Volume 10 | No. 4 | Jul / Aug 2022 query_builder 1 minute

Seeking applicants to conduct skill and knowledge investigations

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The College is inviting applications from physicians with experience in family medicine and assessment of residents to conduct skill and knowledge inspections.  

Under the direction of the College Board, skill and knowledge inspectors are appointed as members of an investigation committee to determine whether a registrant possesses the skills and knowledge to practise medicine in their specialty. Investigation committees are comprised of multiple inspectors (usually three) and an inspection into a registrant’s skill and knowledge takes between two to three days to complete.  

Working collaboratively with the other members of the investigation committee, the skill and knowledge inspector’s primary role is to document deficiencies using pre-defined assessment tools with the goal of determining whether the registrant is meeting the expected standard for their specialty.

The College Board is ultimately responsible for acting on the report of the investigation committee, including imposing limits and conditions on a registrant’s licence following the investigation.  

Training will be provided as part of the orientation process.

Applicants must:

  • Be in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC
  • Possess a CCFP certification from the College of Family Physicians of Canada
  • Work collegially and communicate effectively with College staff and other members of the investigative committee

Letters of application along with a resume may be sent to the Director, Complaints and Practice Investigations by September 30, 2022.

Confidential facsimile: 604-733-3503
Email: complaints@cpsbc.ca

All correspondence will be held in strict confidence.