Jun 09, 2022Full time
Are you a senior leader in health and social services, seeking an incredible job opportunity? Are you interested in working at one of the newest hospitals in Canada, overlooking scenic Frame Lake? Do you love the prospect of a five-minute commute, and delicious cuisine and wilderness adventures just steps outside your door? If so, then the position of Chief Operating Officer at Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories may be right for you! Apply now! Why the Northwest Territories? Located above the 60th parallel, the Northwest Territories awaits with seemingly endless lakes and unmatched vistas. The opportunities available in our communities are perfect for the outdoors enthusiast looking for adventure, a healthy work/life balance, and an escape from the hustle of the big city. On the shores of Great Slave Lake lies the city of Yellowknife (population 19,600), located in Chief Drygeese traditional territory . The ‘urban’ centre of the territory, the Northwest Territories’ capital city boasts many of the amenities of a big city, while maintaining its small town charm , with outdoor wilderness adventures just minutes away. Whether you want to catch the latest plays at the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre, take in one of our many music and cultural festivals, enjoy delicious dining opportunities ranging from Korean to Ethiopian food to our summer farmer’s market, or explore the surrounding environment by snowmobile, skis, boat, or float-plane, Yellowknife has something for everyone. About the Work Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Operating Officer (COO) is accountable for providing strategic leadership and leadership in the executive of health and social services delivery to the Stanton Territorial Hospital (STH), a facility of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Service Authority (NTHSSA). This includes primary oversight for program and service delivery and strategy implementation in the STH. 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 Executive Team, the COO serves as a champion for the development of an organizational culture of quality, safety, inquiry, and patient/client focus. The STH is a 100-bed accredited facility and is the referral centre for approximately 43,000 NWT residents, as well as residents from the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. The STH COO is accountable for the day-to-day operational leadership of the STH, Stanton Medical Clinic, Stanton Medical Centre, and the Stanton Eye Clinic. The STH group of facilities provides a range of acute inpatient and ambulatory services. The services include physician specialist services in internal medicine; general surgery; orthopedics; anesthesiology; pediatrics; obstetrics; adult, child and youth psychiatry; ear, nose and throat; and ophthalmology. STH also provides trauma level emergency services, urgent care, intensive care, family medicine, dialysis, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, audiology, pharmacy, lab, radiology, extended care, central supply reprocessing, facilities management, and materials management. The COO is accountable to provide leadership to a cohesive, multi-disciplinary team. This team includes physician specialists, emergency room physicians, general practitioners, nurse practitioners, nursing personnel, pharmacists, allied health professionals, translators, administrative staff, and facilities staff. The position manages approximately 529 employees, at 5 different locations, with a total annual operating budget of approximately $127 million. This position is currently available in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Typically, qualifications for this position would be attained by: A Registered Nurse or Physician with 5 years’ experience in Acute Care settings; or A Master’s Degree in health or business administration (equivalent degrees at the master’s Level will be considered), with a minimum of 10 years senior level management experience of which at least 5 years are in acute care settings, or Registered Nurse or Physician with an undergraduate degree in a related field (nursing, health administration, business administration, or equivalent), with a minimum of 12 years senior level management experience including at least 7 years in Acute Care settings. What are the Benefits? In addition to highly competitive salaries, the Northwest Territories offers a Northern Living Allowance ($3,700/year for Yellowknife), health and dental benefits, a generous pension plan, and outstanding leave benefits including deferred leave options. On top of that, we offer relocation assistance, along with professional development opportunities and education support. To find out more about living in the Northwest Territories, check out: https://spectacularnwt.com/destinations/north-slave/city-yellowknife https://extraordinaryyk.com/ https://ykonline.ca/ Want to hear a first-hand account of what it’s like being a Health and Social Services employee in the Northwest Territories? Check out our employee profiles page at: www.practicenwt.ca/en/employee-profiles . Interested in knowing a little more about practicing in the Northwest Territories? 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