Headquartered on a 22-acre campus in Ontario and fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, Baycrest is the global leader in developing anproviding innovations in aging and brain health.
Baycrest is unique in the world, combining a comprehensive system of care for aging patients, one of the world's top research institutes in cognitive neuroscience, dedicated centres focused on mitigating the impact of age-related illness and impairment, and unmatched global knowledge exchange and commercialization capacity.
Baycrest is the global leader in developing and providing innovations in aging and brain health. Baycrest is unique in the world, combining a comprehensive system of care for aging patients, one of the world's top research institutes in cognitive neuroscience, dedicated centres focused on mitigating the impact of age-related illness and impairment, and unmatched global knowledge exchange and commercialization capacity.
Fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, Baycrest is playing an important role in training and enlightening future professionals who will have the responsibility of caring for our aging population. Each year we provide students with practical on-site training in almost every health-care discipline.
The Baycrest Innovation Engine develops, evaluates and transfers new practices, knowledge and products from our health sciences platform to the division at Baycrest responsible for bringing products to market, and has a system-wide impact on care delivery, quality of life and health and wellness.
Baycrest, a world-class leader in innovation in aging, provides care through a unique continuum of care system ranging from wellness programs, residential housing and outpatient clinics to a 472-bed nursing home, and a 300 bed complex continuing care facility.
A strategic focus of Baycrest is to be a workplace of choice - where we attract, develop and retain the most talented and committed leaders and staff, a workplace that supports and encourages an environment where our people can excel and achieve their personal best.
The Professional Practice, Nursing department has an opportunity for an ADVANCED PRACTICE LEADER Nursing Non-Union – 1.00 F.T.E. – 70.0 Hours Bi-weekly Temporary Full-Time (Approximately 1 year)
About the Position Reporting to the Director of Nursing, the Advance Practice Nurse will be responsible for clinical care, research, education, leadership, consultation and collaboration utilizing a dynamic approach that is flexible and targeted to the patient, family and organizational needs. The Advance Practice Nurse will work collaboratively with interdisciplinary and leadership teams to develop, execute, facilitate and sustain scholarly nursing practice and exemplary patient care. The Advance Practice Nurse will also work with the clinical managers to facilitate and maintain accountability for standardized clinical best practice, and will be involved in shaping the strategic direction of the various clinical programs, as well as advocate for scholarly gerontological care with key internal and external stakeholders within the health care system.
Responsibilities include: Leadership: Nursing & Clinical Services • Providing expert knowledge to advance care and meet the needs of residents/patients and families. • Leading program development and new models of care delivery for the population served, in collaboration with the program leadership team. • Modeling, encouraging and enabling exemplary care at the bedside. • Assuming a leadership role within the program and the interdisciplinary team to develop solutions and service delivery models that provide exceptional patient/family care. • Developing, implementing and evaluating, in a collaborative manner, a sustainable approach to ensure standardized, evidence-based nursing practice across the organization. • Authoring clinical policies and procedures and medical directives that facilitate evidence-based practice. • Acting as clinical resource ‘on call’ on a rotational basis. • Monitoring Local Health Integration Network (‘LHIN’), Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care standards and relevant legislation/regulations for compliance and collaborates on strategies to address shortfalls. • Working collaboratively with other programs and services to ensure quality patient outcomes and effective transitions of patients between programs and care settings. • Fostering inter-professional collaboration in all aspects of practice. • Actively participating on external committees for the program/organization. • Providing clinical consultation to other programs and settings. • Taking a lead role in the implementation of Required Organizational Practices (‘ROP’) mandated by Accreditation Canada. • Leading the implementation of best practice guidelines including Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (‘RNAO’) across the organization.
Leadership: Staff Resources • Fostering leadership development through guiding, mentoring and coaching. • Working collaboratively with program leaders in the performance review and management process. • Ensuring individual and organizational accountability standards are met and quality improvement programs are initiated, as necessary. • Collaborating with staff members to develop, execute and evaluate a professional development plan for performance reviews • Collaborating with program leadership and human resources to recruit, retain and implement performance management strategies. • Creating a strategy to positively enhance team functioning, in partnership with program leadership.
Leadership: Education • Providing leadership in the nursing discipline. • Maintaining involvement in the continuous development, review and knowledge translation of clinical policies and procedures. • Facilitating nursing education across the continuum by developing a continuing education strategy for staff to enhance the academic nursing environment through student placement opportunities in partnership with the Education Department. • Developing, implementing and evaluating, in a collaborative manner, an enhanced nursing orientation program that is targeted to new staff needs. • Developing a plan to guide and support staff to practice within their full professional scope. • Delivering education using multiple and creative strategies including; teaching at the bedside, clinical simulation, electronic formats, huddles and didactic sessions. • Participating in skills and knowledge development initiatives.
Leadership: Research • Providing leadership in the application of best practice, evidence-based research. • Utilizing a best practice framework to guide change management strategies and utilizes data to inform decision making. • Encouraging and modeling critical clinical inquiry that drives the development of nursing research and improves patient care. • Contributing to the improvement of clinical outcomes based on best available evidence and efficient utilization of resources. • Translating and disseminating gerontological knowledge through local, national and international venues.
Patient Safety • Performing job responsibilities in a manner that supports Baycrest’s safety culture. • Collaborating on patient safety and risk management issues including the development of improvement plans to address shortfalls. • Understanding key patient/client safety concepts, i.e. adverse events, sentinel events, incidents and risks. • Recognizing and responding appropriately, in accordance with established policies and processes, to patient/client safety events. • Reporting/communicating all patient/client safety events, incidents, near misses, good catches, etc. • Identifying the potential risks presented by one’s own daily practice, and ways to minimize risk. • Performing daily practices utilizing safe and high-quality standards for patients/clients.
Qualifications include: • Masters degree in Nursing is required. • Current Certificate of Competence in good standing from the College of Nurses of Ontario (‘CNO’) is required. • Membership in the Canadian Association of Advanced Practice Nurses (‘CAAPN’) is an asset. • Three (3) years recent related experience and expert practice skills. • Experience in adult education/curriculum development and delivery. • Demonstrated experience in the application of best practice research. • Strategic change management leadership experience. • Computer skills that include the ability to use Microsoft Office software including Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook. • Superior verbal, written, listening and presentation communication skills. • Ability to communicate effectively to direct and motivate team and others, maintaining a persuasive and credible presentation style at all levels of the organization. • Superior presentation and facilitation skills. • Effective stakeholder engagement, interpersonal skills and communication skills to ensure effective communication at all levels of the organization including staff, clients/residents and their families and other external contacts. • Ability to distill complex information into clear, concise messages. • Ability to influence others and able to establish credibility with all levels of the organization, challenging the status quo and being a catalyst for positive change. • Excellent organizational, planning and time management skills. • Ability to manage multiple, often competing priorities. • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, client-focused environment. • Demonstrated effective critical thinking, analytical, decision making and problem-resolution skills. • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary setting • Proven superior collaborative leadership skills. • Demonstrated ability to translate nursing education, research results into clinical best practice. • Demonstrated knowledge of current practice particularly, with a geriatric population. • Demonstrated expertise and ability to apply, teach, coach and mentor individuals and teams. • Demonstrated success in establishing, leading and maintaining positive change through the implementation of professional practice initiatives. • Familiarity with the relevant provisions of the Regulated Health Professions Act and its regulations. • Demonstrated knowledge of other legislation governing/impacting on the Nursing profession and the implications on clinical practice. • Ability to work with inter-professional teams and patient- centered program management structure.
Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume quoting job posting number 12-0716 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Baycrest appreciates all applications to this position, only those candidates that are selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you!
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