If you are looking for friendly, supportive staff, work life balance and affordable living this may be just the opportunity that will take your career to a new level.** Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for this position **
The Physician Quality Improvement Coach (PQI Coach), funded by the Specialist Services Committee (SSC) is responsible for providing foundational support to achieve Coordinated and Accessible Services and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Triple Aim (improve the health of the population, enhance patient and provider experience, reduce/maintain costs) by supporting physicians in quality improvement activities. The PQI Coach will provide 'at the elbow' support and training for hospital-based quality improvement, coordinate regular time/space to review data with physicians, and support physicians and teams to trial improvements in their hospital setting.
This position is flexible to any community within the North East Northern Health region. Explore our wonderful northern communities. What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including MSP, extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
• Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
• Financial support for moving expenses is available for eligible positions
• Employee referral program
• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
• "Loan Forgiveness Programs" are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions. Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree in Health or Public Administration, Commerce, or Business Administration, or a health-related discipline.
• Five (5) to seven (7) years' experience in health services research and/or quality improvement methods.
• Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.Skills and Abilities:
• Demonstrated ability in facilitating education and training.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrated effectiveness in building a diverse range of relationships and partnerships with health professionals, physicians and community groups/programs/services.
• Ability to motivate and inspire concepts of learning within an organization.
• Demonstrated knowledge of quality improvement methodologies and an understanding of the health care system.
• Ability to access, analyze, interpret and present data, measurement and evaluation.
• Ability to understand unique professional differences and how to encourage professions to work together towards a common goal.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively navigate and negotiate complex social relationships and environments.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, including computer literacy, development of proposals/business cases and the ability to adapt/share evidence in a relevant manner.
• Ability to maintain professional competency with a customer-service lens.
• Ability to exercise diplomacy and tact in difficult situations and function under tight timelines.
• Ability to problem-solve and troubleshoot.
• Ability and willingness to travel, if required.Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation's communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.
Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.
There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.
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