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Professional Practice Leader - Interprofessional Practice & Learning

July 10 2020
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Health, Medical, Healthcare, Human service, Medical, Management staff, Nursing
Halifax, NS

Req ID: 80224
Location: Central Zone, Centennial Building - QEII
Company: NSHA
Department: 3002801 IPPL Nursing Officer
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: Management

Posting Closing Date: 24-Jul-20

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community-based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.


Reporting to the Zone Director, Interprofessional Practice and Learning; the Professional Practice Leader (PPL) facilitates and advances excellence in quality person centred care and practice through the integration of a variety of services aimed at supporting and enhancing professional practice. With a focus on Management and Practice Development of our Point of Care Practice Team, this PPL will take a collaborative leadership role in fostering a culture of learning with a focus on clinical practice, clinical leadership, inter/intra professional collaboration. As well, they will support the development, implementation, and maintenance of a model for inter/intra professional practice and standards consistent with health professional regulatory bodies and associations. The PPL provides leadership to the organization with respect to professional practice issues at the individual, team, program, and system level. This PPL will work with all members of the Interprofessional team to promote evidence informed best practices in a culture of person centred care.

  • Masters in Nursing or relevant advanced education in health related studies (consideration will be given to qualified candidates currently enrolled in a Master's program or those with demonstrated accomplishments in leading system level change, including fiscal accountability)
  • Registered or eligible for registration with relevant health profession regulatory body, e.g. NSCN
  • Minimum of five years in management and/or demonstrated practice leadership experience required
  • Demonstrated success in collaborating with others
  • Experience in initiating and managing projects
  • Demonstrated success in working with teams and team development
  • Demonstrated aptitude for progressive. creative and innovative thinking
  • Demonstrated experience with designing, implementing and evaluating traditional and nontraditional education programming; inclusive of developing learning objectives
  • Possesses a vision of person centered care
  • Demonstrated success in leading change
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

* Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Hours of Work

Permanent, full-time position, 75 hrs bi-weekly

Salary Information

$41.1721 - $54.7053 hourly

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date. Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs, as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

  • Criminal Record Check
  • Proof of education & training certifications
  • Proof of any additional required qualification
  • Valid Registration with the relevant licensing body
  • Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
  • Proof of SIN number

Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy. Only online applications are accepted.

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