Undergraduate: Bachelors of Science in Nursing
Master’s degree in Nursing or Education preferred
Registered Nurse with current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario and in good standing
Experience and demonstrated success as a clinical nurse (5-7 years’ experience)in a healthcare setting
Demonstrated ability to provide evidence-based clinical educational leadership and mentoring to staff
Certifications that complement the patient population at the Centre preferred
Current/previous experience as a Clinical Nurse Educator in a health care organization required
Additional course work, workshops and experience in principles and methodologies of adult education preferred
Additional course work, workshops and experience in a specialty focus that supports that patient population at the Centre preferred
Experience facilitating learning from an evidence-based best practice perspective preferred
Cross-appointment(s) to academic institutions preferred
Specialized clinical practice that supports patient populations at the Centre preferred
Experience in quality improvement methodologies and participation in research preferred
Evidence of satisfactory attendance record
An employee’s disciplinary record will be reviewed as part of the assessment of qualifications
Ability to work in a manner that exemplifies the centre’s core values and helps patients get their life back
Should be aware of conditions and measures that may affect the safety of patients, residents, students, employees, volunteers, physicians and visitors
Assesses learning needs of individual nurses (both existing and new hires), unit/program nurses, and nursing staff across the Centre (for defined corporate and Professional Practice initiatives).
Actively engages in orientation and onboarding of new hire nursing staff using a coaching/mentoring model and in partnership with Professional Practice colleagues, Service Managers and unit leadership
Develops broad and individualized education plans focused on full scope, core nursing (RN, RPN) competencies; plans include goals & objectives, tactics, resources and evaluation activities.
Provides leadership in designing and delivering education arising from current, new or changing clinical practices.
Develops clinical practice education plans for nursing staff that includes annual reviews, certifications, just-in-time education and required learning resulting from practice reviews, ongoing competency requirements and changes in nursing practice or patient care requirements
Collaborates with key stakeholders including Interprofessional Clinical Education lead, Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs), Nurse Practitioners (NPs), Clinical Practice Leaders (CPLs), Service Managers, Quality, Risk and Patient Safety leaders to identify opportunities for the development and integration of uni-and interprofessional learning assessments and education plans.
Maintains learning attendance records and monitors the implementation of education plans and relate activities (e.g.) teach-back/return demonstrations.
Provides timely and constructive feedback to nursing staff on their learning and application to their practice competence.
Promotes learner responsibility/accountability for their own learning and professional development.
Works in partnership with unit leadership (e.g. Service Managers, Team Leaders), CNSs and NPs to develop Learning Plans for remediation activities for nursing staff.
Supports, mentors and coaches nursing staff and nursing students (as appropriate), in achieving their learning goals and objectives.
Evaluates effectiveness of educational plans and related activities inviting feedback from staff and specific stakeholders (e.g.) CNSs, NPs, CPLs, Clinical Managers.
Identifies opportunities to influence and augment a positive learning environment by bringing forward recommendations with draft learning plans and related strategies for consideration.
Collaborates with appropriate stakeholders in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating corporate and other educational initiatives including those addressing policy/procedures.
Participates in relevant Centre’s committees and other working groups to support a clinical education perspective and articulate other educational activities that are underway or being proposed.
Collaborates with the Interprofessional Clinical Education lead on nursing student placement opportunities, preceptor support and any arising opportunities and issues.
Collaborates with Service Managers in interviewing, hiring and contributing to the evaluation of nursing staff when appropriate. (e.g.) progress with orientation checklists.
Research and Scholarship
Maintains and continually augments skills and competencies in leading practices in education and knowledge translation.
Develops internal and external relationships and coalitions to share resources, knowledge and expertise in educational approaches and design, i.e. RNAO Best Practice Spotlight Organization designation
In partnership with CNSs, NPs and other stakeholders, supports the development and delivery of educational materials for nurses and the interprofessional team members.
Supports and participates in the implementation of evidence based /best practice guidelines (BPSO designation), patient safety and quality improvement initiatives with Professional Practice, units/programs and corporately.
Supports staff nurses and team members to engage in meaningful learning opportunities for nursing students.
Supports, mentors and coaches undergraduate nursing students during their clinical practicums at the Centre as relevant to education plans and initiatives that are being conducted.
Supports the Nursing Professional Standards and Issues Committee (NPSIC) through membership and leadership on specific initiatives pertaining to clinical education.
At West Park Healthcare Centre, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment, an important part of living our brand. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community. Our accessible employment practices are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodation during any phase of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter. For further assistance please contact the Human Resources Department at (416) 243-3600 extension 4633.