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Director of Health

Career Posting : Director of Health

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Type: Full-Time
Term: Other
Closing Date: December 8, 2017 5:00 pm

The Dene Tha’ First Nation (DTFN) Health Program is recruiting a Director of Health based out of the Health Centre in Chateh, Alberta. This is a full-time (2-year contract) position with a competitive benefits package.

 Position Summary

The Dene Tha’ First Nation delivers services and programs to three fully accessible communities-Bushe River, Chateh (formerly known as Assumption), and Meander River.  Reporting to the Executive Director of Operations, this position is responsible for developing, promoting, administering, and evaluating a comprehensive health service program for the DTFN and its membership. Functioning with the Executive Team, the Director will advise senior administration on the development and use of all DTFN health programs and services. Provide support and assistance to the community in the overall provision of DTFN health services and programs. Overall, create a friendly, positive environment for the DTFN, achieving a better quality of life through establishing sound health initiatives for DTFN with an emphasis on a healing community.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

Evaluates the effectiveness of the department’s policies, programs, and resources to stated objectives, reviews issues and makes recommendations to the EDO. Monitors all appropriate budgets on a regular basis and adheres to prescribed deadlines. Controls operational/capital requirements and maximizes efficiencies by seeking out grants, reviewing contracting opportunities and the utilization of volunteers. Attends all meetings as required. Accountable for Human Resource policies, and a system of performance standards for staff with the monitoring of complete performance reviews of all staff on an annual basis. Responsible for overseeing all DTFN health responsibilities including medical transportation, and public health. Liaises with other First Nations, senior officials of the Federal and Provincial Governments, North Peace Tribal Council, medical services personnel, as well as industry leaders. Performs other related duties as required or assigned by the EDO.


Degree in a related field such as Health Sciences or Health Administration. Five or more years of progressively responsible experience and positions in the public and/or private sector including: effective management, team building, facilitation, negotiation, leadership, and supervisory strengths, with a commitment for continuous improvement. Personal initiative with good planning and organizational skills as well as a high degree of integrity and professionalism. Strong capacity to identify needs, plan and develop goals, priorities, and other outcome measures. Hands-on application and use of computer systems and applications. Commitment to continuous improvement and excellent customer services. Proven ability to facilitate results by supporting and interfacing with volunteer organizations, appointed boards, government officials and technical staff. Solid understanding of First Nations health care concerns and issues. FOIP and PIPA training.  The successful candidate must be bondable, have a valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s License with reliable transportation, and be willing to travel. Must also lead and maintain an addiction free life style. Remuneration dependent on qualification and experience.


Interested parties should forward a detailed resume by Extended to Friday, December 8, 2017 5:00 PM  to:
Elna Ahnassay, Personnel Services Coordinator
Dene Tha’ First Nation
Box 120 Chateh, AB T0H 0S0
Fax: (780) 321-3863

We thank all applicants in advance however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.