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Leadership - Supervisor/Lead
Alberta Health Services
ALB00110122 Requisition #
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Your Opportunity:

Join the Critical Care Strategic Clinical Network (CCSCN) team in the role of Practice Lead to contribute to provincial initiatives aimed at enhancing the care provided to patients and their families within adult and pediatric critical care units provincially. The Practice Lead plays a key role in the development and implementation of provincial initiatives designed to support quality improvement and evidence-based care for critically ill patients and families. Reporting to the Manager, the Practice Lead - CCSCN provides direct coordination support and expert counsel to the Manager and the CCSCN leadership team, and contributes to planning, design, coordination, implementation and evaluation of priority initiatives and quality improvement activities, such as sustainment of the Provincial ICU Delirium initiative and co-design and co-implementation of improvements in Transitions in Care out of ICU. The individual is a skilled communicator, facilitator & collaborator with a high degree of initiative & interpersonal skills, as well as comfort working independently. The position will lead change & support evidence-based practice by developing/maintaining strong working relationships with key stakeholders & leaders in the CCSCN, Patient/ Family Advisors, AHS Zone Critical Care Operations, Patient Care Managers, Medical Directors and frontline ICU teams/ staff including but not limited to Physicians, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Pharmacists and allied health professionals. There is flexibility as to the location of this position is within Alberta. All Non-Union Exempt positions are being reviewed for possible inclusion in the AUPE General Support Services bargaining unit. If this position is impacted, the incumbent will be notified accordingly.


The Practice Lead will plan and support implementation of province-wide strategies, and in doing so: Be directly accountable to lead and support the use of evidence based guidelines, toolkits of resources for staff, physicians, and patients/families. Lead and support the establishment of innovation collaborative teams, key performance metrics for evidence-based practices, implementation strategies, change management strategies and communications related to priority initiatives. Provide expertise and local support to ICU teams/clinicians in various practice areas to adopt evidence-based practices aimed at enhancing care of critically ill patients and their families. Use clinical and education expertise to develop educational materials for clinicians to support the implementation of the evidence based guidelines. Consider/recommend strategies to support ICU teams in the sustainability of quality improvement initiatives to assist with uptake, implementation and ongoing practice, including potential methods for scale and spread of successful innovations to other areas, thus contributing to the overall sustainability plan for each initiative. Develop/manage relationships with a wide network of partners and stakeholders to ensure broad engagement in and support of initiatives. Contribute to the development of evaluation plans to assess the effectiveness of priority initiatives. Gather, analyze, synthesize and where needed, coordinate leading practices, and quantitative and qualitative data to inform recommendations leading to development of operational, implementation, communication and/or project plans. Track progress on initiatives and provide regular project status reports. CCSCN initiatives may have complex interdependencies with other local, zone, provincial or SCN initiatives.

  • Classification: Practice Lead
  • Union: Exempt
  • Department: Delirium Project SCN
  • Primary Location: Sunlife Place
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp P/T Benefits
  • FTE: 0.75
  • Posting End Date: 23-JUL-2019
  • Date Available: 19-AUG-2019
  • Temporary End Date: 31-MAR-2020
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 7.5
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • Minimum Salary: $31.58
  • Maximum Salary: $54.13
  • Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Required Qualifications:

Undergraduate degree in healthcare profession required. Applicants with equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. A minimum of 5 years recent clinical experience in acute care setting required, with experience in critical care given strong preference.

Additional Required Qualifications:

Proven ability to foster relationships and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders required. Excellent communication skills including written, verbal, and presentation required. Excellent analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills required. Practical experience in quality improvement, change management, implementation science, knowledge translation and/ or implementation of evidence-based practice.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in health care, business administration, or related field. Current registration with a health professional association preferred. Certificate in Critical Care an asset. Experience in performance measurement, and audit and feedback using the six dimension of Alberta's Health Quality Matrix.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.


Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to ensuring the safety of staff and patients and requires all NEW employees to provide a satisfactory criminal record check (CRC) and/or Vulnerable Sector Search(VSS) prior to the start of their employment. The CRC/VSS must be specific to the role at AHS and must be dated no more than 90 days prior to the date on your written offer from AHS.

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