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full time Physician - Administration/Medical Director
Job ID: 8280


Winnipeg MB, CA

The Max Rady College of Medicine and Shared Health are seeking an individual to provide outstanding leadership for the joint position of Head of the Department of Family Medicine, Max Rady College of Medicine and Provincial Specialty Lead – Family Medicine, Shared Health. This position is normally for a five-year term commencing December 1, 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications or experience.


This role presents a unique and exciting opportunity to combine oversight of a well-established university department, built upon a solid foundation of the discipline, innovative models of teaching and robust research collaboration, with a transformative provincial clinical leadership role where the direction of Family medical care and development of strong collaborative partnerships will drive strategic planning, quality improvement, patient safety and equitable clinical standards throughout Manitoba.

The University of Manitoba, Max Rady College of Medicine, is a major centre of medical education and research linked to many institutions throughout Canada and the world. It offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs.

Shared Health was established in 2018 as Manitoba’s Provincial Health Authority during a period of broad health system transformation. The organization is responsible for leading provincial planning and delivering provincial services to create equitable, safe, accessible, trusted and sustainable pathways to care.

The Department of Family Medicine provides recruitment, clinical teaching, training and support to undergraduate and postgraduate students, residents and fellows. The Department is also responsible for the Masters of Physician Assistant Program and the International Medical Graduate Program. Education and training are provided throughout the Province of Manitoba.

As a member of the provincial clinical leadership team, the Family Medicine Specialty Lead will be responsible for strategic planning, overseeing of all aspects of medical care, including safety and standards. The Lead will work collaboratively with provincial clinical colleagues and operational leaders within regional health organizations, to support the planning and
implementation of Manitoba’s clinical and preventive services plan, including determining the priority and sequencing of quality improvement initiatives around the province.

The successful candidate will be positioned to create innovative, sustainable changes in health service delivery through developing consistent, high quality services and equitable healthcare for all Manitobans.


Candidates must be eligible for registration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba. From a clinical perspective, the successful candidate will have extensive experience providing patient care in a Family Medicine setting.
The successful candidate will be expected to build relationships and engage with family physicians from across the province from diverse backgrounds and practice models with respect and collegiality.
The ability to communicate effectively, in order to counter the distributed nature of the discipline, is essential.
The candidate will have demonstrated commitment to medical education, post-graduate training, and support, directly or indirectly, for research related to health policy or the clinical environment.
Experience with rural or Northern family medicine practice is an asset, as is experience in teams-based care.

Additional Information

The administrative duties of Department Heads are governed by the University policy entitled “Heads of Departments”, by the terms of collective agreements, and by the policies and protocols of the College and the Faculty.

The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identifies). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only. An inclusive, open and diverse community is essential to excellence and fosters voices that have been ignored or discouraged. To address the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, and in recognition of the underrepresentation of members of historically and currently excluded groups, we take proactive measures including implicit bias training for all hiring panels. We strive for diversity and cultural safety throughout the hiring process (hiring panels, short-list of candidates, interviews). We encourage you to self-identify any aspect of diversity in your cover letter.

Applications will be reviewed beginning on May 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae and a letter outlining their interest and how their experience aligns with the requirements of the position. A personal statement outlining their contributions to diversity/equity/inclusion in their academic and clinical career should be provided. The names of three references and their contact information is required.

All documents should be sent to:
Search Committee Co-Chairs: Dr. Peter Nickerson & Dr. Perry Gray
A103 Chown Building 753 McDermot Avenue Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T6

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

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Physician - Administration/Medical Director
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Winnipeg MB, CA The Max Rady College of Medicine and Shared Health are seeking an individual to provide outstanding ...
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Published on 2023-04-12
Edited on 2023-04-12