Reports to: Director, Northern and Indigenous Health
Location: Our head office is located in Ottawa, Ontario, however we welcome remote work outside Ottawa or a blend of onsite/work from home if the candidate is from the Ottawa area. Note that all staff are currently working from home and no travel is permitted. We are continually reassessing during the pandemic.
Deadline to apply: February 21, 2021
How to apply: Visit https://cfhifcass.bamboohr.com/jobs/
Working collaboratively with the Northern and Indigenous Health (NIH) team, the Improvement Lead is responsible for a range of services that support CFHI’s Northern and Indigenous Health portfolio. In response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action, CFHI recognizes the need to support reconciliation efforts in all of its work, and to develop respectful relationships and partnerships with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis governments and organizations in order to guide our efforts to support cultural safety/humility in the healthcare system and enhance the capacity of the health system to meet the needs of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis. We are committed to creating a culturally safe work environment and support the training of all staff in areas of cultural competency, safety, and humility.
In all aspects of its work, the NIH team aims to work in a relational and respectful way with all external partners and CFHI staff, and, with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis partners and communities.
Your core responsibilities would include:
• Supporting internal truth and reconciliation and capacity development.
• Supporting partnership development and development of collaborative efforts towards improved cultural safety and humility in the healthcare system.
• Supporting the development, implementation, administration, coordination and evaluation of projects and processes related to the Canadian Northern and Remote Health Network and programming and knowledge sharing efforts led by the Northern and Indigenous Health portfolio.
• Coordinating and supporting the development and implementation of CFHI collaborations and similar activities within this portfolio.
• Coordinating and supporting consultations and environmental scanning to identify future collaborations/activities within this portfolio.
• Supporting the increase of Indigenous perspectives/content and benefit across all work of CFHI.
Education and experience you will need to have:
• Relevant Bachelor’s degree (Master’s level preferred) in healthcare improvement, health policy, public health, epidemiology, community health, Indigenous health and wellness, community development, or related discipline, or a combination of education and experience.
• Minimum three (3) years of progressive experience in a similar function.
• Experience working with First Nations, Inuit and/or Métis.
• Demonstrated ability working in health and healthcare, particularly healthcare improvement.
• Demonstrates commitment to cultural safety and humility.
• Ability to work in a relational, collaborative manner that is respectful of multiple perspectives.
You will be a great fit for this role if you have:
• The ability to communicate in both English and French.
• Sound written communication skills, including experience writing research summaries and reports; ability to summarize, interpret and synthesize complex information.
• Highly developed interpersonal, facilitation, and oral communication skills including experience developing and maintaining strategic partnerships and networks of stakeholders.
• Excellent project management skills including the ability to plan and carry out broad assignments including planning and coordinating large and small meetings where complex subject matter is discussed, often involving collaborative efforts; ensuring their timely completion.
• Ability to plan and execute broad assignments including coordinating large collaborative meetings where complex subject matter is discussed – ensuring their effectiveness and timely completion.
CFHI is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principles of Employment Equity. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous persons, and persons with disabilities. We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.