Senior Researcher-Physician Workforce Engagement and PlanningApply
Department: Dean’s Office, College of Medicine
FTE: 1.0 FTE
Status: Term, up to two years with the possibility of extension or becoming permanent.
Competition No.: 13355-M
Salary Information: The salary range is $59,517 to $92,996 per annum (Specialist/Professional, Phase 2). The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Primary Purpose: The Senior Researcher (SR) works with internal and external representatives to continuously advance organizational capacity, expertise, skill, and quality of product and service in physician academic clinical service planning and contracting. The individual performs a full range of research, analytic, modeling, and forecasting functions that enable the University and Health Regions to accurately plan for, and engage, in a sustained, high quality manner, for physician delivered and led services.
Nature of Work: Reporting to the Dean, College of Medicine, the position is accountable to the work plan prepared by, the management triumvirate of the Director Medical Affairs (or equivalent) at the University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine, Saskatoon Health Region, and Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region. The management triumvirate has dual accountability to their respective organizations and to the Ministry of Health Provincial Academic Clinical Funding Plan (P-ACFP) Project leader regarding all aspects of the P-ACFP. The SR will be a knowledge expert-in information essential to high quality academic and clinical physician planning and contracting with respect to both the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) and the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) recognized physician disciplines. The SR will translate their expert knowledge to the P-ACFP specific products and services integral to the effective functioning of the P-ACFP across the Province. The SR conducts comprehensive research and provides expert advice on the development and implementation of best practices in academic clinical funding plans and physician workforce planning.The individual will work within a dynamic team environment while delivering directed specific work independently with minimal guidance by applying best practices.
- Maintain a strong non-clinical knowledge of each RCPSC and CFPC recognized physician discipline (the ‘Disciplines’) in terms of undergraduate education, postgraduate training, practice profile, workload (e.g., sentinel measures), financial, population need, and national and local supply.
- Maintain a strong knowledge of academic medicine (i.e., teaching, research, leadership) as relates to all Disciplines.
- Conduct detailed research, analysis, quantification, documentation, and recommendation of contract deliverables (all Disciplines).
- Establish and maintain strong relationships and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders across all Disciplines and within the University as appropriate.
- Maintain a strong knowledge of organization, department, and program area vision, principles, strategy, and plans to ensure all work is aligned.
- Populate Provincial Academic Clinical Funding Plan (P-ACFP) draft Individual Service Agreements for each Discipline.
- Develop a manual of best practices specific to workforce planning and contracting by Discipline.
- Maintain efficient and effective physician workforce forecasts by Discipline by Health Authority on a regular cycle according to a provincially defined and designed methodology.
- Conduct in-depth presentations and review of products as directed and required.
- Prepare and maintain process and data diagrams and maintain comprehensive process and procedure documents detailing planning and contracting methodologies by Discipline.
- Conduct impact assessments and/or provide assistance to recruitment planning, as necessary.
- Engage in quality assurance and quality control processes.
- Develop expert knowledge base across all Disciplines in modeling, forecasting, and contracting.
- Learn, follow, and advance current academic workforce planning and contracting processes.
Education: Minimum Bachelor’s Degree (life, formal, or applied sciences) with supplementary education in areas of core expertise. Masters level education and high level of academic achievement will be an asset. Equivalencies of education and experience may be considered.
Experience: Minimum of five years’ experience in one or more of the following: advanced analytics, applied research, related role in organizational management in a large complex organization. Healthcare experience is a strong asset. Prior work experience in physician contracting and/or workforce planning is an asset.
Skills: Demonstrated professional maturity, judgment , decisiveness, and conflict resolution; ability to take initiative, facilitate change and be self-directed; strong evidence of relationship-building, ability to work collaboratively, with polished presentation, written and verbal communication skills; strong facilitation and organizational skills; energetic, highly motivated, demonstrating leadership in a flexible and collaborative manner; demonstrated ability to think and act systematically and strategically while exercising diplomacy and creativity in resolving issues; proven ability to negotiate mutually beneficial solutions; demonstrated ability to make evidence-based decisions with a commitment to quality; demonstrated experience in successful project management, complex data analysis and interpretation; proven ability thrive in a challenging, dynamic, complex environment and to manage multiple projects concurrently; proven proficiency with computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets and data management software programs.
This position is in scope of the Administrative and Supervisory Personnel Association.
Consideration of candidates will begin October 11, 2013; the posting will remain open until filled.
Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Chelsea Platzke at 306-966-2932.
Be sure to apply online as emailed applications will not be accepted.
The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.