Clinician Fellowship in Health Care Quality

Clinician Fellowship in Health Care Quality

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What is a Fellowship?

Fellows will be embedded in our team for a full year, working alongside our staff and clinical leads on initiatives focused on health care quality. They’ll contribute to key decisions and strategies, and gain exposure to different aspects of health care administration, improvement science and engagement of patients, families and key system stakeholders. This includes being immersed in all aspects of the initiative, attending stakeholder meetings, supporting the dissemination and publication of key findings, contributing their clinical and academic expertise and learning from a dynamic team with diverse backgrounds. Fellows will also benefit from mentorship from clinical and administrative leaders who have led large-scale health system improvement efforts.

We’re also partnering with the Academic Health Sciences Network who will be linking fellows to a network of scholars and researchers with a focus on health care quality and patient safety. Through this partnership, fellows will have the opportunity to receive mentorship and guidance with regards to publication and research activities linked to the projects in which they’re involved .


Information Sessions

Physicians and nurse practitioners are invited to a one-hour information session to learn about the fellowship program. There are two sessions to choose from and both will cover:

  1. An introduction to the Council and our mandate;
  2. An overview of the fellowship opportunity;
  3. Application and selection process; and
  4. Time for you to ask questions.

Follow the links to register:

April 13, 1200-1300 Sign up
April 15, 1700-1800 Sign up

Have questions? Contact Nancy Falconer, our Director of Learning & Capability Development, at nfalconer@staging.bcpsqc.ca or 778.679.6288.

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Fellows will be embedded in our team for a full year, working alongside staff and clinical leads on initiatives focused on health care quality. They will contribute to key decisions and strategies, and gain exposure to different aspects of health care administration, improvement science and engagement of patients, families and key system stakeholders. This includes being immersed in all aspects of the initiative, attending stakeholder meetings, supporting the dissemination and publication of key findings, contributing their clinical and academic expertise and learning from a dynamic team with diverse backgrounds. Fellows will also benefit from mentorship from clinical and administrative leaders who have led large-scale health system improvement efforts.

 

The fellowship program is best suited for early-career physicians and nurse practitioners with a demonstrated interest in improving the quality of care. Ideal applicants will have some understanding and involvement in improvement initiatives and/or formal training in quality improvement through programs such as the Clinician Quality Academy, Physician Quality Improvement or IHI Improvement Advisor initiatives. Paramount will be an interest in becoming a leader of initiatives to support improvements in the quality of care.

Fellows will be embedded within our organization and their work will align with one or more of our priority areas. As such, a key part of matching potential applicants to fellowship opportunities will be the identification of an initiative that we’re supporting over the course of the fellowship year.

We’re open to Fellows exploring any area of work with our organization. Interested applicants are invited to explore our programs and initiatives to learn about the full breadth of work we do.

Some potential areas of interest include:

Critical Care

Every person in British Columbia’s 30 intensive care units (ICUs) should experience high-quality care. Together with our partners across the health system, we’re moving towards achieving this goal by providing guidance and recommendations based on provincial collaboration. Through the Critical Care Executive Services Committee we focus on the planning and delivery of high-quality care for critically ill patients across the province by identifying priorities for service planning, research, patient experience and health human resources.

Substance Use

The landscape around best practices and the opioid crisis is quickly evolving, and the requirement for interagency collaboration and strong relationships with partners is paramount. We’re focused on supporting and facilitating collaboration between multiple agencies to support and expand efforts to address opioid use disorder, and to spread strategies that address the overdose crisis at a local level.

Data-Driven Improvement

We’re interested in leveraging technology and using data to drive improvement efforts across the province. This includes the identification of quality measures to bring health care system stakeholders together to work towards mutual goals related to ongoing quality improvement, better experiences for patients and health care providers and a cost-effective health system.

Type 2 Diabetes

We’re facilitating linkages across the health system to develop and share evidence-based population and clinical practices to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes, and improve outcomes for people living with the condition in BC.

Fellows will be compensated at the sessional rate defined in the Physician Master Agreement for two sessions per week. This is equivalent to one day per week dedicated to fellowship activities and it’s anticipated that there will be flexibility in the scheduling of this time. This will be adjusted based on the needs of the initiative to which they are contributing, clinical schedules and other personal and professional commitments.

Expenses such as conference attendance, travel related to fellowship activities and professional development opportunities will be covered by us as part of the fellowship program.

Application Period

March 19 – April 12 2021
Submit the application form and upload a 1-2-page cover letter outlining your:

  1. Motivation for applying;
  2. Relevant career goals; and
  3. Relevant background, education, and training.

April 2021
A selection committee will review and short-list candidates.

May 2021
Short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview with our selection committee.

Selection Period

June 2021
Successful candidates will be notified.

June – July 2021
Fellows will meet with our team to outline a plan for the fellowship.

Fellowship Begins

September 2021

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