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Area Division Lead, Family Medicine, Saskatoon South

28 days ago

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class="section-title text-dark color-hr-feature fw-light mb-3">Job Description

Health networks are being developed in Saskatchewan to ensure our patients get the right care at the right time from the right health care provider, as close to home as possible.

Heath networks are a collaborative of health professionals, including physicians and community partners, providing fully integrated services to meet the health needs of individuals and communities. Health Networks exist within a small, defined geography. They aim to deliver health care services closest to where the patient lives and works. The focus is on the needs of individuals and communities to bring patient and health care services they need, to where they need them. By integrating team-based community and primary health care throughout Saskatchewan, health networks will work to reduce the likelihood of citizens needing acute care, and strengthen the transition back to primary or home care from the hospital by embracing a team approach.

The Area Division Lead, Family Medicine, Saskatoon South is a key leader in Saskatchewan health care, partnering with system leaders to achieve our province’s health care goals. Reporting to the Area Department Lead(s), Family Medicine, this position works closely with the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Health System Colleagues in the development and achievement of strategy by articulating gaps and needs. The Area Division Lead supports strategy through the development and execution of operational and business plans, including cascading, monitoring, reporting, and course correction of same.

The Area Division Lead demonstrates strong leadership to enable an innovative and positive working climate and a client-centric culture. The Area Division Lead must work cross functionally within the portfolio and across the organization to support operations. The Area Division Lead will develop partnerships and work closely with system and community partners.

The primary purpose of the Area Division Lead is to provide leadership necessary to ensure the seamless integration of the academic activities, quality improvement initiatives and clinical standards direction of the Division and that the appropriate operational standards are incorporated into the daily work performed within the Area Division. The Area Division Lead reports to the Area Department Lead on matters related to credentialing, privileging and management of practitioner staff reviews according to Provincial Bylaws and, to fulfill the provincial mission and responsibilities of the Division as a whole.

The Area Division Lead will work in partnership with the Area Division Administrative Structure and in consultation with members of the division, in all matters relating to the operational plan for the delivery of high quality clinical services consistent with the strategic needs of the area division, including workforce planning, development of patient value streams, and in keeping with the overall strategic plan for the SHA. The Area Division Lead works in a team-based approach for care delivery.

While the Area Division Lead is expected to engage in academic work and clinical service, the priority of the position is to effectively lead the division within the area and ensure that it discharges its responsibilities effectively. The Area Division Lead is appointed to the medical staff of the Health Authority and holds an academic appointment in the College of Medicine. The incumbent is responsible for providing leadership and support to the academic and clinical work undertaken by all faculty and physicians within the Area Division in support of the mandate of both the College of Medicine and the SHA including the delivery of undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate medical education programs, facilitation of research activities and provision of patient care.

The Area Division Lead function is a dynamic, complex and highly demanding environment that requires constant scanning for issues and challenges against multiple priorities and demands on limited resources. It requires demonstrated clinical competence, effective leadership skills, and an understanding of the academic and clinical priorities of the division within the scope of the Area Division.

To learn more about the Saskatoon South Health Network, please view the Network Highlights, Saskatoon South.

class="section-title text-dark color-hr-feature fw-light mb-3">Job Qualifications

  • Licensed medical practitioner in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan (CPSS)
  • Be a member of the medical staff of the SHA and hold an academic appointment in the College of Medicine
  • Experience, at an operational level, as a medical leader who has worked in partnership with administrative leaders to develop innovative programs in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment
  • 3+ years in a leadership position with progressive advancement
  • Has knowledge of and experience in guiding health quality improvement processes and initiatives
  • A valid Class 5 driver’s license
Preferred Experience:
  • Canadian Certified Physician Executive Credential would be an asset
  • Advanced education in Health Care Administration, Public Administration and/or Leadership Studies would be an asset
  • Participation in the Canadian Medical Association’s Physician Leadership Institute would be an asset
  • Additional training and/or education in leadership/management would be an asset

class="section-title text-dark color-hr-feature fw-light mb-3">Additional Information

To request a complete copy of the job description and to express interest, please submit your CV to:

Jennifer Grunert, Specialist Recruitment and Retention
Saskatchewan Health Authority, Practitioner Staff Affairs-Saskatoon
Jennifer.grunert@saskhealthauthority.ca

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