Project Coordinator: Starfield Framework Development Project, Quality Improvement Decision Support (QIDS) Program Help achieve better quality and value of health care in Ontario. Now into its second year, the Quality Improvement Decision Support (QIDS) Program supports and enhances the use of data and analysis among AFHTO members to improve health outcomes for their patients, the quality of care patients experience, and the efficiency/appropriateness of the care delivered. AFHTO members include family health teams (FHTs), nurse practitioner-led clinics (NPLCs) and others who provide interprofessional primary care. AFHTO works to support the implementation and growth of these teams by promoting best practices, sharing lessons learned, and advocating on behalf of all interprofessional primary care teams. Evidence and experience shows that team-based care is delivering better health and better value to patients. The goal of AFHTO’s Quality Improvement Decision Support (QIDS) program is to obtain the best value possible from Ontario’s investment in QIDS Specialists positions. “Value” in this context means supporting the development of processes and tools to incorporate Starfield principles into manageable, meaningful measurement in the primary care sector. Reporting to the Provincial Lead for the QIDS program, the Project Coordinator will play a critical role in delivering on this objective. The role will be responsible for coordinating and aligning the efforts of external partners with AFHTO’s members in a way that leverages the ongoing work of the QIDS program. The ideal candidate must have:
- Demonstrated ability to coordinate research studies from funding application to final reports, especially in the field of health services evaluation/measurement
- Demonstrated ability to lead and organize projects, using effective project management methods with timely and complete delivery of concurrent projects within budget.
- Deep knowledge of health care system gained through work experience in healthcare settings (preferably primary care) involving project management, secretariat support and stakeholder coordination and consultation.
- Masters degree preferred plus 2 years of practice, or equivalent combination of a university degree with work experience