We are currently recruiting for a Clinical Practice Lead – Wound Care
Competition #: FY1718-147
Date Posted: March 11, 2018
Date Closed: Until Filled
Reports to: Manager, Patient Care - Operations
Category: Temporary Full-time until March 28, 2019
Primary Assigned Location: Etobicoke Office, 401 The West Mall, Ste 1001 (with frequent travel to different offices in the region)
Reporting to the Manager, Patient Care - Operations, the Clinical Practice Lead – Wound Care (CPL-Wound Care), in collaboration with Patient Care Leadership, frontline team members across the Patient Care Portfolio (with emphasis on the Community Teams), Service Provider partners, other internal and external partners, and patients and families, ensures that quality, patient-centered care is designed, delivered, measured, and improved. As an advocate for quality clinical care, the CPL – Wound Care facilitates and supports continuous learning, professional development, and consistently excellent evidence-based care delivery through education, coaching, and mentorship of staff. The CPL will have a focused approach on a specific clinical patient population, including a lens on the impact of social determinants of health and the integration of system partners in improving patient health outcomes.
This position will focus on Wound Care with the goal of building frontline and organizational capacity that promotes an exceptional patient and family experience, in addition to improved health and system outcomes.
An excellent communicator, critical thinker, lifelong learner and problem solver, the Clinical Practice Lead competencies include: expertise in the clinical area of focus, ability to apply research and evidence to inform processes and program development and improvement, ethical decision-making, collaboration with a variety of different stakeholders, and demonstrated leadership.
Patient Care Delivery
- Provides leadership in the development, evaluation, and improvement of clinical practice as it relates to the specific clinical area of focus
- Provides relevant clinical practice consultation to front line staff and system partners
- Works closely with Patient Care Program Managers towards the advancement of clinical practice through program integration and standardization
- Coaches and supports staff with complex clinical practice situations andprovides feedback on performance and clinical practice standards, with an explicit intent to build knowledge and skills competencies
- Works with Patient Care Leadership and Quality & Outcomes Department to identify clinical practice gaps/trends and, in collaboration with program managers and other relevant stakeholders, supports meaningful program and system improvements
- Participates in researching, integrating, and promoting evidence-based clinical care models to achieve organizational goals and objectives
- Builds and maintains relationships with internal and external partners, intentionally focusing on building capacity within the specific clinical practice focus area
- Participates as a leader in change management initiatives; acts as a champion for continuous improvement, and participates in the development of policies, procedures, processes, and tools to improve care delivery
- Supports on-boarding and orientation of new staff in specific clinical area
Patient Assessment, Coordinated Care Planning & Engagement
- Carries a reduced case load; determines capability and assesses patients’ potential for health and well-being on the basis of established criteria; determines eligibility for funded services or placement into long term care
- Responds to inquiries and requests for care in accordance with the patient’s needs; identifies risk factors and urgency for care
- Establishes goals in collaboration with the patient and family/caregiver; ensures goals reflect the patient’s desired outcomes
- Works with system partners, including Service Providers, hospitals, Community Service Sector (CSS), Primary Care, and relevant others to ensure a seamless, coordinated, quality-driven patient and caregiver experience
- Develops a coordinated care plan that reflects the patient’s assessed needs and goals within the resource parameters of the MHLHIN
- Supports complex and difficult patient clinical issues and complaints which cannot be handled in a routine manner
- Attends patient home visits and care conferences as required; supports frontline staff with the development of care plans that are complex as a result of the identified clinical issues
A registered health or social work professional including: registered nurse, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech language pathologist, or social worker
A member in good standing with their applicable regulatory body below:
College of Nurses of Ontario
College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
A University degree preferred (or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)
Three (3) to five (5) years recent experience in community health
Three (3) to five (5) year experience in clinical practice areas in Wound Care especially those holding the International Interprofessional Wound Care certificate would be an asset;
Knowledge and experience in Care Coordination, including clinical strength in assessment, care planning, system navigation, health outcomes monitoring, direct support (i.e. self-management principles), collaboration with key system partners
Passion for driving clinical practice excellence through teaching, mentorship, program development, and system integration
Adult teaching experience and/or adult education courses are an asset
Strong written documentation skills and verbal communication/presentation skills that are clear, thorough, concise, accurate, and timely
Ability to analyze information, problem-solve, and make good decisions
To apply for this vacancy please submit a resume with covering letter referencing FY1718-147 via the following link lhinjobs.ca or visit the Mississauga Halton LHIN Career Opportunity page at lhinjobs.ca.
Please note, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Mississauga Halton LHIN is a respectful, caring and inclusive workplace, committed to Employment Equity. We welcome diversity in the workplace, and encourage applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. We will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. Applicants need to make their accommodation needs known when contacted.
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