Established in 2010 through a trilateral agreement between the Alberta Medical Association, Alberta Health, and Alberta Health Services, Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are an extension of a family physician’s services. McLeod River PCN works with local primary care physicians in Whitecourt, Edson, Fox Creek, and Mayerthorpe in the delivery of primary healthcare services. Our team focuses on health promotion, disease and injury prevention, and care of patients who are medically complex or who have a chronic health condition.
The Practice Facilitator plays a key role in implementing the Primary Care Transformation initiative by assisting clinic teams with improvement towards the pillars of the patient-centered medical home model. The role includes working with Primary Care Network (PCN) team members, physicians, and clinic staff to advance their work processes related to patient access, patient attachment, panel management, patient screening, chronic disease management, and care planning. A key aspect of this work is optimization of EMR functionality.
What you will do...
Engage and develop relationships with primary health care teams and family physicians
Facilitate awareness and understanding of the concept of the patient-centered medical home (PMH) and the associated PMH pillars related to team-based care, panel management, preventative care, and enhanced patient access
Assist clinic teams to identify roles and develop work processes that improve efficiency and patient-centered care
Support ongoing team meetings, reinforcing improvement concepts, objectives, and methods
Assist with the identification and implementation of improvement projects
Mentor and coach clinic staff to implement projects and/or new/redesigned processes
Work with physicians and clinic staff to leverage EMR software and other documentation systems to support proactive patient care (i.e., preventive health screening, chronic disease registries and other care interventions)
Act as a resource to clinics respecting EMR optimization including providing training on advanced features and promoting process standardization and efficiency
Support clinic teams to gather data and report on process and outcome measures
Liaise with PCN support team members within the Alberta Medical Association to ensure knowledge of best practices and to attain support as required
What you need to succeed...
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Facilitation, problem solving, decision making, and conflict management skills
Proficiency in using Microsoft Office applications
Demonstrated aptitude with EMR or similar software application
Ability to balance multiple competing priorities
Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team
Ability to support change management and transformation initiatives
Understanding of primary health care delivery organizations (including family physician practices) in Alberta
Respect for privacy and confidentiality and the ability to reflect these principles in work processes
Professionalism, diplomacy, and tact in dealing effectively with colleagues and stakeholders
Ability to develop rapport with physicians and other health providers
Demonstrates a desire to continuously improve professional skills and organization practices
Undergraduate degree or a diploma in a related field of study, preferably a health discipline, is preferred. (i.e., LPN, RN, MOA or other allied health professional)
Valid driver’s license with access to a reliable vehicle for travel
Experience working in primary care or community health preferred
Experience, knowledge or training in change management, improvement methods, and quality improvement principles and their practical application to primary health care
Previous experience as a coach/mentor and/or facilitator and experience working with family physicians, primary care teams, and/or other primary care practices is preferred
Advanced training in use of Electronic Medical Records programs (e.g., Telus Med Access, Telus Wolf, Telus PS Suite, Health Quest, etc.)
Please email your resume, cover letter, and professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org
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All candidates will be required to undergo a security clearance check
The McLeod River PCN thanks you for your interest in this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The McLeod River PCN is an equal opportunity employer. The McLeod River PCN welcomes applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds.