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Zone Medical Director - Central Zone

Medical Leader
Full Time Practice
Red Deer
Michener Bend
2018-03-23  Time: 23:59
AHS is recruiting for this position.
AHS Sponsorship for CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment is not offered for this position.

With a population of almost 500,000 people, the AHS Central Zone supports multiple communities through a variety of clinical care facilities. Central Zone operates: 29 rural hospitals, 39 community health centres, 24 community mental health centres, 1 stand-alone psychiatric facility, 42 long term care facilities, 31 supportive living facilities, and 12 primary care networks (PCN’s).

The communities of Central Zone include the urban centre of Red Deer, a community of over 100,000 people, and home to a busy regional hospital (with the fourth highest acuity in Alberta) and central Alberta’s cancer centre. It also includes Ponoka and the Centennial Centre for Brain Injury and Mental Health. Geographically, the Central Zone stretches from the Rocky Mountains in the west to the Saskatchewan border in the east, and from north to south and includes communities such as Lloydminster, Wainwright, Drayton Valley, Rocky Mountain House, Sundre and Drumheller. More than 700 practicing physicians provide health services across the continuum of care within the Central Zone and its 30 hospitals and healthcare centres.

Reporting jointly to the Vice President, Quality & Chief Medical Officer and Vice President & Medical Director, Central and Southern Alberta, the Central Zone Medical Director is the most senior medical leader in the Zone, and will be accountable for all Medical Staff-related matters that falls within the Central Zone.

In addition, the Central Zone Medical Director and the Chief Zone Officer, Central Zone, will work in close partnership, jointly responsible and accountable for providing the vision and leadership required to align and implement strategic planning, and deliver and evaluate a quality, accessible, sustainable, and integrated health systems in the Central Zone.

The Zone Medical Director and Chief Zone Officer function in the AHS dyad leadership model in which clinical operations and medical leader are partnered in a shared decision-making relationship. In general, the Zone Medical Director ensures a clinical focus and the Chief Zone Officer provides an operations perspective as they share accountability for the Zone’s overall health system performance.

Certification by the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Royal College of Dentists of Canada or an equivalent professional body is preferred. In addition, the successful applicant will have:

· Progressive senior leadership experience in a healthcare environment, including five years’ experience in a senior management role in clinical services or healthcare operations

· Successful record of achievement as a leader, including extensive experience in improvement and innovation in service delivery in large and diverse range of health functions

· Proven success as an adaptive strategic leader who is able to be both resolute and flexible and be able to react strategically to environmental shifts.

· Leadership skills, including demonstrated ability and comfort with decision-making responsibilities, coaching and teaching, and the ability to inspire and build confidence in others

· Effective communicator with strong organizational skills, client focused orientation and commitment to providing long term quality services

· Ability to assist in the development of medical leadership including development conversations, goal setting, and mentorship/coaching responsibilities

· Demonstrated ability to manage change and create innovative solutions for complex and diverse issues

· Ability to manage diverse human, financial and physical resources within a complex environment

· Proven success in working collaboratively and effectively with key stakeholders

· Proven ability to foster partnerships and to achieve organizational goals within a large, diverse organization.

· Ability to foster a climate of cooperation amongst, and build solid relationships with public agencies, foundations, government, boards, committees and other partners

AHS offers a competitive compensation package.

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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