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M tis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) 
Metis Health Systems Advocate 
M TIS NATION BRITISH COLUMBIA M TIS HEALTH SYSTEMS ADVOCATE (IH) POSITION: FULL-TIME (37.5 hours per week) LOCATION: MNBC Regional Office -Kelowna CLOSES: Posting will remain open until filled and will close without notice ABOUT M TIS NATION BRITISH COLUMBIA M tis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) develops and enhances opportunities for our M tis communities by implementing culturally relevant social and economic programs and services. Through teamwork, respect, dedication, accountability, integrity, and professionalism, MNBC strives to build a proud, selfgoverning, sustainable Nation in recognition of inherent rights for our M tis citizens, assisting in the delivery of services based on policy, process, and specified regulations. MNBC s Employer of Choice Initiatives offers employees a competitive total compensation package including: Comprehensive group benefit package or health-care spending account and enrollment in the Municipal Pension Plan 15 paid days per year for statutory and cultural days (Indigenous Peoples Day, Truth, and Reconciliation Day, Louis Riel Day) Carpool, parking public transit subsidies (Provincial Office only) Educational spending account and professional development allowances to provide annual funding to continue lifelong learning and skills upgrade. Remote workplace supports. Internal advancement redeployment opportunities ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY We are seeking a highly motivated, team-orientated individual to join our Ministry of Health team as a M tis Health System Advocate. Reporting to the Director of Health Governance, the M tis Systems Advocate will work closely with the 15 M tis Chartered Communities in the region to represent the needs and priorities of M tis Nation British Columbia and to inform Interior Health policy, programs, strategic planning, and vision. The M tis Health Systems Advocate will work to build relationships across Interior Health in order to further the recommendations from the In Plain Sight Report, Taanishi Kiiya, the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Action Plan from a M tis lens. With this perspective, and through strong engagement with all 15 M tis Chartered Communities, the M tis Health Systems Advocate will collaborate across Interior Health to ensure care delivery is strengthened and provided to M tis people is racism-free, culturally safe, and barrier free. KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Actioning the Letter of Understanding (LOU) while supporting the development of a work plan that prioritizes the Taanishi Kiiya recommendations and the commitments made between MNBC, Interior Health, and the local M tis Chartered Communities (MCC) Engage with M tis Chartered Communities regarding their specific health promotion needs, and address health related challenges and community readiness (e.g. smoking cessation, alcohol moderation, healthy weight, nutrition etc.) Create trusting relationships with Interior Health leaders and employees to teach the health system to respect and honour the unique needs, culture, and experience of the M tis. Foster a practice of cooperative effort and collaborative problem solving around issues related to improving the health and wellness of M tis people. Develop and implement an escalation protocol to address the real-time health complaints of M tis patients in partnership with Interior Health Aboriginal Practice Leads, Aboriginal Patient Navigators, and Aboriginal Patient Care Quality Consultants to ensure M tis patient complaints and complements are heard, actioned, and addressed in a culturally relevant and respectful manner. Engage with Interior Health to create a better understanding of the M tis experience in BC, particularly focusing on M tis Cultural Wellness and addressing Anti-Indigenous Racism and discrimination. Planning, coordinating meetings events and other duties as required Draft briefings, articles bulletins for communication and education purposes Liaise with staff and engage with internal and external stakeholders Carry out various administrative tasks as assigned Ability to travel to engage M tis Chartered Communities and stakeholder meetings Monthly reporting of activities and meetings THE IDEAL CANDIDATE A degree or diploma in social work, healthcare, or a relevant field (e.g., Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse, Health Sciences, Public Health, Social Work). Two years of related experience working in a healthcare environment, including direct, successful experience working with Aboriginal communities, preferably within Health Care. OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Dedicated commitment to addressing Anti-Indigenous Racism within the healthcare system alongside M tis Nation and M tis Communities. Knowledge of federal, provincial, territorial, regional, and Aboriginal organizations mandated to provide health services. Understanding of M tis Nation British Columbia and of the historical and contemporary contributions made by M tis in B.C. Understanding of the unique challenges the M tis Chartered Communities face in the region and a desire to problem solve and provide possible solutions Ability to lead, problem solve, and utilize team-building skills Proven ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and work with minimal supervision Must be able to work evenings, weekends and a flexible work schedule as required. OTHER COMMENTS Must successfully complete Criminal Record Check as per MNBC Policy Completion of a medical terminology course is an asset. Other duties may be assigned as needed to help ensure the efficient operation of the Ministry of Health There will be a need to attend multiple meetings and events, which may require work and travel outside of the normal business hours Valid BC Class 5 driver s licence and access to a reliable personal vehicle for work purposes is required The above requirements are what MNBC is seeking in the ideal incumbent at the time of posting and are subject to change based on needs. Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants who selfidentify as Aboriginal (First Nation, M tis or Inuit). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. PLEASE NOTE THAT CANDIDATES MUST APPLY using M tis Health System Advocate. in the subject line of email. Please send your resume and cover letter to: Stephen Thomson Director of Health Governance Email: healthcareers@mnbc.ca MNBC is committed to promoting the health, safety, and well-being of all staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety of our employees and Chartered Communities is paramount, and vaccination against COVID-19 is a key public measure to reduce the spread and severity of the virus and its variants. As such, all employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Candidates for employment must provide Proof of Vaccination, to be verified by Human Resources, as a mandatory condition of their employment. To meet us in person, please come and see us at The Black Press Career and Post-Secondary Education Event. - Free Admission - Bring Your Resume Thursday September 8th, 2022 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Cranbrook History Centre, 57 Van Horne St. S., Cranbrook, BC (1142009h)

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