Accreditation Canada has opened up the window of accepting applications for the intake of new surveyors. Deadline for applications is June 16.
If you are interested in:
- Delivering high standards of patient care
- Learning how other health organizations achieve these standards
- Sharing how your experience to achieve these standards
- Meeting new people and networking with other health teams across Canada
Who is eligible?
If you are:
- a physician or
- an experienced health professional working in a clinical or an administrative role
- are employed in a full-time permanent capacity
- are knowledgeable about the Canadian health care system
- have excellent communication, interpersonal and analytical skills
Some of our accreditation surveyors
Dr. Dave Williams, respirologist, quality improvement medicine
- Became a surveyor six years ago because of his passion for quality
- Experiences of being a surveyor have given him ideas about safety, quality and the culture of other organizations, and increased his network of colleagues.
- Is able share his learnings to create new ideas in his own health authority
Gil Vergilio, quality improvement consultant
- Has been a surveyor for 21 years and with the international team for 10 years
- Experiences include quality pilots in the Middle East
- Health provision for Corrections Canada and the Armed Forces
- Large companies spanning multiple provinces
Michele Babich, executive director, Lower Mainland pharmacy services
- Joined the survey team in 2010 to gain deeper insight into the process
- Enjoys the ability to help other organizations with their quality improvement
- To see how other health organizations deal with similar challenges we face
- Shares back new ideas and practices with our organization
- To assist us with our accreditation surveys
Merna Bee, respiratory therapist
- Joined the survey team in 2016 to gain a better understanding of the process
- Being a surveyor brings back ideas for our health authority
- Gaining insight to opportunities encountered by other organizations and sharing ideas of Fraser Health successes
- Meeting people from other health institutions across the country
How to become a surveyor
Much like applying for a job becoming a surveyor involves an application, interview, reference checks, orientation and an internship. Applications are currently being accepted for the fall intake.
Details can be found on Accreditation Canada's website.