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October 26, 2013
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The Primary Health Care Branch within the Primary Health Care division has the lead role in setting system-level strategic policy directions, funding and accountability related to primary health care. The Branch is also responsible for ensuring coordination and consistency in the development, interpretation and implementation of health policy relevant to or having an impact on primary care.
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If you are looking for exciting work that impacts the direction of the health system in Alberta the Primary Health Care Branch has the perfect opportunity for you!
As a Policy Analyst within the Primary Health Care Branch you will provide research, and analytical support on priority initiatives within the Strategic Policy Unit, including the development of the Primary Health Care Strategy. In this role you will also identify and provide information that will influence the direction, design and implementation of policies and programs by using research methodologies, including data analysis, to identify emerging issues and trends. You will also be responsible for assisting in the research and preparation of recommendations for consideration by Ministry executive and elected officials, as well as provide ongoing policy support by summarizing and analyzing reports, studies and position papers.
As the successful candidate, you have excellent writing skills and knowledge of policy, planning, legislative-process, and decision-making process within a large organization. In addition, your understanding of health policy issues, research methods and the policy cycle will be an asset in this role. Creativity, flexibility and your demonstrated ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with a variety of stakeholders will be important success factors for this position. You also possess the ability to work strategically and simultaneously manage a wide variety of issues, organize resources and find innovative solutions to complex problems.
Two-year diploma in a related field such as business, health, social sciences, public policy or management and previous research and/or policy experience is required. Experience related to Alberta's health system and within the public sector would be considered an asset. Equivalencies will be considered.
$1,951.38 - $2,536.65 bi-weekly ($50,931 - $66,206 per annum)
This competition may be used to fill a number of current and future vacancies in various ministries throughout the Government of Alberta.
What we offer:
-Comprehensive benefits plan:
How to Apply
Online applications are preferred. If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Alberta Health, Human Resources, 2nd Floor, Telus Plaza North, 10025 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T5J 2N3 or fax: (780) 638-1075. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of their application. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file.
Please see the attached position description for a detailed list of the job responsibilities:
If you require any further information on this job posting, please call our Human Resource office at: (780) 427-1524. We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
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