Government of Alberta Manager, Quality Improvement; Director, Integrated Policy and Planning Full Time in Edmonton, AB

Government of Alberta

Branch Edmonton AB CA

Manager, Quality Improvement; Director, Integrated Policy and Planning
Edmonton, AB

This role is critical to the development and conveying of integrated policy frameworks and priority initiatives for continuing care in Alberta….


Open competition

Closing Date

August 31, 2015


Manager 2; Senior Manager 1


Alberta Health

About Us

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 Services 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 it has to offer, follow this link: www.health.alberta.ca


Alberta’s continuing care system provides Albertans with the health, personal care and accommodation services they need to support their independence and quality of life and the number of clients served is expected to double in the next 20 years.
If you are interested in making a significant contribution in terms of addressing related challenges and pursuing improvements to Alberta’s continuing care system, come share your vision, leadership and expertise in one of two exciting management team opportunities in the Continuing Care Branch.

Manager, Quality Improvement
This role provides senior level leadership and expertise to identify and implement strategic initiatives as they relate to improving the quality of the continuing care system.
Reporting to the Director, Access and Innovation, this position leads and guides a group of professional staff in developing timely and integrated responses to continuing care policy issues and priorities. Leadership with respect to the development of the Continuing Care Health Service Standards and the Accommodation Standards is essential to this role. This position also participates on internal and external committees that address quality issues and quality improvement initiatives in the province.

Director, Integrated Policy and Planning
This role is critical to the development and conveying of integrated policy frameworks and priority initiatives for continuing care in Alberta.
Reporting to the Executive Director of Continuing care, this position will lead the development and implementation of provincial continuing care policy, strategies and changes to legislation that are approved by the Minister and Cabinet including the oversight of a legislative review of continuing care legislation.

Your excellent project management, relationship building, stakeholder management, conflict resolution and communication skills and demonstrated strengths in leadership and policy development will be of value in these roles.


Post secondary degree in Nursing, Health Care Administration or a related discipline; Masters degree preferred with a minimum of 3 years progressively responsible related experience working with continuing care policy and standards is also required. Related management experience is desirable. Experience with project management, quality improvement and working with a wide range of stakeholders would be an asset. Equivalencies will be considered.


Manager: $3,062.51 – $4,121.25 Bi-weekly ($79,931 – $107,564 annually)
Senior Manager: $3,352.75 – $4,574.56 Bi-weekly ($87,506 – $119,396 annually)


This posting is for one full-time permanent Manager position and one full-time permanent Senior Manager position. This competition may be used to fill other current and future vacancies in various ministries throughout the Government of Alberta. Final candidates will be required to undergo a security screening.
Please specify the position you prefer to be considered for in your application.

What we offer:

-Comprehensive benefits plan:

-Pension plan

How to Apply

Online applications are preferred. If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Alberta Health, Human Resources, 2nd Floor, ATB Place North, 10025 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T5J 1S6 or fax: (780) 638-1075. 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.

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) – http://eae.alberta.ca/labour-and-immigration/overview-of-immigration/international-qualifications-assessment-service.aspx It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application

Position Profile

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

Closing Statement

If you require any further information on this job posting, please call our Human Resource office at: (780) 427-1524. We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates’ education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

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