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Clinical Advisor



Job Description

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Alberta Health, Edmonton. The Ministry of Health sets policy and direction to improve health outcomes for all Albertans, support the well-being and independence of Albertans, and achieve a high quality, appropriate, accountable and sustainable health system.


As a part of the Health Service Division, the Continuing Care Branch is responsible for the development of provincial policy for continuing care (home care, supportive living and long-term care) including accommodation and health service standards. This branch works closely with Alberta Health Services in planning for continuing care programs and services.


To learn more about Alberta Health and what we have to offer, follow this link:


Do you have a continuing care background and want to utilize your expertise to help contribute to the development and implementation of policies that will improve and move Alberta's continuing care system forward? If so, the Continuing Care Branch would like to speak with you!


As a Clinical Advisor within the Continuing Care Branch, you will provide clinical expertise, strategic advice and project management in the development and implementation of provincial-level policies, legislation and projects. The incumbent's immediate focus will be to lead projects relating to the development of new staffing and service delivery models for continuing care, options for the provision of continuing care services in Alberta for Indigenous communities, and enhancement of care in the community. With your extensive clinical background, you will contribute to evidence-informed policy options and recommendations.


Using your diplomacy and high level written and verbal communication skills, you will interact and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders on a variety of current and emerging issues. To be successful in this role you will need work under pressure and provide critical analysis that can then be synthesized into sound policy direction and recommendations.


The following APS core competencies will be important to be demonstrated by the successful candidate:


Drive for Results: Sets and accomplishes goals and priorities in order to deliver outcomes consistent with Government direction, departmental objectives and public expectations.


Creative Problem Solving: Continuously engages others to scope and solve issues and find the best solutions. Encourages debate and idea generation from across the organization.


Systems Thinking: Consistently takes a holistic and long-term view of challenges and opportunities at multiple levels across related areas.


Agility: Anticipates obstacles to change and thinks ahead about next steps. Stays focused on goals despite pressure and stress. Provides a clear rationale for change and offers alternative solutions and identifies the benefits.


Salary: $3,271.96 - 4,167.54 Bi-weekly ($85,398 - $108,773 Annually). Closing Date: August 10, 2017. Job ID #1043765


Qualifications: University degree in a health profession related to the position and a minimum of four years of related experience is required. Must be a regulated member of the appropriate college if required by the Health Professions Act. A Master's degree in health or social sciences with specialization in public policy, public health or gerontology is preferred.


Equivalencies will be considered as a diploma related to the position and a minimum six years' experience or a master's degree related to the position plus a minimum three years of related experience.


Experience working in at least one stream of continuing care service delivery (e.g. home or facility based care) is strongly desired. Experience with policy/program development is preferred. Previous experience with project management and writing business documents is an asset.


Competencies are behaviors that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:


This competition may be used to fill a number of current and future vacancies in various ministries throughout the Government of Alberta.


What we offer:

-Comprehensive benefits plan:


-Pension plan:


Online applications are preferred via Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of the competition.


Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume, and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Applicants being considered may be contacted via e-mail with information about the next stage in the process.


Position Profile 

Please see the attached position description for a detailed list of the job responsibilities:


Although this competition is closing on August 10, 2017, please continue to check for all career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.

Posting Date: 24-Jul-2017Medical/Healthcare Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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