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Location:Prince George
Facility:UNIV OF N. BC
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Competition #:05496355
Bargaining Unit:NON-CONTRACT
Facility:UNIV OF N. BC
Close Date:APRIL 17, 2021*
Comments:Resume and cover letter required

Position Summary

In accordance with the established vision, mission and values of Northern Health, the Indigenous Clinical
Coordinator works as part of the leadership team of the Prince George Primary Care Network inclusive of
the University Hospital of Northern BC’s (UHNBC) Interprofessional Care Team. This role will support the
Aboriginal Patient Liaison workers (APLs), Indigenous patients and health care providers to ensure the
optimal provision of culturally respectful and person-centered care along the continuum of care, with a
specific focus on supporting the emergency department.

The Indigenous Clinical Coordinator works with Indigenous peoples from across the north and across health
sectors, and engages with partner organizations to achieve the shared goal of improving health outcomes
for Indigenous peoples. This role provides leadership in the delivery of Indigenous health services with a
focus on coordination and integration along the continuum of care, specifically in emergency departments
and acute care, as well as long term care, primary and community care, public health, and specialized

The Coordinator leads projects and proposes new initiatives; liaises with other programs, and assists with
engagement, communications and quality improvement activities. The Coordinator works in collaboration
with health care providers to provide a seamless, holistic and culturally safe approach to health and

Education and Experience
- A Master’s degree in a related discipline plus five (5) to seven (7) years’ relevant experience working
with Indigenous peoples and communities in a healthcare environment.
- Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Self-identify as having an Indigenous heritage.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Demonstrated knowledge of Canadian colonial impacts on Indigenous people in social and health
contexts, supported by significant knowledge of Canadian and Indigenous ideologies.
- Demonstrated extensive knowledge of health issues, and the determinants of health, legislation and
public policy affecting Indigenous people.
- Knowledge and appreciation of the unique history, cultures, and rights of Indigenous Peoples in
Canada is required.
- Experience or working knowledge of health systems and policy, organizational change, anti-
Indigenous racism, resistance to change, population health, illness prevention, health promotion,
knowledge exchange and change management.
- Comprehensive knowledge of the principles of Indigenous centered care.
- Ability to lead and participate effectively on collaborative change initiatives.
- Demonstrated ability to:
o Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
o Promote a learning environment that is solution-focused.
o Successfully resolve conflict.
o Work collaboratively (and independently) in a team environment.
o Commit to ongoing professional development.
o Work well under pressure, either related to deadlines or unforeseen circumstances.
o Operate related equipment, including computer hardware and software.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with others effectively.
- A valid BC Driver’s license.
- Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

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