Project Manager
Surrey North Delta Division of Family Practice Society - Surrey, BC

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Job Posting: Project Manager

Employee Type: Contract Consultant (May convert to staff position in future)
Term: May 2013 to May 2015
FTE: Approximately 20 hours per week (potential for more)
Location: Surrey-North Delta area
Rate: Competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience
Reports To: Executive Director, Surrey-North Delta Division of Family Practice
Date Posted: March 20, 2013
Closing Date: April 12, 2013

Introduction:
The Division has initiated a comprehensive program (Surrey-North Delta Shared Care- Partners in Care) to improve communications, practices and relationships between family practice and specialist physicians. A second program (Surrey-North Delta Shared Care- Transitions in Care) to do similar work between family practice and acute care providers is in development. Both will require ongoing communications, consultation and coordination of various committees, working groups and focus groups addressing practice change and physician relations.

This provincial initiative is made possible by a partnership between the BC Medical Association and the BC Ministry of Health, through the provincial Shared Care Committee (SCC). This provincial committee is guided by a set of principles developed to improve patient health outcomes and improve professional satisfaction for both the specialist and family physician. The aim of this work is to understand the elements of the relationships between family practice (FP) and specialist physicians (SP); improve the collegiality between the service providers; develop models of collaboration, embrace new technologies, service models, and payment modalities; and foster patient self-management and reduce unnecessary burden on the patient and their family.

Job Summary:
The successful candidate will be responsible for project coordination, communications, administration as well as evaluation of the project, according to budget and timeline. Tasks include financial management, coordination of contractors and consultants, and overseeing and participating in the coordination, design and facilitation of meetings. Central to this role is developing and maintaining relationships with partners of the Shared Care initiative, including local family doctors and specialists, representatives of the Fraser Health Authority, SND Division of Family Practice, and other key stakeholders

Key Deliverable:
Provide planning, facilitation, reporting, logistical support and documentation support to the initiative.
Ensure effective communication with all PiC committees, working groups, focus groups and other stakeholders.
Plan, coordinate and manage physician engagement events. Includes management of minutes/action items.
Ensure effective communications with the Division and other key project consultants.
Promote PiC program awareness among the broader FP and SP community and with stakeholders.
Document key issues that emerge through the planning process.
Manage the PiC program budget and related expenditures and providing regular financial reports to the PiC Steering Committee and the Division Board in accordance with the Divisions financial practices and standards.
Manage sub-contractors and providing direction to assigned Division staff on an as required basis.
Maintain positive relations with key stakeholder organizations at the local, regional and provincial level.
Ensure initiative momentum is moving forward and that project deadlines are met.

Requirements:
University degree in: business administration or arts or health sciences.
5 to 7 years of progressive experience, rich in complexity and diversity is preferred.
Healthcare experience an asset.
Divisions of Family Practice experience an asset.
A demonstrated clear pattern of professional and personal development.
A valid driver’s license and access to a car for regional travel.
Ability to work evenings. Majority of the steering/advisory/working meetings will take place from 6 to 8pm.
Home office, with your own computer, technology and mobile phone.
Preference will be given to those candidates who are willing to expand role (hours) as other projects are likely.
Strong facilitation and consultation skills.
Equivalencies of education and experience may be considered.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to review the following documents/sties prior to applying:
Overview of the Divisions of Family Practice
Short video on Divisions of Family Practice
SND DoFP (2011 Annual Report)
Shared Care Committee – Partners in Care
Backgrounder
Fact Sheet
Frequently Asked Questions
Governance Structure
Institute for Health Improvement – Triple Aim

We thank all applicants who apply; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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