Challenging job, but not impossible
Position Re: Editorial — A daunting task ahead — Aug 16.
Leadership, running an organization, managing health care. These are not impossible tasks. These are jobs at which many people excel. They are actually professions that require specific skillsets, experience and a set of personal characteristics.
This editorial makes it sound as though this position is an impossible one that would require some magical person who doesn’t exist to carry out.
Let’s be clear — any job in leadership is challenging. There are specialists who have studied health-care management for years, have written books, have practical experience managing health-care teams, have incredible and inspiring leadership, have upto-date research on best practices.
This is whom we need to recruit. I see this as an exciting time for health care in P.E.I. It is an exciting career opportunity for a leader in this field — we just need to find them.
What an incredible opportunity to shape health care in a province small enough to make significant impacts. This is someone’s dream job. This is a turning point in P.E.I. when it comes to health care. It’s a dream job.
That’s how to recruit the best. Show them the incredible opportunity and all the positives. Anyone in the field will already know the challenges. We need to highlight the opportunities and the impact. We need to recruit someone ambitious who will make the bold decisions P.E.I. needs to make. Aim higher P.E.I.
We deserve it.
Dr. Sarah Stewart-Clark Co-founder and Administrator Island Mothers Helping Mothers