Join CFHI as a Director, Programs!
Are you passionate about improving health and healthcare? Are you a strategic leader with a proven ability to lead, develop and implement quality improvement initiatives in palliative care? Do you have a deep understanding of the landscape of palliative care and can you drive change?
If this sounds like you, join CFHI and let’s make change happen! Based in Ottawa, CFHI is a federally funded not-for-profit organization that identifies proven healthcare innovations and accelerates their spread across Canada. We work shoulder-to-shoulder with staff and external stakeholders to improve health and care for all Canadians.
CFHI is seeking a full-time Director, Programs to lead our Palliative Care team for a 1-year term. This person must have a palliative care background in order to help us grow and develop our palliative care programs.
What does a Director, Programs do?
The Director, Programs provides strategic leadership and vision to the development and delivery of CFHI programming, with the goal of improving the quality of care. This individual manages the activities, initiatives and programming that ensure the successful planning and delivery of CFHI collaboratives for health and healthcare improvement.
The Director reports to the Vice-President, Programs, is a member of the Operations Committee, and works closely with other Operations Committee members, senior advisors and staff, external stakeholders, partners, and quality improvement and measurement experts to lead, develop and deliver CFHI programming.
This position works closely and involves regular liaison, stakeholder relations and partnership development with healthcare leaders, governments, academic leaders, patient partners, and other stakeholders involved in the operational delivery of CFHI’s programs.
Are you the right person for this role?
If you have the experience and skills below, we want to hear from you!
- Masters’ degree or equivalent in health sciences, health policy, health administration, public health, healthcare delivery, or a combination of experience and education in healthcare improvement.
- Minimum five (5) years’ experience at a senior level, including at least five (5) years in a supervisory/management role, including substantive health services or health policy experience, preferably in a healthcare delivery organization.
- Bilingual in French and English is preferred (English communications at Advanced “C” level and French communications at Intermediate “B” level).
- Familiarity with professional associations and not-for-profit organizations in the healthcare field.
- Ability to take initiative, has vision, is creative and innovative and facilitates change.
- Well organized and attentive to detail.
- Able to be appropriately diplomatic, understand others’ roles and perspectives, adapt and choose appropriate time and approach in persuading others.
- Extensive knowledge of and experience with adult learning principles and techniques.
- Exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communications, negotiation, consultation and presentation skills.
- Extensive knowledge of strategies for effective coaching of improvement teams and related evaluation methods.
- Analytical skills and abilities to assess the impact and outcomes of improvement teams in the areas of better health, better care, better value.
- Highly developed understanding and competencies in healthcare improvement issues, analysis, finance, and human resources management skills.
- Highly developed project management skills combined with the ability to effectively meet deadlines.
- Highly self-motivated with desire to contribute to the success of a healthcare improvement organization.
Tell us your story.
Tell us how you can help shape our vision for an improved healthcare system in Canada in this role by sending us a cover letter and your résumé to CFHI’s Human Resources team at email@example.com no later than August 11, 2019.
CFHI is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principles of Employment Equity. We encourage applcations from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, Aboriginal 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.