RHPS Education and Teaching Work Remuneration Application Form

Please note that requests falling within Facility Engagement funding guidelines are not guaranteed for approval. The ultimate decision to fund request(s) for remuneration for education and teaching work is with the RHPS Executive and is based upon alignment with current priorities and available funds which will be reviewed each year. Approval will be for a limited time period for education and teaching work that contributes to a clear outcome/impact.

This funding is intended for sessional funding for Medical Staff members who lead education sessions for nursing or allied health at Richmond Hospital.

Criteria at a glance:

  1. Application must be made by an RHPS member in good standing.
  2. Educational sessions must be at the request or with permission of a VCH manager or educator (i.e. PCC, nurse educator, nurse manager).
  3. Maximum 8 hours total of sessional funding per year per RHPS member.
  4. Preparation time for PowerPoint slides can be paid to a maximum of 3 hours per hour of presentation time. Preparation for sim-based sessions can be paid to a maximum of 1 hour of preparation time per 1 hour of sim time.
  5. RHPS members are not being paid otherwise for their time for this session by other funding.
  6. All applications will be considered individually and additional information may be requested to ensure it meets the criteria.
  7. Medical staff participating in an interactive (i.e. Sims) session but not hosting it may be eligible for sessional time for participation but not preparation.
  8. This is a new program for RHPS and the criteria and application process may change as we set up this new funding stream.
  9. Application for funding should be completed prior to educational sessions and claims must be submitted within 2 months of completion of the session.

Examples of sessions eligible for funding:

  1. Simulation (Sims) sessions that include nursing and allied health (i.e. in OR, ER, Birth Center, ward)
  2. Presentations at Nurse Education Days (formal presentations)
  3. Other educational sessions that are requested by a VCH manager

Examples of education that is NOT funded:

  1. Informal education of nursing or allied health (i.e. at the bedside, in the OR, etc.)
  2. Informal or formal teaching of medical students, residents or fellows
  3. Informal or formal teaching of other medical staff (consider applying for Interdepartmental Collaboration funding to fund opportunities to discuss and collaborate on clinically relevant topics).


  1. Complete the application form below for remuneration for a session or series of sessions prior to work being done. You only need to submit this once for the same session series. A new application is required for a different session series.
  2. The RHPS Executive will review each request independently and base its decisions to best support Richmond Hospital physician representation. In an effort to ensure equitability across the medical staff, there will be a maximum of 8 sessional hours that can be claimed per physician (per fiscal year), unless authorized by the RHPS Executive.
  3. Once approved, your meeting series will be uploaded as an activity on FEMS and will appear in your drop-down menu of available activities to claim.
  4. Submit your claim(s). Your claim(s) may need to be verified by the session host/lead and/or your Department/Division Head.
  5. Upon submission of your request, you will receive a notification within 4 business days.
  6. You may be asked to account for your contribution to the education/teaching session(s) by looping back to the RHPS Executive on the work.


The Richmond Hospital Physician Society (RHPS) has a goal to support meaningful physician engagement and representation to better serve our community of physicians, our patients and the Vancouver Coastal Health-Richmond Community of Care. We strive to foster a culture where physicians have an active role in healthcare planning and decision-making, in addition to the provision of healthcare, when it comes to issues affecting physicians, their workplace and their patients.

To this end, the RHPS has committed funding in accordance with the Facility Engagement funding guidelines, to recognize the time its members are dedicating to representing the “physician voice” when it goes above and beyond the regular scope of their work and role within Richmond Hospital to provide education and teaching to nursing and allied healthcare professionals.

Priority and approval will be given to requests that are in line with RHPS’ priorities as defined by the 2019 Memorandum of Understanding and our members’ input. These are to:

  • Improve communication and relationships among the medical staff so that their views are more effectively represented
  • Prioritize issues that significantly affect physicians and patient care
  • Support medical staff contributions to the development and achievement of Health Authority plans and initiatives that directly affect physicians
  • Have meaningful interactions between the medical staff and Health Authority leaders, including physicians in formal HA medical leadership roles

    Please note:

    • The information provided in this Education & Teaching Work Remuneration Request form will not be shared without your permission. For more information, please refer to RHPS' Privacy Policy.
    • The form cannot be saved mid-progress. Please ensure you are able to complete and submit the form once you have started.
    • Questions can be directed to the RHPS Executive at rhps@rhpsengagement.ca.
    Education & Teaching Work Remuneration Request

    Member Info

    Session Info

    11. Are you being compensated for this/these session(s) through another source? *
    12. Will you be claiming Royal College MOC Sections 1, 2, or 3 credits? *

    14. Session date(s) and time(s):
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    Session start time: *
    Session end time: *
    Cannot exceed allowable maximum of 8 hours per physician, per fiscal year.
    18. Please indicate rate for remuneration: *

    21. Upload any supporting information here:
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