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Program Manager, Northern Health Programs

Ministry of Health
Primary Health Care Branch
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
M1008A - Prog Planning & Evaluation07
$79,720.00 - $122,998.00 Per Year
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Would you like to contribute to creating a sustainable health care system in Ontario? If so, consider applying to this exciting leadership opportunity with the Ministry of Health.

In this role you will provide your expertise in contract management to lead and administer the development and management of accountability agreements with service providers and collaborate with Ministry and external partners and stakeholders to support primary health care accountability and performance.

About us:
The Primary Health Care Branch (PHCB) enhances the primary health care sector by providing primary health care expertise and strategic advice to ministry partners and external stakeholder groups to improve equitable and timely access and population-based primary health care

OPS commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility and anti-racism
The OPS is an innovative, responsive, and accountable public service that works hard to be diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable. Diversifying leadership teams is a top OPS priority with the goal to achieve parity with the Ontario labour force by 2025 for the most underrepresented groups (Indigenous, racialized and persons with disabilities) in leadership positions.

The OPS invites all interested individuals to apply and encourages applications from Indigenous and racialized individuals, and persons with disabilities.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint to learn more about the OPS commitment to advancing racial equity, diversity and inclusion.
The OPS offers employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

As Program Manager, Northern Health Programs, you will:

• Provide leadership, oversight and expertise in the management, development and implementation of primary health care models and programs.
• Provide expertise and advice to senior management and staff on health care issues impacting Northern Ontario, program delivery options, recommendations, risks, and issues management strategies.
• Oversee the contract management of designated primary health care programs, oversee collaboration with ministry and external stakeholders and partners.
• Actively negotiate with transfer payment recipient's new payment arrangements for primary health care models and programs.
• Monitor accountability agreements to ensure that contractual obligations related to funding, service levels and models of delivery are met.
• Builds relationships and work effectively with partners and stakeholders to advance primary health care services in Ontario.
• Promote and identify opportunities for internal efficiencies and process improvement
• Promote an inclusive team approach to accomplishing priorities through employee engagement, coaching, mentoring and training.

Leadership in the OPS
The Ontario Public Service (OPS) Leadership Behaviours define what it means to be a leader through the following expected behaviours and attributes:

• You are committed to the responsibilities of being a leader by demonstrating authenticity, accountability and courage.
• You are innovative by embracing positive disruption, maintaining a future mindset and leading with a common purpose.
• You are collaborative by driving people-centered outcomes, being inclusive and helping staff and colleagues grow, every day.

How do I qualify?

Leadership Skills

• You are a strategic leader who can lead diverse teams to achieve results in a complex environment.
• You are adept at managing competing interests in a fast-paced environment prone to constant change.
• You can plan and manage projects and initiatives regarding the assigned programs and provider models, providing direction, guidance and coaching to staff.

Stakeholder, Change & Relationship Management Skills

• You have demonstrated stakeholder management skills and the ability to build collaborative relationships in order to develop and maintain internal and external relationships.
• You use effective communication, negotiation and conflict management skills to build credibility with colleagues, stakeholders and senior leaders.
• You have demonstrated experience working with Indigenous partners and communities, and a thorough understanding of the factors and issues influencing Indigenous partners, communities and organizations including concepts, barriers and principles for engagement, consultation and relationship building.
• You have proven political acuity to manage sensitive, high-profile public initiatives.
• You can be an effective change agent in promoting new initiatives.

Technical Knowledge and Skills

• You have proven project management, conceptual, analytical and problem solving skills.
• You have a strong understanding of factors and issues impacting the delivery of health care services in Northern Ontario.
• You demonstrate knowledge of the health care industry, health care delivery systems, primary health care models and related funding mechanisms.
• You have knowledge of relevant legislation such as the Health Insurance Act and the Personal Health Information and Protection Act.
• You demonstrate experience with business and financial planning to lead the development of program funding requests.

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Permanent, 159 Cedar St, Sudbury, North Region
Compensation Group:
Management Compensation Plan
Management and General
Posted on:
Monday, January 24, 2022
  • N-HL-174510/22
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, February 7, 2022 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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