Project Lead, Central Zone PCN Committee

May 17, 2018

Are you enthusiastic about Primary Care in Alberta? We are looking for a passionate individual to help us shape healthcare in the Central Zone.

The Position

Accountable and responsible to the Central Zone PCN Committee Dyad Co-Chairs (but employed by the Red Deer PCN), the Project Lead will work with the Central Zone PCN Committee to lead, develop and implement a Central Zone service plan including the three Central Zone PCN Primary Health Care Integration Priorities: Transitions in Care, Mental Health, and the Primary Health Care Opioid Response.

This work is to be completed over a period of 22 months (to March 31, 2020). Engagement with Primary Care physicians, PCN leadership and staff, Alberta Health Services, Alberta Health, the Alberta Medical Association and community stakeholders will be key to developing and implementing the priorities. The work of this position is complex with the need to work with several professional disciplines, as well as community members in a positive, progressive manner. An understanding of current provincial and zone primary care initiatives, existing health care planning (zone, provincial and PCN) and the current political climate around primary care will be essential assets for success in this role. Each initiative will have a subcommittee, which will be led by the Project Lead. The Project Lead will develop the plan for implementation of the zone initiatives in alignment with the work of the subcommittees and the needs/priorities of stakeholders.

Effective communication strategies for reaching all members of the Central Zone PCN Committee as well as their respective memberships, is a required component of the position. The Project Lead will monitor and evaluate initiative outcomes and produce regular progress reports. Development of policies, guidelines and evaluation processes are key deliverables. The Project Lead will also oversee and track spending of grant funds.

The Project Lead must have the ability to work flexible hours and travel throughout Central Zone will be required.


A combination of education, skills and experience will be considered. Applicants should have three-to-five years’ experience as a project leader for a complex project with multiple stakeholders. A Master’s Degree in a Health Care, Business and/or related field is preferred.

Preferred Skills

  • Skilled relationship builder
  • Experience in a health care setting
  • Project management certificate
  • Experience working with grant budgets
  • Addictions and mental health experience
  • Experience in care coordination
  • Knowledge of primary care
  • Understanding of rural health care challenges and opportunities
  • Demonstrated expertise in facilitation and written communication

Please submit your résumé electronically to:

We thank all those who apply, however only those who will be offered an interview will be contacted.

All applications must be received by May 25.

The Alberta Medical Association stands as an advocate for its physician members, providing leadership & support for their role in the provision of quality health care.