Saskatchewan HIV & HCV Preceptorship Opportunities

SIDCN is coordinating opportunities for  primary care physicians, family medicine residents, and nurse practitioners to attend HIV and HCV clinics under the mentorship of an Infectious Disease Care Specialist and experienced HIV/HCV Physicians.

HIV/HCV Preceptorship Experience

During the preceptorship, the participant will acquire the knowledge to:

  • Complete a thorough assessment of an individual patient living with HIV and/or HCV
  • Develop a multidisciplinary management plan for the patient living with HIV and/or HCV as well as recognition and management of co-existing medical/psychosocial conditions
  • Be comfortable counselling patients on common concerns around HIV and/or HCV that arise in routine care
  • Understand the common challenges faced by the patients and clinicians providing care to marginalized populations and the resources available in the community to help mitigate those challenges
  • Timely referral of complex cases to the relevant specialists

After the completion of the preceptorship, members of the HIV/HCV specialist team will continue to be available for consultation or to answer any further questions.

Eligibility

This  opportunity is open to all primary care physicians, medical residents, and nurse practitioners currently practicing in Saskatchewan. The number of  participants who qualify is dependent on available funding.

Assigning Mentors

If you  are seeking HIV and/or HCV mentorship, contact SIDCN  and we can assist with finding you a mentor.

Selection

SIDCN approves all requests for participants seeking HIV/HCV mentorship funding.

Participants who have completed or are enrolled in SIDCN’s Virtual Classroom: Delivering Primary Care to People Living with HIV, will be prioritized. However, it is not a mandatory requirement.

Virtual Classroom: Delivering Primary Care to People Living with HIV

For more information contact:

Amanda Galambos
HIV Primary Care Capacity Program Coordinator
amanda.galambos@sidcn.ca