Bow Valley Primary Care Network Board Member

The Bow Valley Primary Care Network (PCN) Not for Profit Corporation (NPC) Board has an opening for a new Board member.

Nominations are being requested for submission no later than Monday, October 18, 2021, please use the Nomination Form. Elections will take place at the Annual General Meeting in early November, 2021.

What is involved in being a Board Member?

Board Director positions are three-year terms. The Board oversees PCN operations and the implementation of the PCN’s Business Plan. Board members also partner with representatives from Alberta Health Services (AHS) to form the Joint Governance Committee. Joint Governance sets the PCN’s strategic direction, defines the budget, approves evaluation plans and more.

What orientation and training is provided?

Orientation includes reviewing the PCN Orientation and Policy Manual and Strategic and Business Plans. Board members also participate in provincial Essential and Advanced Governance training – details here. A one hour post coursework teleconference is scheduled to support reflection. CME credits are available.

What are the expectations of Board members?

In addition to ethical and legal responsibilities, Board members participate in training, email discussions and face to face meetings. They engage physicians and other key stakeholders and, on occasion, represent the PCN at zone and provincial meetings. Board members are expected to come prepared to all meetings.

Is there compensation available for Board members?

Yes. Physician Board members receive 1.5 hours of payment/month plus payment for time spent in meetings (~8/yr), time spent in training and for representing the PCN at zone and provincial meetings.

Who do Board members work with?

Board members work with other Board members, AHS representatives and the PCN Executive and Medical Directors. They also liaise with other PCN stakeholders (e.g. zone and provincial committees).

What are the priorities of the Bow Valley Primary Care Network?

Since late 2017 Bow Valley PCN Governance members have strengthened the strategic foundation of the PCN through organizational assessments, policy expansion, governance training, planning retreats and strategic planning. The following graphic outlines the priorities for 2019-2022. The Bow Valley PCN is currently beginning their Business Plan Renewal Process for 2022-2025. The process will include updates to the PCN’s Strategic Plan.

How do I apply?

The deadline for completed nomination forms to be submitted to the Bow Valley PCN Administrative Assistant at adminassistant@bowvalleypcn.ca is Monday, October 18, 2021. (2 weeks before the AGM)

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