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Deputy Zone Clinical Department Head in Quality (DZCDH), Addiction and Mental Health (AMH), 22-001-EZ-AMH-DZCDH Part-time Job

1 month ago   Doctor / Physician   Alberta   9 views
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Alberta Health Services (AHS), Edmonton Zone invites applications for the role of Deputy Zone Clinical Department Head in Quality (DZCDH), Addiction and Mental Health (AMH)

This 0.20 FTE position governed by the Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules, reports to the Zone clinical Department Head, AMH and to the Associate Zone Medical Director (AZMD) of Integrated Quality Management (IQM).

The Deputy Zone Clinical Department Head in Quality (DZCDH) is responsible for assisting the Zone Clinical Department Head (ZCDH) in carrying out duties and is a key leadership position responsible for leading quality and safety initiatives within the Department. Leaders in this position work directly with the Associate Zone Medical Director (AZMD) of Integrated Quality Management (IQM) to ensure that quality and safety priorities are aligned with zonal and provincial initiatives within Alberta Health Services (AHS).


  • Collaboratively identifying quality improvement (QI) opportunities, and leading QI initiatives using the AHS Quality Management Framework and the Health Quality Council of Alberta six dimension framework
  • Quality Management Plan: effectively engaging leadership and physicians in developing a Quality Management Plan aligned with provincial, zonal and AMH strategic priorities, focused on clinical quality and system metrics related to clinical quality
  • Quality Literacy Strategy: developing a Quality Literacy Strategy for physicians and teams in the department using change management strategy
  • Quality Improvement Processes: engaging leaders and their front-line teams in Quality Improvement initiatives using QI methodologies and tools to achieve clinical improvements.
  • Quality Monitoring: developing Quality Monitoring using ongoing aggregate data, with regular reporting and sharing of quality indicators, to improve learnings
  • Represents AMH leadership and issues in attendance at the Zone Quality Assurance Committee;
  • Effectively works with operational dyad partner to Co-Chairs the AMH Department Quality Council, into which other sites and programs report
  • Establish and empower local AMH Quality Councils at each site as per the AHS Quality Management Framework.
  • Innovating future-state approaches to Quality Improvement in collaboration with partners such as the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Accreditation Canada, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons


  • Promoting and modelling a Just Culture within the Department.
  • Facilitating departmental Quality Assurance Reviews (QARs), and assisting clinical leaders in managing and reporting clinically serious adverse events
  • Building a shared understanding of the learnings from the Reporting and Learning System (RLS) and Patient Safety Learning Summaries (PSLS).
  • Optimization of Educational Case Rounds to reflect a Just Culture and safety learnings for all.

To apply, please forward a copy of your curriculum vitae and a letter of interest online through the posting as well as a separate copy to:

Dr. Daniel Li c/o

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.

Deadline for submission of applications is 30 days; however, the competition will remain open until the position is filled.


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

The successful candidate will possess superior interpersonal skills, have demonstrated supervisory experience and be an excellent clinician with the respect of their peers.

Candidates must be Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)certified, be eligible to work in Canada, and hold or be eligible for 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.

Additional Information
  • Position Classification: Part-time
  • FTE: 0.2
  • Department: Addiction & Mental Health
  • Recruiting Organization: Alberta Health Services
  • Sponsorship Eligible: No
  • Compensation: Remuneration is in accordance with AHS contractor agreements.
  • Posting Date: Aug 25, 2022
  • Posting Status: Open until a suitable candidate is found
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