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Vancouver Coastal Health
Jan 29, 2023
Full time
Come work as a Clinical Nurse Specialist with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)! Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Clinical Nurse Specialist to join the Regional Hoem Health team. Apply today to join our team!   As a Clinical Nurse Specialist with Vancouver Coastal Health you will: Be responsible for providing leadership and direction in the delivery of nursing care and the formulation of organizational policies relevant to such care. Work within the organization’s leadership framework to foster, facilitate and achieve the highest standards of service delivery and leads in the planning, development and implementation of clinical policies and programs designed for improving patient/client care. Provide expert advice and consultation in the areas of nursing, resource planning, program and health system improvement, research and professional development to support quality and utilization initiatives. Continuously evaluate nursing practice and contributes to the ongoing organizational development of practice knowledge by evaluating research and developing frameworks and strategies to facilitate the implementation of best practices. Function as clinical leader in a particular area of specialty and advances nursing practice in the area of specialty through the use of advanced practice and evidence based research. Work closely with Professional Practice leaders and acts as a liaison between various hospitals and/or community programs to facilitate integration of care across the continuum and reports on professional nursing practice matters. Provide leadership and expert consultation to team members and other health care staff, patients/clients and families/significant others. Work collaboratively with Program Managers, Medical Directors, Clinical Educators, Nurse Clinicians, staff nurses, and others members of the interdisciplinary team to pro-actively move nursing practice forward at the regional, provincial and national levels. QUALIFICATIONS:   Education & Experience Masters degree in Nursing plus current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Minimum of five (5) year’s recent related experience working in a health care setting with a focus in (designated clinical specialty) and in a progressive leadership role. Canadian Nurses Association certification in (designated clinical specialty) or membership in related provincial, national and/or international professional association(s) (designated clinical specialty) preferred. Knowledge & Abilities Effectively collaborates to build relationships that promote the achievement of cooperative goals and contribute to an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect. Professionally consults to enable the successful sharing of expertise with caregivers, patients/clients, families/significant others, other members of the public, and colleagues. Proficiently provides and vigilantly evaluates education/orientation on complex advanced practices and abilities to ensure skills levels are acquired or maintained by team members to meet overall practice and care standards. Utilizes expert acute clinical evaluation skills to assess needs of the patient/client and their families/significant others. Skillfully, and in consultation with academic institutions and professional bodies, identifies/develops discipline specific standards for teaching and education. Collaboratively leads in the identification, planning and implementation of ongoing activities to support research initiatives. Effectively leads and directs staff by providing a work environment that fosters motivation and respectful relationships, and enables decision-making. Exhibits advanced verbal, written and technological communication and presentation skills when disseminating information/advice and/or promoting the use of research findings. Applies knowledge of a wide range of cross-cultural and diversity issues within a health care environment. As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required. WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?   VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work. Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed. We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2023.   Please note that a resume is required to apply to this posting. Hours of Work may vary due to project requirements. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
Kensington Health
Jan 28, 2023
Full time
Kensington Health: Kensington Health is a not-for-profit, community-based model of specialized healthcare services that creates consistently better health outcomes by tirelessly pursuing the best ways to respond to unmet health needs within the communities served. Kensington Health offers a diverse range of services including long-term care, hospice and community care, cancer screening, diagnostic imaging, ophthalmology, and eye tissue processing for transplants. Kensington Health is deeply committed to being an inclusive place to work, live and receive care. In addition, Kensington Health is a system partner, helping to co-lead and support the Mid-West Toronto Ontario Health Team, and are affiliated with the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine. For additional information about Kensington Health, please visit our website at Kensington Gardens: The Kensington Health Centre’s innovative 350-bed long term care facility Kensington Gardens focuses on providing resident-centered care. Kensington Gardens offers residents the freedom and independence they need to thrive and build an extraordinary quality of life. We continue to place quality of life, family wellness, community involvement and living with dignity at the forefront of our vision. Position Overview: Kensington Gardens is seeking full-time Day Shift and Night Shift Nurse Managers who has experience in Long Term Care and enjoy working in a team environment. Please specify in your application which of the two shifts you are interested in. Responsibilities include: Liaises with family members as necessary and deals with concerns and issues. Refers concerns as necessary to the DOC. Promote the philosophy and practices of resident centeredness and humanizing in all resident encounters and decisions. Empower the Personal Care staff with the responsibility to plan effective care for each resident with resident input. Evaluates personal care staff through performance appraisal. Recognizes staff performance as necessary. Supports management/employee conflict resolution. Participates in the process of labour management, as necessary. Monitors modified work programs for the personal care department and liaise with the Supervisor of Health and Safety as necessary. Communicates with the Staffing Coordinator to ensure staff appears for duty and all positions are filled on each shift. Replaces staff as necessary. Responsible to the Director of Care (DOC) for the monitoring, leadership and provision of resident care and services of assigned Resident Home Areas (RHA). Monitors the resident’s record for accuracy and completeness as required by the professional licensing standards and in accordance with the Ministry of Health as provided in the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007. Monitors the medication and treatment routines including the delivery of skin and wound care utilizing best practice. Communicates findings and actions to the DOC. Performs audits to collect and support data as necessary. Ensures health-related equipment and supplies are provided to the RHAs. Provides input to the DOC as to prioritization of need for purchase of new equipment. Ensure compliance with the Resident’s Bill of Rights. Respects spiritual, cultural and ethnic aspects of a resident’s life. Required Skills and Abilities: Demonstrates an understanding of current trends and concepts relative to professional Nursing. Exceptional oral and written communications skills. Excellent performance accountability with an overall commitment to KHC’s Accountability Framework. Required Knowledge and Experience: Minimum of two years’ experience in long term care setting is an asset. Minimum of one (1) year management experience. Required Professional Designation/Certificate: RN with a current certificate of competence from the College Nurses of Ontario. Current membership with Gerontological Nursing Association (GNA) and Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is preferred. Remuneration: Based on experience + competitive benefits package $5,000 Signing bonus. Work Shifts: Day shift Night Shift Location: Downtown Toronto. ____________________________________ Please submit resumes by 11:59 PM on Sunday, February 26, 2023. Kensington Health thanks all applicants for their interest in advance however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please. ____________________________________ COVID-19 Precautions: Candidate must be fully vaccinated including 3rd dose: Successful candidates will have to provide Kensington Health with a proof of COVID-19 vaccination (religious and medical exemptions may apply). Active screening for all staff, residents, and visitors. Personal protective equipment (PPE): Masks must be worn at all times except when eating (new masks are provided when mask becomes soiled). Eye protection (goggles or face shield) required whenever within 6 feet of a resident or there is potential that they will be within 6 feet of the resident. Gowns provided when entering the room of an isolated resident (most likely not applicable for this position). - N95 required when in contact with positive residents. Social distancing, floor marks and room signage. Increased hand hygiene. Enhanced cleaning of high touch areas. Cohorting staff. Audits- universal masking, donning, and doffing, 4 moments of hand hygiene. Infection control training. Staff who are ill, who come in contact with an ill person, or travelled, are not permitted to report for work and must isolate until cleared by Occupational Health or Toronto Public Health. Any positive staff or resident cases are reported to Toronto Public Health who directs on interventions that we must be implemented. ____________________________________ Kensington Health Centre is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from equity seeking groups. Candidates will be provided with an overview of the various elements of the selection process, such as tests, skills demonstrations, etc. Kensington Health Centre is committed to providing reasonable accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.
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