Clinical Leader, Day Health Program
Founded in 1988, Casey House Hospital provides a continuum of care in a comfortable environment for adults living with HIV/AIDS, through a comprehensive range of inpatient, outpatient and community care services. Casey House employs an inter-professional team who is committed to providing compassionate care.
Casey House aspires to establish a centre of excellence in HIV/AIDS clinical care, education and research that addresses the health needs of people living with HIV/AIDS.
We are currently recruiting for a Clinical Leader to lead our Day Health outpatient Program. If you have a passion for supporting people with complex medical and psycho-social needs and have an interest in health equity and working within a harm reduction framework, consider this new opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our clients!
Position: Clinical Leader, Day Health Program
Reports to: Chief Nursing Officer
Hours: 37.5 hours, Monday to Friday (after-hours on-call supervisory responsibilities as required)
Status: Permanent full-time, Management level
The Day Health Program offers multidisciplinary care to clients experiencing complex health conditions, including mental health and substance use challenges. Along with the nurse practitioner, the clinical lead will facilitate and support the team in the development and implementation of programming and services to ensure clients at Casey House have the opportunity to thrive. With services including supervised consumption, mental health therapy, massage, physiotherapy, recreation therapy and case management, the clinical lead supports their team to plan and deliver care based on client needs and goals. This position will liaise and also collaborate with our community partners and stakeholders. A member of the leadership team, the clinical lead is a part of bringing organizational vision and values to life.
- Enhance and evolve the day health program staff and program to meet the clients' complex clinical, mental health and substance use issues.
- Develop expectations, structures and supports that enable clinicians to maximize their clinical effectiveness, work to maximize their scope of practice and deliver tailored evidence informed clinical interventions.
- Provide clinical consultation and supervision to day health program staff on individual cases, group interventions and operational considerations.
- Establish best practices for clinical service delivery communication and documentation.
- Assess & evaluate current client needs, staff assets and gaps in services, individual clinicians & overall clinical operations.
- Identify and address opportunities to improve clinical care and staff performance by motivating change, promoting performance enhancement and management activities, identifying and leading quality initiatives and providing feedback.
- Champion professional ethics and integrate organizational values and mission.
- Explore and create opportunities for partnerships / shared programming and outreach activities within the broader health and ASO community.
- Creative problem solving and dispute resolution to promote optimal client outcomes within a diverse inter-professional team.
- Promote an environment that creates a climate of continuous quality improvement.
- Enable and promote research, program evaluation and emerging clinical initiatives.
- Participate in internal and external committees.
- Adherence to occupational health and safety guidelines and standards.
- Additional duties, as assigned.
- Master's Degree in a regulated health profession.
- Registration in good standing with licensing body or professional association.
- Minimum 2 years leadership experience with proven ability in change management, clinical program evolution and new program initiatives.
- Extensive skills in leading an inter-professional team of clinicians.
- Established track record of establishing standards of practice and enabling clinicians to work to full scope of evidence based practice.
- Minimum 5 years clinical experience involving medically complex clients with mental health and substance use issues.
- Certification / academic / practice credentialing in addictions, mental health and harm reduction nursing an asset.
- Extensive knowledge of best/informed practices for the care and treatment of complex medical and co-morbid conditions, mental health and substance use issues, and proven ability to integrate this knowledge into client-focused clinical care settings within an inter-professional clinical environment.
- Proven experience in building a collaborative team, which works to achieve optimal performance, communication and feedback mechanisms within a climate of professional growth and development.
- Clinical practice experience from anti-oppression framework, which not only considers issues of power, but also actively works from a social justice perspective to identify, intervene with and address social inequities, with particular emphasis on the social determinants of health.
- The successful incumbent will have a high level of public contact and will be required to exercise sound judgement, provide excellent customer service and tactful communications.
- Bilingualism (French/English) or proficiency in a second language considered an asset.
Please note that screening for this position will include a psychometric assessment and case study.
At Casey House, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live and serve, including those living with HIV/AIDS. Casey House is committed to providing accommodation in all parts of the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.
This posting will close at 11:59 PM on Friday, October 1, 2021.