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Regular Full Time
CH-Dir Population Health -EDM
2012-11-29  Time: 23:59

As Per Rotation
Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The Population Health Consultant works in cooperation with teams across Alberta Health Services (AHS) and external to AHS to advance strategic priorities in population and public health policy. This position has the following primary responsibilities:

1. assessing population health issues and trends to identify healthy public policies opportunities to improve population health outcomes for Albertans;
2. leading population health policy projects/initiatives that aim to reduce inequities;
3. providing policy analysis expertise for population health projects including advocacy strategies to promote healthy physical and social environments in Alberta.

Reporting to the Manager, Healthy Public Policy, this position works at a senior level with a high degree of independence. Major accountabilities include:

Healthy Public Policy Leadership and Consultation: liaising with key decision-makers within AHS to identify and act on healthy public policy priorities; preparing summaries, briefings, reports and other internal documents; steering recommendations through consultation and approval processes; consulting with zones and external partners on projects; representing AHS in multi-stakeholder, multi-sectoral initiatives; fostering collaborative relationships; disseminating policy-related information, including research findings to internal and external stakeholders through multiple mechanisms, including reports, presentations and workshops.

Policy Analysis and Strategic Planning: identifying emerging issues; analyzing key policies and strategic opportunities for action; developing knowledge and understanding of relevant internal, municipal, provincial and federal policies and policy processes with a focus on the determinants of health and the implications for population health.

Planning and Managing Projects: developing and managing complex projects with multiple internal and external stakeholders; developing and implementing advocacy strategies.

Salary/Benefits: This position is classified as a P3-1. Minimum $65,250.00 to maximum $98,000.00 annually.
Baccalaureate degree in health, arts or science discipline, plus a relevant Masters degree (e.g. MPH, MA, MSc, MHSA, MSN) with a minimum of three years relevant work experience is required. Previous experience in an organization of significant size, complexity and diversity with a clear pattern of professional and personal development is preferred. Equivalencies of education and experience may be considered.

Requires understanding of non-health sector, provincial and federal health/population and public health policy agendas and relevant local/municipal issues and policy agendas. Excellent organizational skills; oral & written communication and interpersonal skills with significant experience in problem solving & consensus building through negotiation. Excellent strategic thinking, innovation, analytical and decision-making skills and ability to draw meaningful conclusions from large amounts of information. Ability to manage multiple projects and balance conflicting needs and competing interests to achieve results; demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse stakeholders; and experience in project planning, execution, monitoring and evaluation.

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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