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New Job Chief Operating Officer-Dehcho In Northwest Territories

Chief Operating Officer-Dehcho
Chief Operating Officer-Dehcho

Chief Operating Officer-Dehcho

Company : Government of the Northwest Territories
Salary : $133,000–$190,000 a year
Location : Northwest Territories

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Department Information

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) offers challenging and exciting careers in health and social services delivery and administration in Canada’s North. The Territorial Authority has service locations in communities across the territory and a staff of more than 1,600 serving over 43,000 residents of the NWT and 5,900 residents of the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. Challenging work, welcoming communities, and expanded opportunities are some of the benefits offered to employees of the NTHSSA.

Job Information

Located in Fort Simpson, the Gateway to the Nahanni National Park, the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority - Dehcho Region serves the 3,400 residents of the Dehcho Region in the Northwest Territories. The Region has access to beautiful waterfalls, excellent fishing and scenic landscapes, with over 90 employees who provide health and social services such as mental health, health promotion, medical care, and counseling.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) is accountable for providing strategic leadership to the Dehcho Region. This includes primary oversight for program and service delivery and strategy implementation within the region. As a member of the NTHSSA Executive Leadership Team, the COO contributes to planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating the overall health and social services strategy for the NTHSSA. In collaboration with other members of the NTHSSA Executive Leadership Team, the COO serves as a champion for the development of an organizational culture of quality, safety, inquiry and patient/client focus. The COO, in collaboration with the NTHSSA Executive Leadership Team, champions the transformation agenda of the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT), including the goals of ensuring optimal effectiveness and efficiency through shared services and reduced duplication, integrated program planning, design and evaluation, improved quality of service, and accountability for performance and outcomes.

The incumbent must be knowledgeable, conversant, and current in primary health care, population health, public health, home care, medical health, mental health, and adult, family and community social service delivery models and practices. This includes having sound understanding of, and being accountable for compliance with, statutory mental health and child protection requirements. The proven ability to lead and manage at a senior level in an inter-disciplinary, changing, and diverse environment, including an ability to lead and manage off-site operations. In addition, the incumbent must possess sound financial, human resource, and facility management skills and be a skilled communicator who recognizes the political and traditional significance of the Chiefs and Councils. The incumbent must be sensitive and responsive to the differing political elements of each community.

Typically, the above knowledge, skills and abilities would be acquired through the successful completion of a Master's Degree in health, public, or business administration, or social sciences with a minimum of 7 years senior level management experience.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Fort Smith HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 876
Tel (867) 872-6500
Fax (867) 872-3298
[email protected]

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.