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Associate Zone Medical Director (AZMD)

Medical Leader
Part Time Practice
2017-10-18  Time: 23:59
AHS is recruiting for this position.
This position is eligible for AHS sponsorship. The successful applicant will be granted AHS sponsorship support for a CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment, if required.

Alberta Health Services (AHS), Edmonton Zone, invites applications for the role of Associate Zone Medical Director (AZMD) Suburban Hospitals (CRH) and AZMD of the Zone Emergency Department (ED) Portfolio

This 0.5 FTE position, governed by the Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules, reports directly to the Edmonton Zone Medical Director (EZMD)

The AZMD CRH provides senior leadership in support of the EZMD; contributing expert guidance and advice on Zone strategic planning and policy matters; providing senior leadership to special projects and programmatic development at the request of the EZMD; acting as a designate for the EZMD in his absence; assuming executive physician on-call rotation for the Zone; and performing all other zonal duties as delegated by the EZMD. The EZMD may at his discretion add or change zone department portfolios.

In accordance with Section 2.5 of the AHS Medical Staff Bylaws, each Facility will have a Facility Medical Director, who is the most senior administrative leader for a Facility. An individual may be the Medical Director of more than one Facility. Smaller/rural communities, or groupings of such communities in close proximity to each other, will have a Community Medical Director, who is the most senior medical administrative leader of the community (ies) and any Facilities within the community (ies).

This position is accountable for, but not limited to, providing senior medical leadership for the Facility Medical Directors (FMD) for Devon General Hospital, Leduc Community Hospital, Strathcona Community Hospital, Fort Saskatchewan Health Centre, Westview Health Centre, North East Community Health Centre, and East Edmonton Health Centre. Dyad relationship with Executive Director, Community & Rural Hospitals Edmonton Zone.

This position also oversees the zonal ED portfolio and is accountable for, but not limited to, the resolution of physician-related and clinical-operational matters; providing clinical leadership, consultation, support and coaching to the Zone Clinical Department Head of Emergency; ensuring the effective operation of zone EDs; monitoring clinical practice and medical staff in accordance with the Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules; and advocating for the provision of overall quality, patient safety, and patient care. This position is also responsible for recruitment and performance management of site medical leaders in collaboration with Zone Clinical Department Head.

The position of AZMD CRH has experience in a matrix organizational structure and a track record in building and enhancing effective partnerships with academic institutions, professional associations and other community and clinical settings. Other major accountabilities include:

  • Quality Management – ensure the ongoing monitoring of quality clinical/medical practice across the zone and ensure effective processes are in place to encourage best practice and improve clinical outcomes;
  • Performance Management – support the performance monitoring of direct reports;

· Administrative/Leadership – Acting as a designate for the EZMD in his/her absence; assuming executive physician on call rotation for the zone; and performing specific duties as determined by the Edmonton Zone Medical Director in accordance with the needs of AHS, Edmonton Zone.

· Patient Safety: advocating for the provision of high quality and safe patient care in the Facility (ies) and/or community(ies).

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated performance in communication, conflict resolution, superior interpersonal skills and a passion for quality and patient safety. S/he will be an inclusive and visionary leader with significant experience in medical leadership and is considered a strong clinician by peers.

Candidates must be registered or eligible for registration with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or the College of Family Physicians of Canada, and have current licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta and appointment to the AHS Medical Staff. Candidates should have evidence of formal administrative education and training and should have at least five (5) years of recent experience within AHS.

Remuneration is in accordance with AHS contractor agreements.

To apply, please forward a copy of your curriculum vitae and a letter of interest to:

David Zygun, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Edmonton Zone Medical Director

10030 107 St NW | Edmonton, AB, T5J 3E4


Elaine Jorginson

Executive Admin Coordinator


Deadline for submission of applications is October 18, 2017, however, the competition will remain open until the position is filled.

Alberta Health Services hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve, and is committed
to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Please submit one application for each position desired as copies of applications will not be submitted for multiple postings on your behalf. Applications must include skills and ability for the position, since selection is based on information provided in the application. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for applying with the AHS!

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