ZPMD Critical Care - North Zone - Zone Program Medical Director

Medical Leader (non-clinical position)
MED0000IO Requisition #

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

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