Associate Zone Medical Director (AZMD)

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Alberta Health Services (AHS), Edmonton Zone invites applications for the role of Associate Zone Medical Director (AZMD), Adult Critical Care, Neurosciences, Transplant, Cardiac Sciences, Medicine, Ambulatory Care, Virtual Hospital and Renal.

This 0.50 FTE or negotiable position, governed by the Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules, the AZMD, Adult Critical Care, Neurosciences, Transplant, Cardiac Sciences, Medicine, Ambulatory Care, Virtual Hospital and Renal, is a Senior Medical Leadership role in the Edmonton Zone reporting directly to the Edmonton Zone Medical Director (EZMD); providing senior leadership in support of the EZMD; contributing expert guidance and advice on Zone strategic planning and policy matters; providing senior leadership to special projects and programmatic development at the request of the EZMD; acting as a designate for the EZMD in their absence; assuming executive physician on-call rotation for the Zone; and performing all other zonal duties as delegated by the EZMD.

This position is accountable for, but not limited to, providing senior medical leadership for Adult Critical Care, Neurosciences, Transplant, Cardiac Sciences, Medicine, Ambulatory Care, Virtual Hospital and Renal. This position is also accountable to provide medical leadership oversight to the University of Alberta Hospital, Kaye Edmonton clinic and the Mazankowski Heart Institute.

The Adult Critical Care, Neurosciences, Transplant, Cardiac Sciences, Medicine, Ambulatory Care, Virtual Hospital and Renal has experience in a matrix organizational structure and a track record in building and enhancing effective partnerships with academic institutions, professional associations, and other community and clinical settings.  Other major accountabilities include:

  • Quality Management – ensure the ongoing monitoring of quality clinical/medical practice across the Zone and ensure effective processes are in place to encourage best practice and improve clinical outcomes;
  • Performance Management – support the performance monitoring of direct reports;  
  • Administrative/Leadership – Acting as a designate for the EZMD in their absence; assuming executive physician on call rotation for the Zone; and performing specific duties as determined by the Edmonton Zone Medical Director in accordance with the needs of AHS, Edmonton Zone.
  • Patient Safety: advocating for the provision of high quality and safe patient care in the Facility(ies) and/or community(ies). 

The position has an expected start date of approximately July 1st, 2024 and an expected term of 3 years.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated abilities in communication, conflict resolution, and negotiation. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated abilities in communication, conflict resolution and a passion for quality and patient safety working as a part of a leadership team.  They will be an inclusive and visionary leader with significant experience in medical leadership and is considered a strong clinician by peers.

Candidates must be registered or eligible for registration with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, The College of Family Physicians Canada, or equivalent, eligible to work in Canada, and be eligible for or have current 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.

To apply, please forward a copy of your curriculum vitae and a letter of interest online through the doctorjobsalberta.com posting as well as a separate copy to 
Dr. David Zygun 
Edmonton Zone Medical Director (EZMD)
c/o Jorn Starko at [email protected]
 

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.

Applications will be reviewed on April 30, 2024 date; however, the competition will remain open until the position is filled. 

Additional Information

  • Position Classification: Part-time
  • FTE: 0.5
  • Department: FMD & Others
  • Recruiting Organization: Alberta Health Services
  • Sponsorship Eligible: No
  • Compensation: Remuneration is in accordance with AHS contractor agreements.
  • Posting Date: Jan 16, 2024
  • Posting Status: Open until a suitable candidate is found
  • Target Start Date: Jul 1, 2024