Deputy Associate Chief Medical Officer, Science and Innovation, AHS Strategic Clinical Networks

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Job Summary:

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is seeking an experienced leader for the role of Deputy Associate Chief Medical Officer (Deputy ACMO), Science and Innovation, Strategic Clinical Networks™. The Deputy ACMO is a key member of the Strategic Clinical Network (SCN) leadership team, responsible for driving the ability of the SCNs to respond to gaps in knowledge through research.

Working closely with the Associate Chief Medical Officer (ACMO) and the Chief Program Officer (CPO) SCNs, the individual will foster a culture of learning and inquiry within Alberta’s health care system. They will provide overall guidance with respect to science and innovation across the SCNs. This includes leading, promoting and articulating the science and innovation vision for SCNs and engaging the Scientific Directors of the SCNs and our partners (eg. Universities, Alberta Innovates, Alberta Health) to operationalize the vision.

Key roles for the Deputy ACMO are to liaise with Alberta universities to foster collaborations, synergize scientific activities and to increase research funding in Alberta by engaging the research community to apply for grants (e.g. CIHR), particularly in areas that align with SCN priorities. They will also take a role in developing, implementing, and evaluating a research and knowledge translation strategy that supports the SCN’s mandate and objectives. They will facilitate a broad research agenda that addresses the health needs of the SCN’s populations and focuses on improving the quality, safety, and sustainability of Alberta’s health system.

Reporting to the ACMO SCNs, the Deputy ACMO will foster collaboration with academic and health system partners, including as a catalyst for innovation within AHS and across the health system.

Tasks:

  1. Supervision of SCN SDs, including regular group and individual meetings

  2. Lead for SCN-related innovation activities, including a critical liaison function with other Innovation leads in Alberta Health Services’ System Innovations and Programs portfolio (including AHS analytics), and within the Alberta SPOR support units.

  3. Working with partners across the health system including AHS, Alberta Health, Alberta Innovates-Health, to advance innovation

  4. Liaising with Alberta universities to foster collaborations, synergize scientific activities and to increase research funding in Alberta by engaging the research community to apply for research grants, particularly in areas that align with SCN priorities.

  5. Attendance at core innovation meetings (e.g. Health Research and Innovation Collaborative; Innovation Management Core Process steering committee, Real World Evidence committee)

  6. Active participation in SCN leadership activities including working with ACMO and the CPO to facilitate current SCN activities and to shape the future of innovation within the SCNs.

Responsibilities:

  1. Supervision and mentoring of the SCN Scientific Directors, ensuring they fulfill their roles and responsibilities as outlined in the “Roles and Responsibilities SCN SDs” document (2018 version), including embedding the scientific arms of each SCN fully within each SCN.

  2. Ensuring integration and supporting best practices across the scientific arms of the various SCNs (knowledge creation, sharing and translation) and seek opportunities to harmonize efforts across SCNs.

  3. Liaising with Alberta universities to foster collaborations, synergize scientific activities and to increase research funding

  4. Catalyze innovation within the health delivery system by engaging with innovators, senior leaders within and external to AHS, funders, policy makers and partners to (a) articulate the role of SCNs as engines of innovation, (b) advocate for programs and resources that will accelerate AHS’ abilities to innovate and (c) translate health system priorities into specific programs of work.

  5. Strengthen the ability of the SCNs to leverage the capabilities, assets and initiatives of partners – including existing programs:

    1. Accelerating Innovation into CarE (AICE),

    2. Alberta Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System (PRIHS),

    3. Alberta Small Business Research and Innovation Initiative (ASBIRI),

    4. led by Alberta’s universities, such as the Real World Evidence (RWE) Consortium and the various accelerators and incubators.

  6. Active participation in SCN leadership activities including working with ACMO and the Chief Program Officer to facilitate current SCN activities and to shape the future of the SCNs.

  7. Champion and communicate (internally and externally) the successes and improvements SCNs provide, including annual reporting on research and innovation activities of the SCNs.

  8. Undertake other leadership duties as assigned by the ACMO, SCNs

The Deputy ACMO will have access to backfill research funding as appropriate. They will also have access to core SCN resources to facilitate their activities.

Qualifications:
  1. As the position falls within the CMO portfolio, a practicing physician scientist is preferred, though a practicing clinician scientist with an extensive track record in healthcare-related research would also be considered.

  2. Strong scientific background, including post-graduate research training

  3. Faculty member within an Alberta University

  4. Excellent communication and relationship building skills

  5. Understand the research and development cycle and capable to co-develop innovative solutions with partners to achieve impact in the health care system.

  6. Experience in adoption of evidence informed practice and in translating evidence into front line outcomes

  7. Ability to foster and build a climate of cooperation and collaboration amongst academic, research, public agencies, government, boards, committees and other knowledge translation partners

  8. Experience working with Alberta Health Services Strategic Clinical Networks considered a strong asset

  9. Entrepreneurial skills and experience an asset

Compensation:

Within the range of Level ML-2 of the AHS Medical Leadership Compensation Grid and in consideration of the candidate’s other professional income opportunities.

Recruiter Contact:

Interested candidates should forward a Letter of Introduction and an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae NO LATER THAN January 11, 2019 to

Dr. Braden Manns,

Associate Chief Medical Officer, SCNs

at braden.manns@ahs.ca or

(phone 403-220-6499)





10 January 2019
Location: Canada Alberta TBD
Work type:
Full time
Sector:
Healthcare and Medical
Profession:
Medical Practitioner
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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