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Preceptorship program for nurses, physiotherapists and social workers


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The purpose of this preceptorship program is to expand the knowledge base for existing practitioners and/or increase exposure to the bleeding disorder treatment centres (HTCs) and the various disciplines.

Allied health care providers currently working in HTCs have relatively few opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills as they are often the only people in their institutions working in the inherited bleeding disorder field. Training with experienced colleagues in other centres is very beneficial. In addition, HTCs have limited visibility within their institutions. For those with ten years or more experience, the preceptorship will allow them to further increase their expertise and specialized knowledge.

Individuals who are selected to participate in this program will spend two weeks at a Canadian bleeding disorder treatment centre.

A prequestionnaire surrounding knowledge, expectations, and general learning will be completed by both preceptor and preceptee. Upon concluding the preceptorship, a questionnaire will also be administered to both.

Each participant will also compile a three-to-five-page review of their experiences which will be shared with the host site. This review will include:
  • SWOT analysis (strength, weakness, opportunities, and threats)
  • The clinic’s breakdown of staffing and possible additions
  • The nature of administration within the clinic
  • Patient support programs (if not offered, how can this be addressed?)
  • Outreach clinics, staff education, and the documentation system (electronic/paper)

Upon completing the preceptorship, a PowerPoint presentation will be produced by the preceptor for a webinar for all HTC staff (but more specifically for allied health clinicians). An attempt will be made to have a face-to-face meeting in order to disseminate information including a question/answer period (e.g. CHS or AHCDC AGMs).


GENERAL INFORMATION
To initiate this preceptorship, a three-year pilot program is suggested with a first-year two-week preceptorship only. Two preceptorships will be available in 2017/2018 in the amount of $6,500 each. For example:
  • Honorarium: $2,500 ($250 per day X 10 days in clinic)
  • Meals: $800 for complete stay
  • Lodging: $2,100 (average $150 per day)
  • Flight: $1,000 (approximately)
  • Ground transportation $200 (approximately)

Once the first year is completed adjustments/expectations/outcomes can be refined for future years.

The deadline for submission of completed applications and supporting documents is October 15, 2017. All applications and supporting documents should be submitted to:

Canadian Hemophilia Society
Preceptorship Program
301-666 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec  H3A 1E7


CRITERIA
  • Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents.
  • Participants will be allied health professionals (registered nurses, physiotherapists or social workers) employed with a hemophilia/bleeding disorder treatment centre (HTC). Consideration will be given to two main groups of candidates:
    1. Employees new to a position with a tenure of less than three years;
    2. Experienced clinicians with 10 years or more of clinical experience in bleeding disorder management.
    • Training must take place at a Canadian bleeding disorder treatment centre (HTC).
    • A request must be made by a HTC for a clinician to participate in their centre’s practice.


    OTHER CRITERIA
    • Each applicant needs to provide a budget related to the location where they are seeking to complete the preceptorship.
    • Each applicant must include a proposed schedule of his/her two-week preceptorship that lays out the number of combined clinics that will take place, number of patients who will be seen, nature of specific assessment and treatment sessions, and educational sessions between the preceptor and preceptee.
    • A prelearning (objective) statement along with a post-learning reflection needs to be submitted to the HTCs and to the CHS.
    • Each application should be endorsed by the medical director or operations leader from the applicant’s HTC as well as from the host site. It must also be endorsed by the discipline-specific person at the host site who would be directly working with the preceptee.
    • Successful applicants will be required to submit a poster, moderated poster or make a presentation to the World Federation of Hemophilia or the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis.


    APPLICATION FORM
    Application form for Preceptorship Program