Manager - CDC Guidance, Education and QI Team

Manager - CDC Guidance, Education and QI Team

16 Nov
Alberta Health Services

16 Nov

Alberta Health Services


Your Opportunity:

Join our Communicable Disease Control (CDC) Team in Alberta. Be part of the Guidance, Education, and Quality Improvement (QI) Team supporting the Province-wide Immunization Program, Notifiable Disease and Outbreak Management Team, including the Alberta COVID-19 Exposure Response Team (ACERT). The Province-wide Immunization Program is responsible for development of provincial standards, based on Alberta Health Policy related to provincially funded immunization programs. Under the authority of the Medical Officer of Health, the Notifiable Disease and Outbreak Management Teams are responsible to prevent and control communicable diseases defined as Notifiable under the Communicable Diseases Regulation of Alberta.

This team has a key role in establishing operational standards, and providing training and implementing improvement efforts to ensure quality delivery of programs. Under the direction of the Director Communicable Disease Control, you will provide leadership to a province-wide virtual team of multi-disciplinary staff members that develop guidance documents, training and education resources and conduct improvement initiatives working towards standard, consistent best practice. As a key member of the leadership team, you will apply strategic leadership to assist at the zone and provincial level in developing, standardizing, and monitoring the CDC strategy, governance, service planning and delivery across the province. The position is responsible and accountable for making strategic program level decisions and having direct leadership responsibility for contributing to the achievement of the goals of the CDC Services Program. The Manager is also responsible for human resource management of a multidisciplinary team and ensuring AHS human resource policies are complied with and union contracts are adhered to.


This is a permanent Manager position responsible for supporting guidance, education, quality improvement and process improvement within the Province-wide Immunization Program, Notifiable Disease and Outbreak Management Program including ACERT in CDC. The Manager performs a leadership role for the Guidance, Education and Quality Improvement Team and reports directly to the Director Communicable Disease Control. This position is accountable and responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction, in alignment with organizational and Government of Alberta priorities to optimize CDC business operations and service delivery. The Manager collaborates with Associate Managers within the Guidance, Education and Quality Improvement Team, CDC teams, Zone Public Health partners and community/external provincial/national stakeholders to identify new or modified approaches, best practices and processes related to guidance, education and quality improvement while supporting implementation as appropriate with ongoing monitoring and evaluation. The Manager will establish reporting and monitoring structures to inform planning and practice. This position will recommend or propose opportunities based on data and evidence and support the execution of quality guidance, education and process changes as required. The Manager, develops and maintains strong working relationships with Associate Managers within this program as well as with key stakeholders and provides strategic leadership and direction in creation of CDC program resources, education and processes.

- Classification: Manager

- Union: Exempt

- Department: CDC Team Leads

- Primary Location: Alberta

- Negotiable Location: Provincial

- Employee Class: Regular Full Time

- FTE: 1.00

- Posting End Date: 22-NOV-2021

- Date Available: 04-JAN-2022

- Hours per Shift: 7.75

- Length of Shift in weeks: 2

- Shifts per cycle: 10

- Shift Pattern: Days

- Days Off: Other

- Minimum Salary: $40.32

- Maximum Salary: $69.09

- Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree in a health related field with experience in leading diverse teams and establishing goals and priorities for programs aligning with organizational and Government of Alberta priorities related to Health Promotion, Public or Population Health, or a related field or equivalent qualifications. Experience in the following areas: Providing Strategic Leadership, Making Key Program Decisions, and Collaborating with Various Stakeholders. A minimum of 5 years experience in a leadership capacity. Ideally experience will be related to communicable disease control or public or population health in an organization of significant size, complexity, and diversity. Demonstrated clear pattern of professional and personal development. Demonstrated ability to work virtually.

Additional Required Qualifications:

Demonstrated excellent leadership, organizational, analytical, and decision making skills. Demonstrate high standards of professionalism and diligence with the ability to work in a fast paced, challenging environment. Exhibit exceptional verbal and written communication skills. A demonstrated clear pattern of professional and personal development. A demonstrated ability and comfort with decision making responsibilities, coaching, and teaching and the ability to inspire and build confidence in others. Expert knowledge of strategic planning to support guidance, education, quality improvement, process improvement, knowledge synthesis and evaluation. Expert knowledge of change management and quality improvement practices. Experience in communicating and collaborating with various teams and stakeholders to ensure alignment with organizational and Government of Alberta priorities. Exhibit strong time management and prioritization skills, with a demonstrated ability to function effectively within a fast paced and evolving work environment. Exhibit strong ability for attention to detail. Comfort working in a virtual environment. Be self-directed, action-oriented, demonstrate quick problem solving abilities and critical thinking skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in related health care discipline. Knowledge and experience in communicable disease control, immunization and/or public health programs.