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Zone Clinical Department Head - Orthopedics

Medical Leader
Part Time Practice
0.1
Red Deer
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CZ-ZCDH01
2020-11-12
2020-11-22  Time: 23:59
2020-12-01
AHS is recruiting for this position.
AHS Sponsorship for CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment is not offered for this position.
Position located in: Central Zone To learn more about this zone
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This position is open to qualified AHS employees only

The ZCDH is an important role, required under the medical staff bylaws and rules. Principal responsibilities relate to the day- to-day running of the department and working with operational staff to deliver high quality, safe patient care.

Although the ZCDH has a number of formal responsibilities under the bylaws, perhaps the most important part of their work is developing a culture of collaboration between department members, between the department and operational staff, and with other departments to ensure delivery of high quality and safe patient care. The ZCDH, together with operational leadership, is responsible for planning and provision of Orthopedics services throughout Central Zone.

Key Responsibilities

  • Convene and manage meetings of the Central Zone Orthopedics Department

  • Meet with operational DYAD partner regularly

  • Work with other Zone Clinical Departments where appropriate

  • Leadership Talent Development and succession planning

  • New physician on-boarding and probationary check-ins/assessments

  • Leadership development of departmental members

  • Attend Zone Medical Advisory Committee (ZMAC) meetings; RDRHC Facility Medical Administrative Committee (FMAC)

  • Periodic reviews for department members (every 3 years, or annual for staff > 65 years old)

  • Represent the department in Zone and Provincial work

  • Identify need for and manage recruitment together with Medical Affairs

  • Workforce service planning

  • Manage local issues related to physicians, including concerns and complaints

  • Identify organizational risks (patient safety, political, media) and escalate to medical and operational leadership

  • Represent the department positively to external stakeholders on a regional basis

Must hold a valid and relevant license with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. Currently practicing in Central Zone.

This Medical Leadership position is 0.5 days/week (0.1 FTE/week). Compensation to be mutually agreed upon.


For more information on this opportunity please contact Sheryl Hergott at: sheryl.hergott@ahs.ca - Executive Assistant to the Central Zone Medical Director.

Informal enquiries and discussion prior to application welcomed. Job Description available upon request.



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