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Req ID: 180251

Company: Nova Scotia Health

Location: Central Zone, Hants Community Hospital

Department: PHC CZ WH CDW HHWT

Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT ( 100% FTE) x 1 position(s)

Status: NSGEU Healthcare Position

Posting Closing Date: 24-May-24

Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and... creative thinkers today.

Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there's a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with a Nova Scotia Health role means you'll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out www.novascotia.com to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.

About The Opportunity

The Hants Health and Wellness Team (HHWT) is a community based, integrated chronic disease prevention and management service that provides wellness programming and navigation, chronic disease management, nutrition education and complex care. The HHWT is an interdisciplinary team that builds community connections and partnerships to provide programs and services that are responsive to community needs. Principles of patient-centred care, behaviour change and self-management are core to all programming and services.

The Team Lead will report to the Health Service Manager, Primary Health Care, and will be responsible for development, implementation and coordination of HHWT programs and service. This includes triage of referrals, monitoring patient flow, scheduling and supporting a variety of quality improvement and evaluation activities.

This individual acts as a role model and exhibits team building and leadership skills. S/he demonstrates effective communication and organizational skills, works with an interdisciplinary team and collaborates with colleagues to determine team goals and objectives, participates in the evaluation of team effectiveness, solves problems, and shares responsibilities. Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills are required.

About You

We would love to hear from you if you have the following:
• Baccalaureate degree in Human Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Nursing or Physiotherapy,
• Registered member in good standing with a relevant health discipline college/association required
• Current status as a Certified Diabetes Educator required (or eligible within one year of hire)
• Five years’ clinical experience required (with clinical experience in the last year working with individual and/or group patient education)
• Previous experience in team development and leadership working within a collaborative interdisciplinary practice
• Experience working in a Primary Health Care setting/community-based team required
• Individual and group education/facilitation skills utilizing adult education, self-management support and/or motivational enhancement principles
• Experience in community development and working with people living with a chronic condition is preferred
• Understanding of population health, health promotion strategies, chronic disease prevention and management and behaviour change principles is an asset
• Problem solving ability and willingness to considered uncharted or novel ideas related to trends in healthcare
• Coaching ability and diplomacy when dealing with co-workers, clients and community members
• Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with clients, colleagues, management and community agencies
• Required travel in the community
• Valid Nova Scotia Driver's License and access to a reliable vehicle
• Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

Please ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications.

• Permanent, Full-time position; 75 hours bi-weekly
• Shifts may include some evenings, weekends and holidays

Compensation and Incentives

$38.06 - $46.35 Hourly

Successful candidates may be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan.

Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

This is a Healthcare bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.

Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Foreign Nationals/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.

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