Uniting the Team – Setting a Standard for Collaborative Work at the JPOCSC
New to the Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre blog series? Check out the introductory post and part-1 of this series.
In the second posting in this series outlining our accomplishments at the Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre (JPOCSC) in Surrey, we will highlight our work in establishing a framework for Fraser Health administration and physicians to work together in a way that embraces the Fraser Health vision of “Better health, best in health care”.
Many businesses and organizations, including our own, ask their employees and contractors to sign a document which outlines the standards and responsibilities of the stakeholders to ensure that all professional expectations are clearly understood by all concerned.
At the Pattison Outpatient Centre, there was an opportunity to port this concept to the healthcare world by creating a Statement of Expectations (SOE) between Fraser Health (FH) administration and physicians to ensure patient-centered care was at the forefront in this facility.
Working with the Physician Engagement Team within Fraser Health, Global helped to develop an SOE outlining the vision of the facility, expectations between physicians and FH administration, and guidelines for the practice of evidence-based patient care.
When the project was first initiated, 175 physicians scheduled to work at the new facility required privileging (and credentialing if new). The privileging process was amended to include two SOEs – an overarching SOE and a program-specific version unique to the JPOCSC. By August 2011, following several months of collaborative communication and dedication, all 175 physicians representing 25 medical programs at the JPOCSC had signed and agreed to the SOE, thereby demonstrating their commitment to the overall vision of patient-centered care at the JPOCSC.
From Global’s perspective, the successful development and implementation of a Statement of Expectations at the Pattison Outpatient Centre was a significant achievement and an exciting contribution to the vision and culture of the facility.