Surveyors – Stroke Distinction Program

Surveyor Secretariat / Secrétariat des Visiteurs Ottawa, Ontario


Accreditation Canada (AC) is searching for health professionals with extensive experience in stroke services, who share our passion for achieving quality health services for all. In Canada and around the world, we are building a bold and bright future for our enterprise and our clients. If you are looking for a challenge and seeking to be part of something larger than yourself, this opportunity could be for you.

: Availability to participate in a minimum of 10 survey days per year (approximately 2 surveys). Note: a modified participation schedule may be considered. Additionally, some preparation and travel time may be required. Surveyors will also participate in initial training and complete ongoing learning requirements.

Compensation: Surveyors are paid a modest honorarium and are reimbursed for travel expenses. Physician surveyors with a private practice can receive a modest allowance, over and above the professional fee, for the time that they are away from their office on Accreditation Canada's behalf. Continuing education credits can also be earned from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), and the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL).

Location: Canada

As peer reviewers and champions of quality and safety, your responsibilities include:

  • Conducting on-site Stroke Distinction surveys as a member of a multi-disciplinary team;
  • Assessing the standards of excellence, Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke Care (, and stroke-specific performance indicators and protocols.
  • Sharing your expertise and providing guidance on best practices in the field;
  • Conducting other AC activities such as delivering education and consultation services to our client organizations (optional).

You have a unique history. Does it include the abilities and experience listed below?

  • Understand current best practices regarding the condition with direct or indirect involvement in delivery of care model and deep understanding of the 'patient pathways'.
  • Valid professional license in relevant provincial college.
  • Experience working with others (e.g. patients, clinicians, or administrators) on governance, service design and/or quality improvement initiatives.
  • Fluency in English and have excellent communication skills, including strong writing skills and the ability to adapt your communication style to the audience.
  • Ability to analyze information and draw conclusions based on direct observation and document review.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, a positive attitude, and the ability to adapt to unexpected changes.
  • Strong technology skills, including the ability to operate a computer and use web-based software.

You’ll stand out if you...

  • Are actively involved in stroke systems development (provincial or regional committees, etc.).
  • Are familiar with AC’s Stroke Distinction program and/or accreditation programs and accreditation processes.
  • Are fluent in French, Arabic, Farsi, Italian, Slovenian, Spanish or other languages.

Do you have what we’re looking for? Submit your CV and a cover letter.

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to the principles of Employment Equity. We encourage applications from all qualified persons, including visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.



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