ADM, Pharmaceutical & Supplementary Benefits

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Mid-Senior level

Posted 4 months ago
Job details
Job Information
Job Title: Assistant Deputy Minister, Pharmaceutical and Supplementary Benefits Division
Job Requisition ID: 54486
Ministry: Health
Location: Edmonton
Full or Part-Time: Full Time
Hours of Work: 36.25
Regular/Temporary: TEMPORARY (2 years)
Scope: Open
Closing Date: March 14, 2024
Classification: Executive Manager 2
About Us
The Government of Alberta is committed to a diverse and inclusive public service that reflects the population we serve to best meet the needs of Albertans. Consider joining a team where diversity, inclusion and innovation are valued and supported. For more information on diversity and inclusion, please visit:
The Ministry of Health is building a more resilient and sustainable health care system that can support Albertans getting care when and where they need it, while responding to system-wide health challenges, improving health outcomes and maintaining fiscal responsibility. The ministry supports Albertans’ health and well-being throughout their lives by protecting public health and promoting wellness; coordinating and delivering safe, person-centered, quality health services; planning capital infrastructure; supporting innovative information management and technologies; regulating health care; and funding the health system.
The Department of Health establishes the Government of Alberta’s strategic direction for health, including advising government on health policy, legislation and standards and public health concerns; monitoring and reporting health system performance; setting policies and priorities for the electronic/digital health environment; and providing oversight and ensuring accountability across the health system.
For further information, visit the ministry website at
Reporting to the Associate Deputy Minister, you will lead the planning and enhancement of the quality and delivery of Pharmaceutical and Supplementary Benefits services across the province. This position requires a blend of strategic and operational leadership to oversee the delivery of health benefits programs and pharmaceutical policies and strategies. With a focus on program evaluation and renewal, you will lead a diverse and complex portfolio that includes: management and payment of physician, pharmacist, and allied health professional service; pharmacy and supplemental health benefits; administration of the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan; Aids to Daily Living and Dental and Optical Assistance for Seniors programs; and oversight of blood, organ and tissue programs. Negotiating agreements with the Pharmacists’ Association of Alberta, and other allied health organizations is a key accountability. Your excellent communication and influential skills will lend to strong networks and relationships with complex stakeholders and partners. You have experience leading strong teams accountable for program delivery and you demonstrate an understanding of government and department priorities.
This role demands an influential and highly credible leader with extensive and varied executive management experience in complex multi-stakeholder environments. You bring strengths in leading complex programs, operations and public policy development in a large organization with the ability to influence innovative outcomes. Your background includes fiscal management and the negotiation of significant, complex agreements, and you are recognized for promoting a partnering culture and working effectively with stakeholders on initiatives in dynamic environments. Your ability to empower teams and capacity for facilitating change will support your success. An understanding of health system issues and priorities in Alberta and other jurisdictions is an asset, and a related degree is preferred.
$6,035.80 - $7,921.30 bi-weekly ($157,534 - $206,745 yearly)
Final candidates will be required to undergo a security screening.
Links and information on what the GoA has to offer:
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    • Management Employees Pension Plan (MEPP) –
  • Leadership and mentorship programs
  • Professional learning and development
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Please see the attached position profile for more information on position responsibilities. POSITION Profile
How To Apply
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Resources For Applicants
It is recommended applicants who have completed post-secondary studies from outside of Canada obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) or from recognized Canadian Credential Evaluator; please visit the Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada for more information.
Closing Statement
This competition may be used to fill future vacancies, across the Government of Alberta, at the same or lower classification level.
We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
If you require any further information on this job posting or a copy of the role profile, and/or require a disability related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Executive Search at .
If this competition is closed as per the closing date noted above, please continue to check for a listing of current career opportunities with the Government of Alberta.

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • Canada


  • Mid-Senior level

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 15, 2024
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