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August 22, 2014
Program Services 4
The Workforce Design Branch (WDB) supports Alberta's health system priorities through planning, designing, and modelling key professional requirements and improving existing and advancing new compensation policies and strategies. The branch governs the Schedule of Medical Benefits, the Optometry, Oral Surgery and Podiatric Schedules, Clinical and Academic Alternative Relationship Plans, and other health professionals? compensation. Working in collaboration with the Professional Services and Health Benefits and Alberta Health Divisions, the Alberta Medical Association (AMA), the Universities of Alberta and Calgary, professional and regulatory bodies, government departments, and Alberta Health Services (AHS), the WDB identifies emerging and ongoing issues for health professions and supports applied health workforce research to enable the Workforce Strategy Branch (WSB) to develop informed policies and strategies to affect change. The WDB is accountable for developing and maintaining physician and allied health schedules and physician and other provider alternate compensation programs and strategies, including frameworks and plans to guide operation of these programs.
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This exciting role within the Workforce Design Branch, Program Design and Delivery Unit (PDDU). The purpose of the PDDU is to support, develop and implement overarching government directions for innovation in service delivery in the province through new models of healthcare provider compensation, and the structure and evolution of Alternative Relationship Plans (ARP's). PDDU is responsible for ensuring that the policy directions and initiatives implemented are consistent and complimentary across the province to ensure a maximum and fiscally sustainable contribution to the Health System strategic direction.
Key responsibilities of this position include research, development, negotiation, implementation, ongoing coordination, evaluation and monitoring of ARP's. The Policy Analyst is responsible for payment and operational policy of the Alternative Relationship Program, which was establish to address specific emergent issues related to general probationers and specialists in Alberta that are causing instability of physician practices.
The Policy Analyst ensures that on-going operations meet required business goals, and evaluates and monitors the programs to ensure that they are responsible to stakeholder needs. The Policy Analyst leads the development and presents options to senior management, and manages the implementation and operationalization of the ARP's.
The incumbent must ensure reasonable timeliness and quality in responding to a variety of information requests for informed business planning, policy development and decision making. Excellent verbal and written communication skills will ensure successful preparation of presentations, briefing materials, policy documents for senior level decision making. The incumbent will utilize effective relationship building abilities to successfully work with internal and external stakeholders.
University graduation in a related field (social sciences, health, public health management, economics, public and business administration, public policy and management, or related discipline) plus a minimum of 4 years progressively responsible related experience is required. Equivalencies considered.
Related experience in the following would be an asset:
-Strong leadership skills
-Knowledge of government processes, goals and strategies including health reform initiatives
-Understanding of the claims system and of the fee codes and rules relating to physicians and allied health care providers.
-Research and policy analysis and development, project management, and strategic planning, facilitation, negotiations and conflict resolution.
-Clinical background and experience is a definite asset.
$2,648.35 to $3,471.63 bi-weekly ($69,121 to $90,609 per annum)
This is a permanent, full-time position This competition may be used to fill a number of 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, ATB Place North Tower, 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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