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Corporate Director, Health Information Management

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date October 19, 2019
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Location CAN
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Corporate Director, Health Information Management (WORKSITE LOCATION IS FLEXIBLE)

Competition #: 01321711
Bargaining Unit: NON-CONTRACT
Facility: Flexible
Close Date: OCTOBER 31, 2019*
Comments: The work site location of this positiion is flexible anywhere within the Interior Health region.
Position Summary

We have an exciting leadership opportunity at Interior Health. We are seeking a Corporate Director of Health Information Management to join our amazing team!The Corporate Director, Health Information Management (HIM) is responsible and accountable for management and operations of HIM services across Interior Health (IH). This includes health records, transcription, and registration and release of information services. The position provides operational leadership and strategic direction to ensure HIM services and initiatives efficiently and effectively meet IH goals and objectives and patient needs. Responsibilities include strategic and tactical planning, policy development, resource allocation, and establishment of standards and procedures. The position is responsible for providing leadership and direction to Professional Practice Leaders and the Manager of Transcription and Registration Services to ensure that priorities are addressed, integration of services is achieved, and performance targets are met.


1. Leads and oversees HIM by planning, coordinating, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating all aspects of HIM services based on IH clinical and operational needs.
2. Works in collaboration with Health Service and Medical Directors and stakeholders to ensure services support the IH vision, values, and objectives.
3. Leads the development and implementation of human resource plans to ensure staff can work to their full potential.
4. Ensures safe, quality, and cost effective service is delivered in a consistent and standard manner.
5. Fosters and builds strategic and operational relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
6. Establishes and implements regional performance objectives and indicators for HIM to monitor and evaluate performance and service quality.
7. Leads the planning and development of capital and operating budgets to support strategic and tactical plans within existing fiscal constraints.
8. Provides overall leadership and direction to staff ensuring adherence to accreditation, regulatory, professional standards, and organizational policies.
9. Recruits, hires, disciplines, and terminates staff as required. Provides mentoring and coaching to professional practice leaders and completes annual performance evaluations and staff development and training plans.
10. Keeps abreast of advances in technologies related to HIM and evaluates and makes recommendations as appropriate.
11. Participates in labour relations activities including the interpretation of collective agreements and legislation in consultation with Human Resources.
12. Represents IH and HIM interests on relevant committees, councils, and boards and at external events.
13. Provides regular formal and informal reports on planning initiatives, program/service changes, performance indicators, and outcomes.
14. Performs other related duties as required.

For a challenging, growth-oriented career in a beautiful natural setting where balanced lifestyle choices abound, come to Interior Health and join our quest to set new standards of excellence in the delivery of health services in the Province of BC.

Interior Health is committed to increasing its Aboriginal workforce representation and ensuring that we have Aboriginal Peoples at all levels of the organization. We understand the value of building an Aboriginal representative workforce as an important step in meeting the healthcare needs of Aboriginal Peoples. We invite all applicants who identify as having Aboriginal ancestry (First Nations, Metis, Inuit) to include the information in resumes and cover letters.

• Post-secondary certification in HIM or Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline with detailed experience/knowledge of HIM
• Completion of Masters Degree in Health, Public, or Business Administration is preferred
• Active membership in the Canadian Health Information Management Association
• 10 years recent, related management experience in an acute health care settingLEADS Capabilities:
Demonstrates all LEADS Capabilities, in particular:
• Leads Self – self-awareness, demonstrates character
• Engages Others – fosters the development of others, communicates effectively, builds effective teams
• Achieves Results – sets direction, strategically aligns decisions with vision, values & evidence
• Develops Coalitions – builds partnerships & networks to create results, navigates socio-political environments
• System Transformation – demonstrates systems/critical thinking, strategically oriented to the future, champions & orchestrates change

Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to:
• develop and improve service quality, delivery, standards, and practices
• lead people and build effective teams through shared vision and value
• solve problems and make decisions using a systems approach in complex, uncertain circumstances
• effectively lead and support change
• manage resources in a manner that is financially responsible and that lead to desired outcomes
• communicate effectively with all levels of management and staff
• establish and maintain effective working relationships and partnerships with healthcare leaders, medical staff, colleagues, patients, external organizations, and the public
• achieve objectives and results
• learn and grow through ongoing professional and personal development
• physical ability to perform the duties of the job
• valid BC Driver’s License.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT

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