The Office Of Continuing Medical Education in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Research Associate. This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 9 months (based on length of grant funding), with the strong possibility of extension.
The Physician Learning Program (PLP) is a collaborative program between the University of Calgary, University of Alberta, and Alberta Medical Association (AMA). A project-based program, PLP assists Alberta physicians to (1) obtain and reflect upon individualized data with feedback reports in order to improve clinical care, and (2) identify and access learning activities and resources to support education in areas identified by the data with feedback reports.
The Department of Cardiac Sciences is interested in working with the PLP on a project to improve the appropriateness of ECG utilization in Alberta entitled My Practice: Cardiac Investigations. The overarching goal is to provide higher quality care, improve health system efficiency and lower costs by reducing inappropriate cardiovascular investigations through a program of work comprised of individual strategies such as decision tools, possible patient engagement and audit and feedback processes.
This position reports to the Managing Director of the Calgary Physician Learning Program, with accountabilities to both PLP and the Department of Cardiac Sciences.
The candidate in this position will take a central role in supporting projects to improve the appropriateness of health care technology utilization in the system by organizing improvement activities in selected clinics, doing research, preparing reports, managing and analyzing data, and preparing presentations. As part of a team they will be assigned various quality improvement projects to work on.
Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):
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Application Deadline: July 23, 2019
We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.
This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Technical Job Family, Phase II.
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