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Zone Program Medical Director - Indigenous Health Part-time Job

1 month ago   Doctor / Physician   Alberta   8 views
Job Details

2 positions available - one for West side of the North Zone and one for the East side of the North Zone


Alberta Health Services (AHS), North Zone invites applications for the role of Zone Program Medical Director, Indigenous Wellness Core.

This 0.2 FTE position governed by the Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules, reports to the Associate Zone Medical Director of Program and Performanceand Senior Medical Director, Indigenous Wellness Core. The Indigenous Health Commitments: Roadmap to Wellness aligns the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada to provide the framework for this position.

Working with the Provincial Indigenous Wellness Core the successful candidate will be responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of overall strategic and operational plans to support patient focused care programs and their delivery in the North Zone. This will involve working collaboratively with AHS operational leads in the Zone and Senior Advisor, North Zone, IWC, to provide quality, innovative, and efficient health services to Indigenous individuals and communities, including:

  • Engaging, and collaborating with Indigenous communities,
  • Promoting a culture of safety,
  • Advocating for high quality care; and
  • Representing the IWC to ensure that Indigenous voices are heard.

Other major accountabilities include:

  • Developing, maintaining, and ensuring compliance with clinical expectations for physicians across the Zone.
  • Ensuring standards of care and defined health outcomes are being achieved.
  • Ensuring effective processes and mechanisms are in place to encourage best practices and improve clinical outcomes / quality.
  • Establishing effective modes of communication and engagement with physicians and program partners.
  • Participating in recruiting, onboarding, and orienting new physicians.
  • Participating in probationary assessments, periodic reviews, development conversations and leadership development.
  • Investigating patient complaints which concern physician behavior or practice.
  • Fulfill clinical duties relevant to Indigenous health.


The ideal candidate will have worked in Indigenous communities or with Indigenous people. They will be an inclusive and visionary leader with the ability to build relationships, trust, and collaboration between AHS and Indigenous communities and have demonstrated abilities in communication, conflict resolution, negotiation and a passion for quality and patient safety. The ideal candidate will possess superior interpersonal skills, an ability to mentor other Indigenous and non-Indigenous physicians, and be able to relate and engage with Indigenous leadership and Indigenous organizations.

Candidates must be certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC), and hold or be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta and appointment to the AHS Medical Staff.

Additional Information
  • Position Classification: Part-time
  • FTE: 0.02
  • Department: Program & Performance
  • Recruiting Organization: Alberta Health Services
  • Compensation: Remuneration is in accordance with AHS contractor agreements.
  • Posting Date: Jul 22, 2022
  • Posting Status: Open until a suitable candidate is found
Company Description
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