The Lead, Professional Practice Strategy - Nursing provides leadership, facilitation, and coordination to a variety of strategies that support the development, implementation, and evaluation of professional practice standards, quality practice environments, and nursing professional development and education within Northern Health. Includes overall responsibility for management of specific projects as outlined in the Northern Health Business Plan and the Northern Nursing Strategy, including the management of related human and financial resources. Establishes partnerships and working relationships with organizations external to Northern Health that have an impact on nursing practice. This includes but is not confined to professional organizations (BCCNM), unions, educational institutions, and other health authorities. Provides leadership to the ongoing evolution and development of a long term Northern Nursing Strategy designed to align nursing practice with the vision, mission, and values of Northern Health. Participates in collaborative planning with Regional Directors, Health Services Administrators, and nursing managers across the sectors of acute care, home and community care, public health, and mental directions and policy development that supports nursing practice. Functions as a member of the regional clinical services management team. Qualifications Education and Experience
- Master's degree in nursing or a related health field with current registration with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
- At least five years experience at an advanced practice or management level.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Demonstrated ability to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate programs.
- Demonstrated leadership skills.
- Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with various groups and agencies.
- Commitment to client/patient focused care.
- Project management and community development skills.
- Ability to lead, direct, and develop staff.
- Effective interpersonal, oral and written communication and presentation skills.
- Ability to work independently.
- Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills.
- Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging health care and nursing practice issues at the provincial and national levels.
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