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About the Alberta Dental Association & College
The Alberta Dental Association and College (ADA&C) registers dentists and provides leadership to the dental profession on professional regulations and member services. Additionally, the ADA&C provides the public with information and services to ensure that Albertans receive safe, appropriate, ethical and quality dental care as an integral part of general health and provides leadership to the dental profession on professional regulations and member services.
The Alberta Dental Association and College provides leadership to the dental profession on professional regulations and member services, and provides the public with information and services, to ensure that Albertans receive safe, appropriate, ethical and quality dental care as an integral part of general health.
Albertans recognize and regularly use dental services as key components of their primary health care. The dentist-patient relationship is seen as central to the ongoing health of Albertans.
Albertans trust their dentists and view them as the leaders in the delivery of the most advanced, evidenced-based, and caring dental services. Dental practices are considered a vital part of Alberta communities, and dentists are active contributors to community life.
The Alberta Dental Association and College upholds the public trust of dentists and preserves the integrity of the relationship of dentists with government, other service care providers, supporters of dental services, the business community, and the marketplace in general.
• Optimizing dental health services for all Albertans through governance leadership in the profession that ensures safe, appropriate, and ethical oral health care.
• Effective and efficient resolution of problems regarding dental health services provided by dentists; with patients, dentists, government, industry, and other health professionals.
• In cooperation with patients/consumers, dentists, government, industry, other dental organizations and health professionals, Alberta Dental Association and College supports effective resolution of health-care delivery issues to ensure that the public does not receive unsafe, inappropriate, or unethical oral health services.
• Effective monitoring and support of continuing competence and capacity to practice of Alberta dentists.
• Effective communication and collaborative relationships with dentists, the public, government, industry, other dental organizations, and health professionals.
• Promotion of excellence in the delivery of dental health services.
• Positioning of dentists and dental services with all stakeholders as trustworthy, competent, and responsive to personal wellness of Albertans.
• Diversity and Inclusiveness
• Openness and Transparency
• Effective and Efficient Stewardship
• Promotion of Excellence in the Profession
For more information on the Alberta Dental Association and College visit www.dentalhealthalberta.ca
The Alberta Dental Association and College values the principles of inclusion and diversity. We therefore extend equal employment opportunity to all applicants.
Job Title: Complaints Director
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Direct Reports: 3 (Lawyer (x2), Executive Assistant)
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
The Complaints Director position is a senior management position reporting to the Chief Executive Officer. This position functions independently using discretion, judgment and knowledge of established policies and procedures of the organization. This position also serves as a member of the senior management team, participating with other senior management staff and CEO in charting the direction of the Organization.
• Manage all complaints and information collected and processed under the Health Professions Act and other relevant legislation, by ensuring that all complaints and information acquired and leading to an investigation is compliant with relevant legislation;
• Conduct complaint investigations and ensure that the process proceeds according to administrative fairness principles and procedures, and upholds the trust and confidence of the public, members, government, and the dental profession at large;
• Oversee the Professional Conduct Department to ensure the effective and efficient management and tracking of complaint and investigation files, including summary reporting, from intake through to compliance monitoring and enforcement of settlement or hearing decisions;
• Carry out duties as required for hearings tribunals and appeals;
• Respond, on behalf of the ADA&C, to external inquiries or reviews regarding complaints and the investigation process at the ADA&C, as well as responding to external inquiries or reviews regarding the conduct of members; and
• Liaise and participate as appropriate, on behalf of the ADA&C, in collaborative matters with other regulatory bodies, the dental profession, and government.
FIRST YEAR DELIVERABLES / MEASURES OF SUCCESS
Success in the first year will be determined by the candidate’s ability to:
• Utilize administrative control to effectively deal with any backlog of files, and to meet appropriate timeline expectations for dealing with complaints;
• Demonstrate confidence in decision making while advising ADA&C members on matters under discussion;
• Ensure complaints procedures are conducted objectively, thoroughly, and fairly;
• Continue advancing process improvement initiatives within the complaints sector of the ADA&C; and
• Build strong and trusted relationships within the complex multi-stakeholder environment within which ADA&C works.
The successful candidate will have the following:
• Bachelor of Laws degree is required; and
• Education in a health-related discipline is considered and asset.
• Prior experience working in a complaints capacity with a regulatory body, combined with an advanced understanding of administrative law is required;
• Possesses knowledge and understanding of the Health Professions Act and other relevant legislation (Health Information Act, Protection of Information and Privacy Act, etc.) related to the administration of the practice of dentistry in Alberta; and
• Prior leadership experience considered an asset.
Competencies and Attributes
• Commitment to upholding regulatory accountability in a best practice environment;
• High level of tact and discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality;
• Unimpeachable integrity;
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal;
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail;
• Ability to exercise judgment and decision-making skills;
• Excellent critical thinking skills;
• Demonstrated leadership ability;
• Commitment to combined regulatory/association values;
• Collaborative leadership style;
• Interested in leading a team and working to help them build their competencies and experience;
• Comfortable in having forthright and potentially difficult communications on regulatory processes and accountabilities with members; and
• Dedicated to a consistent, process-oriented approach with a commitment to the administrative process.
Closing date for applications: Tuesday, November 24th, 2020