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Regional Manager, Cardiac Diagnostics (Kelowna, BC)

Status: TERM SPECIFIC FULL TIME
Facility: KELOWNA GENERAL HOSPITAL

Position Summary:

Interior Health is looking for a Regional Manager, Cardiac Diagnostics to join our Cardiac department at the Kelowna General Hospital in Kelowna, B.C.! 

About the Role:

The Regional Manager, Cardiac Diagnostics collaborates with a wide range of individuals and groups within and outside Interior Health (IH) to lead the development, management, and communication of region-wide cardiac diagnostic initiatives to support and enhance the quality of care delivered throughout the Health Authority. 

This position will also assume responsibilities and accountabilities for clinical operations of cardiac diagnostic outpatient clinics.

The Manager engages in an IH-wide perspective to provide leadership to support to practice initiatives across sectors and portfolios regarding the provision of cardiac diagnostics. The Manager leads and participates in the building and enhancement of a practice environment that promotes a culture of excellence and safety, respect, collaboration, and accountability. The Manager develops, enhances, and supports cardiac diagnostic networks to promote the sharing of knowledge, monitoring of practice trends, and identification of opportunities that promote innovation and partnerships for practice improvement. 

Required to work in an environment that is often ambiguous, the Manager will manage complex projects independently with little supervision. As a result, the Manager is required to possess considerable knowledge of both the health system and current issues that affect the delivery of cardiac diagnostic services. Strong project management, change management, quality improvement, and facilitation skills are required for this forward-focused position. 

This is a temporary full time position until January 9, 2023 or return of the incumbent.

Some Key Duties may include: 

  • Scans the environment for emerging practice trends and works with Administrators, Directors, Managers, and staff to plan and implement new practice standards and strategies to address identified needs for emerging issues based on best practice standards across all areas of cardiac diagnostic testing including transesophageal echo, stress echo, exercise stress testing, electrocardiogram, holter monitoring, event recorders, cardiac CT, cardiac MRI, and Nuclear Cardiology.
  • Engages in an IH-wide perspective to provide leadership for cardiac diagnostic practice projects by seeking out and identifying best practices and then ensuring the appropriate structures, system processes, and culture are in place to facilitate ongoing development of a best practice model of care. Acts as a change agent for best practice by fostering an environment of innovation and critical thinking.
  • Leads the development of a standardized, regional approach to the Diagnostic Accreditation Program (DAP). Plays a key role Regional Manager, Cardiac Diagnostics (Kelowna, BC)in assisting sites in preparation for DAP submissions.
  • Collaborates and consults with external resources and IH decision makers, Radiologists, Cardiologists, Sonographers, Technologists, and Supervisors within Medical Imaging and the IH Cardiac Program.
  • Develops and recommends budgets for cardiac diagnostics projects; monitors expenditures, variance analysis, and reports; and recommends and implements remedial action.
  • Develops, enhances, and supports cardiac diagnostic networks to promote the sharing of knowledge, monitoring of practice trends, and identification of opportunities that promote innovation and partnerships for practice improvement. 
  • Develops and supports standardized education and a competency maintainence process for all areas of cardiac diagnostic testing. • Develops, supports, and participates in research and quality improvement activities that foster effective clinical practices and processes. 
  • Leads the development of strategic planning, service goals, and objectives for cardiac diagnostic services in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Leads and participates in building a practice environment that promotes a culture of excellence and safety, respect and collaboration, accountability, and mastery and discovery. Supports cardiac diagnostic services in a way that is caring, innovative, scientific, and empowering, based on a foundation of leadership and entrepreneurial teamwork. 
  • In collaboration with Directors and stakeholders, develops a human resources succession plan for cardiac diagnostic services consistent with the organization’s mission and strategic plan, determines required skill mix and staff complement, and ensures job descriptions and classification levels reflect structure.
  • Defines own continuing education needs and maintains competency through reading literature, attending appropriate workshops and seminars, and taking advantage of available educational offerings. 
  • Advises the IH Cardiac Program Director and Program Director, Medical Imaging of significant issues arising that may adversely affect professional practice, operations, or the reputation of the organization.
  • Administers collective agreements and represents the employer in the grievance process, on various union/management committees, and during essential service situations. 
  • Analyses current trends and data in the assigned areas of responsibility relating to the provision of accessible, comprehensive, efficient, and effective service/care. This includes sick time, overtime, casual utilization, WCB, turnover, staff mix, vacation utilization, and vacancies. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Make a difference. Love your work. Apply today!

We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes. Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume and cover letter writing, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.

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Qualifications 

Education, Training, and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a health-related field; Master’s degree is preferred.
  • A minimum of 7 years of recent, related experience including experience in a cardiac-related diagnostic field, with 3 years in a supervisory/administrative position.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Current membership with the relevant professional association.

Skills and Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of project and change management principles.
  • Ability to lead individuals and project teams while maintaining cohesion, motivation, commitment, and effectiveness.
  • Ability to effectively introduce and manage change in a manner consistent with the vision, purpose, and operating principles of IH.
  • Ability to plan, develop, implement, manage, and evaluate programs. 
  • Effective negotiation skills to address the needs of interdisciplinary teams and medical staff. 
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate at the organization-wide level. 
  • Ability to utilize research and experiential knowledge to question and create change and innovation.
  • Ability to recognize, appreciate, and incorporate differences in work and pursue own professional growth. 
  • Exceptional skills in group facilitation, conflict resolution, and group dynamics.
  • Demonstrated analytical problem solving to develop progressive, creative, and innovative enterprise-wide solutions. 
  • Ability to make sound decisions, work well under pressure, and meet deadlines in an environment subject to constantly changing priorities. 
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills, including effective presentation and facilitation skills.

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CLOSING DATE: JULY 11, 2021


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