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Professional Practice Coordinator, Full Time

Competition:

310-21

Department / Unit:

Professional Practice

Position Type:

Full Time

Bargaining Unit:

Non-Union

Posting Date:

2021/06/24 12:00

Closing Date:

N/A


The Professional Practice Coordinator (PPC) is accountable for the advancement of a collaborative Inter-professional Practice environment at Headwaters Health Care Centre that influences outstanding patient experience and best practice standards exceeding legislative requirements. The PPC advances best practice standard across all clinical programs in accordance with the Regulated Health Profession Act (RHPA). The PPC collaborates across the health centre, our Ontario Health Team (OHT) partners as well as liaises with our Regional Partners to advance education and research related to standards and best practices.

The Professional Practice Coordinator leads the identification, development, coordination and evaluation of current best practices and research for all health disciplines to ensure excellence in clinical practice and patient safety. The PPC will lead inter-professional initiatives intended to improve standards of care, quality and patient safety and works collaboratively to support and advance the patient experience.

DUTIES INCLUDE:

• Collaborates with the Clinical Leadership Team (CLT) to develop, implement and align practice standards consistent with the hospital’s strategic priorities, the RHPA, professional standards and accreditation standards.
• Develops, implements, and evaluates, patient-centred, interdisciplinary models of care delivery in a collaborative model.
• Researches, implements, and evaluates professional practice standards in alignment with evidence-based practice.
• Develops, implements & evaluates the required educational material for all health disciplines in a collaborative environment to support clinical orientation.
• Works with Program/Department Managers (i) to evaluate professional staff and (ii) to address performance issues related to professional standards and scope of practice for all health disciplines
• Identifies, recommends and facilitates professional practice education in alignment with the strategic priorities of the organization
• Maintains current knowledge of emerging professional practice issues, legislation requirements and standards, advises, and makes recommendations to Administration and the Professional Practice Advisory Council (PPAC) on these matters.
• Serves as Chair of and resource to the PPAC.
• Serves as a Resource to administrative, professional staff, and physicians regarding scope of practice within and between disciplines with a view to maximizing scope to achieve quality, patient-centred care.
• Promotes the use of evidence-based practice in relation to standards, policies and procedures, clinical practice guidelines, quality indicators, and the measurement of patient care outcomes.
• Develops, reviews, implements and revises relevant professional practice documents.
• Initiates and participates in Continuous Quality Improvement related to Professional Practice.
• Supports opportunities for professional development, continuing education and innovative approaches to professional practice.
• Actively seeks to enhance the capacity of professional staff to critically analyze and problem solve regarding professional practice issues by coaching, mentoring, modeling, educating and facilitating.
• Acts a resource for non-regulated and ancillary support staff about applicable legislation, patient centred care and models of care delivery.
• Develops partnerships and linkages with Regulatory Colleges, professional associations and networks as required.
• Establishes and maintains contacts with academic institutions for professional development and ongoing support for professional student placements.
• Prepares and submits reports and funding application for the advancement of Professional Practice as required
• Supports and collaborates on the Accreditation Canada Process
• Promotes an environment that encourages and supports change using change management theory
• Acts as a liaison for HHCC and leads activities associated with documentation standardization and program alignment with our regional partners and OHT partners as it relates to practice updates and new implementations.
• The PPC will support the review of significant patient safety events to support the Quality of Care Review process as required and work with the department manager and CRN in the development of the timeline.
• All employees of Headwaters Health Care Centre are responsible to contribute to a transparent culture of patient and staff safety by adhering to and abiding by patient and staff safety policies and procedures set by HHCC.
• Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Registered Nurse in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
• Master's Degree preferred; Baccalaureate required
• A minimum of 5 years Previous clinical experience required; critical care experience an asset
• Current BCLS, ACLS, PALS certification is preferred
• 2 years of proven success in an educator or professional practice role is preferred
• Professional association membership as appropriate
• Strong interpersonal, coaching, mentoring and team building skills that facilitate positive interactions among all members of the health care team
• Possesses highly developed analytical, problem solving, critical thinking skills and the ability to introduce and effectively facilitate change an understanding of adult learning principles
• Demonstrated patient and family centered philosophy
• Demonstrated focus on patient and staff safety through quality management.
• Experience within a unionized environment an asset
• Strong clinical decision-making and organizational skills with a commitment to professional development
• Flexible, organized and self-directed; has initiative and independent judgment
• Ability to provide leadership, support and critical analysis in stressful, complex, clinical and emotional situations
• Possesses effective communication and conflict management skills.
• Excellent performance and attendance records
• Excellent facilitation and presentation skills

 


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