Site Administrator - St. Michael's Health Centre

Covenant Health
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St. Michael’s Health Centre ensures personal choice, dignity and respect. Patients and residents are accommodated in individual and personalized rooms in small home-like groupings. Diversity and multiculturalism are embraced in both patients and staff; Covenant Health is committed to serving people of all faiths, culture and circumstances. The City of Lethbridge is located 2 hours southeast of Calgary and 1 ½ hours northwest of the US border. The city’s population has continued to grow steadily over the past 5 years, currently sitting at approximately 100,000, with more than 25% of the adult population under the age of 34. Don’t let the size fool you - its smaller size, lower cost of living and higher quality of life make Lethbridge a great place to live, work, and raise a family. The small city charm, friendly people and warm Chinook winds are second only to our spectacular High Level Bridge. Covenant Health is proud of its 155-year history of delivering quality, innovative Catholic health services to Albertans, and is one of Canada’s largest Catholic Health organizations. Recently, Covenant Health has been honoured as the recipient of three prestigious awards: Alberta’s Top Employer award, Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Culture Award, and one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.


Reporting to the Senior Operating Officer for Rural Health Services and Professional Practice, the Site Administrator is responsible for: Working closely with staff and site physician partners to set clinical direction, champion quality improvement and client safety, and monitor performance and trends in order to drive continuous improvement within the facility. Providing leadership in collaboration with facility integrated services, primary health care partners and organizational colleagues. Managing all financial, human and physical resources of the facility, overseeing key performance indicators and resolving operational issues at the unit, program, and site level. Serving as the first point of contact for the Community Board. Supporting local Foundation Board by attending events and local fundraising initiatives. Engaging local community leaders and attending community events. Informing and working closely with local area officials, Mayors, Town Councilors, Reeves and MLAs. Collaborating with Corporate Directors to ensure site integrity. Engaging in physician recruitment and retention, and supporting replacement physicians (locums). Working collaboratively with portfolio colleagues including participating in rural on call. As this position is the face of the organization in the community served, the Site Administrator will uphold the Mission, Vision and Values of Covenant Health in all aspects of the role, ensuring a focus on the strategic direction and priorities of the organization. The responsibilities of this position are focused around critical aspects of care and service: People and teams. Access and flow. Quality and safety. Efficiency and resources. Mission Fidelity.

  • Classification: Site Administrator
  • Department: Seniors Care Admin Rural
  • Primary Location: St. Michael's Health Centre
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 16-JUL-2019
  • Date Available: 26-JUL-2019
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • Salary: Covenant Health offers a competitive compensation and benefits package
  • Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Required Qualifications:

Undergraduate degree in health care discipline or business/administration required. Graduate degree preferred. Active registration with professional college or association (as applicable).

Additional Required Qualifications:

Minimum of eight (8) years progressive health care management experienced required. Demonstrated experience in operational planning, quality improvement and leadership. Experience at a senior level in health care administration within a multi-union environment. Experience in the rural acute and continuing care sector. Experience in financial accountability. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and computer literacy. Commitment to Covenant Health Mission and Values.

Preferred Qualifications:

Proven skills in management, program leadership and personal development, problem solving, group facilitation, operational and strategic planning and quality improvement. Ability to respond in an innovative way to the evolving nature of health care. Ability to provide leadership and function as a team member to achieve shared goals. Strong organizational, change management and conflict resolution skills. Demonstrates commitment to continuous learning within own leadership and with staff.

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Our diverse teams of employees, physicians and volunteers share a deep commitment to serve - selflessly sharing their gifts and talents for the greater good.  We support each individual's personal calling to serve.  Our culture enables decision-making at all levels, healthy relationships, personal and professional growth, ethical discernment and wellness.

We welcome people of all faiths, cultures and traditions.  We celebrate the contributions of all our employees, and strive to create a community of care that brings hope and healing to both caregivers and those we serve.

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