Alberta Health Services and the University of Calgary invite applications and nominations for the joint position of Zone Clinical Department Head (ZCDH), Critical Care Medicine, Calgary Zone, Alberta Health Services and Head, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine. As the most senior physician leader in Critical Care Medicine in the Calgary Zone and the academic department, this is a key leadership position within Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM).
The Department of Critical Care Medicine is a core clinical service in the Calgary Zone and a department within the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. In accordance with AHS’ Medical Staff Bylaws, vision, mission, and values, the Zone Clinical Department Head (ZCDH), Critical Care Medicine will lead and participate in the development of system wide clinical services throughout a large and diverse population that incorporates the growing urban centre of Calgary, as well as surrounding suburban and rural communities.
The Zone Clinical Department Head (ZCDH), Critical Care Medicine will work collaboratively in a dyad leadership model with the Executive Director for AHS Administration to lead and participate in the development of system wide clinical services. The department services a large and diverse population that incorporates the rapidly growing urban centre of Calgary, as well as surrounding communities and southern Alberta. The ZCDH will maintain and recruit an appropriately trained physician workforce, ensure high standards of clinical care and ethical conduct of the medical staff, foster maintenance of competence and promote a learning environment for physicians, students, staff and researchers within the Zone. Furthermore, the ZCDH will participate in strategic planning for Critical Care Medicine in both the clinical and academic context in conjunction with the University of Calgary and the Critical Care Strategic Clinical Network.
The ZCDH reports to the Calgary Zone Medical Director. All other Calgary Zone medical leaders and physicians in Critical Care Medicine report to this position. The Academic Department Head reports to the Dean, Cumming School of Medicine.
The Department fully contributes to the research, educational and service missions of the Cumming School of Medicine. It has a fully accredited residency-training program and a record of accomplishment in research. Inspired by the university's Gaelic motto, which translates, as 'I will lift up my eyes,' the University of Calgary launched an ambitious “Eyes High” vision to become a leading Canadian research-intensive University.
In the CSM the Academic Head will champion teaching, education and research in Critical Care. The Department of Critical Care Medicine has approximately 40 physicians and researchers and is affiliated with the Critical Care Strategic Clinical Network. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca or ucalgary.ca/ or criticalcareresearchscn.com. This offers an important opportunity to integrate evidence based programs and services at a population level to deliver specialized critical care services.
Alberta Health Services and the University of Calgary seek to recruit and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce that will contribute to creating the future of health. We are committed to fostering diversity through cultivating an environment where people with a variety of backgrounds, genders, interests, and talents feel welcome and supported. This includes the provision of a formal mentoring program, internal review programs that enhance success in research grant applications, pilot funding programs and other support programs.