Feb 15, 2019Full time
POSITION SUMMARY The Director, Professional Practice will establish and sustain a professional practice and collaborative learning environment that supports and advances evidence-based practice, regulatory standards and maximizes each profession’s ability to achieve the full potential of their role, and facilitates continuous improvement through knowledge translation. The Director, Professional Practice is responsible for the promotion and enhancement of professional nursing and allied health practice throughout the organization, in alignment with the mission, vision, values and strategic direction of the hospital. In addition, the Director understands healthcare issues, trends and technology; and advises the strategic planning, management, service delivery, organization and evaluation of standards of professional practice. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Provides strategic leadership for the development of a dynamic, professional practice environment recognized for clinical excellence and patient focused care. Provides strategic leadership in the development of a comprehensive nursing strategy ensuring full scope of practice in accordance with CNO standards. In collaboration with the Chief Nurse Executive is responsible for academic relations with Faculties and Schools of Nursing. Provides mentorship and development to advanced practice nurses including Nurse Clinicians, Clinical Nurse Specialists and Nurse Practitioners in the domain of professional practice development and education. Provides visible leadership through coaching, mentoring, modeling, enabling and inspiring clinical staff throughout the organization. Directly responsible for the Professional Practice Leaders (PPLs), and other Professional Practice staff. Create a continuous learning environment, foster a spirit of inquiry, and provide a framework and opportunities for professional development. Co-ordinates development, implementation and evaluation of Nursing Secretariat and related submissions. Collaborates on strategies to achieve superior clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction. Supports the Patient Family Advisory Council and promotes their involvement in appropriate hospital processes. Promotes MH as a leader in health care services through the development of presentations at conferences, workshops, and papers. QUALIFICATIONS Completion of Masters in Nursing or equivalent. Current Registration as RN or RN (EC) with College of Nurses of Ontario. Minimum of five (5) years of experience in clinical practice. Minimum three (3) to five (5) years of demonstrated experience in a progressive leadership role(s). Working knowledge of Regulated Health Professions Act, Regulatory College Standards and related health care legislation. Involvement in professional organizations. Practices related to project planning; management and implementation experience; leadership for MOHLTC strategies or initiatives. Ability to perform duties in a professional and courteous manner and produce high quality work while meeting deadlines in accordance with the fast pace of organizational transition. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Evidence of team approach to negotiation and problem resolution. Excellent analytical skills. Exercises initiative and good judgment with an ability to multitask. Evidence of knowledge exchange (presentations, publications) and new knowledge development (clinical evaluation). Compliance with confidentiality. Computer literacy in a windows environment with Word; Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Knowledge of applicable legislative and Mackenzie Health policies. Client service oriented, effectively integrating diverse points of view. Demonstrates leadership competencies consistent with position level. Proven attendance record. Demonstrates understanding and complies with patient and staff safety policies and procedures that foster a safe and inclusive environment for all. Ability to perform the essential duties of the job. Effectively uses empathy in interactions with others. Demonstrates behaviours consistent with Mackenzie Health’s Commitment to Caring. Models behaviour that is aligned with the values of Mackenzie Health – Excellence, Leadership and Empathy. Commitment to providing an exceptional experience for staff and clients within a challenging and exciting health care environment. *You may be required to work at any site of Mackenzie Health.