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CMD PLC Short Stay Unit Part-time Job

3 months ago   Doctor / Physician   Calgary   21 views
Job Details

The position is critical to the coordination and organization of PLC Unit 37 the mental health short stay unit (SSU) that is a regional unit that serves the entire Calgary Zone. This is a seven day per week unit (the only mental health inpatient to operate as such) and is a unique unit in the Province of Alberta. This unit also processes approximately 1/3 of all mental health inpatient admission in the Calgary Zone. This unit is seen as a vital piece of Calgary Mental Health infrastructure, consequently, the SSU CMD position is a leadership role critical to the coordination of patient care and departmental needs. Given the nature of the inpatient population that this unit serves there are a possible 4 high observation spaces which are almost always utilized given the preponderance of aggressive and violent patients usually in association with illicit drug use. This requires a high degree of attention to patient care and safety. The PLC SSU operates within the boundaries of operational best practice and has the lowest length of stay for any high-obs capable inpatient unit in the province.

The SSU CMD daily keeps an eye on LOS for each patient, facilitating rounds to ensure the unique teamwork on the SSU continues to flow seamlessly while the provision of outstanding clinical care continues. This unit provides the most acute psychiatric care and on a daily basis there is a waitlist of patients scattered amongst the zonal hospitals awaiting admission onto this unit. This waitlist must be managed on a daily basis and so there is pressure to treat patients intensively and to guide the physicians on the unit to ensure timely discharges. The CMD is involved in discussions with various stakeholders to aid in the process of discharging the patient safely. The CMD must be aware of the movement of all of these patients, and also ensure that physicians are able to provide the best care possible without burnout.

The CMD will also coordinate transfers from the SSU to various mental health inpatient units across the zone where clinically indicated. Without a CMD leader on this unit there would likely be more acuity on the unit and much more burn-out pressures on the physicians providing care to patients on such an intensive mental health unit. LOS would also likely begin to creep up and there would be less coordination as is essential for a unit that processes ~1/3 of all mental health admissions in the Calgary Zone.

Were passionate about what we do. Our team of skilled and dedicated health care professionals, support staff, and physicians promote wellness and provide health care every day, all across the Calgary Zone. We are an equal opportunity employer. AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve and is committed to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

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Alberta Health Services has approved a mandatory Immunization of Workers for COVID-19 vaccine policy, effective immediately. In accordance with the Policy, all contractors and AHS employees, including medical and midwifery staff are required to befully immunizedagainst COVID-19 prior to their first day of practice.

The candidate must have AHS privileges.

The candidate must be eligible for Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.

Must read, write and speak English.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

Additional Information
  • Position Classification: Part-time
  • FTE: 0.09
  • Department: Psychiatry
  • Specialty: Psychiatry
  • Recruiting Organization: Alberta Health Services
  • Compensation: The Practitioner is responsible for purchasing health and insurance benefits.For complete details on the AMA benefits, please see
  • Posting Date: Jun 1, 2022
  • Closing Date: Jun 30, 2022
Company Description
Albertas health care system is one of the best in the world and physicians in Alberta experience a variety of challenging and rewarding opportunities while also enjoying a high standard of living. Whether you are interested in practicing in a large hospital in an urban centre or a small community clinic in a rural area, Alberta offers plenty of choices to suit your skills and interests.
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.
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