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CMD CAAMHPP Community Clinics Part-time Job

4 months ago   Doctor / Physician   Calgary   7 views
Job Details

This position is 0.09 FTE

The Community Outpatient Clinics operate across 3 sites (ECHC, SCHC and Foothills Professional Building) in CAAMHPP. Each clinic has approximately 10 Family Counsellors who provide outpatient mental health services to children and adolescents ages 5-18. The clinics receive referrals from Access Mental Health and internal CAAMHPP referrals including from inpatient services. These clinics provide service for children and adolescents (and their families) who have a diagnosis of moderate to severe mental illnesses.

The impacts of Covid, as well as the loss of the RCSD School based supports and the increasing pressures on the inpatient and specialty programs in CAAMHPP have led to an increase in both the number of referrals to the clinics as well as the acuity and complexity of the patients presenting. Up to 60% of clients registered in the clinics require the support of a psychiatrist in addition to the clinical interventions provided by the team of therapists.

This CMD role can provide physician leadership to both support the needs of the psychiatrists and advocate for the needs of the clients and families in the clinics. The role of a CMD would be to participate in activities including: regular meetings with AHS leadership (management) to trouble shoot emerging programming needs, monitor referral and discharge processes, participate in liaison meetings with AHS partners (including inpatient psychiatry and other outpatient services), attend the monthly all clinics joint meeting, participation in the CAAMHPP Leadership Outpatient Quality Improvement committee (comprised of physician and management leadership from across all outpatient services), communicate with other physicians to share AHS program objectives, assist AHS manager in interviewing new team members, assist AHS manager in providing overviews of services to other AHS teams, assure patient safety or quality assurance issues are addressed promptly and effectively, and attend site meetings with Child and Adolescent psychiatry. In addition, physician recruitment and physician support is a keystone of the medical lead's role, and a stable physician resource is crucial to support the large population served by our clinics. Physician shortages and lack of engagement is resulting in a lack of resources for these outpatient clients, and increases the likelihood of them presenting to emergency, inpatient and specialty programs.

Were passionate about what we do. Our team of skilled and dedicated health care professionals, support staff, and physicians promote wellness and provide health care every day, all across the Calgary Zone. We are an equal opportunity employer. AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve and is committed to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

COVID-19 Vaccination Information for Medical Staff

Alberta Health Services has approved a mandatory Immunization of Workers for COVID-19 vaccine policy, effective immediately. In accordance with the Policy, all contractors and AHS employees, including medical and midwifery staff are required to befully immunizedagainst COVID-19 prior to their first day of practice.

The Candidate must have AHS privileges.

The candidate must be eligible for Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.

Must read, write and speak English.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

Additional Information
  • Position Classification: Part-time
  • FTE: 0.1
  • Department: Psychiatry
  • Specialty: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Recruiting Organization: Alberta Health Services
  • Compensation: The Practitioner is responsible for purchasing health and insurance benefits.For complete details on the AMA benefits, please see [***]
  • Posting Date: Apr 7, 2022
  • Closing Date: May 9, 2022
Company Description
Albertas health care system is one of the best in the world and physicians in Alberta experience a variety of challenging and rewarding opportunities while also enjoying a high standard of living. Whether you are interested in practicing in a large hospital in an urban centre or a small community clinic in a rural area, Alberta offers plenty of choices to suit your skills and interests.
General Practitioners and Family Physicians are licensed health care professionals and are educated in the general practice, with opportunities to focus their practice in specialized areas.
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