Alberta Health Services is inviting applications for a Clinical Indigenous Womens Health Advisor in the Womens Health Program to join the Lois Hole Hospital for Women at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta.
The Lois Hole Hospital for Women is seeking an advisor to model and facilitate reconciled medicine in the care delivery of Royal Alexandra Hospital clinical pathways and programs for Womens Health. This role will facilitate the work and partnerships at RAH including Indigenous Wellness Clinic (IWC), Provincial Indigenous Wellness Core (PIWC), Stollery Childrens Hospital Awasisak Indigenous Health Program, Lois Hole Hospital for Women (LHHW), and the Departments of Obstetrics, Pediatrics and Neonatal Intensive Care. Importantly, this guidance will be informed by the partners involved, through Indigenous methodologies and participatory action a fundamental shift from traditional Euro-Canadian approaches to infrastructure, process and operations.
This role will facilitate the Indigenous Womens Health goals by continuing to support decolonization and creating space for Indigenous knowledge and practice.
In general, the Indigenous Health Advisor will promote cross-cultural understanding. They will facilitate communications and connections between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. They may bring together people who represent Indigenous communities with people who represent Alberta Health Services as well as government agencies and unions. Additional responsibilities may include:
- Arrange for consultation between the organization and Indigenous customers and communities and act as a mediator when necessary
- Identify resources available to Indigenous clients or customers, facilitate access to the organizations services
- Help develop, promote and deliver programs and support services to Indigenous clients, customers, or workers
- Advise others in their organization about Indigenous issues, cultures, trends, demographics and barriers faced by Indigenous people.
- Suggest ways to establish and maintain good working relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous employees, clients, or customers. Seek respectful inclusion of Indigenous content in their employers programs and resources. Promote the organization as a potential employer for Indigenous people and help to remove barriers to employment in their organization.
- Work with community agencies to build awareness of Indigenous issues and support Indigenous employment and career development
The Royal Alexandra Hospital is affiliated with the University of Alberta and serves as an important training hospital for residents and students. The successful candidate will also be expected to apply for a Clinical Academic appointment in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Alberta. This will be considered under a separate process through the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry which has been internationally recognized as among the worlds top 50 medical schools and as one of Canadas premier health-education institutions and is located in Edmonton..
The successful applicant shall have or be eligible for certification either in Obstetrics and Gynecology with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or in Family Medicine with the College of Family Physicians of Canada. The successful applicant shall be eligible for unrestricted licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.
Strong knowledge and expertise in Indigenous medicine and history is essential for this role, as well as experience and interest in Womens Health. Previous experience working with Indigenous communities and multi-cultural environments is expected and the ability to speak an Indigenous language would also be considered an asset.
The competition will remain open until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit online a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three reference letters to:
Dr. Hajira Danial BMedSc, MD, FRCSC
Zone Clinical Department Head, Women's Health, Edmonton Zone
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alberta
Details about Alberta Health Services and the City of Edmonton can be found atwww.albertahealthservices.caandwww.edmonton.ca. Details about the University of Alberta, the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry and the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, can be found on the Facultys Home Page at http://obgyn.ualberta.ca/. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.
- Position Classification: Part-time
- FTE: 0.3
- Department: Women's Health
- Recruiting Organization: Alberta Health Services
- Sponsorship Eligible: No
- Compensation: Provided through the Royal Alexandra Foundation for a 0.3 FTE position. This position is an interim one year position, with the potential option for renewal.
- Community Info:
Edmonton is one of Canadas most vibrant and exciting cities. With a growing population of over one million, it is the cosmopolitan capital of Alberta, and is known as the City of Festivals. With an abundance of services, a beautiful river valley, and endless community activities, this energetic city has something for everyone. Edmonton boasts a superior public education system for school-aged children through Edmonton Public Schools. For more information, visithttp://www.epsb.ca/
- Posting Date: Jul 7, 2022
- Posting Status: Open until a suitable candidate is found
General Practitioners and Family Physicians are licensed health care professionals and are educated in the general practice, with opportunities to focus their practice in specialized areas.
Specialist physicians are trained and certified to provide patient care within a specific discipline. They also act as consultants to other physicians; perform surgery and supervise surgical procedures; and may conduct research on the nature, cause and development of diseases.