hepatitis C and STBBIs. Awareness of Indigenous health philosophies, beliefs and cultural practices. Knowledge of Indigenous health issues & challenges, and health legislation and policies that impact Indigenous populations. Experience managing physical and human resources and related financial/statistical information. Willing and able to travel to remote locations and lengthy vehicle travel with flexibility to work outside regular hours with occasional need to work extended hours. Proficient and demonstrated ability with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel). Ability to operate technological equipment including (computer, projector, teleconference/videoconference units, etc.).

Additional Required Qualifications:
Self-directed and able to meet demands and perform essential functions as outlined in the job description. Strong facilitation and mediation skills & experience in problem solving, concerns resolution, investigation, and negotiation. Demonstrated ability to foster relationships and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders. Effective communicator with strong organizational & influential skills, client focused orientation and commitment to providing quality services; ability to relay complex issues or difficult situations. Firm understanding and experience with project management, research design and methods. Self-directed with strong analytical skills, attention to detail, with an ability to handle multiple tasks. Excellent interpersonal and team skills. Strong written and oral skills for the use in the development of oral presentations, summaries, reports, journal articles, systematic literature reviews, and manuscripts, etc. Ability to manage and prioritize work and meet deadlines. A demonstrated clear pattern of professional and personal development. Conflict management expertise focusing on group dynamics and diverse priorities. Aptitude for building and sustaining complex relationships with key internal and external stakeholders. Team leadership skills, including demonstrated ability and comfort with decision making responsibilities, coaching and teaching, and the ability to inspire and build confidence in others.

Preferred Qualifications:
Awareness of OCAP®. Experience in needs assessment and program planning in an Indigenous setting. Ability to navigate through AHS systems and processes. Knowledge of project management methodology in a health care setting.