Senior Medical Advisor
|Hiring Organization||Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons|
|Post Name||Senior Medical Advisor|
|Qualification||MD, CCFP or equivalent|
|Employment Type||Part Time|
|Work Hours||4 Hours|
|Salary||CAD 120415 To CAD 124028 Per Year|
|Location||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5J 0N3|
Detailed Job Description
This is a permanent part-time position (0.5 FTE 20 hours/week), on-site employment in our downtown Edmonton office with consideration for some remote work. As the Senior Medical Advisor, Registration Assessments, you will add to the capacity and expertise in the areas of physician assessment;
Particularly in the area of Registration Assessments involving Practice Readiness Assessments Alberta (PRA-AB) but also involving Change in Scope, Return to Practice, and Summative Assessments. You will ensure that assessments are conducted with competent assessors who build sufficient evidence for CPSA to make registration decisions.
- As a Registration team member, work collaboratively to continue the operation, implementation, and development of Registration Assessments including PRA screening exams, Therapeutic Decision Making Exam, PRA applicant orientation sessions, assessor training materials, alignment with national PRA and assessment standards, and identification of new assessors.
- Practice Readiness Assessments Alberta (PRA-AB):
- Maintain an adequate pool of qualified family medicine assessors – identify new assessors and eliminate assessors who do not meet performance expectations.
- Conduct recruitment and selection of assessors for all specialist practice readiness assessments – conduct training sessions, provide one on one training, coaching, and direction on assessment notes and reports.
- Review and analyze assessment notes and reports – contact assessors to review findings, gather input, and identify any areas or challenges that may impact a practice readiness decision.
- Provide feedback to the department on the status of assessments and the performance of assessors.
- Render practice readiness recommendations, compile and present all evidence to the Assistant Registrar when a potential failure is identified.
- Contribute to and lead national pan-Canadian (NAC PRA) work involving assessments as a representative of CPSA.
- Change in Scope and Return to Practice assessments:
- Review and approve all requests for change in scope and return to practice assessments.
- Provide direct support in related assessment/remediation arrangements including a selection of assessment tools, assessors, locations, and subsequent assessments.
- Render a practice readiness recommendation when sufficient evidence has been gathered – compile and present all evidence to the Assistant Registrar when a potential failure is identified.
- Summative Assessments:
- Maintain and redesign the Summative Assessment process, and develop and revise tools as required.
- Locate assessors for both family medicine and specialist Summative Assessments.
- Provide direct support to assessors and members undergoing the Summative Assessment process.
- Serve as a moderator for the Summative Assessment Advisory Committee.
- Other responsibilities:
- Review and approve/decline applications for Acupuncture, Certified Examiners, and Injury Management Consultants, as well as any additional practice applications that may be required through CPSA Council or Registrar direction.
- MD, CCFP or equivalent, and/or Royal College Fellowship are eligible for licensure in Alberta.
- Must be in good standing with CPSA.
- Broad medical knowledge and experience in a variety of healthcare settings.
- A minimum of five years in clinical practice and recent administrative experience.
- Previous experience in assessment, teaching/mentoring, and analyzing competence-related data is an asset but not required.
- Computer literacy required including familiarity with MS Office applications; proficiency in assessment programs/electronic databases.
- Experience with SharePoint is an asset.
- Requires sound knowledge of CPSA policies and registration practices.
- Requires interpretation of professional conduct and standards of practice.
- Requires superior verbal and written communication skills.
- Strong interest in quality assurance programs with an education focus.
- Strong interest in the development of competency-based assessment tools and programs.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
Along with your CV, please submit a cover letter outlining why you are the right candidate for this position by telling us how your relevant work experience has prepared you to undertake this role. Submissions without a cover letter will not be considered.
As Alberta’s medical regulator, CPSA is committed to protecting the health and safety of its team members and others from the COVID-19 virus. All team members working for CPSA must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of full vaccination except on protected grounds.
CPSA embraces diversity and equal opportunity. The more inclusive we are, the better we can do our work. All candidates are considered for employment regardless of age, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran, or disability status.
CPSA acknowledges we are on traditional lands of First Nations and Métis People. Through our work, we strive to respect, honor, and celebrate the histories, languages, and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and all First Peoples of Canada.
Talented people…supportive culture…great benefits…join our team and experience it all! The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA) is Alberta’s physician regulator and is responsible for overseeing the practice of medicine in Alberta,
A privilege granted to us under the Health Professions Act (HPA). As a not-for-profit organization, we are committed to protecting the public by guiding the medical profession, achieved through the values that drive our day-to-day work:
- We do the right thing.
- We make informed decisions.
- We empower people.
- We collaborate.
- We are innovators.
- We enjoy and find meaning in our work.
To support our commitment to Albertans, physicians, and each other, CPSA is looking for new people to join our team. Each CPSA team member plays a key role in making CPSA a great place to work by contributing to CPSA’s goals and ensuring alignment with our people philosophy to be intrinsically invested in our work, our teams, and each other.
We invest in our people by offering a positive and creative work environment, a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and ongoing professional development opportunities.