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Job Title:
Medical Affairs Specialist, Temp FT

Posted Date:
Closing Date:
None specified
Functional Discipline:
Medical Affairs & Medical Recruitment
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Job Description

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Mission: One Team - Two Sites: Serving Chatham & Rural Kent
Vision: Together, Growing a Healthier Community
Values: CKHA CARES - Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, Excellence, Safety


Medical Affairs Specialist

Medical Affairs & Medical Recruitment

Temporary Full-Time


POSTING DATE: 27 September 2019


ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skill and Experience)
- Knowledge of recruitment and retention techniques and practices including experience in promotional and marketing techniques.
- Experience working with physicians and professional staff (midwives, dentists, nurse practitioners).
- Knowledge of salary, benefit administration plans and the administration of both, including Physician Specialist contracts.
- Computer literate, including the ability to utilize a variety of desktop applications.
- Proven ability to effectively communicate, both in writing and orally, with strong interpersonal skills.
- Ability to understand, interpret, apply and communicate a wide variety of health care, financial, privacy and general administration. legislation, policies, protocols and processes.
- Experience in a hospital environment preferred.
- Leadership experience, formal or informal.
- Excellent attendance.

ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES (Personal Skills and Attributes)
- Experience with payment processing, hiring process and scheduling.
- Able to discern relevant information to make effective judgments and decisions.
- Possesses a dynamic approach to service improvement and expansion.
- Ability to perform the essential duties of the job.
- Superior computer skills with knowledge of Excel.
- Ability to set priorities, assign responsibilities and establish timetables.
- Effective communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to support and embrace the philosophy of Service Excellence and Patient and Family Centred Care.
- Demonstrated participation in building a culture of safety to improve the safety of patient care processes and systems.
- Demonstrated performance reflecting the Mission, Vision, Values and Code of Conduct of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance.

ACCOUNTABILITIES (Major Responsibilities of the Position)
- Providing support of the credentialing and medical staff applications/reapplications process
- Supporting medical human resources planning for all departments
- Overseeing medical staff recruitment and physician retention for CKHA
- Supporting orientation process for all physicians
- Attend career fairs, recruitment fairs and trade show events as needed
- Schedule and coordinate site visits, interviews, tours, etc with candidates
- Establish strong working relationships with relevant external agencies (CPSO, Healthforce Ontario, FHTs, CHC, CK Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee)
- Represent the CKHA Medical Affairs Department internally and externally in a professional manner at all times.

Enhances quality of care and contributes to the development of a client centered, team-based, learning environment by:
- Consistently contributing as a member of the program team and practicing the values of the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance;
- Participating as a member of project teams or committees as appropriate;
- Participating in activities of organizational renewal and development;
- Sharing expertise and knowledge with other team members and other teams throughout the organization;

In addition, all CKHA job descriptions shall include the following mandatory key responsibilities:
- Compliance with CKHA's policy regarding confidentiality
- Adherence to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, Regulatory and Accreditation standards.
- Aligns behavior with the CKHA Mission, Vision and Values and Code of Conduct. Participates in the development, implementation and achievement of program goals and objectives and the CKHA Strategic Plan.
- Participates in building a "just culture" of safety and patient care processes and systems by using sound judgment, e.g., avoid negligent or intentional risk-taking practices, being aware of potential hazards to patients within the health care environment; reporting adverse events and near misses;
and utilizing all safety equipment as provided by CKHA in order to minimize risk of harm to patients, self and others.
- Supports and participates in quality improvements, risk management and patient safety activities departmentally and organization wide.
- Improves Medical Affairs leadership and hospital job knowledge by knowledge-sharing, attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; and creating information sharing partnerships regarding best practices, participation in a network of competent external resources
- Adheres to attendance standards by maintaining personal health and ensuring regular and prompt attendance at work.
- Manage the administrative, informational, quality assurance, regulatory compliance, clinical compliance and operational functions for pharmacy.
- Assume responsibility for developing plans and initiating procedures (concerning staffing,
scheduling, education, systems analysis, and personnel development, hiring) within the department.
- Assist the Director with preparation and follow-up of capital expenditures, operating and personnel budgets.
- Assume responsibility for cost control and operating expenditures.
- Be familiar with current hospital personnel policies and procedures and have knowledge of their purpose and intent.
- Requires the ability to follow-through on commitments in an orderly fashion.
- Coordinate the hiring and performance management of staff. Develop staff scheduling plans to maximize staff, maximize efficiencies and department deliverables while minimizing overtime.
- Participate in planning, data collection, and the preparation of reports as appropriate.
- Mentor staff and subordinates in enhancing their management and leadership skills.
- Represent the department at assigned meetings, and other internal and external activities. Exhibit leadership behaviours and assume a liaison role with other departments to ensure ongoing lines of communication and quality improvement activities.
- Any other duties that may be assigned

CKHA is an equal opportunity employer committed to fair and accessible employment practices. Should you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources.