Advanced Practice Clinical Educator – Emergency

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Full Time 
Monday to Friday; with some flexibility required​                                                 

On August 1, 2017, Providence Healthcare, St. Joseph’s Health Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital integrated to form a new health network. United, the three organizations serve patients, residents and clients across the full spectrum of care, spanning primary care, secondary community care, tertiary and quaternary care services to post-acute through rehabilitation, palliative care and long-term care, while investing in world-class research and education. This is an important and exciting milestone for each of our organizations and the people we care for as we work towards our vision of advancing the health of our patients and our urban communities. 

If you are a strategic and inspiring leader with a passion for partnership, innovation and excellence, St. Joe's needs you to make our community one of the healthiest in Canada.  A strong emphasis on quality practice supports the creation of an innovative practice structure that further supports our commitment to Patient and Family-Centred Care through an Interprofessional Collaborative Care Delivery Model. Come join us as we co-create a different future for health. 

Position Profile:

In your role as the Advanced Practice Clinical Educator (APCE) for Emergency Practice, you will be accountable for the planning, leading, implementing and evaluating of a comprehensive practice and educational program for all members of the interprofessional team. Reporting to the Collaborative Practice Leader, you will work in collaboration with others on the leadership team. You will work to promote clinical excellence in patient and family centred care (PFCC) utilizing your knowledge of evidence based practices working in collaboration with members of the ED leadership team. As the successful candidate, you will continuously role model and mentor others to achieve success. You are an energetic person who takes pride in building strong and effective interpersonal relationships.

As the successful candidate, you will lead staff and support program development in the Emergency Department as a clinical expert, change agent, leader, educator, consultant, researcher, and facilitator. Working with the Corporate Advanced Clinical Practice Educators, other unit-based Advanced Practice Clinical Educators, interprofessional team, and patients and families, you will plan, develop, implement and evaluate the program specific interprofessional practice, education, and orientation programs. Your knowledge and expertise in Emergency Services, best practices for patients, PFCC and interprofessional collaboration, will make you an ideal candidate for this role. Your philosophy of education and practice excellence promotes a positive and continuous learning climate and is enhanced by your enthusiasm and innovation in patient care and clinical education. You will use best practices to continually drive quality improvement by engaging with the interprofessional team to assess, plan, implement and evaluate change initiatives. As a role model of professional behavior, you will be instrumental in creating a professional climate within St. Joe’s to enable the organization to achieve its vision as the Best Community Teaching Health Centre in Canada. Our Emergency Department provides comprehensive and a wide range of services in our Community. As the only ED serving southwest Toronto, our top priority is to provide the community with excellent access to a variety of emergency services. Our ED treats over 300 patients every day. Approximately 70% of the APCE’s time will be spent in the ED to support staff with knowledge transfer and application of best-practices.

*May be required to rotate through different areas of assignment based on skills and operational needs.

Responsibilities:

The Advanced Practice Clinical Educator (Emergency) improves patient care by:

  • Identifying clinical practice learning needs
  • Designing, implementing and evaluating initiatives/educational programs that meet patient/staff needs
  • Coaching interprofessional staff with clinical decision making, in a fast-paced highly complex and acute environment
  • Demonstrating a strong understanding of care needs of patients and families requiring Emergency Services, and in supporting to staff to provide exceptional care to patients, with optimal patient outcomes
  • Developing and coordinating processes and strategies that enable and advance professional practice and ongoing education/training.
  • Develop processes that ensure evidence-based practice.
  • Assisting/leading the implementation of evidence-based practice guidelines.
  • Promote and model an environment that fosters continuous learning and professional practice for program staff.
  • Supporting nursing orientation and other corporate initiatives

There are five major competencies for high performance as an Advanced Practice Clinical Educator: clinical expertise, consultation, education and coaching, facilitation, and self-assessment and development. We are looking for an experienced clinician with advanced knowledge and skills who enjoys a high pace environment and can move the program forward from a professional practice and educational perspective. We are also looking for someone who is flexible with scheduling.

Qualifications:

  1. Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing required.
  2. Master’s Degree in Nursing or related field required or currently enrolled with anticipated completion in two (2) years.
  3. Current Certificate of Competence with the College of Nurses of Ontario and member in good standing.
  4. Current CPR certification required.
  5. Certification in ACLS and PALS required, TNCC preferred.
  6. Canadian Nursing Association Certificate in Emergency Nursing required or completed within 2 years of start date.
  7. Minimum of 5 years recent clinical Emergency Department practice.
  8. Demonstrated competence in the design, delivery and evaluation of innovative educational programs for staff in a health care environment.
  9. Demonstrated competence in adult education.
  10. Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with multidisciplinary team & community partners.
  11. Demonstrated ability to develop a system to validate learning, and ensure that practice changes are measured, sustained and improve outcomes.
  12. Experience using project management skills and methodologies in examining & re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing & implementing new strategies & procedures.
  13. A track record of ensuring evidence based research, and evolving recognized standards are used to guide practice changes.
  14. Strong commitment to life-long learning and professional development.
  15. Proven strong consultation /communication/critical thinking/problem-solving skills – written and oral.
  16. Proficient with Microsoft Office computer software applications.
  17. Demonstrated ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities.
  18. Demonstrated effective leadership, project management, time management and organizational skills required.
  19. Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to establish positive relationships with all staff and physicians on the team is required.
  20. Membership in a relevant professional organization is an asset.
  21. Satisfactory attendance record.

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If you are interested and qualified for this position, we invite you to send us your resume to hrjob@stjoestoronto.ca. Please note while we value all applicants only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.