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Head of the Operations and Physical Facilities Department

Inuulitsivik Health Centre, Puvirnituq
2021 October 31

The Inuulitsivik Health Centre (CSI), with more than 900 employees, is part of the health and social services network of Quebec, Nunavik region. It provides the population of the Hudson Bay Territory of approximately 7,000 people with front-line health and social services, including prevention, assessment, diagnosis and treatment, rehabilitation and support. In addition, it provides youth protection services and management for the Nunavik region of Ullivik in Dorval. Its mission is to welcome Inuit people who need to receive health services in participating Montreal hospitals. The Inuit population is distributed in seven communities on the Hudson Bay coast from Kuujjuaraapik to Salluit.

Under the authority of the Technical Services Director, they manage the service's activities to ensure the preventive and corrective maintenance of the movable and immovable properties of the institution as well as the heating and refrigerating systems, the maintenance of medical equipment, the medical gas, water and electricity supply and the maintenance of electronic equipment (if applicable) required in the institution. Takes the human resources, material, financial and informational management under their responsibility.
More precisely, they contribute to the continuous improvement of the quality and to the continuous search for effectiveness and efficiency of the process of their sector by implementing systems and management tools making the controls easier as well as measuring the performance in the organization.

They participate in the elaboration of drawings and specifications of invitation to tenders related to the capital projects and acquisition of equipment, including service contracts with suppliers.
They actively participate in the facilities security part and are responsible for the emergency measures plan sector.
They ensure the supervision of the technical team (Millwright, MMF, maintenance worker, plumber...), they coordinate the activities of this department.
The facilities chief makes sure that the activities in sectors under their responsibilities are made respecting the directions or national standards known as well as of the policies and procedures in force in the organization.

Physical Facilities Chief for the 7 villages of the Hudson Bay:
Ensure the management of the service and repair requests (Computer-assisted maintenance management);
Coordinate the work, addition or modifications requests;
Develop, plan and ensure the implementation of preventive maintenance programs for the systems and equipment under their responsibility;
Participate in developing emergency measures plan;
Ensure the proper functioning and the maintenance of the vehicle park;
Ensure the proper functioning of the telephone and communication systems;
Coordinate the needs of premises adaptation according to the functional needs of the departments;
Manage the needs in supply and materials for the technical teams, including updating inventories;
Elaborate, write and manage the annual and numerous contracts and inspection under their responsibility (elevator, fire alarm, generator, vaccine fridge, machines, server room, furnace, boiler…);
Manage the technical supply (glycol, oxygen, household appliances, supplies, materials, change pieces…);
Work closely with the capital assets sector for the administrative management, the identification of the needs and the realization of projects;
Work closely with the Supply Service;
Ensure the essential services for the security, hygiene, and healthiness of the housing and services provided to patients in the absence of their Head Departments colleagues;
Participate in evaluating the performance, to the analysis of training needs, of continuous training or staff retraining, as well as the implementation of the human resources development plan;
Participate in developing solutions related to the manpower problems in Nordic regions according to the needs of the institution.
Ensure a healthy workplace for the employees at the IHC by promoting the policy regarding violence and harassment at work;
Ensure the quality of the customer service provided;
Provide and update a job description for each job under their responsibility;
Participate in organizational development cases according to the alignments the IHC Direction;
Participate, when required, to the Revision of the Mission, Vision and Values Direction;
Develop an action plan according to the objectives of the organization;
Set objectives for the team to reach and ensure a follow-up of these objectives;
Determine the needs of the department and ask for the modification of positions to the Direction and the strategic plan;
Provide the Direction the required information to produce the annual report.



A bachelor's degree in relation to his industry or, College degree in Building Mechanics or Architecture with a minimum experience of 10 years in the field could be considered or, A combination of technical training and experience with minimally one (DEP in Plumbing or Electricity) with at least 10 to 15 years of experience in team management and coordination , could be considered;

Any candidate with the Technical DEC must be a professional technologist in good standing as a member of the Order of Professional Technologists of Quebec and hold his licence to practice or commit to become one if he obtains the position.

Experience requirements:
Minimum of five (5) years of experience in management in the health and social services network;
Major in Mechanical engineering;
Capacity to manage and to work within a multicultural work team;
Respect and comprehension of the Inuit culture and its traditions;
Bilingualism (French and English) written and spoken;
Knowledge of Logibec and Lotus Notes is considered an asset;
Knowledge of the Office Suite;
Knowledge of the collective agreements of the health and social services network and of the applicable work regulations

Conditions and benefits

35h/week + on call
Salary class 37: between 73 955$ and 96 141$ annually
Temporary full time position 1 year based in Puvirnituq, possibility of permanence
Isolation premium of  10 014$ (without dependent) or 17 651$  (with dependent) per year;
Cargo allowance of around 10 000$ per year per dependent;
Retention premium between 6 000$ and 10 750$;
Furnished housing provided;
Up to 16 weeks of absence per year.

**Person currently working in the health and social services network may apply for northern leave without pay (for up to 48 months) to work in Nunavik.**

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