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South Zone Associate Zone Medical Director - Rural West

Medical Leader
Part Time Practice
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2021-10-21  Time: 23:59
AHS Sponsorship for CPSA Practice Readiness Assessment is not offered for this position.
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Alberta Health Services (AHS) - South Zone (SZ) Medical Affairs is seeking an Associate Zone Medical Director responsible for the West Rural area of SZ.

In accordance with AHS’s mission and values, in general, and not limited to, the Contractor will complete all duties and responsibilities pursuant to the Medical Staff Bylaws Section 2.4.2

  • The Contractor’s attendance is expected at meetings of the medical leadership team for the South Zone and those prescribed in the AHS Medical Staff Bylaws and the Rules.

  • The Community Medical Directors for Rural West sites of the South Zone are accountable to the Contractor

The Contractor will lead, support and collaborate with the Community Medical Directors, on such matters as:

  • accountability for practitioner-related matters, as well as operational decisions requiring practitioner input or leadership, that arise within the facilities and/or communities;

  • ensuring the Medical Staff are in compliance with the AHS Medical Staff Bylaws and the Rules;

  • facilitating conflict resolution and problem solving for matters involving the Medical Staff in the facilities and/or communities;

  • advancing the perspective, advice and resource requirements of the Medical Staff providing services in the facilities and/or communities;

  • advocating for the provision of high quality and safe patient care in the facilities and/or communities;

  • performing all duties assigned to them in the AHS Medical Staff Bylaws and the Rules; and

  • performing all duties as may be delegated by the Zone Medical Director.

A minimum of eligibility for medical, dental or podiatric licensure in Alberta, including certification by the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Royal College of Dentists of Canada or an equivalent professional body. At least 5 years' leadership experience in health care operations including three years' experience in a senior leadership role in clinical services or healthcare operations.

Specific Leadership and collaboration skills:

  • Project and change management skills;
  • Ability to organize self and team members;
  • Ability to engage with and manage physician leaders;
  • Ability to inspire and influence clinicians and operations;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication at the clinical and administrative level;
  • Respected thought leader among clinicians;
  • An excellent understanding of clinical business processes and workflows. Experience or knowledge about LEAN or equivalent methodologies preferred.

Additional Qualifications:

Successful record of achievement as a physician leader, including extensive experience in physician leadership development and service delivery in a large and diverse organization. Demonstrated ability to manage change and create innovative solutions for complex and diverse issues. Effective communicator with strong organizational skills, client focused orientation and commitment to providing long term quality services. The ability to foster partnerships and achieve organizational goals within a large and complex organization.

Within the range of Level ML2 of the AHS Medical Leadership Compensation Grid and in consideration of the candidate’s other professional income opportunities.

For more information on the role of Associate Zone Medical Director (AZMD), please contact and your inquiry will be forwarded to the Zone Medical Director Dr. Aaron Low.

To apply for this position, apply directly through this posting, or send your Expression of Interest, along with a Curriculum Vitae by email to

* If applying to the position online, you are not required to include a Letter of Eligibility from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) with your CV; however, the successful candidate will be required to have/obtain a medical license from the CPSA.

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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