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Regional Practice Leader
Location:Kelowna
Facility:KELOWNA CHSC
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Competition #:01283871
Employee Type:TERM SPECIFIC FULL TIME
Bargaining Unit:NON-CONTRACT
Facility:KELOWNA CHSC
Department:IH CNO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
Reports To:CHIEF NURSING OFFICER & PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE LEAD
Close Date:JULY 16, 2019*
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Position Summary

The Regional Practice Leader (RPL) 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 initiatives to support and enhance the quality of care delivered throughout the region.

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, and facilitation skills are required for this forward-focused position.
 
Qualifications

• A Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. A Master’s degree in a health-related field is required.
• A minimum of seven years of recent, related acute care 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.

LEADS Capabilities
Demonstrates all LEADS Capabilities, in particular:
• Leads Self – self-awareness, demonstrates character
• Engages Others – fosters the development of others, communicates effectively, builds effective teams
• Achieves Results – sets direction, takes action to implement decisions, assesses & evaluates results
• Develops Coalitions – builds partnerships & networks to create results, demonstrates a commitment to customers & service, navigates socio-political environments
• System Transformation – demonstrates systems/critical thinking, strategically oriented to the future, champions & orchestrates change

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