Pre-Hospital Care Specialist - SWO Regional Base Hospital
Reporting to Coordinator, SWO Region Base Hospital, the Pre-Hospital Care Specialist (PCS) is accountable for (in conjunction with the Regional Base Hospital Staff and Medical Directors) developing, facilitating and delivering educational opportunities for paramedics in Southwestern Ontario (up to 1500 paramedics), including certification of new paramedics and continuing medical education for a broad range of practice competencies and medical directives. Using measurement, established benchmarks and analysis of paramedic patient care activities; the PCS assures patient safety by evaluating performance, monitoring adherence to standards and facilitating improvements in care through remediation. The specialist will conduct investigations (to a professional bench mark) when necessary on cases where care provided by a paramedic(s) has deviated from the accepted provincial standard. With educational, operational and clinical expertise, the PCS is a professional role model and resource person for paramedics of all levels and other members of the health care team in supporting the development of policies and procedures that promote evidence-based practice and improvements in patient care.
Quality Specialist - Regional Base Hospital
Reporting to the Coordinator of Quality Assurance and Business Functions for Southwest Ontario Regional Base Hospital Program, the Quality Specialist role will work collaboratively with leadership and staff to develop and implement quality assurance standards and measures ensuring regulatory requirements are met for the program’s mandate with the Ministry of Health for oversight and medical delegation of paramedics in the region, improving care and service to patients, staff and other clients. The individual will gather and analyze data in support of proposed projects, systems requirements, quality improvement initiatives and educational opportunities. The role is also responsible to produce reports required by the program for performance measurement and quality improvement.