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ADM of Nunavut Health Operations

Inqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
Deadline: August 03, 2014  12:00:00 am

ADM of Nunavut Health Operations

Reporting to the Deputy Minister and as a member of the Health Department’s Executive Management Committee, the incumbent will work with other senior managers as a strategic leader in the development, implementation and evaluation of a sustainable health care delivery system in all Nunavut communities.

Nunavut covers a huge geographical area, with no highway infrastructure and a shortage of many of the services Canadians have come to expect. There are approximately 32,000 residents, spread across 25 communities. In service of these residents and communities, the Assistant Deputy Minister directs the activities of 4 Executive Directors who deliver primary health care, midwifery, mental health, rehabilitation, public health, dental and pharmacy programs and services, as well as health protection and health promotion programs, through the one hospital, two health facilities, community health centres and a variety of other offices and structures. The ADM will also be responsible for the Patient Relations Office and the All Hazards Plan for Nunavut. The ADM will direct the provision of services in communities (such as the Qikiqtani Regional Hospital, regional health facilities and community health centres; medical boarding homes; and long-term care facilities) and out-of-Territory, tertiary services. In this role, you will have 10 direct reports.

To succeed in this role, you will assess, and respond to, demographic, physical, mental and social challenges: Nunavut has a predominantly young population and a growing aging population; and it suffers from high unemployment and a limited economic base, as well as a housing shortage.

In addition to developing services and priorities that respond to this data, as ADM, you will have to find creative ways of reflecting Inuit Societal Values in the system, while structuring the organization and the jobs to facilitate higher Inuit participation in the territorial workforce. You will also foster positive working relationships with the Nunavut communities, community/regional agencies, non-governmental organizations, Inuit organizations, and territorial and federal organizations as integral elements of program planning and service delivery, to ensure that health care programs and services provide community-based solutions that work to improve the health and social well-being of Nunavummiut and contribute to Nunavut communities thriving economically, socially and culturally.

You will be required to possess excellent and creative human resources skills, in order to manage turnover rates and a transient workforce. You will have a proven track record in health care service delivery and public health initiatives that improve lifestyles and decrease the need for medical interventions. Finally, strong planning skills will be needed to deal with the growing demands on the system and the impact of changing demographics.

Phelps Talent and Executive Search
401 Bay Street, Suite 1400, Toronto, ON  M5H 2Y4 Quoting PH142424

Application Deadline: Open until filled


The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce, so that it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Land Claims Beneficiaries. While all responses will be appreciated and handled in the strictest confidence, only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged. 

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