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Central Zone Section Lead - Indigenous Wellness Core

Medical Leader
Part Time Practice
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2022-02-02  Time: 23:59
To be mutually agreed upon
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 Indigenous Health Commitments: Roadmap to Wellness aligns the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada to provide the framework for this position.

Working with the Provincial Indigenous Wellness Core the successful candidate will be responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of overall strategic and operational plans to support patient focused care programs and their delivery in the Central Zone. This will involve working collaboratively with AHS operational leads in the Zone and IWC, to provide quality, innovative, and efficient health services to Indigenous individuals and communities, including:

  • Engaging, and collaborating with Indigenous communities,
  • Promoting a culture of safety,
  • Advocating for high quality care; and
  • Representing the IWC to ensure that Indigenous voices are heard.

Key Responsibilities

  • Developing, maintaining, and ensuring compliance with clinical expectations for physicians across the Zone.
  • Promoting standards of care and defined health outcomes are being achieved.
  • Ensuring effective processes and mechanisms are in place to encourage best practices and improve clinical outcomes /quality.
  • Developing effective modes of communication and engagement with physicians and program partners.
  • Participating in recruiting, onboarding, and orienting new physicians.
  • Participating in probationary assessments, periodic reviews, development conversations and leadership development.
  • Investigating patient complaints which concern physician behavior or practice.
  • Fulfill clinical duties relevant to Indigenous health.

Required Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will have worked in Indigenous communities or with Indigenous people. They will be an inclusive and visionary leader with the ability to build relationships, trust, and collaboration between AHS and Indigenous communities and have demonstrated abilities in communication, conflict resolution, negotiation and a passion for quality and patient safety. The ideal candidate will possess superior interpersonal skills, an ability to mentor other Indigenous and non-Indigenous physicians, and be able to relate and engage with Indigenous leadership and Indigenous organizations.
  • Candidates must be certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC), and hold or be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta and appointment to the AHS Medical Staff

This Medical Leadership position is 1 day/week (0.2 FTE/week). Compensation to be mutually agreed upon.

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

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

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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