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Local Department Head-Regional Department of Anesthesiology Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre

Abbotsford, BC
  • Number of positions available : 1

  • To be discussed
  • Starting date : 1 position to fill as soon as possible

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Fraser Health (FH) is the heart of health care for nearly two million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations and is home to 32 First Nations within the Fraser Salish region.


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The Local Department Head for each Facility will attend or participate on the appropriate committee for that Facility.The Local Department Head shall be an Active Staff Member unless the candidate is a practitioner recruited specifically for the role (in which case the candidate would be appointed to the Provisional category of the MedicalStaff until such time as the practitioner is eligible for promotion to the active category), and who is assigned to the Regional Department and to that facility as the Member’s Primary Site and a member of the Regional Department. A Local Department Head shall be appointed by the Board upon the recommendation of HAMAC.The Local Department Head shall report to and be accountable to the Regional Department Head for the activities of the Regional Department andits members.The Local Department Head may be remunerated for services as the LocalDepartment Head.


The responsibilities of the Local Department Head include (but are not
limited to):

  • Participating in the Site Operations Committee or equivalent for the Facility.
  • Functioning as the channel of communication to and from the Regional Department to keep Members practicing within the Facility informed regarding Fraser Health, HAMAC and Departmental objectives, policies and general activities and to ensure Regional Departments are aware of issues specific to the Facility.
  • In collaboration with the Regional Department Head, recommending appointment of practitioners, renewal of Medical Staff membership and privileges.
  • Ensuring the requirements of programs operating within the Facility are co-ordinated.
  • Promoting health and wellness amongst Members.
  • Investigating and documenting complaints regarding care provided by Members within the Department at the Facility under the direction of the appropriate Regional Department Head and/or Site Medical Director where appropriate.
  • Encouraging a healthy, respectful workplace.
  • Reviewing with the Regional Department Head the human resource requirements of the Regional Department practicing within the Facility.
  • Contributing to the search and selection of applicants for vacancies in the Regional Department.
  • Conduct morbidity and mortality reviews.

Fraser Health values diversity in the work force and strives to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust. Fraser Health’s hiring practices aspire to ensure all individuals are treated in an inclusive, equitable and culturally safe manner.



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Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre


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