Manager - Professional Practice & Education

  • Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre
  • Mar 19, 2024
Full time Manager

Job Description

Job Summary & Requirements: 

Reporting to the Operations Director, Professional Practice, IPAC, & Allied Health Services, this position has a strong focus on leading, innovating, and implementing progressive and sustainable practices that promote health professional excellence and evidence-based practice.  As RVH prepares to launch a new strategic plan, this role will be integral in propelling practice forward supporting education and development both internally and externally with our regional partners.  This role will support the strategic oversight for Clinical Nurse Educators, and Clinical Nurse Specialists. This role is pivotal in establishing high performing relationships across the organization, building partnerships, and serving as a resource and change agent in operationalizing strategies that support professional practice and the delivery of safe, quality patient care.   The successful candidate will ensure ongoing excellence in evidence-based care, research, program evaluation and teaching, while maximizing opportunities for interprofessional learning and fostering an innovative, accountable, supportive and outcome focused culture.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborates with the Professional Practice Department and other stakeholders to ensure that clinical practice is consistent with the vision, mission and values of the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre and meets the standards of regulatory colleges
  • Contributes to building a culture of inclusivity, psychological safety, and support across the organization
  • Monitoring and evaluating the roles and responsibilities of direct reports to ensure team members provide education to support and deliver safe, quality patient care that aligns with organizational and regulatory college standards
  • Evaluates, optimizes, and supports onboarding and orientation processes of new clinicians
  • Evaluates, optimizes, and supports ongoing education programs provided and identifies further opportunities for educational options to our regional partners.
  • Ensures excellence in patient care and service delivery through continuous quality improvement processes that include planning, quality monitoring and risk avoidance
  • Ability to work effectively and demonstrates composure to meet multiple and competing deadlines.
  • Monitor and evaluate clinical outcomes and utilize data to support planning decisions as it relates to the provision of clinical services
  • Provide leadership in development, maintenance, and evaluation of a collaborative operational structure
  • Investigate, design, lead and evaluate innovative practice changes through the Clinical Nurse Educators and the Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Participates in determining the strategic directions especially related to the nursing profession by participating in academic and professional activities within the organization and with our community and academic partners
  • Contributes positively to patient care through the application of evidence based practice. Leads Clinical Nurse Educators and Clinical Nurse Specialists to disseminate findings, promote critical thinking and implement evidence based practice
  • Assume responsibility for budgetary planning, monitoring, and controlling human and financial resources.
  • Assists with overall Professional Practice Department Planning
  • Collaborates with other managers, directors and staff to develop short and long term plans for units or programs
  • Participates on regional and Health Centre based committees, task forces and working groups applicable to area of practice


  • Current registered member in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario required.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing required.
  • Master’s level preparation in a health-related field or education is preferred.
  • Canadian Nurses Association certification in chosen specialty required.
  • Member of Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) required
  • Certificate or education related to leadership and development required
  • Certification or training in Project Management and/or Change Management preferred


  • 2-5 years progressive leadership required, preference in professional practice.
  • Experience leading and facilitating Corporate-Wide initiatives required (i.e.RNAO Best Practice Guidelines)
  • 2-5 years’ experience in a Clinical Nurse Educator and/or Clinical Nurse Specialist related role preferred
  • Presenter and/or author of local, provincial or national publications and/or presentations preferred


  • Proven ability to develop and execute corporate-wide professional practice initiatives required
  • Demonstrates excellence in interpersonal communication, coaching, mentoring and team building skills that facilitate positive interactions among all members of the health care team required
  • Demonstrated experience with developing policies, procedures, and medical directives required
  • Demonstrates a clear understand of RHPA legislation and discipline specific standards of care
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate clinical performance, mentor, support, assess clinical needs and plan appropriate educations strategies
  • Demonstrates commitment to collaborative practice
  • Experience in advancing best practices
  • Proven team player who fosters a positive work culture and values strong, collaborative relationships
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to handle multiple projects
  • Demonstrated time management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated performance management skills and knowledge of related regulatory standards
  • Demonstrated project and change management skills
  • Demonstrates behaviours consistent with RVH’s Values and the Strategic Plan


  • Computer literacy in word, excel, Meditech and other leader related tools (i.e. time card management and performance management software)
  • Satisfactory criminal reference screening prior to hire
  • Travel will be required for this role, focused on off site locations and support of offsite team members

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Barrie, Ontario