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Medical Lead, Correctional Health Services

Medical Leader
Part Time Practice
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2019-10-09  Time: 23:59
As Soon as a Suitable Candidate is Found
AHS is recruiting for this position.
AHS Sponsorship for CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment is not offered for this position.
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Reporting to the Provincial Facilities Medical Director for Correctional Healthcare Services, the AHS Healthcare Services Medical Lead (referred to in the remainder of this document as the “Medical Lead”) will be responsible for overseeing the provision of clinical care in Alberta’s Provincial Correctional Facilities, with a focus on the northern provincial facilities (Edmonton Remand Centre, Fort Saskatchewan Correctional Center, Edmonton Young Offenders Centre, the Peace River Correctional Centre and the Red Deer Remand Center). The Medical Lead will also provide 4 to 10 hours of direct clinical care to patients incarcerated in one or more of the northern Provincial Correctional Facilities.

Working in close collaboration with the Provincial Facilities Medical Director for Correctional Healthcare Services, the Medical Lead will provide advice on strategy, policy and operational planning to deliver well-coordinated and efficient service delivery for AHS Correctional Health Services. A key role of this position will be to lead and coordinate the provision of clinical care in the correctional facilities, with a primary focus on the northern correctional centres.

The AHS Correctional Healthcare Services Medical Lead will:

  • Work with the clinical and administrative leadership team and be responsible for ensuring that standards of care and defined health outcomes are being achieved within the Correctional Facilities.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to ongoing quality assurance and improvement activities.
  • Consult, advise and assist in the development and implementation of provincial correctional healthcare policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Collaborate and support Zone Patient Safety Leaders with respect to Quality Assurance Reviews and lead the implementation of any necessary improvements arising from these within their sector.
  • Work collaboratively with the Provincial Facilities Medical Director and the Zone Medical Directors to undertake performance reviews of AHS correctional medical staff, in accordance with the AHS Medical Staff Bylaws, including liaison with Zone Clinical Department Heads for the purpose of periodic review.
  • Manage and address performance issues of medical staff within their sector in accordance with AHS Medical Staff Bylaws.
  • Contribute to and advise on the development and implementation of practitioner recruitment strategies.
  • Participate in and support accreditation activities in preparation for Accreditation Canada assessment and surveys.
  • Ensure effective support for teaching and research at each facility within their sector.
  • Participate in select committees and special projects pertaining to Correctional Health Services.

Undertake relevant Continuing Medical Education (CME) related to Correctional Health Services as appropriate.

  • Certification with the Canadian College of Family Physicians (preferred) or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
  • Licensed (or eligible for licensure) with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.
  • Eligibility for a medical staff appointment with Alberta Health Services.
  • Leadership skills and experience
  • Experience working within multidisciplinary teams.
  • Current Canadian Medical Protective Association Coverage.

NB: AHS Sponsorship for CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment is not offered for this position.

The AHS Correctional Healthcare Services Medical Lead will be contracted for a maximum of 8 hours (0.2 FTE) per week for administrative duties and, in addition, will be expected to provide a minimum of 4 hours per week of clinical duties in a Correctional Health Centre within their sector.

If candidates wish to discuss the position, please direct your e-mail to Dr. Keith Courtney, Provincial Facilities Medical Director, Correctional Healthcare at:

All appliations are to be submitted to Soraya Haynes, Executive Associate at:

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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