National Clinical Educator
Amica Support Office
Amica Mature Lifestyle’s mission is to empower seniors to flourish by supporting mind, body and spirit through an engaged and passionate team. The Clinical Educator supports this mission by providing professional and practiced education and training to advance practice excellence in all aspects of care and service delivery across all our Communities. S/he would assess learning needs, develop a plan, execute and evaluate implementation to our nursing and PSW teams in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. Reporting to National Director, Life Enrichment and Wellness, the successful candidate will provide leadership and best practice guidance to our wellness teams to assist in maintaining and enhancing their competencies.
We are looking for an innovative, results-oriented, dynamic professional with strong leadership and influencing skills with a passion for education. The Clinical Educator will contribute to the Enterprise Risk Management program and quality improvement initiatives to ensure teams are meeting relevant regulatory and organizational standards. As part of this process, s/he will collaborate with stakeholders across the organization to identify and prioritize educational opportunities, establish and deliver a comprehensive educational program.
The ideal candidate will thrive working in a fast-paced, learning environment and working on multiple projects concurrently. This role supports the learning needs of our community teams and requires the ability to travel frequently. The primary focus (90%) of the role includes travel nationally to deliver onsite wellness team education.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & ACCOUNTABILITIES
- Provide leadership to key areas of professional practices – including, but not limited to clinical systems and processes to streamline operations.
- Coach/mentor/influence wellness teams to maintain or enhance excellence in care delivery (e.g. clinical best practices and complex care services)
- Research and provide recommendations that relate to best practices surrounding falls, wounds, infection control and other complex care services
- Promote excellence in clinical care delivery through developing and delivering evidence-based education to nurses, PSW’s and other wellness team members across independent, assisted living and memory care neighborhoods
- Evaluate clinical practices in relation to provincial legislative frameworks and best practice standards.
- Participate in the Quality Assurance program, as appropriate, which includes but not limited to, community and documentation reviews.
- Contribute to the development and implementation of quality improvement activities.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of learning programs as it relates to key risk indicators and quality improvement organizational targets.
Performs other duties as assigned
STATEMENT OF (MINIMUM) QUALIFICATIONS
- Current registration with provincial nursing regulatory body as Registered Nurse in good standing
- Undergraduate degree in Nursing
- Relevant CNA certification is an asset
- Certificate or experience in Gerontology preferred
- Adult education certificate/diploma or additional education in adult education, preferred
- Minimum 3 years of recent, relevant clinical nursing experience
- Experience in providing clinical education
- Experience in developing education program and associated materials Knowledge and Competencies:
- Ability to apply theoretical, empirical and experiential foundation of clinical practice and develop and disseminate evidence-based knowledge
- Demonstrated ability to apply adult learning principles to plan, develop, deliver and evaluate education programs
- Demonstrated commitment to lifelong learning and continuous professional growth
- Ability to deliver value without compromising mission, vision and values
- Superior oral and written communication, and presentation skills
- Comfort with technology and various software applications such as Microsoft office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowePoint), Yardi, etc.)
- Knowledge of and ability to understand, interpret and relevant legislation pertaining to Retirement Homes in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia
- Collaborative in nature and excels at building highly effective relationships
- Good understanding of the interfaces of the health system between private and public care provisions
- Demonstrated ability to influence teams to achieve outcomes/goals
- Ability to scale operations to meet demanding environment and/or growing organization
- Demonstrated leadership, tact and diplomacy skills to exercise judgment and a high degree of discretion to determine the appropriate action based on thorough analysis
- Highly organized, accurate and detail-oriented to function with a high degree of independence, in a high-volume, fast-paced environment
- Comfortable engaging up and down all levels of organizational to foster strong and trusted relationships
- Access to a reliable vehicle and the ability to travel frequently (90%) within Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia
- Personal Suitability:
- Fits with and contributes to a learning, highly engaged culture that is healthy and positive, and where people are held accountable not only for their own success, but for their contribution to the success of the whole.Amica thanks all candidates who apply, however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.