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Associate Zone Medical Director – Child Health and Facility Medical Director – Stollery Children’s Hospital

AZMD-CH-FMD-STO-18
Medical Leader
Part Time Practice
Edmonton
2018-05-16
2018-07-16  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.
2019-05-16

Alberta Health Services (AHS), Edmonton Zone, invites applications for the role of Associate Zone Medical Director (AZMD) – Child Health and Facility Medical Director (FMD) – Stollery Children’s Hospital.

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

Remuneration is in accordance with AHS contractor agreements.

The AZMD and FMD – Stollery are Senior Medical Leadership roles in the Edmonton Zone; providing senior leadership in support of the ZMD; 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 ZMD; acting as a designate for the ZMD in his absence; assuming executive physician on-call rotation for the Zone; and performing all other zonal duties as delegated by the ZMD. The ZMD may at his/her discretion add or change zone department portfolios.

AZMD – Child Health responsibilities:

The Zone Clinical Department Head (ZCDH) of Child Health reports to the AZMD Child Health. This position is accountable for, but not limited to, supporting the ZCDH in the resolution of physician-related and clinical-operational matters in the department of Child Health; coordinating stakeholders integral to the provision of care in the Child Health portfolio within and outside of AHS including but not limited to Addiction and Mental Health, Emergency, Rehabilitation, Maternal Newborn Child Health Strategic Clinical Network, etc.; providing clinical leadership, consultation, support, and coaching to the ZCDH of Child Health; 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.

FMD - Stollery responsibilities:

This is the most senior medical administrative leader working collaboratively with the Senior Operating Officer responsible for the Stollery Children’s Hospital, and several zone clinical programs. This position is accountable for, but not limited to, the resolution of facility physician-related and clinical-operational matters; providing clinical leadership, consultation, support, and coaching to the site medical staff; 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 Heads.

This is the most senior medical administrative leader working collaboratively with the Senior Operating Officer responsible for the Stollery Children’s Hospital, and several zone clinical programs. This position 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 site medical staff; 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 Heads.

The positions of AZMD & FMD – Stollery Children’s Hospital have 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 ZMD 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 department, 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 be 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.


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

Dr. David Zygun, Edmonton Zone Medical Director

c/o Elaine Jorginson

Email: Elaine.Jorginson@albertahealthservices.ca

Deadline for submission of applications is June 15, 2018; 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 individuals, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Indigenous persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.



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