Reporting to the Vice-President of BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) and functionally linked to the Programs and the Chief of Nursing, the Senior Practice Leader BCW is a leader, innovator, knowledge translator, and change agent who is accountable for promoting excellence in nursing practice and quality of patient care. The scope of practice of the Senior Practice Leader (SPL) is both broad and complex, encompassing complex patient care planning, consultation, education, dissemination of research and administration across programs and systems. The incumbent possesses expertise in advanced communication, leadership and expert problem solving skills. The SPL advances knowledge creation and uptake by engaging in or supporting the use of current research, evidence/best practice standards in order to address professional, program and patient problems and concerns. The SPL supports professional, practice, program and organizational goals in collaboration with the President, the Vice Presidents, the Chief of Nursing and others. The Senior Practice Leader provides a leadership role in liaison with Community/Public Health organizations and practitioners throughout BC and consults, advises, organizes and teaches provincial neonatal/perinatal/women’s health education programs in partnership with other care providers.
* Acts as a resource and consultant for local, provincial and national planning in the area of neonatal/perinatal, and/or women’s health care and advanced clinical practice approaches at the program, organizational, community, provincial, national and international levels.
* Advises the Vice Presidents, physicians, nursing and other providers across and beyond the boundaries of the organization about issues related to neonatal/perinatal women’s health care to promote optimum and effective resource allocation. Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of local, provincial, and national patient care standards and professional practice standards through mentoring, committee membership and organizational and cross organizational task forces and committees.
* Promotes evidenced-based practice and shares knowledge about current research and literature including innovation in practice, complications of pregnancy and management of complex situations. Establishes opportunities to support staff in implementing evidence based practice and in clinical research endeavors and promotes and advances best practice through publications, presentations, and conferences.
* Plans, implements and evaluates appropriate educational programs based on ongoing needs assessment, in collaboration with educators and other professional staff.
* Pursues formal relationships (including through joint appointments) with academic programs in university settings (BCIT, University of BC, University of Victoria), with professional associations and with other organizations involved in perinatal (including neonatal) and women’s health care service delivery. Precepts and mentors students at a graduate level and from different disciplines.
* Initiates and participates in community development initiatives and provides support for the development of outreach initiatives in line with organizational and program priorities. Teaches within educational outreach programs and coordinates with other medical/nursing experts to present workshops. Represents the hospital on external committees and with external bodies, including the Ministries as required.
* Scans the environment and the literature to identify emerging practice trends and challenges and implements strategies to address challenges. Leads and manages complex and innovative projects and initiatives and engages all disciplines to find solutions.
A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Master’s Degree in Nursing, or related field and five (5) years recent related experience in progressively senior leadership positions or advanced practice roles. Eligible for registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) and hold current certification in CPR. Ideally the incumbent will demonstrate professional leadership by holding a certification relevant to the program area such as Neonatal Specialty Nursing Certificate or a Canadian Nursing Association Certification in Perinatal Nursing. Requires experience in advanced practice nursing in Neonatal Intensive Care. Simulation experience an asset. Breastfeeding certification desirable.
The incumbent for this role will also have demonstrated knowledge and clinical experience in neonatal/perinatal nursing, and/or women’s health and will have experience in teaching and program development. This position thus requires strong facilitation skills, and an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. The SPL participates as an effective member of an interdisciplinary care team. The Senior Practice leader is an advanced practice nurse who demonstrates leadership through teaching, dissemination of research, and mentoring as well as modelling problem solving skills within a complex challenging environment and across the health care system with a wide variety of patients, practitioners, and others.
For more information please contact Linda Hand, Lead Talent Acquisition at (604) 875-7216 or email lhand@Phsa.ca
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