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Medical Site Lead – Surgery

Nova Scotia Health Authority

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted July 9, 2021.

Requisition ID: 115481 Opportunity Type: Permanent Estimated Annual Salary: 0
– 25,000 Type of Remuneration: Other About the Opportunity The Nova Scotia Health Authority provides sustainable, safe and high-quality health services which are accessible, people-centered, promote health and wellness and optimizes the health of all Nova Scotians.

This is accomplished across four management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient and community based programs and services including mental health and addictions, primary health, public health and continuing care.

The Medical Site Lead for Surgery is appointed by the Zone Medical Executive Director and is accountable to the Zone Department Head for Surgery for any Medical Staff practice-related matters arising from the operation of the NSHA within the applicable site and is responsible to the Perioperative Services network regarding clinical operations issues.

The Surgery Department at Cape Breton Regional Hospital oversees the provision of surgery services across the following areas: General Surgery, Ophthalmology, Urology, Orthopedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vascular Surgery, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery and Otolaryngology.

It has 32 active staff members.

Reporting to the Zone Department Head for Surgery, and working closely with members of the Perioperative Services network, the Medical Site Lead: provides leadership and direction in the management and development of the Department of Surgery; manages the day to day operations; directs and coordinates Department of Surgery operations; and provides leadership to members of the health team in order to create and support the culture of the organization.

He/she acts as the delegate at the applicable site with regard to the obligations outlined in the Section 5 of the Medical Staff Bylaws.

Accountabilities Demonstrates leadership behaviours and capabilities consistent with LEADS in a Caring Environment framework, which include Leads Self, Engages Others, Develops Coalitions, Achieves Results and Transforms Systems, the position, (as outlined in Section B, “Competencies”), is accountable for the following: Site Operations Provides operational and logistical support for the Department of Surgery to issues that arise within the facility/site Prepares and implements the department roster Provides a critical liaison between the Zone Department Head and physicians, residents, medical learners Provides leadership in promoting and providing service within the Quality Framework while adhering to Values, Ethics, Patient & Occupational Safety philosophies and practices Provides representation for site ZMAC & HAMAC as needed Participates in site orientation to new medical staff Team Leadership and Partnership Ensures that the Zone Department Head of Surgery is aware of the perspectives of surgical medical staff at the applicable site and brings information relevant to the site forward for consideration during the development and implementation of strategic priorities/plans Supports the development and wellness of the surgical medical staff, physicians, volunteers and caregivers within the site/local area Enables, facilitates and ensures effective team communications and functions Safety and Emergency Planning In collaboration with members of the Perioperative Services network, provides leadership in fostering a culture of safety for patients/clients, staff, volunteers, physicians and public safety Serves as Physician Lead for Emergency Preparedness Activities and Quality Assurance for the Department of Surgery at the site In collaboration with Medical Site Lead, provides physician leadership in identifying, assessing and anticipating future requirements, problems, directions and development for all aspects of Occupational Health and Safety, Fire Safety, Emergency Management, Workplace Violence and Prevention programs at site and District levels Actively assists in managing site overcapacity issues by being the point of contact for medical staff Qualifications MD (with college certification in Surgery) with evidence of past and ongoing leadership training 3
– 5 years’ experience as a medical department member with experience engaging, mentoring and empowering teams and stakeholders in a collaborative, participative manner Application Deadline: July 14, 2021 Apply with coverletter and CV.

Physicians in Nova Scotia provide fulfilling patient care which embraces family life, professional development and community involvement.

That’s what makes practicing medicine in Nova Scotia unique.

Physicians are increasingly attracted to practices that offer team-based care to their patients and allow them to consult with their peers.

The size and scale of Nova Scotia allows for better connections across the health care system.

Your practice of medicine and your life is richer here.

Nova Scotia is more than medicine.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve.

Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants.

Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.