Clinical Practice Leader - Emergency Department

Scarborough and Hospital [SRH ]is seeking a high energy and dynamic healthcare leader to join its team to serve as Regular Full Time Clinical Practice Leader [CPL], Emergency Medicine Program. The Clinical Practice Leader works closely with the Director, Emergency Services, Physicians, Managers, and the interdisciplinary team and is responsible to strengthen professional practice within the organization. 

The Clinical Practice Leader (CPL) will be responsible for facilitating and providing leadership in the development of a comprehensive orientation and evaluation plan for nurses within the emergency department and supporting units. The CPL has a corporate role to promote professional practice, through the orientation program and participation in the corporate professional practice education calendar. The CPL will also support and participate in quality and safety initiatives: coach and mentor staff while promoting clinical champions. Responsibilities include extensive review of clinical research; development, review and revision of program and corporate policies and procedures; revision and implementation of order sets and care pathways utilizing research that is evidence based and meets best practice guidelines. The CPL will participate in the implementation and evaluation of patient care processes, patient & family centered care and procedures at SRH. 

• Current Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario 
• Baccalaureate degree completed in Nursing 
• Masters Degree completed or in progress in Nursing, Education or Health discipline 
• Minimum 5 years related clinical/clinical teaching experience in the Emergency Department 
• Current BCLS, PALS and ACLS certification 
• Demonstrated knowledge of adult learning theory, tools, techniques and principles 
Knowledgeable with Quality Based Procedures, care pathways and best practices guidelines 
• Familiar with CNO standards and guidelines 
• Experience with project management or program planning, as well as the Lean philosophy and continuous quality improvement, preferred 
• Experience with developing policies and procedures and learning packages for both staff and patients 
• Evidence of strong mentoring, teaching, organizational and prioritization skills, with the ability to work well in stressful situations 
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, and documentation skills with the ability to work well with patients, families, all levels of staff and the community 
• Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively with all team members 
• Excellent computer skills including word, power point and excel and competency in information and communication technology 
• Demonstrated pattern of good attendance 
• Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to SRH’s comprehensive safety programs and practices including staff safety, patient safety, and environmental safety and participates in regular in-service education in this area. 
• Must demonstrate a commitment to customer service when dealing with patients, colleagues, volunteers and other members of the community and public 

• Ability to speak another language is an asset 
• OHA CTAS instructor 
• Completion of Emergency Certificate 
• Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Instructor 
• Experience with electronic documentation 
• Experience with on-line learning modules (creating, developing) 
• Current PALS and ACLS instructor status