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SpecialtyMedical Leadership

StatusOpen for Applications

PositionPermanent part-time

CommunityCalgary(Calgary Zone)Read more about this community

Closing DateNovember 30, 2017

Posted DateAugust 18, 2017

Start DateDecember 01, 2018


Hospital NameFoothills Medical CentreRead more about this hospital

Job Description

Alberta Health Services and the University of Calgary invite applications and nominations for the joint position of Clinical Department Head, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Calgary Zone, Alberta Health Services and Head, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Cumming School of Medicine. As the most senior physician leader in Obstetrics & Gynaecology in the Calgary Zone and the academic department, this is a key leadership position within Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the Cumming School of Medicine.

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is a core clinical service in the Calgary Zone of Alberta Health Services that has over 100 members who are national and international experts in women’s health. Clinical services are provided in six divisions.

In accordance with AHS’ Medical Staff Bylaws, vision, mission, and values, the Zone Clinical Department Head (ZCDH), Obstetrics & Gynaecology will lead and participate in the development of system wide clinical services throughout a large and diverse population that incorporates the growing urban centre of Calgary, as well as surrounding suburban and rural communities.

The ZCDH will maintain and recruit an appropriately trained physician workforce, ensure high standards of clinical care and ethical conduct of the medical staff, foster maintenance of competence and promote a learning environment for physicians, students, staff and researchers within the Zone. Furthermore, the ZCDH will participate in strategic planning for women’s health in both the clinical and academic context in conjunction with a province-wide Maternal Newborn, Child and Youth Strategic Clinical Network and also with the Surgical Strategic Clinical Network.

This position reports to the Calgary Zone Medical Director and Dean, Cumming School of Medicine. The ZCDH will work collaboratively the Zone Clinical Department Manager and Women’s Health senior operational leaders within the Zone. All other Calgary Zone medical leaders and physicians in Obstetrics & Gynaecology report to the ZCDH.

About the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary:
The Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology is a major department within the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, contributing to the research, educational and service missions of the School. It has a fully accredited residency training program and a record of accomplishment in research.
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About Calgary, Alberta:
Calgary is one of the world’s cleanest cities and has been named one of the world’s most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour''''''''''''''''s drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

The AHS ZCDH position range of remuneration is $100,000 to $135,000. University academic position salary range is $103,020 to $170,000.

The Practitioner is responsible for purchasing health and insurance benefits.

Continuing Medical Education, provided by the Alberta Medical Association, reimburses physicians for eligible continuing medical education costs. Each eligible Practitioner receives a $2,656 annual allotment which can be carried forward for three years.

Applications, including a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, administrative philosophy, academic goals, and the names of three referees should be forwarded by September 30, 2017, to:

Dr. Jon Meddings, Dean, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, and
Dr. Sid Viner, Calgary Zone Medical Director, Alberta Health Services

Office of the Dean, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
7th Floor, TRW Building, 3280 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 4Z6

Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications include an MD, eligibility for licensure in the Province of Alberta, and certification in Obstetrics & Gynaecology. The selected candidate must have a strong academic background with academic qualifications commensurate with a tenured appointment at the rank of Professor as well as demonstrated research and educational achievements, proven administrative ability (with a minimum of five years of leadership experience) and clinical skills.

The candidate must be eligible for Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.

Must read, write and speak English.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.


Compensation Type
Average Annual Income
$250,000 - $400,000
Physician Agreement Incentives

A Flat Fee is paid to physicians who practice & reside this community of $0 per year provided his/her annual income for insured services is greater than $50,000. (Residency conditions apply, including living in the eligible community for nine of the previous twelve months ending on the payment date.) The Variable Fee Premium paid is an additional 0% for insured services provided in this community.

Rural, Remote, Northern Program (RRNP) - Please note, payments through the RRNP are capped at $60,000 per physician per year.

Medical Liability Reimbursement - reimburses physicians for their medical liability protection costs less a $1,000 deductible.

Continuing Medical Education - reimburses physicians for eligible continuing medical education costs. Each eligible physician receives a $2,656 annual allotment which can be carried forward for up to three years.

Parental Leave Program - provides $1,063 per week for up to 17 weeks to physician parents of a newborn or newly adopted child.

Business Cost Program - addresses escalating practice costs in community based practices. This fee modifier is added automatically to select office visits and consultations. This program applies across the province and all physicians who provide visit services in an office based setting will receive an additional $2.75 with the exception of Calgary and Airdrie where the fee modifier is $3.25 on select office visits and consultations.

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A letter of Eligibility or Application Approved from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) or Alberta Medical License or Professional License is required for application.