Alberta Health Services (AHS), Edmonton Zone, invites applications for the role of Zone Section Chief, Newborn Health.
This 0.40FTE position, governed by the Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules, reports directly to the Edmonton Zone Clinical Department Head for Child Health. In addition to the0.4 FTE Zone Section Chief role, there is 0.6 clinical FTE available as part of the Neonatology Clinical Alternative Relationship Plan.
The Zone Section Chief, Newborn Health is responsible for providing leadership and direction for the Department of Child Health in the Newborn Health Program in Edmonton Zone. This position is accountable for, but not limited to the review, development, and improvement of the services and programs in Newborn Health.
The Zone Section Chief for Newborn Health is a Senior Medical Leadership role in the Edmonton Zone providing leadership support to the Zone Clinical Department Head, contributing expert guidance and advice to matters within the Department of Child Health and conducting rigorous performance management and quality improvement. Other major accountabilities include:
- Quality Management - ensure the ongoing monitoring of quality clinical/medical practice across sites and ensure effective processes are in place to encourage best practice and improve clinical outcomes;
- Academic Liaison – ensures effective support at the site level for teaching and research where appropriate;
- Resource Management – support recruitment of physicians to staff the Newborn Health Program and standardization of contracts;
- Performance Management – support the performance monitoring of medical staff;
This position has an approximate start date of March 1st 2021 and an expected term of 3 years.