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Regional Practice Leader
Location:Kelowna
Facility:KELOWNA CHSC
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Competition #:01389810
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:APRIL 28, 2020*
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Position Summary

We are looking for a Regional Practice Leader to join our team in Kelowna, BC.

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.

This is a term specific full time position until June 14, 2021 or return of incumbent.


TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Scans the environment for emerging practice trends, working with administrators, directors, managers, and staff to plan and implement strategies to address identified needs for emerging issues based on best practice standards.

2. Engages in an IH-wide perspective to provide leadership for clinical practice projects by seeking out and identifying best practices in patient care, ensuring the appropriate structures, system processes, and culture are in place to facilitate ongoing development of a best practice model of care. Acts as a change agent for clinical practice by fostering an environment of innovation and critical thinking.

3. Leads and participates in the development, implementation, and evaluation of effective authority-wide clinical practices. Collaborates and consults with IH decision-makers, external resources, and clinical staff.

4. Develops and recommends budgets for projects; monitors expenditures, variance analysis, and reports; and recommends and implements remedial action.
5. 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.

6. Develops, supports, and participates in research and quality improvement activities that foster effective clinical practices and processes

7. Leads and participates in building a practice environment that promotes a culture of excellence and safety, respect and collaboration, accountability, and mastery and discovery. Supports clinical practice in a way that is caring, innovative, scientific, and empowering, based on a foundation of leadership and entrepreneurial teamwork.

8. Defines own continuing education needs and maintains competency through reading literature, attending appropriate workshops and seminars, and taking advantage of available educational offerings.

9. Advises the Chief Nursing Officer and Professional Practice Lead of significant issues arising that may adversely affect professional practice, operations, or the reputation of the organization.

10. Performs other duties as assigned.
 
Qualifications

Education, Training, and Experience
• 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.

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