The totality of residents in a facility shall designate the chief resident and his assistant chief residents, as applicable, who shall then be appointed by the establishment. The appointment shall be valid for a period not to exceed one academic year. The mandate may be renewed following the yearly designation process.
Within a facility, a single chief resident shall be appointed, and may be entrusted with tasks by the establishment. Depending on the needs of the facility, and following approval from the establishment, one or more assistant chief residents shall assist him.
No resident shall be forced to take on such duties.
The new collective agreement provides for the possibility of appointing one chief resident per facility, and one or more assistant chief residents, as required.
The duties of the chief resident and assistant chief resident are defined by the establishment in relation to the duties carried out by the chief resident.
To create a chief resident or assistant chief resident position, the head of the department concerned must submit a request to his establishment’s Teaching Office by means of a letter providing details of the duties performed by the chief resident or assistant chief resident, as applicable. In addition, if the resident is assigned duties related to his position in an establishment other than his paying establishment, a person in authority from his rotation site (head of the Teaching Office or equivalent) must send the paying establishment the relevant information to ensure that payment of the corresponding supplement is made.
The chief resident and assistant chief resident must be designated by all the residents in the service or department concerned or the facility, as the case may be. He is thus entitled to the supplement provided for in Appendix I. A resident who is asked to perform tasks related to his duties must receive the supplement to which he is entitled, even if he has not been officially appointed by the establishment. He must therefore apply for the supplement to the establishment’s Teaching Office
The resident who is appointed by the establishment to perform the duties of a chief resident or assistant chief resident, as the case may be, shall be entitled to the supplement stipulated in Appendix I for any period of time during which he performs these duties.
The chief resident’s and assistant chief resident’s supplements are listed in Appendix I of this Agreement.
- For chief resident duties, you will receive a supplement of $572 per period, from April 1, 2018 onward.
- For assistant chief resident duties, you will receive a supplement of $417 per period, from April 1, 2018 onward.
A resident who is asked to perform chief resident or assistant chief resident duties must receive the supplement to which he is entitled, even if he has not been officially appointed by the establishment. He must therefore apply for the supplement to the establishment’s Teaching Office. Also, if the resident is assigned chief resident or assistant chief resident duties in an establishment other than his paying establishment, a person in authority from his rotation site (head of the Teaching Office) must send the paying establishment the relevant information to ensure that payment of the supplement is made.
For the supplement to be granted, there does not need to be a minimum number of residents in the department.
Description of duties
The chief resident shall act as an intermediary between the administrative authorities of the establishment and the totality of residents performing a rotation there during the year. The chief resident shall collaborate in applying the provisions of the establishment’s policies. Also, he shall support the establishment in identifying the needs of those residents, in addition to taking part in the organization of residents’ pedagogical and scientific activities.
The chief resident shall take part in drawing up call lists, and ensure that the necessary rearrangement of coverage is carried out as required. He shall co- ordinate the duties of the assistant chief resident(s), as applicable.
The chief resident may delegate certain duties to an assistant chief resident.
The establishment shall submit, in writing, to the resident taking on the duty of chief resident or assistant chief resident, as the case may be, the mandate arising from these duties, and shall forward a copy thereof to the association. This mandate shall include the tasks provided for in this article.
This article sets out the basic duties assigned to the chief resident, part of which may be carried out by the assistant chief resident. These duties may vary from one establishment or facility to another, depending on needs. A chief resident may therefore be called upon to perform only part of these duties, as these are intended only as benchmarks.
The text provides that tasks are assigned to the chief resident, but also stipulates that the latter may delegate duties to one or more of the facility’s assistant chief residents.
In the event of absence of a resident assigned to work, the chief resident or his assistant is responsible for making the necessary adjustments to fill any gaps in the schedule. That being said, you do not have to rearrange call coverage when needed by performing the call duty yourself, if that would mean your call schedule was in violation of Article 12.