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Senior Medical Director, Cancer Care Alberta Part-time Job

2 months ago   Doctor / Physician   Alberta   13 views
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Senior Medical Director, Cancer Care Alberta

Alberta Health Services (AHS) has a rewarding leadership opportunity as the Senior Medical Director (SMD) for Cancer Care Alberta. We seek a dynamic and innovative individual with senior leadership experience in clinical services and health care operations.

This key leadership role works in a dyad relationship with the Chief Program Officer (CPO), Cancer Care Alberta. Together, the dyad will develop, establish, and maintain the operational strategic plan for provincial cancer care services, ensuring optimal program delivery. The SMD also consults with stakeholders and various senior departments across AHS and cancer care partnerships across the province.

Cancer Care Alberta (CCA) has 17 cancer facilities and 2,365 staff and physicians across the province, supporting 182,000 people living with cancer with over 22,000 new cancer patients being diagnosed annually. Our new Calgary Cancer Centre is slated to open in 2023 and features state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, making it one of the most comprehensive cancer centres in the world.

Reporting to the Vice President & Medical Director, Cancer Care Alberta Clinical Support Services & Provincial Clinical Excellence, you provide strategic leadership, together with Zone Clinical Department Heads, for over 150 physicians supporting cancer patients and cancer centres across AHS.

This permanent position is a 0.7 0.8 FTE role, according to the preference of the successful candidate, and can be located anywhere in the province.

This is an exciting time to be part of AHS, Canadas largest fully integrated health system and provincial top-rated employer, proudly serving over 4.1 million Albertans. Help Cancer Care Alberta realize their vision of an Alberta where most cancers are prevented, more cases of cancer are cured, and the suffering of cancer patients is dramatically reduced

Working in a dyad leadership model, the Senior Medical Director (SMD) and Chief Program Officer (CPO) of Cancer Care Alberta are responsible and accountable for providing leadership and oversight of programs, services, and activities for the effective operation of Cancer Care. Together, they help AHS deliver on its promise to develop strategies, methods, and incentives to facilitate innovation, advance priority projects, mitigate barriers, and resolve challenges while supporting implementation of cancer care programs across the province.

The SMD will co-develop improved AHS policy frameworks, workforce plans, and supports to ensure delivery of cancer care services are provincially consistent yet tailored to each zones needs within AHS. Ensuring program objectives are met through monitoring and reporting on performance measures, the SMD advances accessible and quality patient-focused provincial health services in a sustainable manner.

This role supports and coordinates research activities and agenda within Cancer Care, oversees clinical quality, patient safety, and clinical ethics activities, committees, and issues within Cancer Care and is accountable for the effectiveness of outcomes achieved. By developing and maintaining a strong patient/client-centered focus and culture and consulting with Medical Staff and various AHS committees, the SMD effectively advances the development, review, and implementation of Cancer Care clinical programs, policies, and strategies.

The SMD/CPO dyad enriches strong, collaborative relationships with stakeholders, including Alberta Health, the Alberta Cancer Foundation, the AHS Cancer Strategic Clinical Network (SCN), the Canadian Association of Provincial Cancer Agencies, and the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, while also stewarding effective partnerships with our academic and research partners, and community and patient groups.

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For questions, please contact Diane Chua at or 403.776.9613.


A minimum of eligibility for medical licensure in Alberta, including certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Medical or Radiation Oncology, or an equivalent professional body. At least five (5) years leadership experience in health care operations including three (3) years experience in a senior leadership role in clinical services or healthcare operations. A minimum of 10 years experience in cancer care including at least three (3) years in leadership of cancer care within the last five (5) years is required for this position.Ideally, the preferred candidate will possess Canadian Certified Physician Executive (CCPE) credentials.

Additional Information
  • Position Classification: Part-time
  • FTE: 0.7
  • Recruiting Organization: Alberta Health Services
  • Sponsorship Eligible: No
  • Posting Date: Sep 26, 2022
  • Closing Date: Oct 20, 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.
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