Alberta Health Services
The Alberta Cancer Diagnosis Initiative is a provincial initiative supported by the Cancer Strategic Clinical Network (CSCN) with the goal of expediting and supporting patients of all types of cancer from first suspicion to diagnosis. Anchored to this overarching initiative are cancer diagnosis pathways that promote the specific needs of patients diagnosed with a particular type of cancer and support their progression to diagnosis. This Practice Lead position will play a key role in the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of these provincial pathways, which will have a dramatic impact on how patients are diagnosed with cancer in Alberta.
Reporting to the Senior Project Manager of the Cancer Strategic Clinical Network, the Practice Lead supports the development of cancer diagnosis pathways aligned to the Alberta Cancer Diagnosis Initiative. This individual will work with a team to design, implement, and evaluate a number of quality improvement pathways. The individual is a skilled communicator and facilitator with a high degree of initiative and interpersonal skills. The position will work directly with the Senior Project Manager, Cancer SCN to support outreach to health system stakeholders, for example, diagnostic imaging and primary care, and develop patient and provider education materials to support pathway awareness and uptake. The practice lead will also facilitate shared learnings between centres during implementation, facilitate spread of the pathways throughout the province, and review ongoing data to make sustainable changes to the pathways during implementation and evaluation. The position will lead change by developing strong working relationships with key stakeholders and leaders in the organization, including but not limited to patient advisors, primary care physicians, specialists, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, and allied health professionals. The 12-month term position has secure funding through a grant awarded to the Cancer SCN.
Classification: Practice Lead
Department: AB Cancer Diag Strategy Dev
Primary Location: Sunlife Place
Negotiable Location: Provincial
Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
Posting End Date: 12-JAN-2022
Date Available: 01-FEB-2022
Temporary End Date: 01-MAR-2023
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 2
Shifts per cycle: 10
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Minimum Salary: $31.58
Maximum Salary: $54.13
Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable
Bachelor's degree in a health-related field. A minimum of 5 years experience in quality improvement, knowledge management, knowledge translation processes, change management, or provider education. Proven ability to foster relationships and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders. Excellent communication skills including written, verbal, and presentation. Experience working with stakeholders to develop and implement educational and/or procedural documentation. A minimum of 5 years working within a health care organization of significant size, complexity, and diversity. Excellent analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills required. Flexible and able to work with a team.
Additional Required Qualifications:
Masters or research-based degree in a health-related field or Business Administration. Current registration with a health professional association. Advanced understanding of quality improvement, process improvement, and change management. A demonstrated clear pattern of professional and personal development. Previous leadership and management experience in a healthcare environment.