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Division Head/Section Chief

Internal Medicine
Full Time Practice
Foothills Medical Centre
2020-10-02  Time: 23:59
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The Department of Medicine at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services – Calgary Zone invites applications for a full-time General Internist to lead the Division of General Internal Medicine (GIM). The position is accountable to provide effective leadership and scholarly support for patient care, quality improvement (QI), research, and education within the Division.
The role requires a commitment to the Section for GIM over other activities and responsibilities. A suitable candidate will offer a vision for developing and implementing clinical service innovations focused on improving the care for the growing population of patients with complex medical comorbidities, as well as enhancing the Research and QI mandate of the Division. The successful candidate can expect Departmental support to re-define the Divisional Leadership structure such that meaningful shared and distributed leadership roles are possible.
The Division of GIM at the University of Calgary – Alberta Health Services, Calgary Zone, has a membership encompassing a breadth of clinical and academic skills and expertise among its 89 members. Core strengths of the Division include:
• Areas of clinical and academic excellence include inpatient acute care medicine, obstetrical internal medicine, point-of-care ultrasound, perioperative and consultative medicine, medical care for vulnerable, Indigenous and rural populations, palliative care, complex chronic disease management, hypertension, venous thromboembolic diseases and wellness of our health care providers.
• Extensive educational engagement occurs at undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate and CPD levels. GIM makes a significant commitment to teaching excellence, with classroom and bedside teaching, educational innovation, leadership and curriculum design, as well as pedagogical research.
• A well-respected and highly competitive GIM subspecialty residency training program, as well as opportunities for post-residency advanced fellowship training programs.
• A range of research interests, including population-based, health technology assessment and health services research, within the research institutes of the Cumming School of Medicine. These mostly occur in conjunction with the research institutes of the Cumming School of Medicine: the O’Brien Institute for Public Health, the Ward of the 21st Century, and the Libin Cardiovascular Institute. Collaborative research opportunities exist among the ten Divisions of the Department of Medicine and among other Departments and Faculties such as Community Health Sciences and Bioengineering at the University of Calgary.

Qualifications include:
• MD, FRCPC (Internal Medicine) or equivalent
• Eligibility for specialist licensure in the province of Alberta
• Established reputation for clinical excellence as a consultant General Internist
• Strategic thinker with medical administrative and leadership experience.
Essential qualities include strong communication skills and a consistent display of professionalism. Skills in team building, collaboration, mentorship and conflict resolution are assets. Applicants should have an established reputation of committed departmental and divisional citizenship. The successful candidate will be expected to lead in the promotion of equity and diversity within the Division. Evidence of scholarly productivity in the areas of academic leadership, research and/or QI is essential. A successful track record in teaching and/or medical education is desirable.

Must read, write and speak English.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

An attractive remuneration and benefits package through the University of Calgary – Alberta Health Services Academic Medical Health Services Program (AMHSP) is available and is competitive with fee-for-service billings. This position provides protected time for academic activities, the extent of which depends on the strengths and interests of the incumbent, thus allowing the opportunity to pursue scholarly activities. The anticipated start date is January 2021.

Dr. Kelly Zarnke
Interim Academic Head, Internal Medicine
Recruiter Address
Room 930, North Tower, FMC, 1403 29 St NW
Calgary, T2N 2T9


Applicants are to submit three letters of reference and curriculum vitae (in pdf format) to Dr. Kelly Zarnke By 02-Sep-2020

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