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Corporate - Quality & Healthcare Improvement, Executive/Leadership
Regular Full Time
U of A Hospital
RA-Quality Assurance Medi-EDM
2012-11-19  Time: 23:59

Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Responsibilities / Duties:
The Director, Patient Safety Edmonton Zone is a leadership role in the Quality and Healthcare Improvement (QHI) Division and reports directly to the Executive Director, Patient Safety. This position is responsible and accountable for leading an operational team in the planning, delivery and evaluation of Patient Safety and Quality Assurance programs and services in support of the vision, mission and business plan of Alberta Health Services. This position works closely with the Edmonton Zone Executive Leaders and their teams to advance patient safety priorities.

The Director, Patient Safety Edmonton Zone is also responsible for:
  • Operational leadership of the patient safety department in the Edmonton Zone.
  • Managing Edmonton Zone Quality Assurance framework.
  • Working collaboratively within the QHI team to advance the division priorities.
  • Providing expert risk management advice, including risk assessment and quantification, to the zone clinical and operational leadership.
  • Working with the AHS legal and privacy offices to ensure Quality Assurance process compliance with Section 9 of the Alberta evidence act, including the maintenance of a secure file storage room and system for all protected information.

    Salary / Benefits: This position is classified as M2-1. Minimum $93,000.00 to maximum $139,750.00 annually.
  • Qualifications:
  • A minimum of a graduate degree in healthcare management, business administration or a related health care field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • 5 years of progressive diverse health care leadership experience in an organization of significant size, complexity and diversity.
  • Trained and experienced in conducting reviews into adverse events or close calls and other quality assurance activities.
  • Experience in project management and quality improvement is an asset.
  • Clear pattern of professional and personal development.

    In addition, it is preferred if the incumbent possesses a record of accomplishment in the following areas:
  • 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.
  • Uses strategic thinking, taking into account long-term goals, assessing options, and understanding 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.
  • Ability to manage diverse human, financial and physical resources in a changing and multifaceted environment with diverse, complex and sensitive issues.
  • Ability to foster a climate of cooperation amongst, and builds solid relationships with public agencies, government, boards, committees and other partners.
  • Ability to effectively and empathically interact with leadership, clinicians and patients and families in the context of adverse events.

  • AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve, and is committed
    to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

    Please submit one application for each position desired as copies of applications will not be submitted for multiple postings on your behalf. Applications must include skills and ability for the position, since selection is based on information provided in the application. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for applying with the AHS!

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