Vice President of Quality, Safety and Chief Information Officer

Saskatchewan Health Authority

  • Full Time
  • Saskatchewan

Job Details:

Deadline to Apply: 03/08/2023

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Posting #: RQ-00099279
Position #: V45559
Posted Date: February 15, 2023 15:00 CST
Closing Date: March 08, 2023 08:00 CST
Type: Permanent Full Time
Expected Start Date: April 17, 2023
FTE: 1.0
Shift Information: 7.5 Hr Days
Hours of Work: 37.5 HOURS/WK
Number of Positions: 1

The Saskatchewan Health Authority is the largest employer in Saskatchewan, employing over 43,000 staff in a dynamic healthcare environment. The Saskatchewan Health Authority is committed to providing coordinated quality services that are seamless, safe and patient-centred.

Job Summary:

The Vice President of Quality, Safety and Chief Information Officer is a key leader in Saskatchewan health care, partnering with system leaders to achieve our province’s healthcare goals. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, and as a member of the Executive Leadership Team, the Vice President of Quality, Safety and Chief Information Officer is responsible for developing and executing strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA). The VP works in a team-based approach with the Chief Medical Officer in a dyad management team. The VP provides strategic leadership by articulating gaps, needs and plans as part of the executive leadership team. The VP of Quality, Safety and Chief Information Officer demonstrates strong leadership to ensure that there is an innovative and positive working climate and a client-centric culture. S/he utilizes methodologies to improve effectiveness, quality and safety of healthcare delivery to ensure the SHA can provide optimum health care for the residents of Saskatchewan. The Vice President of Quality, Safety and Chief Information Officer works closely with the Ministry of Health and other system partners. Specific accountabilities of the VP of Quality, Safety and Chief Information Officer, co-lead with the Chief Medical Officer, include academics & learning, quality and patient safety, clinical standards, patient experience, digital health, information management, and population health to achieve the SHA’s mission and strategic vision.


Required Qualifications

A Master’s degree in a clinical field, leadership, business administration or other applicable discipline or equivalent combination of experience and education. Licensed, and in good standing, with regulatory body, if applicable. LEAN Leader Training preferred. Experience: Has experience, at a strategic level, as a leader who has developed and led innovative quality and safety programs in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment. 10+ years of experience in healthcare management/administration with progressive advancement.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Advanced knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines and labour law. Advanced knowledge of the healthcare system in Saskatchewan and across Canada. Demonstrates a commitment to a diverse, culturally competent and culturally safe work environment and representative workforce. Demonstrates and is recognized for strategic leadership that includes articulation of mission, vision and strategy and charts a path forward. Exemplifies ethical practices, professionalism and personal integrity. Has a proven ability to build interprovincial/external relationships as well as strategic partnerships with physicians, unions, academic institutions, professional associations and other healthcare organizations. Has a proven ability to collaborate strategically with a wide variety of stakeholders to balance the needs and interests of these diverse groups within the corporate agenda. Has demonstrated ability to coach and develop others. Has demonstrated strong critical thinking, financial and analytical skills. Has demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills. Is committed to patient and family centred careIs committed to quality, safety and continuous improvement striving towards zero harm. Mobilizes people, inspires and sets an example for staff, physicians and other healthcare stakeholders. Promotes innovation, guides change and is committed to continuous improvement.

Other Information

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