The Department of Pediatrics, Section of Community Pediatrics invites applications for Site Preceptors at the Peter Lougheed Centre (PLC) within Alberta Health Services - Calgary Zone.
The goal of the Pediatric Ward Preceptor Program is to provide family medicine residents, pediatric residents and medical students the opportunity to experience well supervised clinical practice and teaching in the pediatric and newborn units at the Peter Lougheed Center. Overall, all students and residents will have a balanced learning environment where patient care and teaching are concurrent. Preceptors are expected to provide direct on site supervision of medical learners for 4 hours each day during their assigned weeks. The number of weeks available to each preceptor will vary with the number of preceptors in the program but, in general 4-8 weeks is expected. Successful candidates will maintain a community based practice where PLC patients may be seen in follow-up. While the PLC is a zone-wide resource for child health and there is no geographic restriction on the location of practice of the successful candidates, preference will be shown to candidates who are in active community paediatric practice.
The role of the ward preceptor is that of a supervisor and teacher. The ward preceptor will attend rounds with the teaching team on a daily basis. The ward preceptor will communicate with the patient’s attending physician regarding any necessary issues that require attention. Patient care will continue consistent with historical practice; primary care being the responsibility of the attending physician. The on-call physician for the nursery will supervise, observe and teach clerks and residents. Preceptors will evaluate learners by the one 45 system. Participation in an on-call roster is expected.
The Department of Pediatrics has over 235 clinical and academic faculty members who are part of the rapidly growing Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary. Refer to the Department of Pediatrics website at www.ucalgary.ca/paed for more information about the Department, its faculty, services and accomplishments.
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