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PHSA Physician Advisor, Spread Quality Improvement (SQI) Initiative

Vancouver BC

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

The Physician Advisor will provide leadership and support for the Spread Quality Improvement (SQI) Initiative working closely with the Quality Leader for Spread and the PQI team and, collaborating with partners at Doctors of BC, particularly the Provincial Spread Physician Co-Leads and the Staff lead at SSC. This will be a one-year, 0.1 FTE contract position with opportunity for renewal.

What you’ll do

Selection of Spread Projects:

Provide guidance, advice, and support for the selection process of PHSA Spread projects
Engage relevant health authority leadership in PHSA spread projects for both sending and receiving sites (including in other health authorities, when relevant)

Coaching of Spread Projects:

Provide regular, structured Quality Improvement (QI) coaching to sending/receiving sites including establishing regular touchpoints with projects
Provide QI training to spread sending and receiving sites as needed
Support sites with coaching and advice from inception, establishment of measures and data collection, to implementation, sustainability, and project closure
Utilize spread principles in providing guidance and advice to spread projects
Troubleshoot emerging issues

Communication and Sharing of Learnings

Champion the PHSA/SSC Spread Initiative at all levels of PHSA, utilizing both formal and informal communication channels
Collaborate closely with provincial partners at Doctors of BC (particularly the Provincial Spread Physician Co-Leads and the Staff Lead) and other health authorities
Share learnings within PHSA and provincially
Connect projects with PHSA and Ministry of Health strategic priorities
Provide reports at the PHSA/SSC PQI and Spread Steering Committee

What you bring

Advanced training in QI (e.g. graduate of the PQI program)
Experience in spreading and scaling up QI projects is preferred
Training in leadership, change management, and systems thinking
Experience leading multiple QI projects

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

What we do

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

PHSA is committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

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