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The Integrated Health Services Advisor provides technical assistance and advisory services to the Regional Executive Director in integrated health services development and implementation. This position supports and strengthens health service delivery for First Nations Communities and its members in Northern British Columbia. The Integrated Health Services Advisor brings proven expertise in project management and working collaboratively with project leads, communities and stakeholders. The Integrated Health Services Advisor builds and maintains effective working relationships with key partners.

The Integrated Health Services Advisor provides the senior management team with guidance for all integrated clinical programs and services (primary care, nursing, mental wellness substance use). This individual supports the effective operation of regional health priorities by contributing to work planning, monitoring, evaluation and communication with internal staff and external stakeholders.

The Integrated Health Services Advisor has an integral role in ensuring culturally safe practices and social determinants of health are prioritized in all health and service planning portfolios. The Integrated Health Services Advisor will work in a collaborative environment with communities, health system partners, provincial and regional FNHA staff in keeping with FNHA’s vision, directives and mandate.

1. Provides strategic and operational subject matter expertise, support and advisory services to the Regional Executive Director (RED) and Senior Management team
2. Provides health service planning expertise as outlined in the Regional Work Plan
3. Participates in the collaborative development of governance standards, policies and protocols that support integration of health service delivery in the Northern region
4. Responsible for the oversight and implementation of the Northern Regional Joint Project Board Mental Wellness Substance Use Projects in collaboration with communities and partners
5. Works collaboratively to align health services in manner that bests supports community needs while building and maintaining strong working relationships with communities and health system partners
6. Identifies trends and participates in the development of new regional initiatives to address health inequities, including identification of potential risks and impacts
7. Develops and presents written and oral reports, communications and presentations as needed
8. Participates in and contributes to meetings, gatherings, conferences, etc.
9. Maintains a working knowledge of promising practices and programs available across BC
10. Performs other related duties as assigned

• A Master’s degree with a specialization in social work, psychology or public health or a relevant health and wellness field and working experience in a clinical care setting OR
• A post graduate degree with specialization in psychology, public health, health sciences or a relevant health and wellness field, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience in a clinical care setting

• Significant, recent and relevant experience in health programming and planning (usually acquired after a minimum of 8 years of experience)
• Significant, recent and relevant experience working within BC’s health care system (usually acquired after a minimum of 8 years of experience)
• Experience providing advice and recommendations regarding health care programming to practitioners and clients and governance leadership teams.
• Experience working with First Nations communities or organizations
• Experience responding to health emergencies and trauma informed practice
• Experience in a leadership role with significant experience in human resources and leading and supervising a staffing team.

• Knowledge of the health and wellness governance landscape in First Nations health in BC, particularly relative to integrated health care.
• Knowledge of theories, practices and principles relative to mental health and wellness, primary care services, population and public health, maternal child health and cultural safety, particularly relative to First Nations in BC, including the current programs and services available
• Knowledge of Aboriginal/First Nations Health and Wellness system needs.

• Awareness - Thorough knowledge of the current First Nations health governance landscape in BC.
• Leadership –Influencing, motivating, and inspiring others through direct and indirect means to accomplish organizational objectives including people and partnership development in a manner consistent with the 7 Directives, Shared Values, and Wellness Operating Principles. Able to champion change, in partnership with others, by living the First Nations perspective of health and wellness.
• Decision making - Uses sound judgment to make good decisions based on information gathered and analyzed. Considers all pertinent facts and alternatives before deciding on the most appropriate action. Commits to decision.
• Problem solving - Analyzes problem by gathering and organizing all relevant information. Identifies cause and effect relationships. Comes up with appropriate solutions with minimal supervision.
• Teamwork/collaboration – Strong interpersonal skills. Interacts with people effectively. Able and willing to share and receive information. Collaborates within the group and across groups. Supports group decisions. Puts group goals ahead of own goals.
• Adaptability - Adapts to changing work environments, work priorities and organizational needs. Able to effectively deal with change and diverse people.
• Planning/Organizing – Proactively plans and organizes tasks and work responsibilities to achieve objectives. Sets priorities and schedules activities. Allocates and uses resources properly.
• Work standards - Sets and maintains high professional and performance standards. Pays close attention to detail, accuracy, quality and ensures follow through.
• Motivation - Displays energy and enthusiasm in approaching the job. Commits to putting in additional effort. Maintains high level of productivity. Self-directed.
• Initiative - Takes action to influence events. Generates ideas for improvement, takes advantage of opportunities, suggests innovations, does more than required.
• Integrity - Shares complete and accurate information. Maintains confidentiality of highly sensitive information. Adheres to organizational policies and procedures. Meets own commitments.
• Reliability - Takes personal responsibility for job performance. Completes work in a timely and consistent manner. Sticks to commitments and reports back on status of assigned tasks.
• Communication - Strong written and oral communication skills. Expresses ideas succinctly and effectively. Organizes and delivers information appropriately. Listens actively.
• Stress tolerance - Displays emotional resilience and the ability to withstand pressure on an on-going basis. Deals with difficult situations while maintaining performance and professionalism. Seeks support from others when necessary. Uses appropriate coping techniques.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position


• Flexibility in relation to work schedules and travel is required, sometimes on short notice and into remote communities requiring travel by various modes in in various conditions
• Willingness to work extended hours as required
• Standby duties may be a requirement



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Prince George

Known as British Columbia’s northern capital, Prince George is located at the approximate geographic centre of the province where the Nechako and Fraser Rivers meet. With forestry as the major industry, residents enjoy affordable housing and a wide range of services and amenities including sports and cultural events. Recreational activities in the area include golfing, skiing, and fishing. Prince George is also home to the University of Northern British Columbia.

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