Recruitment posting

Regional Advisory Councils (Health)


Competition #: 816
Ministry : Health
Opening Date : 2024/05/09
closing Date : 2024/08/31
Role : Public Member and Chair

It is recognized in Alberta as a fundamental principle and as a matter of public policy that all persons are equal. Diversity and inclusion are valued and supported on the boards of Alberta's public agencies

Role Required

The Regional Advisory Councils overall scope spans the entire health care system, with a dedicated focus on clinical services planning, capital planning and workforce planning. The councils will provide information and advice on local health system priorities for consideration. Public members will be appointed over two stages in spring 2024 and between fall and the end of 2024.

Important note: this opportunity to apply to the Regional Advisory Council is also available on alberta.ca/advisory-councils-health. You only need to apply once, either here through the Public Agency posting or through submitting the application on alberta.ca/advisory-councils-health.

Location
Members will be appointed to one of the councils in the region where they reside. While boundaries for each council are currently being reviewed, they will be similar to the boundaries for the Health Advisory Councils under Alberta Health Services.
About the Agency

It is anticipated each Regional Advisory Council will have up to 16 members including a chair.

The councils will enable local engagement and provide input on how to improve the system. Objectives of the Regional Advisory Councils are to:

  • Bring local and regional perspectives to directly advise government and the new primary care, acute care, continuing care, and mental health and addiction organizations on clinical service planning, capital planning and workforce planning.
  • Provide advice on strategies and approach to engage local communities, as required.
  • Collaborate with community partners and other stakeholders to identify local health system issues and explore potential solutions.
  • Identify opportunities for the health system to better support local decision-making.
Role Description

Appointment to a Regional Advisory Council gives community members an opportunity to represent community perspectives and bring forward local priorities. Public members, appointed to the council will provide current knowledge, critical thinking, and analysis to advise the Government of Alberta on important health care priorities – including clinical service planning, capital planning, and workforce planning.

Public members are required to:

  • Understand the needs of communities in their region and maintain awareness of local and regional health care issues and priorities.
  • Be able to take an active role and engage with their community.
  • Bring an open mind and consider a wide range of points of view.
  • Prepare for, attend, and participate in council meetings by providing information, as requested by the chair.
  • Provide input to the Ministry of Health on pertinent issues affecting the community.

The term of office for a member shall be determined upon appointment.

  • Members will be appointed for up to three (3) years.
Skills and Experience Required

The councils will reflect the makeup of communities in a region. Council members will represent a wide range of backgrounds and diverse experiences. That includes Albertans receiving health care services, health care workers, community leaders, Indigenous representatives, and municipal representatives.

Relevant skills and experience may include:

  • experience volunteering or working in their communities.
  • basic knowledge and understanding of Alberta’s health care system.
  • strong communication skills.
  • the ability to cultivate respectful relationships and demonstrate integrity, impartiality, collaboration, and inclusiveness.
  • fostering respect for the beliefs and traditions of others.
  • discouraging behaviours or practices that may be perceived as unfair, or biased, towards others.

The Alberta Government is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion on Alberta’s agencies, boards, and commissions. Qualified individuals from all backgrounds, who embody a wide range of knowledge, skills, and expertise, are encouraged to apply.

Remuneration and Time Commitment

The term of office for a member shall be determined upon appointment. Members will be appointed for up to three (3) years.

The councils shall meet four (4) to six (6) times in a year or as otherwise required by the chair. Meetings may be conducted either in person or virtually, including teleconference. There may be other expectations outside of council meetings, such as taking part in community engagements, preparing for meetings and developing proposals.

Members are not paid for time spent on a council. Council members may only receive payment of or reimbursement for travelling, living or other expenses incurred while away from their ordinary places of residence and while in the course of their duties as members, in accordance with the Public Service Relocation and Employment Expenses Regulation and the Government of Alberta Travel, Meals and Hospitality Expense Policy.

Position Profile
Additional Documentation
Contact Information

Contact Name: Chris Bourdeau, Executive Director, Advisory Council Secretariat

Phone: 780-644-0878

Email:health.recruitment-rac@gov.ab.ca

How To Apply

Carefully read the Recruitment Posting and the Position Profile to ensure this is an appropriate opportunity for you. Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements.

Online applications are preferred. To apply, click on the 'apply' button, create or sign into your account in the ePAAS system; upload your resume, view the listing under Current Opportunities and click on 'submit application'. The uploaded resume will be automatically attached.

Provide a short 4 line biography using the Biography template found under additional documents section. Your biography should include your name, current work experience, board/committee experience and relevant education. Please note that biographies may be edited for length and clarity.

Once your biography and other required form(s) are completed, save it to your PC. When you hit 'submit application', you will be prompted to upload additional documents. Drag and drop (or upload) your completed cover letter, biography and other form(s) into the 'Drop files below or click to upload' section before clicking the 'apply' button.

If you are unable to apply online, please submit a cover letter and resume, quoting the recruitment posting competition number, to the contact provided on the posting. We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to assess which candidates' qualifications most closely match the agency's requirements. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted to advance to the next step in the appointment process. You can check the status of each competition on-line at https://www.alberta.ca/public-agencies.cfm.

The personal information in ePAAS is collected pursuant to section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The information will be used to administer and manage recruitment for current and future public agency appointment opportunities. Questions regarding the collection, use, or disclosure of this information, may be directed to the Public Agency Secretariat, Public Service Commission, 3rd Floor, Peace Hills Trust Tower, 10011 109 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3S8 or by calling 780-644-3060. Applicants will be required to identify any real or perceived conflicts of interest and may be required to undergo additional screening.

Please Note: Successful applicants will have the following information about them made publicly available on the Public Agency Secretariat Website: name, biography, public agency, and position title.

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