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The Senior Practice Consultant (SPC) will support the mandate of the Seniors Health SCN (SH SCN) by leading the development, implementation and evaluation of complex clinical practice improvements in the areas of pain management and depression management across the long term care (LTC) and designated supported living (DSL) sectors. 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.

Description:

The SH SCN is anticipating a large 3 year grant to pursue improvements in pain and depression care in LTC and DSL. The SPC will be accountable for providing specialized expertise and provincial practice leadership for the care of older Albertan’s as part of a provincial scale quality improvement initiative to improve the management of pain and management of depression in Long Term Care (175 facilities) and Designated Supported Living (179 facilities). The SPC will provide focused leadership to ensure the provincial pain and depression initiative is delivered within scope, cost, time and quality. The SPC will work with a high degree of independence and in concert with the leadership of the SH SCN, the SH Provincial Team and the Addiction and Mental Health SCN, Zone clinical and administrative operational leads, project team members and Expert Advisory Groups.

  • Classification: Senior Practice Consultant
  • Union: Exempt
  • Department: Seniors Health SCN
  • Primary Location: Seventh Street Plaza
  • Negotiable Location: Provincial
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 17-JAN-2019
  • Date Available: 04-FEB-2019
  • Temporary End Date: 27-SEP-2021
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • Minimum Salary: $34.52
  • Maximum Salary: $59.20
  • Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Required Qualifications:

A minimum of a Master’s Degree with a Bachelor’s Degree in a health related discipline with at least one of these degrees in a related discipline; and appropriate licenses, practice permit and designation in that discipline. A minimum of 5 years and demonstrated expertise in a health care practice consultation or professional development role in an organization of significant size, complexity and diversity. Demonstrated expertise in own discipline and a broad knowledge of other disciplines and roles across multiple service sectors. The incumbent will demonstrate a clear pattern of professional and personal development.

Additional Required Qualifications:

The incumbent will possess a record of accomplishment in the following areas: Expertise in leading and supporting professional practice. Demonstrated commitment to inter-professional collaborative practice. Knowledge and demonstrated skills in quality improvement. Advanced problem solving skills. Knowledge of health care professional regulations including knowledge of the standards, scope of practice, regulation and legislation related to the discipline/disciplines. Practical experience in resource development, professional practice learning and development. Ability to facilitate and manage change. Application of project management and group facilitation skills. Knowledge and demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft suite. Tactical and operational thinking, taking into account short, mid and long term goals assessing options and implications. Effective verbal and written communicator with strong organizational skills, resident/client focused orientation and commitment to providing responsive, quality services. Proven ability to foster partnerships and to achieve organizational goals within and across diverse teams. Ability to foster a climate of cooperation, build solid relationships, and influence change with multiple internal and external stakeholders. Knowledge of the Alberta context in relation to health care regulation and standards.

Preferred Qualifications:

Training in change management, such as ProSci, or quality improvement is preferred. Equivalencies of education and experience will be considered.

Please note:

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

Important:

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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