Are you passionate about health care and social services in Canada and around the world?
Do you want to ensure that health care organizations are offering the best, quality care to patients and their families? Consider becoming a surveyor for Accreditation Canada.
I love being a surveyor because it keeps me on top of what is going on in the industry. Additionally, accreditation allows organizations to strive for excellence, which improves the experience for the people we serve, our patients. That’s why accreditation is so important.
Suann Laurent | Sunrise Health Region in Saskatchewan
Who is eligible?
Accreditation Canada surveyors have current experience in health care or social services as a senior professional, currently employed by an organization that is accredited by Accreditation Canada. A surveyor can also be a patient with extensive, first-hand knowledge of the health care system.
Surveyors have a general knowledge of the Canadian health system and are willing to volunteer their time to help health organizations improve on an ongoing basis. Surveyors are paid a modest honorarium, but can also earn continuing education credits from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), and the College of Health Leaders (CCHL).
Surveyors have strong communication and analytical skills, and must be willing to participate in a 2- to 3-day Accreditation Canada surveyor training sessions each year.
Surveyors must also be available to participate in surveys for two weeks each year. Additionally, some preparation and travel time may be required.
Surveyor Intern: Accreditation Canada’s surveyor internship phase spans over one survey. The intern, guided by surveyor peers, participates in all aspects of the survey. Based on the evaluation of and the feedback on the intern’s performance, Accreditation Canada decides whether the intern will become a full surveyor.
If you can meet the time commitments, apply to be an Accreditation Canada surveyor and join us as we work towards achieving quality health services for all. Your experience will help to shape the future of health care and social services in Canada and internationally. Help us work towards positive changes in care.