Chief Medical Officer

Covenant Health is a key partner and leader in the Alberta healthcare system, focused on serving the most vulnerable and marginalized in society. Covenant Health provides high quality care across the full range of healthcare services in 12 communities across Alberta and is driven by innovation and compassion to meet the needs of individuals, their families and the communities in which they live. With a workforce comprising approximately 11,000 staff, 730 volunteers and 2,410 physicians who either designate a Covenant site as their primary location for practice, or have privileges, Covenant Health provides acute care services in two of Edmonton’s busiest hospitals. Acute care, mental health, continuing care, assisted living, hospice, rehabilitation and respite care, and seniors' housing round out the complement of services Covenant provides across Alberta. Covenant Health is committed to diversity and inclusion, serving, employing and celebrating people of all faiths, cultures and backgrounds.

Based in Edmonton, the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) is the most senior physician in the organization and a member of the Executive Leadership Team, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer. The CMO provides executive leadership to the Medical Affairs portfolio and is responsible for ensuring medical services are provided in accordance with Covenant’s mission, vision, values, and ethical guidelines.  The CMO is also accountable to partner with other Executive Leaders to create organizational strategy, and through a dyad partnership with the Chief Operating Officer (COO), provides strategic leadership to clinical operations in the provision of high quality, patient and resident focused care and services.

The CMO is responsible for ensuring medical services are clearly aligned with provincial and organizational priorities and ensures high quality delivery across the organization. In addition, the CMO builds and fosters excellent working relationships with physician leaders across Alberta and ensures effective liaison between Covenant Medical Affairs and AHS Medical Affairs.

As the successful candidate, you will be an established, credible leader in the health services delivery sector; a licensed physician in good standing with a strong clinical background and demonstrated administrative leadership skills; and a strong understanding of Canadian healthcare. You will be a visionary leader who inspires and motivates the entire organization both in urban and rural communities while being an advocate for Covenant in the health sector. With political acumen, and exceptional verbal and written communication skills, you will be comfortable in identifying and approaching individuals in Government, Alberta Health Services, and other stakeholders, to build and maintain effective relationships. Covenant Health will give consideration to applicants who would like to maintain their clinical practice, with the expectation that the CMO will work a minimum of 0.75 FTE.

To explore this exciting opportunity further, please contact our Boyden Calgary office at 403-410-6700 or submit your resume via the blue "Apply" button by visiting the Boyden Canada Opportunities website at The application portal will remain open until the position is filled.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.