Nova Scotia Brotherhood Community Liaison – Primary Health Care Coordinator (Designated)

  • Full Time
  • Halifax

Nova Scotia Health Authority

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​Req ID: 183346
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Central Zone, Halifax Infirmary Robie Street Entrance – QEII  
Department: PHC CZ DSE CDW NS Brotherhood Initiative
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: NSGEU
 Admin Professionals Position
Posting Closing Date: 22-Jul-24

Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.

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About the Opportunity

Please Note: This is a designated position.  The successful candidate must self-identify as African Nova Scotian/Black people of African Decent in order to be considered for this role.

Reporting to the Primary Health Care Manager (PHC), the Primary Health Care Coordinator will provide support to advance the strategic priorities in the Primary Health Care, Chronic Disease Management, and Department of Family Practice (DFP) portfolios specifically related to the health and wellness of Men of African Descent.  The PHC Coordinator will have responsibility for coordination of the planning, ongoing development and implementation of programs, services and initiatives assigned through leadership in the Nova Scotia Brotherhood portfolio.

The scope of practice for the PHC Coordinator will include collaborative work with African Nova Scotian leaders and community. Liaise with health care providers to support change management strategies that are inherent in the services plan for primary health care. The PHC Coordinator has responsibility for supporting the overall coordination of the planning, development and implementation of the activities assigned under the direction of the leadership team. The PHC Coordinator is responsible for supporting the ongoing development and implementation of the Nova Scotia Brotherhood quality program. The PHC Coordinator activities are guided by PHC priority areas, multiple stakeholders and by community needs therefore, requires a professional approach. This work requires recognition and application of best practices and application of evident informed decision making. The PHC Coordinator serves as a resource to other team members in Primary Health Care and the Department of Family Practice as well as within Nova Scotia Health as required.

Travel within the catchment area maybe required.

About You

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

•    Baccalaureate degree preferably from a health discipline/health related science
•    Current registration with professional association if applicable
•    Two years’ of recent related experience
•    Experience working in a family practice setting with family physicians an asset
•    Experience working with African Nova Scotian community considered an asset
•    Coordination and Project Management Skills
•    Broad knowledge of the health system with high level understanding of population health approaches, community development, primary health care, health prevention and promotion, and disease management
•    Experience in Practice Facilitation including coaching, facilitation, change management strategies, and quality improvement is an asset
•    Organizational and process management skills
•    Superior time management skills in order to prioritize and complete assignments
•    Sound knowledge and skill working in an interdisciplinary setting
•    Ability to analyze information to identify priorities and emerging issues
•    Ability to think critically, quickly and accurately; creative problem-solving ability
•    Demonstrated leadership in facilitation and multiple stakeholders and service providers
•    Proven ability to build, enhance, foster and maintain effective relationships
•    Superior communication skills – written, oral, presentation
•    Proficiency in Microsoft Office
•    Proficiency in cultural competencies
•    Demonstrated high degree of independent decision making, self-direction, motivation and team building/leadership skills
•    Ability to effectively organize heavy workload with multiple competing priorities
•    Ability to function independently as well as a team member
•    Must have a high level of judgment in order to make independent decisions related to responsibilities
•    Valid Nova Scotia Driver’s License 
•    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 and holidays.

Compensation and Incentives

$34.11- $41.23 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.

Once You’ve Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 

​This is a Admin Professionals bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.

Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Foreign Nationals/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.

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