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Other Opportunities: DIrector, Professional Practice (Full-time)

Reference #00132
PostedFriday, October 25th, 2019 at 8:46am
ScopePublic Applications Accepted
PositionIrector, Professional Practice (Full-time
Application DeadlineFriday, November 8th, 2019 at 12:00am

Summary of Duties: 

Reporting to and in collaboration with the Vice President Patient Services and Chief Nursing Executive, the Director Professional Practice is accountable for leading the development, implementation and evaluation of NHH’s Professional Practice Model.

Working collaboratively with members of the leadership team and point of care staff, the Director Professional Practice will foster and sustain a quality practice environment, providing leadership to the Clinical Programs in the design and evaluation of models of care, delivery and scope of practice. 

Through your knowledge and experience with the Ontario regulatory framework, standards and current issues related to professional practice/clinical ethics, you are able to shape and implement a vision for interdisciplinary professional practice and facilitate a dynamic continuous learning environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establishes strategic direction for professional practice/clinical ethics throughout Northumberland Hills Hospital [NHH].
  • Provides a leadership role in the review and discussion of interdisciplinary models of care.
  • Directs the development, implementation, evaluation, and revision of standards for professional practice.
  • Researches, recommends, implements, and evaluates systems and models for the delivery of quality patient care.
  • Ensures that initiatives based on the strategic plan address the areas of innovative practice, research and performance development for all RHPA professionals.
  • Recognizes and responds to Professional Practice issues, policies, processes and future trends that may effect the organization.
  • Accountable for ensuring the establishment, implementation and evaluation of standards of practice for each profession under RHPA.
  • Advises Vice President, Senior Management and Directors about implications of operational issues for professional practice.
  • Participates in the on call roster.
  • Acts as a clinical practice resource for Directors, Managers, Team Leaders and clinical staff.
  • Provides education in the development, use, and evaluation of standards for professional practice.
  • Examines and establishes opportunities to educate both the internal and external community about the scope of practice for all clinical professionals.
  • Provides leadership and oversight/support to the Professional Practice Leader

Education Requirements/Qualifications: 

  • Baccalaureate Degree in Health Discipline (Nursing preferred) combined with Masters level preparation in a health profession, health administration or a related area of study.
  • Registered and in good standing with the appropriate regulatory College
  • Minimum of 5 years of recent clinical practice in a health discipline in an acute care setting.
  • Strong linkages with professional and academic organizations.
  • Superior written/verbal communication, teaching and presentation skills complemented with strong mentorship and team building skills.
  • Previous experience in an advanced professional leadership role, complemented by expertise in interdisciplinary professional practice, program planning and evaluation. 
  • Able to function independently in a consultative role.
  • Critical thinking ability.
  • Demonstrated ability to work toward the achievement of goals and objectives, and initiate appropriate revisions when necessary.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and handle multiple demands at a time and remain calm and effective in stressful situations.
  • Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal, team building, facilitation and coaching/mentoring skills that encourage positive interactions among all members of the health care team.
  • Knowledge of health care disciplines and their role in patient care.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively apply principles of adult education.
  • Demonstrates a professional and respectful attitude to patients, public, volunteers and colleagues and fosters good public relations and effective working relationships.
  • Strong computer skills preferred (i.e. clinical software, Meditech, Microsoft Office Suite, internet, and email).
  • Demonstrated commitment to life long learning.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the dynamics of change and ability to act as an effective change agent. 
  • Demonstrates proven conflict prevention and resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of systems and system analysis techniques, value analysis, continuous improvement principles and tools.
  • Demonstrated compliance to all Occupational Health and Safety Legislation, Infection Prevention and Control and Patient Safety Practices.
  • Proven good attendance record with capabilities of maintaining this same standard.

Applicants wishing to apply for the above position, should forward their resume by November 8, 2019 to:

Northumberland Hills Hospital

1000 DePalma Dr.

Cobourg, ON K9A 5W6

Attn: Human Resources



Fax: (905)373-6958

Applicants are invited to forward their resume by Friday, November 8th, 2019 using one of the methods below. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in Northumberland Hills Hospital.

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