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Leadership - Management
Alberta Health Services
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Rural Alberta is beautiful, peaceful and provides a great backdrop for a fulfilling career. An exciting opportunity exists for a motivated healthcare professional looking to take their leadership career to the next level in beautiful northern Alberta. We are looking for a motivated and engaged professional to champion our sites in this dual role as the Site Manager for Whitecourt Healthcare Centre and Mayerthorpe Healthcare Centre. Whitecourt Healthcare Centre is an energetic centre with 22 acute care beds and in a given year can see approximately 17,000+ Emergency Department visits, 140 deliveries annually and offers a well-supported endoscopy program. Mayerthorpe Healthcare Centre has an active 25 acute care department with a 30-bed auxiliary unit within the facility and see approximately 13,000+ emergency department visits annually. Situated on a northern gateway highway, Whitecourt is home to over 10,500 people and serves as a primary trading area to over 20,000 people. The growing town has a thriving economy, affordable housing and living, active community groups, and numerous outdoor and indoor leisure opportunities. It's great raising a family in a rural setting. You can see the strong value in every aspect of the community and healthcare. Whitecourt offers a great education system and a bustling economy made up of forestry, oil and gas, and tourism. The Town of Mayerthorpe, located on a major route to the Northwest Territories, Yukon and Alaska, prides itself on their friendliness and desire to help. Mayerthorpe offers many community groups, recreation facilities, schools, and programs, to keep residents active. If you enjoy a short drive to work and the support you get from a small community, this is the opportunity for you.


As the Site Manager for both the Whitecourt Healthcare Centre and Mayerthorpe Healthcare Centre, you will lead the overall coordination and delivery of health services including acute medical, obstetrical, surgery and operating room. You will be accountable for the overall financial and human resources administration of both healthcare centres, working closely with other North Zone Managers, Physicians, and Directors to foster effective linkages and team building in order to advance the strategic director of the rural portfolio, ensuring standards and processes are aligned. You will liaise closely with respective communities, foundations, community health councils and partner agencies to advance population health and wellness agendas. You will also liaison with assigned Rural Health programs and Urban programs.

  • Classification: Manager
  • Union: Exempt
  • Department: NZ WHTCRT HC NursingMgmtOIP/Rs
  • Primary Location: Whitecourt Health Centre
  • Negotiable Location: Within North Zone
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 31-AUG-2018
  • Date Available: 10-SEP-2018
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • Minimum Salary: $40.32
  • Maximum Salary: $69.09
  • Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Required
Required Qualifications:

Completion of bachelor's degree in Nursing. Active or eligible registration with the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA). Three (3) years of direct operational management experience in health care environments within the last 10 years. Eligible for or active registration and practice permit with the applicable College or Association. Proven ability in managing a complex department with multiple goals. Requires understanding of the inter-dependencies within the health care system, the Region and with educational institutions.

Additional Required Qualifications:

Effective communicator with strong organizational skills, influential skills, and resident focused orientation and commitment to providing quality services. Effective leadership abilities combined with a strong commitment to operating within the team environment and the ability to motivate and inspire other to achieve common goals. 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 facilitate and negotiate tactfully. Demonstrated ability in managing a complex department with multiple goals. Demonstrated ability to manage change and create innovative solutions for complex and diverse issues. Demonstrated ability to manage human, financial and physical resources within an operating environment. Demonstrated ability to foster partnerships and to achieve organizational goals within an organization and ideally managing within a unionized sector. Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and manage short term and long term plans and projects and deliver customer focused results. Requires understanding of the inter-dependencies within the health care system, the Region and with educational institutions.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working in a rural healthcare facility.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.


Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to ensuring the safety of staff and patients and requires all NEW employees to provide a satisfactory criminal record check (CRC) and/or Vulnerable Sector Search(VSS) prior to the start of their employment. The CRC/VSS must be specific to the role at AHS and must be dated no more than 90 days prior to the date on your written offer from AHS.

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