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Deputy Section Chief, Hospital Pediatrics

Part Time Practice
Alberta Children's Hospital
2019-11-11  Time: 23:59
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The Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hospital Pediatrics (SHP), invites internal applications from within the Section for a 0.30 FTE positon as Deputy Section Chief.

The Section of Hospital Pediatrics' mission is to be Canadian leaders in Pediatric Hospital Medicine and to do so within a model that supports long term growth and sustainability. The Deputy Chief will support the Section Chief and the Section as a whole, with active participation in all facets of SHP work, but with an emphasis on clinical service modeling and process improvements. This role is also intended to support the Section Chief in l overall strategic planning, as well as management of day-to-day operations of the clinical service.

This role is primarily clinical administrative leadership. The Deputy Section Chief will report to the Section Chief of Hospital Pediatrics.

Working directly with the Section Chief, the Deputy Section Chief roles will include:


Medical Lead of Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) clinical inpatient services. This includes leading and managing how Hospital Pediatrics delivers clinical services at ACH. This involves ensuring adequate physician (including trainee) resources, team composition, impacts to the section in delivering safe, reasonable care, creativity in seeking alternatives to delivering the clinical service and fostering/maintaining relationships required between SHP, residents, and nursing in order to provide clinical care to the patients under the SHP services. This may also involve defining SHP capacity, scale and scope.

Search and Selection, recruitment, mentorship of members (along with section chief).

Committee membership in key site committees - inpatient advisory, flow committee and section related committees (SHP clinical care committee (Chair), SHP quality and patient safety committee, section meetings, etc.) as required. Outside of this committee work, the Deputy will meet regularly with nursing care managers (PCM) of inpatient units and chief residents on a regular basis to ensure issues impacting once sector are communicated and brainstormed collaboratively as needed.

Assist with the development of organizational strategies for the Section of Hospital Pediatrics leadership positions, supporting the implementation of a Sectional strategic plan in areas of clinical care, education and research.

Along with the Section Chief, aid in and further develop mechanisms for data collection of data regarding clinical activity and clinical service needs.

Through ongoing communications, professional development and joint initiatives, maintain and strengthen linkages with Sections/Programs of Hospital Pediatrics in Canada and North America.

Ad hoc duties to support the Section Chief and Section, as directed.

Serve as Section Chief in the absence of the Section Chief.

Clinical Leadership/Quality Improvement:

Coordination of the section, trainees, nursing and other MD groups or allied health regarding SHP or relevant site-led quality improvement projects, guidelines and process improvement when such projects extend beyond the scope of a single team or area within the section.

Certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Pediatrics.

The candidate must hold an independent practice permit with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.

The candidate must hold current certifications in both CPR and PALS

Must read, write and speak English.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

Remuneration is in accordance with AHS contractor agreements.


The Practitioner is responsible for purchasing health and insurance benefits.

The AMA, through the Continuing Medical Education (CME) program, reimburses eligible physicians for costs incurred with regard to the maintenance and enhancement of knowledge, skills and competency. The annual allotment of $2656 carries forward for three years but expires on March 31 of the fourth year if not used.

Dr. Gemma Vomiero

Section Chief, Hospital Pediatrics

Department of Pediatrics

University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services – Calgary Zone

Alberta Children's Hospital

28 Oki Drive NW, Calgary, AB, T3B 6A8

Applicants are to submit three letters of reference and curriculum vitae (in pdf format) to Dr. Gemma Vomiero By 11-Nov-2019

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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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