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Professional Practice Clinician-TFT-Emergency Department

Halton Healthcare Services

This is a Contract position in Georgetown, ON posted May 12, 2023.


Posting #: 2022- 911269


Position: Professional Practice Clinician (clinical education)

Department: Georgetown Emergency Department

Status: Temporary Full-time for approx. 1 year

Hours: Monday to Friday, primarily days. Will require flexibility to meet staff needs, e.g. work evening, night or weekend hours for purposes of orientation and education. (hours are subject to change based on operational requirements).

Site: Georgetown

At Halton Healthcare you will thrive in a health care culture and environment that embraces inclusion, high performance and flexibility with ‘exemplary patient care, always’ at the heart of everything we do.

We empower our people to be the very best they can be so they can make a difference for our patients and the communities we serve.

Halton Healthcare takes great pride in providing quality, compassionate healthcare services to our rapidly growing communities. As a progressive and vibrant healthcare organization, we are committed to being an innovative centre of excellence in community hospital care in the Halton and Peel Regions.

This is what you’ll be doing:

Reporting to the Program Director of the Georgetown Family Practice with accountability to the corporate Director of Professional Practice, the Professional Practice Clinician (PPC) is responsible for advancing practice and quality of patient care through integration of best practices, effective knowledge transfer, program planning and evaluation skills. With a primary focus on the Emergency Department the PPC will collaborate with Patient Care Managers, Physician stakeholders, and PPCs across Georgetown Family Practice and Halton Healthcare to maximize quality of care and support staff development. The role encompasses the following responsibilities:

  • Facilitates and provides leadership in the comprehensive orientation and evaluation plan for nurses within the emergency department, and supporting units.
  • Facilitates continuous learning and professional development through clinical education, coaching and mentoring.
  • Supports and participates in quality and safety initiatives, including implementing and evaluating patient care processes and procedures.
  • Maintains current knowledge of evidence and/or research-based practice methods and standards.
  • Develops, reviews and revises policies and procedures related to professional practice and clinical care, and provides supporting education and evaluation.
  • As a member of the Office of Professional Practice, collaborates with other PPCs to plan and facilitate corporate quality and safety initiatives including monthly Nursing Orientation.
  • Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for promoting a work environment that exemplifies respect, inter-professional and ethical practice, professional autonomous decision-making, and maximized scopes of practice.
  • Serves as a role model and leader to support nursing care that optimizes patient outcomes and experiences while enhancing the safety, efficiency, and effectiveness.
  • Participates in community and regional initiatives that have a direct relationship to the Programs.
  • Facilitates and promotes staff to attain and retain recognized professional credentials.
  • Performs regular quality monitoring audits to determine compliance to standards of practice and standards of care.

This is what you’ll need to do it:

Halton Healthcare endeavors to hire individuals who are competent in their chosen profession and who exemplify our mission, vision and values of accountability, respect and compassion which guide our individual behaviours and attitudes.

  • Current Certificate of Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • BScN or BN required
  • Masters Degree completed or in progress
  • Minimum of 5 years related clinical/clinical teaching experience in the Emergency Department
  • Significant, recent experience as an educator including the ability to design and deliver programs
  • Current ACLS, BCLS, PALS, Coronary Care 1 and 2
  • Emergency Nursing/PEARS/NRP certification preferred
  • Instructor status in PALS, ACLS or CTAS is an asset
  • Knowledge of adult learning theory, tools, techniques, principles
  • Knowledge of best practices, clinical practice guidelines and clinical management tools
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and team leadership skills
  • Ability to prioritize/organize multiple projects with strict deadlines
  • Creative and resourceful

Date Refreshed: May 5, 2023

Note for internals: Initial internal deadline passed, new applicants welcome to apply!

If you are passionate about what you do, motivated by a job well done, and as committed to excellence, quality and patient satisfaction as we are, we’d like to hear from you. Please submit your application via our website at directly to this posting and include a current copy of your resume.

We thank all those who apply but only those individuals selected for further consideration will be contacted.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Halton Healthcare will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your accommodation needs to ensure your equal participation.

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Halton Healthcare is a smoke free facility in and around all three sites. Smoking is not permitted on hospital properties. We thank everyone who works at or visits our hospitals for respecting this healthy initiative. We are also a scent-free environment for all employees and visitors to accommodate individuals’ health concerns arising from exposure to scented products. We ask for everyone’s cooperation in our efforts to accommodate health concerns.