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Lead, Professional Practice Strategy - Nursing

Full Time
4 days ago
Position Summary
If you are looking for friendly, supportive staff, work life balance and affordable living this may be just the opportunity that will take your career to a new level.

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 health and addictions in relation to strategic directions and policy development that supports nursing practice. Functions as a member of the regional clinical services management team.

Starting salary will be approximately from $96,429 to $120,537 and will be based on education, training, experience, and salaries of similar positions.

Prince George has a population of 89,490 (2021) local residents and is a service centre for approximately 320,000. Prince George has all the amenities of a larger city mixed with the charm and friendliness of a smaller town. Check out Prince George for more information on what this community has to offer.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
•Comprehensive benefit packages including extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
•Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
•Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for eligible positions
•Employee referral program
•Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
•Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
•"Loan Forgiveness Programs" are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions.

•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.

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.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation's communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.
Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.
There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.
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