Health Services Lead -Primary Health Care ​

  • Full Time
  • Truro

Nova Scotia Health Authority

About the Opportunity

The Health Services Lead, Primary Health Care is a member of the Primary Health Care leadership team and is responsible for advancing priorities of the portfolio via supporting the ongoing development and implementation of assigned Primary Health Care, Wellness, Chronic Disease Management, Department of Family Practice programs services and initiatives. The Health Services Lead is responsible for day to day operations of multiple teams spanning wellness, chronic disease and family practice collaborative teams. The Health Services Lead works together with other members of the Primary Health Care leadership team to implement multiple Primary Health Care projects and initiatives to support advancement of patient centered, community based primary health care programs and services within their Zone of Nova Scotia Health.

The Health Services Lead works closely with all interprofessional teams to manage performance standards and operational requirements by facilitating the development and implementation of consistent Primary Health Care and organizational priorities, while respecting uniqueness and individuality of practices and communities.

The Health Services Lead is knowledgeable of provincial and zone governance structures, community-based agencies and organizations, and the community based collaborative team approach to care. The Health Services Lead is responsible for developing and maintaining strong working relationships with health care staff, other Zone based NSH departments and teams, external individuals, and partner agencies. Assignments may change as the Primary Health Care system evolves.

About You

We would love to hear from you if you have the following:

  • • Baccalaureate degree from a health discipline or related field
    • Minimum of three to five years’ recent and related progressive leadership experience in a health care setting.
    • Experience in Primary Health Care will be considered an asset.
    • Current registration with professional association (if applicable)
    • Demonstrated knowledge of primary health care, health promotion, health determinants, and dynamics of health needs in community
    • Strong interpersonal and communication (oral, written and presentation) skills including the ability to work collaboratively with various professional and community individuals, demonstrating a high level of judgement, tact, creativity, diplomacy, discretion, and confidentiality.
    • Demonstrated experience in program development, project management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation in community settings.
    • Demonstrated ability to work with physicians and stakeholders across multiple governance structures to establish and sustain strong collaborative family practice teams
    • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective collaborative relationships and partnerships with stakeholders and clients
    • Strong organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills
    • Demonstrated experience in change management initiatives
    • Demonstrated self-motivation, self-direction, leadership, team development, organizational and facilitation skills.
    • Strong human resource management and financial management skills
    • Physical and mental capabilities to perform the duties of the position such as working irregular hours and under pressure to meet strict deadlines; ability to keep projects operating concurrently
    • Proficiency with computer applications
    • Experience in a unionized environment will be considered an asset
    • Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle is required
    • Travel will be required
    • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

Please ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.

  • Permanent Full Time position; 75 Hours Bi Weekly
  • Shifts may include evenings, weekends, holidays

Compensation and Incentives

$40.15 – $53.34 Hourly

Successful candidates may be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan. (Permanent Long Assignments Only)