2018-09-17

AHS Comes of Age

We've oft commented that Connect Care is both a formative and consolidating innovation for Alberta Health Services (AHS). The initiative is possible because the organization has matured as a values-driven healthcare organization. Moreover, the initiative enables continuing transformation as a learning healthcare organization.

A recent publication nicely tallies the many AHS developments that make Connect Care possible and use Connect Care to make the AHS vision possible:

2018-09-10

Connect Care Provincial Physician Trainer Opportunity

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is seeking up to 17 Connect Care Provincial Physician Trainers. These clinicians become key members of the office of the Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO), aiding in the development, support and delivery of a Clinical Information System (CIS) training program for physicians and advanced care providers. The Connect Care initiative will up-skill thousands of CIS users over 3 years of implementations throughout Alberta.  The immediate need is for physician-friendly curriculum development under a clinicians-training-clinicians model.

The Provincial Physician Trainer is an AHS medical leadership position that plans, guides and manages CIS training for all physician and advanced care users in multiple AHS zones, programs, facilities and workflows. In collaboration with the Connect Care learning team, Trainers work closely with Clinical and Operations leaders to define, plan, implement and evaluate curricula that suit different roles and learning styles; while promoting smooth change management and minimal service disruption.

There are multiple Provincial Physician Trainers, each focusing on one or more of the following areas:

  • Inpatient Admitting (including General Internal Medicine; Critical Care; Medicine Subspecialties; Hospitalists; Family Medicine)
  • Surgery (including General Surgery and Surgical subspecialties)
  • Rural Medicine
  • Ambulatory
  • Gastroenterology
  • Pathology
  • Anesthesia
  • Medical Learners
  • Pediatrics
  • Cardiology
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Psychiatry
  • Emergency
  • Oncology
  • Radiology
  • Physician Support Roles (e.g. Physician Assistants)

The Provincial Physician Trainer will be an Alberta physician who advocates effectively for AHS strategic information management initiatives, anticipates impacts on stakeholders, identifies issues and helps resolve problems. Experience with adult learning methods is strongly desired.

Applications are welcomed immediately. The posting will renew until all trainers are appointed. To learn more, please visit: