Director Professional Services and Quality Assurance – Allied Health (0261)

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  • Post Date: August 28, 2023
Job Description

Posting # M-2324-0003

Position # 0059





DEPARTMENT: DPSQA – Allied Health (676005)
STATUS: 1 Permanent Full-Time
SALARY: Class 41: Min. $97,124 – Max $126,263



Reporting to the Regional Proximity Director-Regional Miyupimaatisiiun Quality Assurance and Service Delivery, the incumbent contributes to the assurance of the quality of services provided by the nursing and associated paraprofessional staff for the scope of the organization’s programs and services that involve nursing staff and their practice.

This is carried out by assuming the professional role of a Director of Professional Services and Quality Assurance – Health (DPSQA-Health) through integrated co-management relationships with the line and other staff/functional managements in the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay (CBHSSJB).

Allied Health services are provided by occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, nutritionists, respiratory therapists and the paraprofessionals who support their services.


  1. Assumes the legal role and professional responsibility of a Director of Multidisciplinary Services as applicable with the appropriate laws, with the exception of social services, which is assumed by the DPSQA- Psychosocial.
  2. Contributes to the planning and evaluation, and ensures the planning, organization, coordination, implementation, control, support and reporting of allied health professionals’ activities.
    1. Contributes to the planning for the allied health professional’s services and related professional practice and standards (PP&S) and its programs and services design;
    2. Ensures the planning of the professional/clinical staff’s professional practice and standards objectives, programs, policies, procedures, protocols, clinical norms, and program and employee support tools, for all allied health professionals’ staff within integrated programs;
    3. Ensures the coordination, supervision and control of the policies for the supervision of the PP&S and clinical activities of the organization’s allied health professionals’ staff;
    4. Contributes to the needs analysis and planning leadership of specific human resources management and development activities that impact professional standards, through a collaborative process with the respective allied health professionals related managements and the Human Resources Department;
    5. Carries out the function through a collaborative network of various managers in areas intersecting those of the incumbent, and especially for integrated and harmonized quality assurance, professional standards and supervision planning;
    6. Ensures a collaborative planning and programming support relationship with the management teams of the Community Miyupimaatisiiun Centres (CMC) and regional services;
    7. Provides various supports to the Council of Multidisciplinary Workers;
  3. Contributes through the Directors of Professional Service and Quality Assurance’s (DPSQA) role and in collaboration with other designated managements, and through the leadership of the Director of Program Planning to the program planning to the organization’s programs and services. Sits as a member of the Clinical Coordination and Integration Committee (CCIC).
  4. Ensures that the services provided are based on respect and autonomy of individuals and communities, and respond to their bio-psycho-social needs as well as cultural and spiritual needs.
  5. Ensures the design, development, organization, distribution, up-dating and evaluation of the professional/clinical staff’s care and services professional practice and standards objectives, programs, policies, procedures, regulations, protocols, clinical norms and standards, criteria, techniques, and program and employee support tools, for all programs involving allied health professionals’ staff.
  6. Collaborates in the integration of Nishiiyuu Miyupimaatisiiun healing practices and models in the allied health professionals’ practice.
  7. Ensures the evaluation that:
    1. Services are distributed suitably;
    2. Beneficiaries’ individuality and privacy are respected, and their families and other significant persons are integrated, should the case arise, into the services;
    3. Confidential data regarding the beneficiaries are respected within their area of responsibility;
    4. Beneficiaries files and organizational indicator reports are completed by the staff;
    5. Administrative support is available and effective;
    6. Specialized clinical services are available and effective, in support of psychosocial services;
    7. Paraprofessional health staff is available and sufficient to support the professionals.
  8. Collaborates in the development of the organization’s emergency plan. Participates in it accordingly.
  9. Evaluates the follow-up on the declaration of accidents and incidents involving the allied health professionals. Informs the relevant managers of the same.
  10. Evaluates that the relevant allied health professionals’ ethics, laws, protocols and authorities are respected in the services and programs.
  11. Ensures the planning, organization and distribution of work in their DPSQA Department based on clientele priorities in a perspective of quality, effectiveness and efficiency of services.
  12. Ensures collaboration with the various professional orders and accreditation bodies on the professional inspection process, and ensures the carrying out of inspection recommendations.
  13. Contributes to the development and implementation of clinical and management information systems.
  14. Sits on the executive of the Council of Multidisciplinary worker and contributes as per its regulations.
  15. Represents the CBHSSJB for allied health and quality assurance notably with senior levels of the Cree leadership, Ministry of Health and Social Services of Quebec (MSSS), the Réseau Universitaire Intégré de Santé (RUIS) Network and other external entities that impact services.
  16. Ensures human, financial, material, and information resources management and the general administration of the Direction.



  • Masters degree in an allied health discipline.
  • A certificate in health administration is an asset.
  • Member of an allied health professional corporation.
  • Four (4) years of appropriate experience in allied health program development and/or administration.

 Knowledge and abilities

  • Strong knowledge of the MSSS and the RUIS Network, regulations and programs for the allied health practice in a CHSSC (formerly CLSC), rehabilitation, and hospital health services;
  • Strong knowledge of allied health related theory, practice, current issues and trends, and program planning and supervision, including the development of policies and program manuals and quality assurance;
  • Strong knowledge of the strategic management of access and continuity of services, professional and organizational (matrix) interdependence, information management, and evaluation;
  • Knowledge of, or ability to grasp the issues and context that relate to First Nation health services;
  • Knowledge of Eenou/Eeyou Pimaatsiiun (traditional methods) healing practices is an asset;
  • Knowledge of Cree culture and language is an asset;
  • Strong record in an appropriate level of allied health services and programming management, and human, financial, and information resources management;
  • Ability with administrative computer applications;
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, clinical and community health leadership and teamwork skills;
  • Ability to effectively collaborate and manage with line managers in a matrix organization;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and presentation;
  • Methodical, organized, autonomous, flexible, and ability to multi-task;
  • Excellent critical thinking, synthesis, organizational and decision-making skills.


  • Fluent in English and French;
  • Fluency in Cree is an asset.


  • Willing to travel


POSTING START/END DATE: 2023-08-25 / 2023-09-08
HOUSING PROVIDED: Yes, if hired more than 50 kilometres from the Eeyou Istchee locality in which they are called upon to perform their duties.


To apply, please forward your resume to:

Cree Board of Health & Social Services of James Bay

Tel  514-861-5955               Fax 514-989-7495



With your application, please make sure to specify the Posting # and the Job title on which you wish to apply.





In accordance with various Sections of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA), the organization has the objective of staffing all of its positions with qualified and competent beneficiaries of the JBNQA.

Please note that applicants registered in the Indigenous Succession Plan may be considered for this position if they have sufficient university educational credits to be eligible for the management activities associated with this position.