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Director - Medical First Response Project Director

Ambulance/Paramedics, Executive/Leadership
Temporary Full Time
Calgry EMS Transition Dispatch
2012-12-07  Time: 23:59

Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Alberta Health Services (AHS) requires a Project Director to direct multiple projects related to the development of Alberta’s Medical First Response (MFR) capacity and capability. As a result of the transitioning of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) from municipalities to AHS, an opportunity exists to standardize and formalize the deployment of non-EMS first responders (e.g. volunteer, fire departments, etc.). The Ministry of Alberta Health (AH) and AHS are jointly sponsoring a series of projects aimed in part at ensuring the consistent and appropriate deployment of MFR capable organizations to assist Albertans through the provision of pre-hospital care delivered to a common set of standards.

It is estimated that there are in excess of 400 organizations currently providing some aspect of medical first response throughout Alberta. The position will be responsible to serve as the AHS point person for MFR and to interact with all levels of government including local municipal leaders, MLA’s and leaders within AH. A joint sponsorship group made up of senior AHS and AH leaders and physicians will provide guidance and necessary approvals as required. A representative expert Advisory Panel made up of key stakeholders including MFR organizations, members of the public, and members of municipal and provincial government has been established to assist in providing input and content expertise related to the development and implementation of the Alberta MFR strategy.

Major Accountabilities of the Role will be:

1. Overall project management of the work plan for the MFR Program including its major projects and associated sub-projects to ensure successful delivery within the defined scope (schedule, quality, and cost).
2. Development of detailed program execution plans and milestones, and the tracking of progress including regular reporting to key stakeholders and leadership.
3. Organizing program governance meetings including agenda setting in accordance with the change management process to ensure decision-making and problem solving are achieved in a timely manner.
4. Organizing the broader MFR communication plan and expert advisory committee and working with the advisory panel to develop the public communication plan. The position is also responsible for preparing briefing notes as required by AHS and AH.
5. Troubleshooting and risk management related to issues that have an impact to the financial, quality, or timely completion of the project.

This is a term position (15 months) to be filled beginning January, 2013 and concluding March 31, 2014.

Salary/Benefits: This position is classified as a P5-1. Minimum $ 113,250.00 to maximum $ 181,000.00 annually.
The successful applicant will have achieved a Masters or Graduate degree in a Health Care, Management, or Business-related field, with 5-7 years management experience in a complex organization (public or private). A minimum of 5-7 years progressive experience working with public safety agencies and related stakeholders in the provision of healthcare to the public are required. Applicants must have completed formal Project Management Training – candidates are encouraged to have achieved a PMP designation. Internal and external applicants meeting these qualifications are encouraged to apply.

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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