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Competition #:01195637
Bargaining Unit:NON-CONTRACT
Close Date:DECEMBER 12, 2018*

Position Summary

We have an exciting opportunity for a Regional Practice Leader in Clinical Education. If you are an innovative leader with a passion for healthcare and work well in a fast paced environment, apply today!

The Regional Practice Leader (RPL), Clinical Education collaborates with a wide range of individuals and groups within and outside Interior Health (IH) to lead the development, management, and communication of region-wide clinical education initiatives to support and enhance the quality of clinical education delivered throughout the region. Specifically, the RPL has operational responsibility for the Employed Student Nursing (ESN) and new graduate program, Specialty Education program, HSPNet (Health Science Placement Network) program, and Regional Perioperative Education (RPEP) program including all staff supporting these programs.

In addition, the RPL engages in an IH-wide perspective to provide leadership and clinical support to practice initiatives across sectors and portfolios. The RPL leads and participates in the building and enhancement of a practice environment that promotes a culture of excellence and safety, respect and collaboration, accountability, and mastery and discovery. The RPL supports clinical practice in a way that is caring, innovative, scientific, and empowering, based on a foundation of leadership and entrepreneurial teamwork. The RPL develops, enhances, and supports professional practice networks to promote the sharing of knowledge, monitoring of practice trends, and identification of opportunities that promote innovation and partnerships for practice improvement.

The RPL is required to work in an environment that is often ambiguous and manage complex projects independently with little supervision. As a result, the RPL is required to possess considerable knowledge of both the health system and current issues that affect professional practice. Strong project management, change management, operational management and facilitation skills are required for this forward-focused position.

Education, Training, and Experience
• A Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. A Master’s degree in education or a health-related field is required.
• A minimum of seven years of recent, related clinical nursing experience with three years in a management/administrative position.
• Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
• Current practicing membership with the relevant professional association.

Skills and Abilities
• Comprehensive knowledge of project and change management principles.
• Ability to lead individuals and project teams while maintaining cohesion, motivation, commitment, and effectiveness.
• Ability to effectively introduce and manage change that is consistent with the vision, purpose, and operating principles of IH.
• Ability to plan, develop, implement, manage, and evaluate programs.
• Effective negotiation skills to address the needs of interdisciplinary teams and medical staff.
• Ability to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate at the organization-wide level.
• Ability to utilize research and experiential knowledge to question and create change and innovation.
• Ability to recognize, appreciate, and incorporate differences in work and pursue own professional growth.
• Exceptional skills in group facilitation, conflict resolution, and group dynamics.
• Demonstrated analytical problem-solving to develop progressive, creative, and innovative enterprise-wide solutions.
• Ability to make sound decisions, work well under pressure, and meet deadlines in an environment subject to constantly changing priorities.
• Advanced oral and written communication skills, including effective presentation and facilitation skills.
• Ability to manage staff and budgets.
• Knowledge and experience working with healthcare union leadership.
• Attentiveness to organizational politics and tensions.
• Proficient computer skills.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT