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Director Health Services - SMHC

Requisition ID: 354724  

Position Number: 2 Positions

Posting End Date: July 23, 2024

City: Selkirk

Employer: Shared Health 

Site: Shared Health - Selkirk Mental Health Centre  

Department / Unit: Mental Health and Addictions - Selkirk Mental Health Centre  

Job Stream: Non-Clinical  

Union: EXEMPT 

Anticipated Start Date: ASAP  

FTE: 1.00  

Anticipated Shift: Days 

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75

Annual Base Hours: 2015


Shared Health leads the planning and coordinates the integration of patient- centered clinical and preventive health services across Manitoba. The organization also delivers some province-wide health services and supports centralized administrative and business functions for Manitoba health organizations.


Position Overview

Under the direction of the Executive Director or designate, the Director Health Services leads multi-disciplinary team(s) consisting of staff who provide direct care to patients. This position is responsible to lead and ensure delivery of safe, effective and efficient health services.  Inspires and leads health services staff across the organization to embrace and adopt integrated, patient-centred care pathways and service delivery models. Accountable to ensure the provision of service-delivery focused operational leadership in a fiscally responsible manner, partnering closely with leadership, internal and external stakeholders to support patients in accessing multiculturally respectful health services. Monitors and evaluates key performance indicators and collaborates with stakeholders to ensure safe effective and appropriate client care through the clinical quality framework and patient care lens that will shape an environment for clinical and service excellence.


  • 5 - 7 years of recent progressive management experience leading a broad spectrum of health services in a large, publically funded health services delivery organization including:
    • 5 years of direct clinical services delivery across one or more assigned geographic or clinical areas of health care, such as:
      • primary health and community services including population health, health promotion and illness prevention for diverse populations across the human lifespan.
      • acute inpatient, specialty care and complex ambulatory settings.
      • integrating innovative community-based care modes (such as home care, primary care, etc.) to optimize healthy aging, health restoration and maintenance, and to deliver high quality care in the areas of chronic disease, palliative care, community mental health, rehabilitation and/or long-term care.
    • 3 years of management experience leading an interdisciplinary health service.
    • 3 years of experience participating in operational planning, implementing operational directives, and achieving formal quality, patient safety, service integration and partner collaboration goals and objectives.
    • 3 years of experience building and leading a high-performing, interdisciplinary team in a publically funded health services delivery organization including influencing and collaborating with senior management.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Post-secondary degree in a relevant health discipline from an accredited education institution; a postgraduate degree is an asset.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


  • Active member of an associated regulatory body as appropriate.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Demonstrated comprehensive senior leadership capabilities. The provincial health system in Manitoba has adopted the LEADS in a Caring Environment framework.
  • Knowledge of:
    • Relevant professional regulatory requirements including standards and scope of practice for direct reports.
    • Relevant legislated acts including but not limited to Personal Health Information Act, Protection of Persons in Care Act, Mental Health Act, Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS), Principles of Routine Practices (Universal Precautions).
    • Relative Collective Agreements.
    • Working with individuals from diverse cultural, social and ethnic backgrounds.
    • Regional/site/unit policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines relating to: clinical care, administrative, financial, and human resource management.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to work safely in a typical computerized office environment with frequent meetings, and to lift and carry items of up to approximately 25 pounds.
  • Interruptions to respond to questions from senior management in the organization, third-party compliance bodies, and vendors are common; incumbent is able to schedule dedicated and focused time for planning and concentration.
  • A valid Manitoba driver’s license and use of a personal motor vehicle may be required for travel within the province.



We have a unique ability to work together to make health care better. If you want to make a difference and contribute to supporting the health of your family, friends and neighbours, please apply today.


Interested candidates should select the "Apply" icon below to upload their cover letter, resume and copy of licenses/certification.


This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.


Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions in Shared Health that combine to equal more than 1.0 FTE.


Shared Health values and supports employment equity and workplace diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


We welcome applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.

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