Nurse Clinician & Continuous Quality Improvement Leader
The Nurse Clinician & Continuous Quality Leader takes lead in the Homes’ Continuous Quality Improvement Program and responsible in fostering a culture of continuous quality, risk management and education. This position also focuses on best practice guidelines and processes in accordance to the Home’s policies and procedures, the current Act and associated Regulations governing the operation of long-term care homes in Ontario, College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) and other pertinent legislation within long-term care.
- University Degree in Nursing BScN
- Registered Nurse with current certificate of competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario
- 2-3 years of Leadership experience and working knowledge in quality improvement
- Previous long-term care nursing experience preferred
- Able to multitask and assist in developing systems to monitor standards of nursing practice and compliance with the current Act and associated Regulations governing the operation of long-term care homes in Ontario.
- Ability to work collaboratively as a member of the interdisciplinary teams, displaying professionalism and employing excellent human relation skills
- Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office, RAI/MDS assessment, and advanced knowledge in Point Click Care)
- Demonstrates excellence in teaching, problem solving and critical analysis
- Knowledge of occupational health and safe practices, procedures, and legislation
- Knowledge and experience related to accreditation process and requirements
- Current CPR certification
- Designated Lead of the Continuous Quality Improvement Committee
- Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of improvement initiatives to support a culture of continuous quality improvement
- Review, analyze, and reports on performance measurements of quality indicators for the Home
- Works closely with the Director of Resident Care in the implementation of best practice in quality improvement for Nursing in accordance with the current Act and associated Regulations governing the operation of long-term care homes in Ontario, College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO), RNAO Best Practice Guidelines, and Valleyview’s Policies and Procedures
- Work closely with Senior Management to identify and address quality issues affecting each department of the Home.
- Participates in the development of policies and procedures
- Participates in the following meetings such as Leadership, Health and Safety.
- Participates as a member of Committees: Professional Advisory, Falls and Restraints, Medication Management, Infection Control and Prevention, Skin and Wound, Pain Management, Palliative Care, Behavioural Management, Restorative Care, and others as required
- Conduct and oversee education training of all staff, including orientation, mandatory annual in-services
- Initiates and develops comprehensive nursing in-service programs utilizing RNAO, CNO standards in accordance with the current Act and associated Regulations governing the operation of long-term care homes in Ontario, and other pertinent legislation
- Develops, maintains and evaluates orientation programs for direct care staff, including but not limited to Registered Staff, Personal Support Workers.
- Leads of accreditation process for the Home including organizing, preparing and overseeing accreditation initiatives
- Assist with Administrator with strategic planning and performance reports and setting goals and objectives of continuous quality initiatives including education required to support identified organizational changes.
- Other duties as assigned
REPORTS TO: Director of Resident Care and Administrator
Interested Candidates should send their cover letter and resume to Nathan Horniachek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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