Indigenous Health Engagement & Communication Coordinator (Lakeshore General Hospital) – Opportunity

Position Title:                          Indigenous Health Engagement & Communication Coordinator
Facility/ Site/ Location:       Lakeshore General Hospital, Ashern, Manitoba
FTE:                                             1.0
Hours of Work:                       37.5 per week
Wage/ Salary:                          Based on experience

Position Summary:

This position is in partnership with the Interlake Eastern Regional Health Authority (IERHA). The duties are to provide a comprehensive service to Indigenous patients/ residents of the Interlake-Eastern RHA, assisting them while in hospital receiving subsequent care, with major emphasis given to language and cultural differences; interpreting and facilitating health education for clients and cultural awareness for all staff; acting as a liaison and advocate between Indigenous people and staff. Travel to various sites within the Interlake-Eastern RHA is required.

The position of Indigenous Health Engagement and Communication Coordinator functions in a manner consistent with, and supports the mission, vision and values of the Interlake Reserves Tribal Council and Interlake – Eastern Regional Health Authority.


  • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Post-secondary education, Health Care Aide certificate, or other related education an asset
  • Must be able to provide Criminal Record check with Vulnerable Sector and Adult & Child Abuse Registry checks
  • Knowledge, sensitivity and awareness of the history, culture and unique needs of the Aboriginal population
  • Ability to accurately translate and speak English and Ojibway/ Cree is an asset
  • Experience in the Healthcare setting an asset
  • Good understanding of medical terminology an asset
  • Counseling or mediation training would be an asset
  • Ability to inter-relate constructively with staff, physicians, patients, residents and their families
  • Knowledge of provincial and federal services/policies i.e.: Indigenous Services of Canada (NIHB), (NPTP)
  • Basic knowledge and experience in computers
  • Exceptional organizational problem-solving skills
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Completes and maintains a satisfactory pre-employment security check
  • Satisfactory employment record
  • Valid driver’s license is mandatory and access to a vehicle is required
  • Ability to travel

Please provide a cover letter, resume and two (2) written reference letters (preferably from present and past employers) to:
Donna Hall, Program Administrative Officer no later than 4:30 pm, Friday, June 11, 2021
Fax: (204) 942-8840

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. No phone calls will be accepted. Preference will be given to Indigenous people and applicants are asked to self-declare in their cover letter or resume. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.

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