MSFN – Health Manager

Department: Health
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation

Job Posting for Health Manager


Community / Organization:

Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation


Posting Date: March 2nd, 2021.


Closing Date:

Until filled


Full Time Position


With this posting, Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation is inviting applicants to oversee the MSFN Health Department.

Health Manager: under the direction of the Band Manager – Programs and Services, the Health Manager will operate as a subject matter expert on health policy, programming and public health in a First Nations context. The successful applicant will champion Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation holistic philosophy and approach to physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health and wellbeing. The Health Manager will coordinate and control the activities of the health and wellness programs provided to the community by designing, planning, implementing, managing, and reporting on such programs. They will provide centralized and strategic focus to promote and protect the overall health and wellness of the community by engaging people seeking or needing specific services. This will be a full-time managerial position at Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation with regular reporting to MSFN Band Manager – Programs and Services.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful applicant will be responsible for the overall planning, management and reporting of Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation’s health and wellness programs and services in compliance with funder requirements, guidelines, and policies.

More specifically, the Health Manager will be responsible to:

  • Oversee, direct and collaborate on the activities of the Health Department
  • Plan, organize, direct and control the delivery of health and wellness programs and services
  • Manage Health Department’s staff (employees and contractors)
  • Coordinate budget preparation for all health and wellness programs and submit to Band Manager for review and approval
  • Maintain a good relationship and contact with key funding agencies, such as First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), Meadow Lake Tribal Council and negotiate funding agreements
  • Prepare and submit regular activity reports required by the Band Manager, FNHA, Meadow Lake Tribal Council or other funding/government authorities
  • Stay in close contact and establishes relationships with members, families, and the community to understand their needs and access to the services provided by Health Department
  • Ensure that the health facilities and equipment are meeting standards, controls and best practices on applicable laws, rules, regulations, agreements, and internal policies
  • Build and maintain strong partnerships and networks to ensure sustained collaboration and focus on Makwa Sahgaiehcan’s health and wellness
  • Work in collaboration with a diverse and wide array of health system partners regionally and/or nationally and acts in an advocacy role for Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation
  • Provide subject matter expertise including primary care knowledge, insight, and information to benefit the activities of the Health Department
  • Participate fully in systemic health services planning processes and maintains communications with other health care providers, government, and professional health organizations to ensure reasonable access to Provincial programs and services to achieve improved health and wellness outcomes for the community Requirements

Perform other duties as assigned by Band Manager that pertain to the needs of community.


  • Two (2) years of direct related experience in health management and administration, preferably in First Nations environment/community. University degree in Social Work, Health Science, Health Administration or Management required.
  • Successful applicant should demonstrate skills in critical thinking and analysis related to strategic planning and policy development.
  • Ability to negotiate, influence and persuade effectively, with respect and ensuring cultural safety and competence
  • Willing to operate consistently as a collaborative team player.
  • To be able to lead with visionary influence, demonstrating both initiative and flexibility, manage projects and project teams and to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, including making presentations, ensuring tailoring to varied and specific audiences
  • Operate independently with the highest degree of integrity, accountability, strong interpersonal skills and competencies Working Conditions
  • Interaction with employees, membership, and the public
  • Able to attend community meetings and conduct presentations using various media.

All qualified and interested applicants should submit cover letter and a resume to:

MSFN Human Resource Manager Melinda Hoff

P.O. Box 340

Loon Lake, Sask.



We appreciate all applications; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted to participate in the interview process.

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