Advanced Practice Clinician (FT)

Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care - Penetanguishene, ON (30+ days ago)

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The North Simcoe Muskoka (NSM) Specialized Geriatric Services (SGS) Program is a LHIN-wide program under the leadership of Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care. The NSM SGS program was established in 2016 to advance the care of frail older adults in the NSM region and their caregivers. With a mandate for leadership, clinical service, education and mentorship, research and ethics as well as advocacy, the program collaborates with a broad variety of partners from within and outside the NSM health system to improve patient outcomes, build capacity and foster system change.

The SGS Program is currently seeking an Advanced Practice Clinician (APC) in Geriatric Medicine to work as part of a collaborative, interprofessional team. In this advanced practice clinician role, this individual will bring expertise in gerontology and specialized geriatric services to the NSM SGS program team and regional partners to improve patient outcomes, build capacity and foster system change. The APC will provide support to teams across the NSM region and across service sectors based on local needs and projects. The roles of the APC will include clinical practice, education, research and leadership/management. **Please note: The location of this position is in the regional office of the NSM SGS program in Barrie. Travel within and outside the NSM region will be required for this role.

Key Accountabilities:
Implements the recognized competencies of an advanced practice clinician role: clinical practice, education, research and leadership/management.

Provides excellence in clinical practice in the care of older adults and their caregivers, including leading the development and implementation of clinical best practices, practice guidelines, standardized protocols, etc.

Supports the development, implementation and evaluation of clinical services and programs to improve the quality of care provided to older adults and their caregivers.

Provides consultative support to local SGS teams/partners to advance clinical practice and build system capacity.

Educates and mentors members of the NSM SGS program’s interprofessional team and other clinicians across the region to build regional and local capacity in the care of older adults and caregivers.

Promotes a learning environment for older adults, caregivers, health service providers, health care students, leaders and policy makers.

Uses research to inform clinical care, education and planning. As appropriate, leads or participates in quality improvement initiatives and research projects to influence clinical practice, planning or policy.

Participates in data and information analysis to identify and address gaps in care, issues in practice, risk issues and/or concerns impacting the safety of older adults or their caregivers.

As appropriate, represents the NSM SGS program locally, regionally and provincially.

Builds strong collaborative relationships with key internal and external partners and stakeholders.

Manager has the right to assign additional responsibilities

Regulated Health Professional with a Masters degree and registration in good standing.

Current certification in Gerontology and/or Geriatrics (i.e. academic institution, GNC(C) from the Canadian Nurses Association)

Membership in professional associations and/or interest groups an asset.

Valid Ontario driver’s license and operational vehicle.

Minimum five years recent experience working with older adults and caregivers essential.

Minimum three years experience working within a Specialized Geriatric Services team in geriatric medicine essential; experience in a regional role preferred.

Experience in advanced clinical practice with the ability to adapt to change, generate new knowledge and apply it in different ways to formulate and problem solve within a context of complexity and uncertainty is essential.

Demonstrated skill in group facilitation, Knowledge-to-Practice and adult learning theory in order to provide education, coaching and mentoring to providers and caregivers.

Proven success required in:
Clinical assessment, intervention and evaluation.

Interpersonal engagement and team-building.

Decision-making, critical thinking and conflict resolution.

Risk management and optimizing patient safety.

Influencing change at a service, organization and system level.

Project management and program planning/implementation/evaluation.

Managing competing demands and priorities within defined timelines.

Data and research analysis, including survey methodology.

Verbal and written communication, including effective use of computer programs like Microsoft Office.

Working autonomously and being self-directed.

Models and promotes core ethical practice, Waypoint Values, and reflects an optimistic and positive attitude

Preference for proficiency in French/English language.

How do I apply?

Waypoint employees apply through the Employee Self-Service portal at and external applicants apply to by close of business (5:00 pm) on July 31, 2020 quoting Job ID WC20-152 in the subject line of the e-mail. Attach your cover letter and resume detailing why you are interested in this opportunity and how you meet the qualifications and key accountabilities specified.

We are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued and respected. Waypoint offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of our recruitment process. If you are contacted to arrange an interview, please advise us if you require an accommodation. For planning purposes, please be advised that final screening of all applicants will be completed by April 12, 2016. All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position, however, due to high volumes only those selected for an interview will