Director of Clinical Services

  • Kensington Health
  • Sep 24, 2019
Full time Director

Job Description

KENSINGTON HOSPICE:

Kensington Hospice is a division of Kensington Health, a large urban Health Centre operating in Toronto’s Kensington Market neighbourhood. The Hospice is a 10-bed residential program, soon to expand to 19 beds in total.

The Hospice has a strong partnership with Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (PMCC,) providing education, research and Physicians services, as well as clinical leadership from the Department of Supportive Care at PMCC. 

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Kensington Hospice is seeking a Director of Clinical Services whose responsible for the practice, growth, and performance of hospice staff through the direct supervision of clinical supervisors, coordinators and other staff assigned. Responsible for all over site of Hospice operations, as well as program development and participation in other assigned projects of the organization. The Director participates in the direction and management of the hospice and is a liaison between administrative, direct care and support personnel.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Assumes the responsibility for the Hospice program, including development, program management and evaluation, continuous quality improvement activities and adherence to regulatory, and best practice as developed by Hospice Palliative Care Ontario (HPCO) and the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA).

Directs the overall coordination of hospice and related services throughout the continuum of care delivery.

Provides hospice care through the evaluation and assessment of the health history, health promotion, diagnosing medical conditions and management of health problems by directing and developing the plan of care, prescribing medications or treatments, coordinating and collaborating with patients, families and other healthcare practitioners.

Under the supervision of a physician, the nurse practitioner visits residents, completes physical assessments, performs face to face assessments and evaluates hospice eligibility in consultation with the hospice interdisciplinary team. 

  • The successful candidate will provide hospice care through the evaluation and assessment of the health history, health promotion, diagnosing medical conditions, and management of health problems by directing and developing the plan of care, prescribing medications or treatments, coordinating and collaborating with patients, families and other healthcare practitioners. 
  • Responsible for managing the waitlist for hospice care.
  • Participates in the development of policies and clinical service objectives and institutes procedures and systems to accomplish and evaluate compliance and attainment of Kensington Health goals.
  • Assumes a leadership role in the development and growth for Hospice care delivery.
  • Assumes an active role in the professional development of assigned staff, including participation in orientation, ongoing skill development and other mentoring activities. Responsible for maintaining an office environment that fosters the professional growth and development of assigned staff.
  • Responsible for ensuring adequate staffing and proper staff development/education for quality care delivery. In conjunction with Human Resources department, participates in staff recruitment, selection and discipline/termination of employment of staff not performing according to Kensington Health standards in consultation with the Director of Client Services.
  • Identifies and participates in contractual requirements for the programs and manages contracts for performance and cost-effectiveness.
  • Works closely with the Clinicians and Primary Care Physicians to ensure easy navigation for clients and families considering Hospice care services.
  • Participates in budgetary development and implements activities to adhere to fiscal goals.
  • Performs outreach and educational functions to educate community groups, professional colleagues, vendors and other interested parties regarding Hospice care.
  • Participates in program planning and evaluation activities related to the clinical services of the organization.
  • Performs other duties as required including participating in On-Call on a rotating basis with other members of the management team. 

EDUCATION: 

  • Masters prepared Nursing Degree required.
  • Nurse Practitioner preferred.
  • Current Ontario nursing License.

EXPERIENCE: 

  • 5 years’ experience as Clinical Manager/Supervisor or Director (preferred).
  • Hospice Clinical Manager/Supervisor or Hospice Director (2 year preferred). 

Location: Downtown Toronto.

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Please submit resumes by 11:59 PM on Friday, October 11, 2019.

hr@KensingtonHealth.org

Kensington Health Centre thanks all applicants for their interest in advance however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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Kensington Health Centre is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from equity seeking groups. Candidates will be provided with an overview of the various elements of the selection process, such as tests, skills demonstrations, etc. Kensington Health Centre is committed to providing reasonable accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter. 

Job Category

Director, Nurse, Nurse Manager, Nurse Practitioner, Patient Care Manager, Registered Nurse

City

Toronto, ON