Key Responsibilities Include:
If you excel at community development and engagement work and would like the opportunity to support integration of rural healthcare providers into the community, enhance collaboration with community leaders, and influence local health-care in Rural Alberta then we should talk.
Six (6) Rural Community Consultants (RCCs) currently live and work in various areas of rural Alberta, and report directly to the Director of Rural Community Development and Engagement. We are currently recruiting for two part-time (0.5 FTE) RCC positions in the far northwest (High Level/La Crete/Fort Vermilion) and northeast (Fort McMurray/Wood Buffalo) of Alberta to be part of our RCC team. These will start as pilot projects, then reviewed after 6 months and adjusted as needed for longer term support. The focus of the RCCs is on community-based capacity building, working with local communities and other stakeholders to establish and support Rural Community Health Professions Attraction and Retention (A&R) Committees.
Other responsibilities include supporting RhPAP’s provincial Rural Education Outreach program, facilitating healthcare provider and family integration into communities, and liaising with rural community organizations and others with an interest in improving rural health care services. The role also supports RhPAP’s communications and marketing strategies, and collaborates on role-related content for RhPAP print and digital media.
We encourage and celebrate innovation in these roles; we are seeking strong professionals who are comfortable thinking outside the box. Flexibility is essential along with the ability to assess and respond to situations in the dynamic environment of community-based health care provision in rural Alberta. In order to develop long-term relationships, the successful candidate must possess outstanding facilitation and communication skills. Critical thinking, prioritization skills and the ability to make informed decisions on the fly is crucial. Being approachable, personable and collaborative is important. Having experience with, and a strong understanding of, northern Alberta indigenous communities is required.