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Zone Clinical Section Chief - Respiratory Medicine Part-time Job

2 years ago   Doctor / Physician   Red Deer   65 views
Job Details

Who Can Apply:

This position is open to qualified AHS employees only


As a Zone Clinical Section Chief (ZCSC), you will provide medical leadership and be the face of the Zone Clinical Section of Respiratory Medicine. This is a significant position within Central Zone and Alberta Health Services. You will play a key part in the implementation of strategic initiatives that guide our mission and purpose: To provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans. As well, you will be leading your physician colleagues and you are often the first point of section issues relating to physicians for operational leaders, and so your ability to build positive effective connected relationships with all staff of the section is crucial.

Although the ZCSC has a number of formal responsibilities under the bylaws, perhaps the most important part of their work is developing a culture of collaboration between department members, between the department and operational staff, and with other departments to ensure delivery of high quality and safe patient care.

Key Responsibilities

  • recommending Medical Staff Appointments and Clinical Privileges, as well as changes to Appointments and Clinical Privileges to the Zone Clinical Department Head;

  • contributing to development of rules and procedures of the Section in keeping with service responsibilities

  • in keeping with the objectives and goals of AHS, assigning duties and responsibilities to members of the Zone Clinical Section, and to promote and represent the activities of the Zone Clinical Section;

  • supervising the clinical work of all Zone Clinical Section members;

  • assisting in the development of AHS-wide criteria for procedures new to AHS;

  • promoting educational programs for Zone Clinical Section members and other staff associated with the Zone Clinical Section;

  • developing and promoting departmental research activities;

  • ensuring that Zone Clinical Department policies regarding quality of Patient care and safety are developed and implemented;

  • performing Triggered Initial Assessments and Triggered Reviews as delegated by the Zone Clinical Department

  • assisting the Zone Clinical Department Head in performing Periodic Reviews & Performance Assessment for members of the Zone Clinical Section

  • acting as a designate for the Zone Clinical Department Head for those duties assigned to the Zone Clinical Department Head or designate by the Bylaws or Rules;

  • work collaboratively with Zone Medical Affairs to develop and maintain a physician workforce plan for the Department.

  • other duties as may be delegated by the Zone Clinical Department Head


  • Certification by the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta with a specialty or subspecialty in Internal Medicine, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or an equivalent professional body. In addition, the applicant must have:
  • the candidate has experience in improvement and innovation in service delivery and demonstrates strong interpersonal skills.
  • The candidate must licensure with or be eligible with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.


This Medical Leadership position is 0.5 days/week (0.1 FTE/week). Compensation to be mutually agreed upon.

Recruiter Contact:

For more information on this opportunity please contact Sheryl Hergott at: - Executive Assistant to the Central Zone Medical Director.

Informal enquiries and discussion prior to application welcomed. Job Description available upon request.

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.
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.