Surgical Access Improvement Lead Part-time Job4 months ago Doctor / Physician South Zone 48 views
Reporting to the AZMD for Surgery, the Surgical Access Improvement 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 FAST methodologies at their site.
In a competent and professional manner, the Contractor will:
1.Assist with organizing Zone-specific Centralized Referral for surgical subspecialties in the zone, including:
i.Recruit surgeons leaders to design and customize subspecialty-specific centralized access processes (based upon provincially-created standards for each specialty)
ii.Work with Zone-specific Centralized Access Consultants to design and operationalize processes
iii.Co-lead design meetings for centralized access for each subspecialty
iv.Liaise with AHS Operations and Physician Leads in the zone regarding the launch of centralized access
2.Co-lead implementation of a specialty advice service for each surgical subspecialty in the Zone (in conjunction with AHS Consultants, Primary Care Leads for the Zone, Surgical leads and AHS Zone Operations Leads)
3.Customization and/or development of surgical pathways for patients and referring doctors (Referral phase)
4.Provide recommendations to support long-term Access Bundle viability and access strategies for the Zone
Resources for change management will be provided through the Alberta Surgical Initiative.
The Surgical Access Improvement Leads will achieve success by:
advocating for and articulating the benefits of improving access to surgery, and inspiring others to change
engaging with their site and zone specialists in Surgery, Anesthesiology and Gynecology, local Primary Care Networks and family doctors to improve how care is delivered
fostering partnerships between specialists and family doctors
working with eReferral and Path to Care
setting priorities, timelines and an action plan for the work
developing a standard process to assist groups with change management
reporting regularly to stakeholders on progress towards agreed access improvement goals
use of AHS email will be required
The Surgical Access Improvement Lead will have the following pre-requisite experience, skills, and knowledge:
a respected profile in the physician community
a strong interest in innovation and improvement
the ability to foster partnerships and bring people together to achieve goals
effective skills in communication and engagement
the ability to undertake data-driven decision-making
- Position Classification: Part-time
- FTE: 0.13
- Department: Surgery
- Specialty: General Surgery
- Secondary Specialty: Specialty
- Recruiting Organization: Alberta Health Services
- Sponsorship Eligible: Yes
- Community Info:
Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of Facilitated Access to Specialized Treatment (FAST) to support the successful implementation and ongoing operations of the provincial central intake and referral distribution program for surgical consultation.
The Contractor shall provide services to the South Zone CRH as a Surgical Access Improvement Lead.
The Surgical Access Improvement Lead will coordinate the implementation of the Alberta Surgical Initiative (ASI). The Lead will coordinate access improvement work with all hospital sites and Primary Care Networks in the Zone.
- Posting Date: Oct 1, 2023
- Closing Date: Oct 16, 2023
- Posting Status: Open until a suitable candidate is found
- Target Start Date: Oct 17, 2023
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.