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Clinical Manager, RFT

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Mission: Together, advancing compassionate, quality care.
Vision: An Exceptional Community Hospital - Setting Standards, Exceeding Expectations.
Values: Respect, Teamwork, Compassion, Trust, Knowledge, Accountability.


Clinical Manager

Psychiatry (Inpatient)

Regular Full-Time


POSTING DATE: 27 August 2013
CLOSING DATE: 3 September 2013


ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skill, Experience)
-Bachelor of Science in Nursing or relevant degree (Masters preferred)
-Current registration with College of Nurses of Ontario.
-Demonstrated leadership skills with 3 years previous management experience within a clinical setting.
-Minimum 5 years previous Nursing experience with the Seriously Mentally Ill.
-Specialized certification in Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing
-Participation on various hospital committees and quality improvement initiatives.
-Experience in project management and utilization data to guide quality improvements
-Provides leadership in the application of nursing knowledge to nursing staff and Interprofessional Team.
-RNAO Certification preferred.
-Satisfactory attendance.

ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES (Personal Skills and Attributes)
-Knowledge and application of evidenced based practice.
-Demonstrated knowledge base and ability to apply best practices for Mental Health Care
-Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems through collaboration and innovation.
-Evidence of superior interpersonal and leadership skills and abilities including but not limited to: communication, responsiveness, conflict resolution, change management, visionary, organizational skills, and decision making skills.
-Demonstrated ability to coach/mentor and inspire team spirit.
-Demonstrated computer skills.
-Demonstrated commitment to continued education.
-Strong personal commitment to continuous quality improvement and recommends changes to practice and clinical activities to implement process improvements.
-Demonstrates ability to give and receive feedback in an open and constructive manner.
-Demonstrated ability to support and embrace the philosophy of Service Excellence and Patient and Family Centred Care.
-Demonstrated participation in building a culture of safety and partnering with each other to improve the safety of patient care processes and systems.
-Demonstrated performance reflecting the Mission, Vision, Values and Code of Conduct of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance

ACCOUNTABILITIES (Major Responsibilities of the Position)
-Ensures quality patient care throughout day to day planning and coordination of human and material resources for the Mental Health and Addiction Program.
-Co-lead of Quality Council
-Ontario Mental Health Reporting System Site Coordinator
-Fulfill the role of Officer in Charge Delegate
-Facilitates day to day coordination of patient /family needs with appropriate care team provider.
-Oversees patient/family and staff safety.
-Education, orientation and staff development.
-Labor relations. Working knowledge of relevant collective agreements (i.e., ONA, CLAC, OPSEU).
-Human and financial resource management.
-Performance management and Performance reviews
-Quality improvement utilizing Lean 6/Sigma methodology.
-Participates in LHIN & MOHLTC projects as required.
-Administrative on-call.
-Ensures accurate and timely implementation of change initiatives.
-Identifies gaps in :
- Quality of care
- Quality of performance-knowledge, skill and judgement, and interprofessional relationships
- Resource utilization-fiscal responsibility
- Ethical decision making
-Seen as role model in critical thinking, practice, professionalism, communication, and relationships
-Expert knowledge and application in all components of communication.
- accurate and timely documentation
- knowledge of potential risk factors that trigger appropriate escalation of patient/family/staff/concerns/risks
- conflict resolution (patient/family concerns, staff to staff, staff to physician, physician to staff)
-Knowledge and application to above is completed within the context of:
- Clinical Practice according to Professional Standards.
- CKHA policies, procedures and guidelines
- program goals