April 24th 2023 | by Levi Giles

PQI Opportunity: Physician QI Advisor

Northern Health would like to invite eligible physicians to indicate their interest in the Physician Quality Improvement (QI) Advisor role!

The Physician QI Advisor will inform the overall direction of PQI in the Northern Health region and co-lead the implementation of the PQI program in a capacity mutually agreed upon by the PQI Manager and PQI Advisor. The Physician QI Advisor is a 0.1 FTE (4 hrs/week). The location is flexible to any Northern Health site.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

 Initiative Oversight

  • Provides overall physician leadership and input into program planning and delivery of the Northern Health PQI initiative
  • Takes an active role in the implementation of the PQI program:
    • Attends regular meetings with PQI manager
    • Attends monthly PQI team meetings
    • Participates in recruitment and hiring of new staff
    • Informs program budget
  • Prioritize and act on system improvement opportunities involving physicians and Health Authority
  • Participate as an active member of the SSC/NH QI Steering Committee and provides input into strategic planning (bi-monthly)
  • Attend provincial PQI meetings as required and works collaboratively with other participating Health Authority PQI programs

 Quality Improvement Activities

  • Participates and provides facilitation/teaching in QI training sessions
  • Actively promotes QI and leadership activities
  • Actively participates in program engagement activities (e.g., Journal Club, in-person community-based events, networking activities)
  • Provides peer mentoring and coaching to physicians around QI and leadership
  • Participates in special projects
    • Program priorities (physician engagement, alumni opportunities, QI and leadership training)
    • Inform/participate/lead QI projects in collaboration with Health Authority

Qualifications and Experience

  • Medical degree and current registration with the BC College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Practicing physician within Northern Health; active privileges at any Northern Health site
  • Have experience in quality improvement planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • Formal quality improvement training

Applications for this expression of interest are to be delivered via e-mail with an attached resume by May 13, 2023 to Dr. Gurpreet Narang, PQI Co-Chair, or Marna deSousa, PQI Manager.