Job title :
REGIONAL PRACTICE LEADER, ALLIED HEALTH
PERMANENT FULL TIME
Interior Health’s Professional Practice Office invites applications for the role of Regional Practice Leader, Allied Health.
In accordance with the established vision and values of the organization, and reporting to the Chief of Professional Practice & Nursing, the Regional Practice Leader (RPL), Allied Health collaborates with a wide range of individuals and groups within and outside Interior Health (IH) to lead the development, management, and communication of region-wide initiatives to support and enhance the quality of care delivered throughout the region. The RPL, Allied Health engages in an IH-wide perspective to provide leadership and clinical support to practice initiatives across the sectors and portfolios. The RPL, Allied Health leads and participates in the building and enhancement of a practice environment that promotes a culture of excellence and safety, respect and collaboration, accountability, and mastery and discovery. The role supports clinical practice in a way that is caring, innovative, scientific, and empowering based on a foundation of leadership and entrepreneurial teamwork. The RPL, Allied Health will develop, enhance, and support professional practice councils to promote the sharing of knowledge, monitoring of practice trends, and identification of opportunities that promotes innovation and partnerships for practice improvement and standardization of practice. The RPL, Allied Health is required to work in an environment that is often ambiguous and manage complex projects independently with little supervision. As a result, the RPL, Allied Health is required to possess considerable knowledge of both the health system and the current issues that affect professional practice. Strong project management, change management, and facilitation skills are required for this forward focused position.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Scans the environment for emerging practice trends, working with administrators, directors, managers, and staff to plan and implement strategies to address identified needs for emerging issues based on best practice standards.
2. Engages in an IH-wide perspective to provide leadership for clinical practice projects by seeking out and identifying best practices in patient care, ensuring the appropriate structures, system processes, and culture are in place to facilitate ongoing development of a best practice model of care. Acts as a change agent for clinical practice by fostering an environment of innovation and critical thinking.
3. Leads and participates in the development, implementation, and evaluation of effective authority-wide clinical practices. Collaborates and consults with IH decision makers, external resources, and clinical staff.
4. Develops and recommends budgets for projects; monitors expenditures, variance analysis, and reports; recommends and implements remedial action.
5. Develops, enhances and supports professional practice networks to promote the sharing of knowledge, monitoring of practice trends, and identification of opportunities that promote innovation and partnerships for practice improvement.
6. Develops, supports, and participates in research and quality improvement activities that foster effective clinical practices and processes
7. Leads and participates in building a practice environment that promotes a culture of excellence and safety, respect and collaboration, accountability, and mastery and discovery. Supports clinical practice in a way that is caring, innovative, scientific, and empowering based on a foundation of leadership and entrepreneurial teamwork.
8. Defines own continuing education needs and maintains competency through reading literature, attending appropriate workshops and seminars, and available educational offerings.
9. Advises the Chief of Professional Practice & Nursing of significant issues arising that may adversely affect professional practice, operations, or the reputation of the organization.
10. Performs other duties as assigned.
An attractive remuneration package in keeping with qualifications and experience away the right candidate. IH offers a competitive employee benefits package and pension plan including paid annual vacation starting at 4 weeks (20 days) up to a maximum of 7 weeks (35 days). IH offers a positive work environment that promotes continuous learning, professional growth, and clinical skill development. When you join IH, you will be part of a progressive, leadership team that consistently focuses on leading practice rehabilitation programs.
Education, Training, and Experience:
- A university degree in an Allied Health discipline. A Master’s degree in a relevant field is required.
- A minimum of seven years of recent, related clinical experience with three years in a management/administrative position.
- Current practicing membership with an Allied Health regulatory college or association is required.