Alberta Health Services Consultant/PH Planner Full Time in Edmonton, AB

Alberta Health Services

Branch Edmonton AB CA

Consultant/PH Planner
Edmonton, AB

General understanding syndromic surveillance. This permanent position reports directly to the Director, Surveillance and Reporting….

The Consultant/Public Health Planner position will be responsible for managing project deliverables related to the Surveillance and Reporting activities within the Population, Public, and Aboriginal Health (PPAH) portfolio. This position works collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team with internal and external stakeholders including Medical Officers of Health, Epidemiologists, Information Technology, researchers, data providers and other government health agencies. This permanent position reports directly to the Director, Surveillance and Reporting.

The Consultant/Public Health Planner works in a larger team, including members of Information Technology to gather, understand and prioritize stakeholder requirements. He/she has a collaborative role and consults with the team and senior team members to establish next steps. The Consultant/Public Health Planner needs to understand the strengths and limitations of project methodologies and customize project implementation processes to effectively meet the needs of stakeholders. Understanding the Information Technology (PMO) project tools and processes is an asset.

The Consultant/Public Health Planner has an understanding of the Population Health approach; good knowledge of health systems and the social determinants of health; experience with stakeholder engagement and managing multiple project and diverse business requirements.

The Consultant/Public Health Planner is a P3 position within Alberta Health Services.

The Consultant/Public Health Planner, Surveillance and Reporting is responsible and accountable for:

– Planning and managing the delivery of the operational and project activities for ARTSSN (Alberta Syndromic Surveillance Net)

– Creating and nurturing positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders

– Using appropriate project management methodologies to monitor and achieve project goals

– Coordinating the learning plans for student practicum placements

– Organizing team building workshops

– Coordinating ad hoc projects within PPAH

Specific duties will include:

– Keeping stakeholders involved to ensure needs are met, and issues resolved

– Acting as a liaison between various stakeholders

– Developing project charter, status reports, financial summaries, business cases, proposals, work plans; and Privacy Impact Assessment

– Monitoring risk and change management requirements for ARTSSN

– Planning, developing and maintaining appropriate communication processes with various committees

Note: All Management and Out Of Scope positions are being reviewed for possible inclusion in the AUPE General Support Services bargaining unit. If this position is impacted, the incumbent will be notified accordingly.


Masters degree in a health related or health administration and strong skills in project management (PMP preferred) and strategic planning are vital.

In addition, the candidate will have:

– Demonstrated pattern of building and sustaining productive working relationships

– 2+ years with project management in a health care or Information Technology setting

– Strong computer skills and proficiency with word processing, spreadsheets and project and financial reporting

– Strong interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills

– Understanding of project implementation and evaluation

– Ability to work in a team environment taking direction from multiple stakeholders

– Demonstrated pattern of professional and personal development

– Familiar with population and public health systems

– Experience coordinating multidisciplinary projects that involve multiple stakeholders would be ideal

– Ability to develop project work plans, business cases, proposals, and status reports

– Proven ability to collaborate with funders, administrators, researchers, subject matter experts, and analysts

– Demonstrated ability to work well in a high-paced team setting and independently

– General understanding syndromic surveillance

– General understanding of privacy and legal standards in health care

– Familiar with grant agreements

– Demonstrated ability to establish committees, plan and document meetings

– Ability to manage project budget

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Edmonton, AB, CA
Posted on: 2015-08-17
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