Interior Health is hiring a Director, Toxic Drug Supply Response. Apply today to join our amazing team!
ABOUT THE ROLE:
In partnership with the assigned Medical Health Officer, the Director, Toxic Drug Supply Response, will lead the planning, execution, and evaluation of Interior Health’s initiatives against the toxic drug supply crisis. This involves liaising with internal and external partners to address the public health emergency related to the toxic drug supply. The role will partner key areas including MHSU, Population and Public Health, Clinical Operations, internal Interior Health enabling teams, pain management, community partnerships, and surveillance and monitoring.
- Collaborate with medical and operational leadership to translate Interior Health’s (IH) mandate and service plan into actionable objectives for drug toxicity prevention and response. Ensure integration and adoption of these priorities across clinical program areas, including direct care delivery programs, health improvement, and clinical care networks.
- Partner with Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions and Ministry of Health senior leaders to formulate and implement a comprehensive drug toxicity prevention and response strategy across British Columbia.
- With key internal and external partners develop, implement, monitor, evaluate, and update an Interior Health Toxic Drug Supply Response Plan.
- Lead the development of collaborative approaches to advance drug toxicity prevention, response, and integrated mental health and substance use care for individuals with complex mental health and substance use conditions.
- Oversee and lead efforts to build an urgent, comprehensive, and innovative approach to prevent and reduce drug toxicity deaths and harms.
- Provide strategic consultation to the senior leaders across IH clinical service delivery areas in partnership with Chief Medical Health Officers. Make recommendations for future strategic directions, coordinate and direct IH’s drug toxicity policies and processes.
- Oversee a comprehensive service delivery system for individuals impacted by the toxic drug supply, encompassing harm reduction, education, destigmatization, and timely access to person-centered treatment alternatives.
- Foster partnerships including local and provincial government officials, non-profit agencies, and healthcare providers, to implement services across the care continuum.
- Direct the integration and coordination of programs and services to avoid redundancies within the broader system-wide development of substance use services.
- Monitor epidemiological and non-epidemiological data related to the toxic drug supply crisis to adapt policies, approaches, and services.
- Develop and manage program budgets in line with the IH Toxic Drug Supply Response Plan. Influence IH funding priorities to ensure an effective response.
- Lead, mentor, and direct team members, fostering a high-performance culture and a comprehensive approach to problem-solving.
- Perform other related duties as required.
SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF JOINING INTERIOR HEALTH:
An attractive remuneration package and excellent career prospects await the right candidate. We offer one of the best benefit packages and pension plans in Canada. In addition to Medical, Dental and Extended Health coverage, we also offer paid annual vacation starting at 4 weeks (20 days) up to a maximum of 7 weeks (35 days). We also offer an attractive defined employee pension plan, disability and life insurance, and options for maternity &/or paternity leave top-up.
Interior Health strives to create an environment where you enjoy the work you do, the place where you work, and the people around you. Together, we create great workplaces. Apply today!
Honouring Interior Health’s commitment to Truth and Reconciliation and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA), and Pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preferential consideration and/or hiring will be given to qualified applicants who self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit).
Education, Training, and Experience:
- Master’s Degree in a related health field or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
- Technical expertise in the unregulated drug poisoning emergency response.
- Minimum of 10 years’ experience in a progressively senior leadership role in the health sector, preferably within substance use programs, harm reduction, or related fields. Experience working with multisector teams.
- Extensive experience collaborating with community-based health delivery systems, government agencies, and other partners in a complex, multi-level, multi-organization environment.
Demonstrates all LEADS Capabilities, in particular:
- Leads Self / Cultural Agility – self-awareness, demonstrates character; noticing and adapting to cultural uniqueness to create a sense of safety for all.
- Engages Others / Empathy – fosters the development of others, communicates effectively, builds effective teams, listens with heart rather than reacting.
- Achieves Results/Process Orientation – sets direction, strategically aligns decisions with vision, values & evidence, accepting that use of process orientation and a ‘good relationship’ are concrete deliverables.
- Develops Coalitions / Building a Trust-Based Relationship – builds partnerships & networks to create results, demonstrates a commitment to customers & service, navigates socio-political environments, building personal relationships in addition to professional ones, participating in open exchanges of experiences and culture.
- System Transformation / Credible Champion – demonstrates systems/critical thinking, strategically oriented to the future, champions & orchestrates change, remains self-aware and maintains effective relationships, shows courage and conviction in advocating for change for the betterment of Aboriginal people.
Skills and Abilities:
- Proven leadership skills with the ability to engage and inspire teams and partners.
- Technical and clinical knowledge related to the Toxic Drug Supply Response with knowledge of the latest evidence, trends, and tactics (provincially, nationally, and internationally).
- Ability to address complex issues, develop comprehensive plans, and work with diverse partners and colleagues.
- Expert knowledge of Substance Use and Harm Reduction trends, services, and issues, focusing on a comprehensive approach to the toxic drug supply crisis.
- Demonstrated expertise in policy and program development, implementation, and evaluation within a health service context.
- Excellent ability to analyze diverse aspects of the problem using quantitative and qualitative data and develop actionable insights.
- Strategic thinking and able to implement tactical priorities, with knowledge of evaluation, data analysis, KPIs, and outcome measurement.
- High proficiency in the use of personal computers and relevant software applications.
The salary for this position is a Range 10 and follows the HEABC provincial compensation plan for excluded positions.
This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.
Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.
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