The Professional Practice, Nursing Department has an opportunity for a
Reporting to the Professional Practice Chief Nursing, the Advance Practice Nurse will facilitate clinical care, research, education, leadership, consultation and collaboration utilizing a dynamic approach that is flexible and targeted to the patient, family and organizational needs. The successful candidate will partner with the clinical manager to facilitate and maintain accountability for standardized clinical best practice; will work collaboratively with interdisciplinary and leadership teams to develop, execute, facilitate and sustain scholarly nursing practice and exemplary patient care. The Advance Practice leader will be involved in shaping the strategic direction of the various clinical programs, as well as advocate for scholarly gerontological care with key internal and external stakeholders within the health care system.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
· Provides expert knowledge to advance care and meet the needs of residents/patients and families
· Leads program development and new models of care delivery for the population served, in collaboration with the program leadership team
· Monitors Local Health Integration Network (‘LHIN’), Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care standards and relevant legislation/regulations for compliance and collaborates on strategies to address shortfalls
· Collaborates with program leadership to ensure the implementation and sustainability of exemplary clinical practices
· Assumes a leadership role within the program and the interdisciplinary team to develop solutions/service delivery models that provide exceptional patient/family care.
· Encourages and modeling critical clinical inquiry that drives the development of nursing research and improves patient care
· Contributes to the improvement of clinical outcomes based on best available evidence and efficient utilization of resources
· Collaborates on patient safety and risk management issues including the development of improvement plans to address shortfall.
Qualifications include but are not limited to:
· Master’s degree in Nursing or equivalent is required
· Current Certificate of Competence in good standing from the College of Nurses of Ontario (‘CNO’) is required
· Three (3) years recent geriatric experience and expert practice skills required
· Experience in adult education/curriculum development and delivery
· Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
· Superior communication skills and ability to communicate effectively to direct and motivate team and others, maintaining a persuasive and credible presentation style at all levels of the organization
· Ability to distill complex information into clear, concise messages
· Ability to influence others and able to establish credibility with all levels of the organization, challenging the status quo and being a catalyst for positive change
· Excellent organizational, planning and time management skills
· Ability to manage multiple, often competing priorities.
· Demonstrated effective critical thinking, analytical, decision making and problem-resolution skills
· Demonstrated expertise and ability to apply, teach, coach and mentor individuals and teams
Baycrest provides care and service to approximately 2,000 people a day through a unique continuum of care system, ranging from wellness programs, residential housing and outpatient clinics, to a 472-bed nursing home, and a 300-bed complex continuing care facility with an acute care unit. Baycrest is a world-class leader in innovation in aging, with the acclaimed Rotman Research Institute, considered one of the premier brain institutes in the world, and the Kunin-Lunenfeld Applied and Evaluative Research Unit (‘KLAERU’), which supports clinical research and application of research findings directly to patient care. Most recently, Baycrest was called to lead the The Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (C-ABHI): C-ABHI is a solution accelerator for the aging and brain health sector.