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Alberta Health Services
ALB00080323 Requisition #
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Reporting to the Senior Operating Officer, South Health Campus, the Executive Director (ED), Cardiac Sciences, Critical Care, Medicine, Emergency and Respiratory Services, is one of two Executive Director leadership roles at South Health Campus (SHC) and is responsible and accountable for leading the operational team in the planning, delivery and evaluation of the Cardiac Sciences, Critical Care, Medicine, Emergency and Respiratory Services programs and services in support of the vision, mission and business plan of Alberta Health Services and the SHC Pillars. The ED will develop and maintain strong working relationships with physician dyad partners, key stakeholders and leaders in order to provide operational leadership to and oversee all related programs and services. The ED will support and champion Patient and Family Centred Care and the Pillars of the South Health Campus.


Major accountabilities include, but are not limited to: Leading collaboratively with their physician dyads, the SHC operational teams responsible for inpatient and outpatient services related to Emergency, Cardiac Sciences, Medicine, Critical Care and Respiratory Services at SHC. In collaboration with physician dyads, provides direct support and expert counsel to the SOO, Facility Medical Director and Senior Management Team on all aspects of Cardiac Sciences, Critical Care, Medicine, Emergency and Respiratory Services. Providing leadership in the effective and efficient management and stewardship of human and fiscal resources. Establishes and maintains positive relationships with key local and provincial colleagues, representatives and health care stakeholders. Ensuring the operations of the SHC embrace and support zone and provincial service delivery models, priorities, values, guiding principles and vision of the Alberta Health Services/Calgary Zone. Serving as a role model in the development of an organizational culture and promotion of the AHS vision, ensuring support of the vision, mission and goals of Alberta Health Services and SHC Pillars. Working in collaboration with Physician colleagues on program related strategic and program planning, quality improvement initiatives, and service delivery implementation and evaluation. Providing leadership and promoting an environment of continuous improvement, supporting innovation, research and education, and a culture of safety for patients, staff and physicians. Committing to continually improving health and safety performance through promotion of culture supporting hazard assessment, risk management, incident identification, reporting and correction, and compliance with applicable regulations, policies, and safe work practices.

  • Classification: Executive Director
  • Union: Exempt
  • Department: (SHC) Card Critical Care Admin
  • Primary Location: South Health Campus
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 17-JAN-2019
  • Date Available: 01-MAR-2019
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • Minimum Salary: $50.87
  • Maximum Salary: $89.48
  • Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Required Qualifications:

A minimum of Graduate level education in a Health Discipline or Health Leadership/Administration preferably holding a Health Discipline Licensure. A minimum of 5 years in an operational clinical leadership role in an organization of significant size, complexity and diversity. Demonstrated commitment to Patient and Family Centred Care. Progressive senior leadership experience in a healthcare environment, including five years’ experience in a management role in healthcare. Practical experience in strategy, policy development, leadership, and project and program management. Knowledge and demonstrated application of business planning, modeling concepts, and program and project management theories, principles and practices. Strategic thinker, taking into account long-term goals assessing options and implications. Effective communicator with strong organizational skills, client focused orientation and commitment to providing quality services. Leadership skills, including demonstrated ability and comfort with decision making responsibilities, coaching and teaching, and the ability to inspire and build confidence in others. Ability to manage change and create innovative solutions for complex and diverse issues.

Additional Required Qualifications:

Ability to manage diverse human, financial and physical resources in a changing and multifaceted environment with diverse, complex and sensitive issues. Proven ability to foster partnerships and to achieve organizational goals within a large, diverse organization and managing within a unionized sector. Ability to foster a climate of cooperation amongst, and builds solid relationships with public agencies, government, boards, committees and other partners.

Preferred Qualifications:

As required.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.


Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to ensuring the safety of staff and patients and requires all NEW employees to provide a satisfactory criminal record check (CRC) and/or Vulnerable Sector Search(VSS) prior to the start of their employment. The CRC/VSS must be specific to the role at AHS and must be dated no more than 90 days prior to the date on your written offer from AHS.

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