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Senior Medical Director, Maternal, Newborn, Child & Youth Strategic Clinical Network™ Part-time Job

2 weeks ago   Doctor / Physician   Alberta   1 view
Job Details

Definition of Role:

The Senior Medical Director (SMD), of the Maternal, Newborn, Child & Youth (MNCY SCN) is a key medical leadership position within Alberta Health Services. In partnership with a Senior Provincial Director (SPD), and in the context of the AHS Dyad Leadership model, the SMD is co-responsible for the overall leadership and direction of the SCN. The SMD and SPD work collaboratively with the Scientific Director (the most senior provincial research leader of the SCN, with expertise in clinical, health systems and/or population health research) to achievethe SCN Mandate.

Responsibilities (in conjunction with the Senior Provincial Director):

  • Leads the developmental process, including priority-setting and action planning for key priorities and outcome improvements, provincially and in each Zone
  • Champions the priorities and articulates the benefits of achieving them
  • Engages and recruits key leading clinicians and other healthcare professionals within Maternal, Newborn, Child & Youth SCN provincially as both members of the SCN and as stakeholders of the work developed through the Network
  • Ensures a respectful and synergistic working relationship between SCN members and stakeholders across the spectrum of maternal, newborn, child & youth health
  • Work as a partner with Zone Medical Directors and Chief Zone Officers in developing alignment between strategic priorities and Zone clinical and operational leadership;
  • Develops strategies, methods and incentives to effect successful implementation of recommendations from the SCN, identifying key enablers, barriers and incentives for alignment
  • Works with provincial AHS leadership and other stakeholders to develop and empower the SCN in an integrated service delivery organization
  • Fosters partnerships with key stakeholders and groups within and external to the SCN (including, but not limited to, professional colleges and associations, academic institutions, Alberta Innovates, and others)
  • Provides input into provincial planning and priorities on behalf of SCN members
  • Contributes to designing an ongoing development program for the SCN which provides the skills and competencies for the SCN to be successful
  • Clinically evaluates outcomes delivered and system improvements
  • Together with the SCNs scientific office and the SCNs Scientific Director help intiatiate, formulate and execute research projects, including peer reviewed ones, such as PRIHS, HIIS, CIHR and others
  • Builds collaboration with academic institutions that includes peer reviewed grant applications, producing academic publications on the work of SCNs.
  • Travels to all AHS zones to establish partnerships across Alberta, within the boundaries of AHS travel policies

Committee Membership:

  1. Strategic Clinical Network Leadership Committee, AHS.
  2. MNCY Core Committee and other committees and working groups internal/related to the MNCY SCN.
  3. Senior Leadership Team, AHS.

Reporting Relationship:

The SMD, MNCY reports to the Associate Chief Medical Officer (ACMO), Strategic Clinical Networks.

Direct Reports:

  1. Clinical Co-Leads of any SCN sub-groups / working groups.

Collaborative Relationships:

  1. Senior Medical, Senior Provincial and Scientific Directors of other SCNs.
  2. Zone Medical Directors & Chief Zone Officers.
  3. Department Head for Obstetrics & Gynecology, and for Pediatrics in Edmonton and Calgary; Section or Division Head for NICU for Edmonton and Calgary; Obstetrics and Pediatric Heads, for the five regional centres.
  4. AHS Operational leaders of relevance across the spectrum of maternal newborn, child & youth health
  5. Senior Leaders in Quality & Healthcare Improvement.
  6. Senior Provincial Director, Health Evidence and Innovation, Provincial Clinical Excellence.
  7. Vice President, Collaborative Practice, Nursing and Health Professions / Vice President &Chief Health Operations Officer, Northern Alberta.

Pre-requisite Experience, Skills, and Knowledge:

  • Progressive senior leadership experience in a healthcare environment (clinical services and / or healthcare operations) of relevance to health
  • Significant experience at building and leading multi-disciplinary teams
  • Successful record of achievement in delivering complex change using care development, process and pathway change, and measurement systems
  • Respected profile in the clinical community / service area of interest
  • Effective communicator using multiple media and forms of engagement
  • Ability to undertake evidence-informed (data-driven) decision making
  • Strong interest in innovation, knowledge transformation systems and creating environment for innovation adoption
  • Expertise in creating and aligning accountability and incentive systems
  • Experience with / support for health research and / or education (academic credentials / appointment are NOT essential)
  • Ability to foster partnerships and build networks to achieve goals
  • A strong commitment to patient / public-centred health care system in Alberta, and some experience working with patient partners within a health services provision context

Interested candidates should forward a Letter of Introduction and an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae NO LATER THAN June 5, 2023 to

Dr. David Zygun

Interim Associate Chief Medical Officer, SCNs

at or

(phone 780-492-8597)

Additional Information
  • Position Classification: Part-time
  • FTE: 0.5
  • Recruiting Organization: Alberta Health Services
  • Sponsorship Eligible: No
  • Compensation: Within the CMLa level of the AHS Medical Leadership Compensation Grid and in consideration of the candidates other professional income opportunities.
  • Posting Date: Apr 3, 2023
  • Closing Date: Jun 5, 2023
Company Description
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