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Ability Advisor

Full-Time Regular
Chinook Regional Hospital
Human Resources
2012-11-30  Time: 23:59
As soon as possible

0800-1630 hrs, Monday to Friday
The Ability Advisor in the HR Client Services team is a professional position reporting to the Senior Ability Advisor.

The position works with a high degree of independence and in concert with the Senior Ability Advisor to plan and implement programs and processes. The position manages non-occupational injuries/illnesses and provides ongoing client support between individuals, departments, sites and programs. The position provides advice and direction to clients within its specialty function and scope.

The position will interpret client needs, assess requirements and identify solutions to non standard issues and requests. The position works to ensure Alberta Health Services values, goals and principles are implemented and integrated in the delivery of services to client groups.

The position is responsible for working with the HR Client Services team to enable efficient, cost effective and innovative strategies for Ability Management in Alberta Health Services.

Education and Experience Requirements:

A post secondary degree or diploma in a health or related area plus the appropriate licensing and designations are preferred.

A minimum of two years experience in ability management in an organization of significant size, complexity and diversity is preferred (healthcare experience an asset).

A demonstrated clear pattern of professional and personal development.

Equivalencies of education and experience may be considered.

In addition, the incumbent will possess a record of accomplishment in the following areas:
  • Extensive knowledge of the client group/function supported and best practices applicable to ability management.
  • Facilitation and/or coordination experience in project planning, execution, reporting, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience managing physical and human resources and related financial/statistical information.
  • Significant experience in problem solving, concerns resolution, investigation and negotiation.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster relationships and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Effective communicator with strong organizational skills, influential skills, client focused orientation and commitment to providing quality services.
  • Ability to relay or explain complex issues or difficult situations. Skills in negotiation, facilitation and conflict resolution are required.
  • Ability to develop and facilitate presentations to convey information or transfer knowledge.
  • Experience in coordinating research projects or teams, complex data analysis and/or interpretation, evaluation methodologies and developing formal reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate change.
This position is classified as a P3.
Minimum $65,250 annually.
Maximum $98,000 annually.

Please submit cover letter and resume with references


Apply online at or via FAX at (403) 388-6016
All applications must include the competition number and a current resume to be received by Human Resources prior to midnight of the closing date.

We thank all candidates for their applications however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve, and is committed
to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Please submit one application for each position desired as copies of applications will not be submitted for multiple postings on your behalf. Applications must include skills and ability for the position, since selection is based on information provided in the application. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for applying with the AHS!

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