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Nurse Clinician

Employer
Responsive Health Management
Location
Markham, Ontario
Closing date
Apr 6, 2024

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Discipline
Registered Nurse
Work Setting
Other - Work Setting
Area of Practice
Clinical Care, General Nursing
Hours
Full-time
"How do you live in the moment?"

We are passionate about 'Making Every Moment Matter'™. We are seeking a candidate that shares our values - a person who has a passion to make a difference, who has a strong moral compass and who has a commitment to teamwork. The ideal candidate is a warm and loving person who makes meaningful connections with those they are caring for.

The Nurse Clinician reports to the Vice President of Clinical Services and is responsible for advising, directing, and supporting professional nursing practice in the assigned homes in addition to supporting Nurse Clinician colleagues. Nurse Clinician is a resource to the Homes in matters of Ministry of Long Term Care compliance issues and high-risk situations.

Responsibilities:
  • Works with the Directors of Nursing on strategic planning and the setting of annual goals and objectives.
  • Provides guidance and direction to the nursing team in the areas of resident care, services, and legislative requirements.
  • Supports and contributes to the development of corporate policies and procedures in the nursing areas.
  • Assists the assigned homes to maintain compliance with all applicable statutes, regulations, and government requirements.
  • Provides guidance and support in the development of nursing operating budgets.
  • Provides leadership and is actively involved in the development of special programs utilizing an interdisciplinary and interfacility approach.
  • Supports and collaborates with the other team members including the colleague Nurse Clinician and Corporate Staff Development Coordinator
  • Assists with the recruitment, hiring, and onboarding of Directors of Nursing and other key staff.
  • Provides input to the Directors of Nursing performance reviews.
  • Meets with assigned Homes' nursing key leaders on a regular basis and provides guidance on compliance issues, risk management, and other resident care issues.
  • Assists with marketing and public relations.
  • Provides guidance and support on new funding initiatives and input into how funds need to be spent/allocated for each Home.
  • Monitors the Q.I. program in the resident care services areas and provides feedback to the Directors of Nursing and at the Joint DON meetings.
  • Performs random quality improvement activities in assigned homes to ensure that evidence-based practices are followed and MLTC and other legislative standards are adhered to.
  • Provides leadership and is actively involved in the review of the assigned Home's nursing programs and services annually and provides feedback through a written report to each Home. Provides guidance and assistance in the development of action plans and implementation processes aimed at minimizing identified gaps.
  • Researches evidence-based practices in quality improvement and suggests organizational changes to the internal quality improvement system as required.
  • Provides a supportive and learning environment for homes to become empowered and adopt new processes, best practices, and evidence-based research methods
  • Identifies potential liability issues and collaborates with senior staff to minimize/mitigate risk.
  • Must have a valid Ontario Drivers License, reliable vehicle and be able to travel to various homes situated in South Western Ontario, mainly in and around Hamilton
  • Any and all other tasks as assigned

Qualifications:

The qualifications needed to join our family are as follows:
  • A Registered Nurse with advanced courses in gerontology and health care services administration
  • Proven Director of Care experience in LTC
  • Good written and oral communication skills, leadership, and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of nursing operational budgets
  • Sound knowledge of the FLTCHA and Regulation 79/10, CNO standards, and other relevant legislation
  • Proven experience in facility management
  • Positive working attitude
  • Exceptional team-building skills are a must
  • Ability to work in a matrix-style management structure
  • Open and approachable
  • Must be able to problem solve in complex situations, and make decisions using sound judgment
  • Ability to embrace various skills from the team to maximize the potential to enhance the well-being of all individuals
  • Must have a clear vulnerable sector screen, no older than 6 months, TB test results less than 6 months old, must be able to provide three supervisory reference
  • COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment

What do we offer you?
  • Competitive wages
  • Employee perks
  • Support for personal and professional growth
  • Employee benefits
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program
  • Matching RRSP contribution
  • Medication training provided

We look forward to speaking with you and Making Every Moment Matter™. Although we appreciate all applicants' interest, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

We are committed to inclusion, diversity, and equity in the workplace, and we welcome applications from all persons. Our organization takes the accessibility needs of employees and candidates with disabilities into account during the position summary review process. Employees and candidates are required to notify their Director/Manager/Supervisor or Hiring Manager if they have any accessibility needs, and the organization will work with the employee to address them.

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