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Government of Nunavut / gouvernement du Nunavut

Territorial Quality Improvement Manager



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Territorial Quality Improvement Manager

Department of Health


Join the Government of Nunavut (GN) Department of Health in this key leadership role with territory-wide impact, enabling you to leverage your passion for quality improvement and patient safety.


Based in Iqaluit, NU, and reporting to the Chief Nursing Officer, you will provide supervision and leadership of the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Division in alignment with the Strategic Plan and Quality Improvement Plan. As Territorial Quality Improvement (QI) Manager, you will work collaboratively with the senior leadership team, as well as program and service leaders and teams, in making successful transformational changes by identifying, designing, developing, testing and implementing change ideas. Since the CQI Division is new for the Department of Health, you will be responsible for developing and implementing a quality improvement program and a quality and patient safety plan for the Department.


Some of your top priorities as Territorial QI Manager will include:

  • monitoring improvements and presenting regular reports and trends to the Quality Improvement Committee (QIC) with a focus on system/process improvements and risk mitigation;
  • overseeing, and participating in, the development and implementation of quality improvement and patient safety strategies across the territory; and
  • ensuring all related duties and responsibilities are carried out in accordance with territorial and federal legislative acts, Accreditation Canada’s Standards and Required Organizational Practices (ROPs), as well as departmental policies, priorities and mandates.


Your profile as a qualified Territorial Quality Improvement Manager will include the following highlights:

  • A master’s degree in a Health-related discipline (Quality Improvement and Patient Safety preferred) plus a minimum of 5 years of recent practical experience related to Quality Improvement and Risk Management; OR a bachelor’s degree in Nursing plus 10 years of recent practical experience related to Quality Improvement and Risk Management.
  • Experience in the following areas:
    • Managing financial responsibilities for operating budgets and specific project funds;
    • Managing a team of health professionals;
    • Leading, coaching and facilitating diverse groups;
    • Using analytical tools, evaluating program performance and developing policy solutions;
    • Analyzing policies, programs and initiatives, and making improvement recommendations;
    • Proficiently using database and other computer software applications.
  • Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.



  • Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official languages.
  • Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit.



  • This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.


Compensation & benefits: This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union and has a starting salary of $93,951 per annum (for 37.5 hours/week), plus a Northern Allowance of $15,016 per annum. Note: Subsidized staff housing is available.


Stepping forward together


With one of the fastest growing and youngest populations in Canada, Nunavut is a dynamic, vibrant territory, committed to becoming an even better place for future generations. As a government, we are strengthening our unique model of governance – one that integrates Inuit societal values, promotes use of the Inuit language, achieves a representative public service, engages with circumpolar neighbours, and collaborates with partners to achieve the promise of Nunavut. As an employer, we’re enhancing local education and training initiatives while continuing to provide exciting career opportunities in a unique environment. Join us as we step forward together.


For more information and to apply


If you are interested in this Territorial Quality Improvement Manager opportunity (Reference #10-503214), please contact us or send your resume, by midnight (EST), March 24, 2017, using one of the following methods: Department of Finance, Government of Nunavut, P.O. Box 1000, Station 430, Iqaluit, Nunavut  X0A 0H0. Tel: 867-975-6222. Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993. Fax: 867-975-6220. E-mail: Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your e-mail. Job descriptions may be obtained by fax or e-mail, or online. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Note: An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.


The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit. Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy. Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.


For position details in French or Inuktitut, please visit the Government of Nunavut website at

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Government of Nunavut / gouvernement du
Posting Date: 07-Mar-2017Medical/Healthcare Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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