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SpecialtyMedical Leadership


PositionPermanent full-time

CommunityEdmonton(Edmonton Zone)Read more about this community

Closing DateSeptember 23, 2017

Posted DateMarch 23, 2017


Hospital NameUniversity of Alberta HospitalRead more about this hospital

Job Description

Chair, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry


The University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and the provincial Alberta Health Services (AHS) invites applications for the tenure-track Chair of the University of Alberta Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine.

A concurrent leadership role as the Alberta Health Services Edmonton Zone Clinical Department Head (ZCDH) Anesthesiology,may be possible depending on the strengths and interests of the successful candidate.

The University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services combined are one of Canada''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s leading Academic Health Sciences Centers in one of the largest integrated health delivery regions in the world. With annual budgets of $1.8 billion and
$13.5 billion respectively,the two organizations take pride in their persistent leadership in clinical service, education and research.
Chair of the Department Of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine,University Of Alberta - Qualifications

The successful candidate will be a physician and have an MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent in a relevant discipline with national or international reputation as a scholar and will have proven leadership experience,which will be applied to strengthen the University''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s reputation as a leading research-intensive post-secondary institution in Canada and abroad. The Chair must have a demonstrated ability to foster mentorship and career development opportunities for faculty members.
Strong and well-developed interpersonal communication skills are an asset.

The individual must be eligible for licensure in the province of Alberta and will hold certification in Anesthesiology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (or an equivalent) and be eligible for licensure as a specialist in anesthesiology in the Province of Alberta.

The Chair''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s responsibilities include:

• Developing and executing a strategic plan for continued departmental growth in the delivery of superior educational programs, research innovation and clinical service
• Working to propagate interdisciplinary research and clinical care
• Promoting administrative, clinical,research and educational excellence
• Fostering a culture of mentoring among faculty within the department
•Increasing visibility of the department within the Faculty and the University,nationally and internationally
• Supporting the growth and continued accreditation of the department''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s educational and clinical programs

The Chair will be responsible for a department with 9 full-time academic faculty and over 150 part time clinical faculty within 13 specialty divisions. The successful candidate, together with the Office of the Dean, will be responsible for the education of undergraduate (170 students/year) and postgraduate training programs (over 30 residents in a fully­ accredited Royal College training program).

The successful candidate, together with the Office of the Dean, will be responsible for the graduate program that offers graduate degrees through the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Alberta. The Department has research strengths are in the areas of: Mechanisms of myocardial protection; Stem cells and Anesthetics; Genetics, Transcriptomic, Proteomics, and Metabolomics; Neurobiology of pain; Cardiovascular pharmacology; nnovative methods of acute and chronic pain management and population-based outcome studies.

The Edmonton Zone Clinical Department Head for Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, Alberta Health Services
- Qualifications

The Edmonton Zone Clinical Department Head (ZCDH) for Anesthesiology is a major role with AHS that is integrated with the University of Alberta. The position is governed by the AHS Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules and reports to the Associate Zone Medical Director (AZMD) and Senior Operating Officer (500) responsible for Anesthesiology in the Edmonton Zone. This is a key medical leadership position that works closely with the Executive Director (ED) responsible for Anesthesiology using the AHS dyad model and will be jointly responsible for providing integrated leadership for Anesthesiology across the Edmonton Zone. Quality improvement is a strategic pillar of Alberta Health Services. Other major responsibilities of the position include:

• Operational Leadership - effective oversight of all Edmonton Zone Anesthesiology services, activities and programs.
• Strategic Planning and Evaluation - development of Zone plans, in-patient services, priorities and performance agreements, including workforce planning
• Relationship Management - collaboration with partners and stakeholders including the Stollery Children''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s Hospital, Covenant Health, the Mazankowski Alberta Heart nstitute, the Cross Cancer nstitute and the University of Alberta
• Performance Management - innovation and integration of high quality patient-focused clinical care
• Other responsibilities as outlined in section 2.7.2 of the AHS Medical Staff Bylaws (

The ZCDH will be responsible for providing leadership to the various,diverse aspects of Anesthesiology across the Edmonton Zone, paying special attention to zone wide Anesthesiology services. The ZCDH will also play a lead role in fostering a culture of the highest quality effective and efficient clinical care, research mentorship and will be a strong advocate for excellence in anesthesiology education.

Research opportunities

The opportunities in research are enhanced by support from Alberta nnovates - Health Solutions,theInstitute of Health Economics and the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s seven research institutes.

The ZCDH will have opportunity to participate in a clinical capacity in other Specialties according to his/her skill set within existing AHS resources.

Salary range ($400,000-$550,000)

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit an up-to-
date curriculum vitae and a two-page document outlining their current clinical and research interests, their academic and leadership experience, as well as their thoughts on how to meet the challenges of
academic leadership in an integrated health region. The names and addresses of three referees should be included.

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3)(e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social nsurance Number in your application (within your cover letter). f you do not have a Canadian Social nsurance Number, please indicate this in your application (within the cover letter).

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

The University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services hire on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including

persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (desired)


Compensation Type
Average Annual Income
$400,000 - $500,000
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.

Retention Benefit - supports and promotes the retention of physicians in Alberta by rewarding their continuous years of service to Albertans. Physicians receive between $5,141 and $12,852 depending on their years of service to Albertans.

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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