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Zone Section Chief Newborn Health

Full Time Practice
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2021-09-30  Time: 23:59
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Position located in: Edmonton Zone To learn more about this zone
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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.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated abilities in communication, conflict resolution and a passion for quality and patient safety. S/he will be an inclusive and visionary leader, ideally possessing experience in medical leadership and is considered a strong clinician by peers.

The successful candidate will also possess superior interpersonal skills, and have demonstrated supervisory experience. The successful candidate also will be committed to fulfilling clinical and non-clinical duties as a representative of the Department of Child Health.

Candidates must be eligible to work in Canada, and hold or be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta and appointment to the AHS Medical Staff. Candidates should have evidence of formal administrative education and training.

Remuneration is in accordance with AHS contractor agreements.

To apply, please submit a copy of your curriculum vitae and a letter of interest to this posting via

We thank all applicants for their interest; only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Deadline for submission of applications is 30 days; however, the competition will remain open until the position is filled.

Alberta Health Services hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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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