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Primary Care Team Lead (spo) (permanent Full Time)

Reference ID: 05229115
Full Time
Quesnel, BC     

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In accordance with Northern Health's vision of an idealized system of services built on a foundation of Primary Care, people and their families will receive primary care services in Primary Care Homes supported by Interprofessional Teams. The Primary Care Team Leader practices under the direction of the Community Services Manager or Health Services Administrator and collaborates with Physicians and/or Nurse Practitioners to provide guidance and supervision to the assigned Primary Care Teams.

The Primary Care Team Leader functions as a member of the Interprofessional Team and applies best practice to provide competent, safe, and ethical care for people and their families in settings such as physician practices, homes, schools, and communities. The Primary Care Team Leader takes a collaborative and team-based approach in program delivery and problem solving to achieve healthcare excellence. Such an approach involves nurturing a team environment of continuous learning, effective communication, trust, team building and staff acknowledgement.

The Primary Care Team Leader supervises:

a) up to and including 8 Paramedical/Nursing Team members - Social Program Officer Supervisor (a)

b) more than 8 Paramedical/Nursing Team members - Social Program Officer Supervisor (b)

c) 12 or more Paramedical/Nursing Team members - Social Program Officer Supervisor (b+5%)

Staff to be supervised includes both clinical and administrative staff and assigned regional care providers in various fields such as Public Health, Mental Health and Addictions, Nutrition, Pharmacy and Social Work. The Primary Care Team Leader collaborates with Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, community agencies, and other local Primary Care Home Team Leaders.

The Primary Care Team Leader will support people and their families to achieve and maintain optimal health by performing the duties and responsibilities listed below.


- Baccalaureate degree (from an accredited educational institution in a social or behavioral science field relevant to the position.

- Three (3) to five (5) years recent related experience including experience in individual, family and group modalities of practice in the clinical specialty of the assigned area, and recent experience in a leadership capacity, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

- Valid BC Driver's License.


Management: Demonstrated ability to organize work, set objectives and establish priorities. Manages time and resources, implements activities to promote cooperation among the interdisciplinary team, supervises responsibilities of others, and collaborates across disciplines

Leadership: Promotes staff morale, engagement, recognition and collaboration. Demonstrates creative planning for change and innovations, implementation of NH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self and others.

Knowledge Integration: Integrates best practice and current research evidence to support professional practice decisions and actions

Communication: Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients, families, the public, medical staff and the members of the interdisciplinary team using oral, written and computer communication means. Demonstrated ability to effectively resolve conflict.

Critical Thinking: Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem solve and make decisions effectively. Applies the problem solving process, demonstrating critical thinking and decision making skills using a systems approach.

Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and a commitment to excellence in the provision of client care.

Teaching: Ability to teach clients and others in both one-on-one and group settings.

Equipment: Demonstrated computer skills including use of Meditech and Windows based programs. Demonstrated data analysis skills including appropriate data analysis and reporting tools. Demonstrated ability in the use of e-mail and word processing. Ability to operate other related equipment as required in specific practice area.

Ability: Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


Quesnel is one of the central interior's oldest cities and home to the world's largest gold pan. Nestled on the banks of the Fraser and Quesnel rivers, Quesnel is the commercial centre of the North Cariboo. The major industries include forestry, agriculture, mining and tourism. Quesnel offers affordable housing, indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities and natural splendour that supports a balanced lifestyle.

Posted: January 12, 2017
Closes:February 20, 2017
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