We are looking for a dynamic Program Director, operational manager for all day-to-day activities related to this project. A leader who possesses an understanding of medical student pathways to practice medicine in Alberta, health care policy, and health-care delivery in rural Alberta.
RhPAP – Alberta’s Rural Health Professions Action Plan is one of Canada’s more comprehensive non-profit organization programs for the education, attraction and retention of health professionals to work in rural Alberta.
RhPAP has been awarded a provincial grant to help medical students transition from residency to practicing medicine in rural Alberta.
We are looking for a dynamic Program Director, operational manager for all day-to-day activities related to this project. A leader who possesses an understanding of medical student pathways to practice medicine in Alberta, health care policy, and health-care delivery in rural Alberta. Being comfortable in presenting to various groups and leading working teams will be important. This individual will be involved in developing health workforce policy, strategy, and program implementation, while working in a constantly changing environment. Initially, the focus of the work will be on medical students and residents; but the role and scope will change as this new program is developed.
This job is ideal for someone who embraces change, knowing each day may be different. This individual will be independent and a strong networker; an outgoing and confident public speaker; and someone who exhibits a high degree of trust and personal accountability.
It would be considered an asset if the applicant had an understanding of physician resource planning, physician education, from the Doctor of Medicine program, medical residency, to the physician privileging process.
The ideal candidate will be able to liaison with Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services, Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons, the University of Calgary Cummings School of Medicine and the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, and the Professional Association of Resident Physicians of Alberta.
The term and remuneration:
- Initially three years
- Competitive compensation
- Competitive benefits
A Master’s level education is preferred with an emphasis on health and policy studies.
Application must include a “cover letter” along with a resume. Those without a cover letter will not be accepted. Apply in confidence to Collette Featherstone, Executive Assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Working with RhPAP means you think rural, are a team player, and have the ability to inspire the best in others.
Please note that this position will remain open until a fantastic candidate is found. We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for further consideration or an interview will be contacted.