SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Reporting to the Director of Care and/or designate, this key role is responsible for overseeing, all matters relating to Clinical Informatics strategy, planning and practice related to the Gold Care Software and RAI tool. The RAI Coordinator functions as a clinical resource and carries out designated assignments such as:
Formally advising/teaching nursing staff, other health care professionals in nursing and clinical practices such as those that utilize various standards-based paper and electronic clinical assessment, documentation and medication delivery tools.
Delivering nursing training/education to staff, including compiling course content and organizing and modifying programs.
Assisting in the development and monitoring of programs and services in support of resident care such as participating in developing the electronic health and information records, assisting with developing strategies to reduce dependence on paper-based personal health information; and supporting nursing in the update of electronic health information as related to the Goldcare software and the RAI tool.
Assisting with quality improvement projects and working collaboratively with other team members in promoting and adopting best practice models for service delivery.
Includes but not limited to;
1. Participates in process improvements by engaging the care team or other teams in problem solving and applying methods and tools of continuous quality improvement care issues (e.g. audits).
2. In consultation with management and interdisciplinary team members, developing processes that ensure data integrity, efficient data collection process, assessment completion and data utilization
3. Promotes open communication with and among team members so the team is aware of and understands changes impacting the team, the residents and families, the organization and the community and how those changes impact the delivery of care services.
4. Implements, and evaluates the care staff orientation and continuing education program for care staff in collaboration with the department manager. Prepares and presents continuing education sessions for other facility staff as required.
5. Responsible for submission of quarterly RAI assessments & correction of errors.
6. Supports the care delivery staff in the provision of resident care by identifying and communicating equipment needs, training needs, human resource needs and environmental needs related to the delivery of care to the Director of Care Services.
7. Maintains professional expertise by attendance at conferences, seminars, and meetings and through Internet searches to keep current in knowledge and trends of health-care and Long Term Care.
8. Participates in required facility committees such as LTC Best Practice and others as assigned (internal and external).
9. In collaboration with the Director of Care Services, establishes goals and objectives for professional practice and participates in the development and evaluation of policies, procedures, standards and practices.
10. Assumes other related responsibilities as delegated by the Director of Care Services
11. Performs other related duties as assigned.
1. Graduate of an accredited program for Practical Nurses. Current full practicing licensure with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC (CLPNBC).
2. Minimum of 4 years’ experience in direct nursing care in Long Term Care is required.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
1. Strong clinical skills with the ability to teach, coach, and motivate staff.
2. Ability to organize and utilize resources, to assess and assign priorities and to assist staff to accept the changing needs and priorities with flexibility
3. Effective communication\presentation skills, verbal and written to interact with internal and external contacts.
4. Clinical assessment skills and the ability to evaluate the delivery of nursing care.
5. Ability to work with computers / healthcare software (e.g. MDS-RAI submissions).
6. Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to deal with staff in a fair and consistent manner and to assess skill development needs.
7. Sensitivity and a passion for meeting the needs of the elderly and an ability to interact with residents, families and members of the community.
8. Ability to foster a respectful workplace.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent