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Zone Clinical Department Head (ZCDH), Emergency

Medical Leader
Full Time Practice
2018-06-11  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 Zone Clinical Department Head (ZCDH), Emergency.

This 0.5 FTE position, governed by the Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules reports directly to Associate Zone Medical Director (AZMD) responsible for Emergency in the Edmonton Zone and the Edmonton Zone Medical Director (ZMD). The ZCDH for Emergency will work closely with the Executive Director (ED) responsible for Emergency using the AHS dyad model, and will be jointly responsible for providing integrated leadership for Emergency across the Edmonton Zone. Specific duties and responsibilities of the ZCDH are further defined in the AHS Medical Bylaws and Rules.

Zone Clinical Department Head, Emergency

The ZCDH for Emergency is a Senior Medical Leadership role in the Edmonton Zone; providing leadership support to the AZMD, as well as supporting the vision of the Vice President and ZMD; contributing expert guidance and advice to matters within the Zone Clinical Department; and conducting rigorous performance management and quality improvement.

Other major accountabilities include:

• Achieving results - effective oversight of all Edmonton Zone Emergency services, activities and programs;

• Strategic Planning and Evaluation - development of Zone plans, priorities and performance agreements;

· Relationship Management - collaboration with stakeholders including other programs to improve system efficiency, the clients and families, the University of Alberta Academic Department of Emergency Medicine, professional associations, police and justice agencies, contracted agencies, and other community stakeholders;

· Quality - ensure effective processes and mechanisms are in place to encourage best practice and improve quality as defined by structure, process, and outcomes;

· Patient Care - ensure high quality and safe patient care within the Zone Clinical Department and coordinated service delivery within all Facilities and communities of the Zone

· Physician Engagement - ensure physician involvement in, and promotion of, quality assurance, research and education initiatives, both site specific and department wide;

• Resource Management - effective management and stewardship of resources; and

· Performance Management - evaluation of the performance of medical staff, innovation and integration of high quality patient focused clinical care.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated abilities in communication, conflict resolution and a passion for quality and patient safety working as a part of a leadership team. 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 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) – Emergency Medicine certified, be eligible to work in Canada, and hold or be eligible for 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.

Remuneration is in accordance with AHS contractor agreements.

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

Dr. David Zygun, Zone Medical Director


Dr. Kirstie McLelland, Associate Zone Medical Director

c/o Anne-Marie Pedersen


Deadline for submission of applications is Friday, June 11, 2018; however, the competition will remain open until the position is filled.

The employer 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.

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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