The Rural and Remote Division of Family Practice (RRDFP) is a non-profit society established to support rural physicians to improve primary care for patients, families and communities. We comprise and support a number of geographic chapters as well as open membership that includes rural locums, physicians from communities too small to be a chapter, and other physicians interested in rural health from a broader system level.
The Division supports physicians in improving health services in their communities. We are in the process of formalizing collaborative planning processes with Vancouver Coastal Health and other community partners, to strengthen primary care and integrated health services.
The Chapter Coordinator will report to the Executive Director and support the physician leader/members in Pemberton. This is a consultant role up to an average of 7.5 hours per week, with potential to increase for specific projects. One such project is Patient Medical Home (funding expires March 31, 2019) for 4 hours per week.
The scope of this role includes:
Administration and coordination of Chapter activities under the direction of the physician leadership and the Executive Director.
Contribute as part of the Division consultant team
Coordinate and facilitate specific initiatives or projects under the direction of the physician leaders and project managers.
Key Responsibilities & Duties
Liaise with the Physician Lead and engage with members in the various communities.
Support collaborative services planning among physicians, health authority and community partners.
Support assessment and planning relating to primary care services.
Draft project charters, budgets and work plans for approval of the Executive Director/Board as appropriate.
Monitor and report on project expenditures, contracts etc. in, and submit invoices for processing in accordance with Division processes.
Maintain positive working relationships within our Division and with various partners including health authority and community organizations.
Participate as part of the Division team including: sharing progress/challenges/learnings, bringing forward issues for collective input; and supporting physician participation and leadership.
Contribute to internal and external communications including via emails, written materials, website, newsletter and annual review.
Collaborate with evaluation consultant(s) to ensure appropriate evaluation of services and initiatives is undertaken and reported.
Requirements, Skills & Qualifications
Preference will be given to candidates based in or around
Pemberton.Consideration will be made for those with strong ties to the community and familiarity with health services.
Significant experience engaging stakeholders including health authorities, and community organizations.
Experience in working with First Nations communities.
Familiarity with concepts including but not limited to patient medical home and patient care networks.
A Degree in a discipline related to health, business, or public administration, plus 3-5 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Strong organizational, interpersonal, oral communication and relationship management skills, with a demonstrated ability to interact with highly trained professionals and senior managers.
Understanding of the systemic challenges and barriers facing rural physicians and locums and sensitively navigating relationships within these parameters.
Ideally, knowledge of recruitment and retention of physicians, and processes for credentialing.
Interpersonal and professional savvy, when negotiating political and sensitive issues facing our stakeholders and Members.
Excellent research and writing skills and proven ability to develop clear, concise and comprehensive written reports.
Demonstrated leadership skills and an ability to establish credibility with physicians and health professionals.
Proven ability to work with diverse groups who have different interests.
Experience supporting teams leading complex and adaptive change.
Diplomatic communication and problem solving skills.
Excellent judgment in setting priorities, identifying issues and determining action required when working under pressure and deadlines.
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
Excellent MS Office suite, Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint skills.