Position: Director of Health Services Dept: Health
Term: Full-Time Rate of Pay: Based on Experience
Reports to: Director of Operations & Chief and Council Close Date: Open until filled.
Position Summary:
The Swan Lake First Nation Director of Health Services shall report directly to the Swan Lake First Nation’s
Director of Operations. The Director of Health Services shall work with the health staff to plan, coordinate,
and manage the health services of the Swan Lake First Nation.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provide a co-ordination and liaison function between the SLFN health staff and the SLFN Chief
and Council.
• Provide a co-ordination and liaison function between the SLFN Chief and Council and the staff at
First Nations and Inuit Health Branch.
• Plan, manage and co-ordinate all health programs, in collaboration with the health staff, at the
• Facilitate community information sharing by organizing regular meetings of SLFN health staff and
community members.
• Facilitate the networking process between other programs within the SLFN community and health
• Create a partnership and facilitate an information-sharing network with other Director of Health
Services within the Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council area.
• Assist in the hiring of health staff by participating in the screening, interviewing and orientation
• Prepare briefing notes, options, and recommendations for the SLFN Chief and Council regarding
health issues.
• Assist in the evaluation of contracts and services provided by the various health care providers
and agencies.
• Provide a co-ordination and liaison function between the SLFN health staff, community members
and the Chief and Council with the Central Regional Health Authority
• Prepare the necessary documentation to assist in the negotiations of health services contribution
• Provide support, and supervision to the health staff.
• In collaboration with the Chief and Council and the SLFN health staff, plan and implement
transfer and control of health resources to the SLFN.
• Assist in the work plan review, budget preparation and operational planning of SLFN health

• Monitor work plan progress, financial expenditures, and program activities on a monthly basis.
• Provide activities and financial expenditure reports to the Chief and Council on a monthly basis.
• Ensure the terms and conditions of the contribution agreements are met.
• Liaise with outside agencies such as hospitals, medical service providers, and federal and
provincial government representatives.
• Assist SLFN members who request assistance and information regarding procedures, policies
and services in a timely fashion and ensure appropriate follow up procedures.
• Work under the authority of the SLFN Chief and Council, with supervision provided by the Director
of Operations.
• Ensure that the health staff members are accountable for their time and activities.
• Ensure that the areas of responsibility are administered in accordance with the SLFN
Administrative, Financial and Personnel Policy Manuals.
• Ensure annual work plans are completed.
• Ensure all required or requested reports are completed in a timely manner.
• Ensure all contractual agreements are reviewed, clarified, and signed in a timely manner.
• Ensure that appropriate staff are in place to provide effective and efficient health care services to
the SLFN community members.
• Ensure appropriate execution and authorization of all forms and requests required as they relate
to staff and administration.
• Prepare all budgets, in collaboration with health staff.
• Conduct SLFN business in accordance with the wishes and direction of the SLFN Chief and
• Provide support to health staff in negotiations, consultation, and evaluations to health programs.
• Identify staff training needs and methods of providing the required training.

Education and Experience:
• Post-secondary degree in Health/ Administration/ Management and or an equivalent combination
of education, training, and experience.
• Minimum of ten (10) years of Executive Leadership experience within a health care setting.
• Minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience leading a multidisciplinary team.
• Proficiency with a variety of computer applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
• Must be able to travel as required and requested.
• Must hold and maintain a Valid Standard First Aid Certificate
• Certified as a First Nations Health Manager is an asset.
• Experience working with First Nation Community is an asset.
• Be able to work flexible hours including after hours and weekends, as needed.


• Must hold and maintain a Valid Class Drivers 5 drivers license and access to a reliable vehicle as
travel will be required.
• Clear Criminal Record and Vulnerable Persons check and Child Abuse Registry check.
• Applicants must be bondable.
• Must be willing to submit to random drug testing.


Must Submit a Clear Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check

Please submit resume, cover letter and references with position applying for in subject box to:

Paula Cameron – Human Resources Manager – Swan Lake First Nation
Email: careers@slfn293.ca
Tel: (204) 836-2101 Fax: (204) 836-2255

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