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Requisition ID: 137301

Posting End Date: October 12,2020

Job Stream: Non-Clinical

This exciting opportunity is one of many created by the creation of a provincial health care system able to support integrated and patient-focused health services throughout Manitoba. Manitoba's Health System Transformation is supporting the creation of roles that will support enhanced planning and integration, new areas of focus and improved consistency across health organizations. For more information of Health System Transformation and the initiatives that will provide Manitobans with high quality, equitable and sustainable health care, please refer to

Shared Health leads the planning and coordinates the integration of patient-centred clinical and preventive health services across Manitoba. The organization also delivers some province-wide health services and supports centralized administrative and business functions for Manitoba health organizations.

Position Overview

The Manitoba health system has seven health service delivery organizations (SDOs) across the province to serve the health needs of our population including CancerCare Manitoba, the Northern Regional Health Authority, the Interlake Eastern Regional Health Authority, Southern Health-Santé Sud, Prairie Mountain Health, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and Shared Health.

We have an opportunity for a regional lead communications in Prairie Mountain Health who will develop and monitor effective strategies to address trends, issues and changes in the operating environment related to best practices in communications to ensure strategic and operating goal achievement. Within Prairie Mountain Health this leadership role leads the teams providing communications services, French language services, Indigenous health services, interpreter services, accessibility services and volunteer services within the SDO and provides direct support to the Board of Directors including support for policies, accreditation and public engagement.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer of the SDO, the regional lead communications will:

  • Manage, lead and contribute to a team that support enterprise communications for the SDO, including activities to develop and maintain organizational reputation, staff engagement, community engagement, organizational publications and media management
  • Provide communications support to senior leaders and lead the implementation of communications and plans aligned with the strategic and operating goals of the SDO
  • Collaborate on provincial planning and communication goals by participating in activities that require close coordination with Shared Health and with the Government of Manitoba
  • Develop and monitor effective strategies to address trends, issues and changes in the operating environment related to best practices in communications and ensure strategic and operational goal achievement including innovations in service delivery and advancing technology
  • Lead organizational change related to communications including developing and implementing organizational policy, procedures, standards and practices
  • Manage risk related to communications for the approval of the executive team

The ideal candidates for the position will bring:


  • 5 years of progressive management experience leading enterprise-wide communications functions and public relations in a large publicly funded enterprise, preferably in healthcare, including:
  • 5 years of experience providing public presentations and coordinating media management, preparing speaking notes, public releases and internal communication for staff
  • 5 years of experience building and leading a high-performing communications team

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • A post-secondary degree in a communications, public relations, marketing, journalism or a related discipline from an accredited educational institution

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered


  • Active member in good standing of an associated regulatory body as appropriate
  • Holders of the Accredited in Public Relations designation from the Canadian Public Relations Society or equivalent are preferred

Qualifications and Skills

  • Demonstrated senior leadership capabilities. The provincial health system in Manitoba has adopted the LEADS in a Caring Environment framework

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to work safely in a typical computerized office environment with frequent meetings at multiple sites, and to lift and carry items of up to approximately 10 kg
  • Interruptions to respond to questions are common; dedicated and focused time for planning and concentration can be scheduled
  • Travel throughout the province requiring a valid Manitoba driver's license and use of a personal motor vehicle

We have a unique ability to work together to make health care better. If you want to make a difference and contribute to supporting the health of your family, friends and neighbours, please apply today.

Interested candidates should select the "Apply" icon below to upload their cover letter, resume and copy of licenses/certification.

This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.

Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions with the same employer that combine to equal more than 1.0 FTE.

Shared Health values and supports employment equity and workplace diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information about the available opportunities in the Manitoba health system resulting from Manitoba's Health System Transformation.