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IHO Surgery Site Lead Part-time Job

4 months ago   Doctor / Physician   South Zone   55 views
Job Details

Alberta Health Services is collaborating with the Institute for Healthcare Optimization (IHO) to improve patient outcomes and experiences as part of the Alberta Surgical Initiative. The methodologies of the IHO will help drive further improvements in surgical flow and patient outcomes.

Chinook Regional Hospital is currently looking for an IHO Surgery Site Lead at Chinook Regional Hospital.Reporting to the AZMD for Surgery the IHOSurgery Site Lead will work in a dyad model along with a site Operations Surgical lead, supporting key activities and dependencies for the successful implementation and evaluation of the IHO methodologies at their site.The Surgery Site Lead will be the single point of contact for IHO Site Champions at the site. This is a temporary position expected to last 18 months.


Advocate and articulate the benefits of the IHO inspiring local teams to get involved.

Support the work of the IHO Site Champions.

Be willing to educate surgical colleagues and negotiate solutions to peer resistance to changes in scheduling practices.

Participate in the development of site priorities, outcomes, timelines, and action plan; monitor site outcomes and report as required.

Participate in safety and quality improvement initiatives related to IHO engage zone specialists in Surgery, Anesthesiology, and nursing to improve care delivery.

Lead and support change management, including identification of barriers to the successful adoption of the IHO methodologies and possible solutions to address the barriers at the site.

Participate in IHO program evaluation.

Liaise with other Zone and Site Leads IHO provincially to share successes and challenges.

Participate in meetings related to IHO as required.

Bring forward unresolved risks and issues to the successful implementation of the IHO Methodology to the Provincial IHO Implementation Office.

Use AHS email for this role.

Qualifications: Be part of the CRH Surgery Department

A respected profile in the physician community

A strong commitment to innovation and quality improvement

The ability to foster partnerships and bring people together to achieve goals.

Effective skills in communication and engagement

Be an effective team member

The ability to undertake data-driven decision-making.

Additional Information
  • Position Classification: Part-time
  • FTE: 0.6
  • Secondary Specialty: Surgery
  • Recruiting Organization: Alberta Health Services
  • Sponsorship Eligible: No
  • Compensation: ML2
  • Posting Date: Sep 15, 2023
  • Closing Date: Sep 28, 2023
  • Target Start Date: Oct 1, 2023
Company Description
Albertas health care system is one of the best in the world and physicians in Alberta experience a variety of challenging and rewarding opportunities while also enjoying a high standard of living. Whether you are interested in practicing in a large hospital in an urban centre or a small community clinic in a rural area, Alberta offers plenty of choices to suit your skills and interests.
General Practitioners and Family Physicians are licensed health care professionals and are educated in the general practice, with opportunities to focus their practice in specialized areas.
Specialist physicians are trained and certified to provide patient care within a specific discipline. They also act as consultants to other physicians; perform surgery and supervise surgical procedures; and may conduct research on the nature, cause and development of diseases.