Zone Program Medical Director (ZPMD) Program and Performance
Reporting to the Associate Zone Medical Director, Program and Performance (P&P), the Zone Program Medical Director (ZPMD) is a key leadership position within the North Zone and Alberta Health Services. The ZPMD is accountable for all physician-related matters, as well as all operational and strategic issues and decisions requiring physician input or leadership that arises within their department.
Alberta Health Services (AHS) has adopted a Dyad Model for leadership. This refers to a leadership model in which a medical leader and an operational leader are partnered in a shared and complementary decision-making relationship. Significant decisions and recommendations are made jointly, and there is considerable overlap in the accountability of the two partners.
In a competent and professional manner, the ZPMD must possess a Zone-wide perspective and an approach to leadership by contributing to the broader AHS vision. The ZPMD will promote an environment that fosters quality improvement, a safe, culturally-diverse environment for staff, physicians and patients and a commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression.
Key Responsibilities are:
- Work in a shared leadership model with the Executive Director of your Program, through cooperation and collaboration between these two positions
- Provide effective and consistent communication to support both medical and operational functions
- Ensuring active two-way communication of key information between the medical staff, program staff and NZ Leadership
- Collaborate with the Zone Leadership, medical leads, frontline physicians and staff by leading and focusing discussions about your program
- Contributing to the development and evaluation of Zone strategies and operational plans that support patient-focused integrated care programs and delivery across the zone
- Through the interaction and collaboration with internal and external partners, influencing the direction of service programming
- Developing new ways to reach out to patients and stakeholders, to stimulate input and exchange of information
- Ensuring effective engagement of physicians, staff, volunteers and the community
- Promoting an environment that fosters quality improvement and a culture of safety for physicians, staff and patients by continually improving health and safety performance
- Provide key medical leadership within Seniors Health, ensuring medical engagement and that the physician perspective is incorporated into portfolio activities
- Work with the Strategic Clinical Network to identify, plan, implement and evaluate priority projects within Seniors Health
- Perform all duties assigned to him/her in the AHS Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules
- Perform all duties as may be delegated by the Zone Medical Director or designate
A full job description can be available upon request.
Qualifications: The candidate must be eligible for Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta
- Position Classification: Part-time
- FTE: 0.3
- Department: Palliative Care
- Specialty: Family Medicine - Palliative Care
- Recruiting Organization: Alberta Health Services
- Posting Date: May 13, 2022
- Posting Status: Open until a suitable candidate is found
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.