NURSE MANAGER SSHA
|Company Name||City of Toronto|
|Date Posted||Nov 15, 2012|
Division: Shelter, Support & Housing Admin
Section: Hostel Services
Work Location: SEATON HOUSE, 339 GEORGE ST
Job Stream: Children, Community & Social Services
Job Type: Temporary, Full-Time
Temporary Duration: Approximately 12 months
Salary/Rate: $75,675.60 - $93,839.20 / Year
Hours of Work: 80.00
Wage Grade: 6.5
Number of Positions Open: 1
Posting Date: November 15, 2012
Expiry date: November 29, 2012
Reporting to the Manager, Seaton House, the Nurse Manager will be responsible for a team of Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses and the effective functioning of Nursing at Seaton House and its satellite programs for homeless men. Specific responsibilities include:
• Implements detailed plans and recommends policies/procedures regarding program specific requirements
• Supervises, motivates and educates members of the Seaton House nursing staff and other assigned staff, ensuring effective teamwork, high standards of work quality and organizational performance, continuous learning and encourages innovation in others
• Supervises, coordinates the day to day operation of all Seaton House nursing staff and other assigned staff including the scheduling, assigning and reviewing of nursing practise/work
• Authorizes and coordinates vacation and overtime requests. Monitors and evaluates staff performance, approves salary increments, hears grievances and recommends disciplinary action when necessary
• Provides input into and administers assigned budget, ensuring that expenditures are controlled and maintained within approved budget limitations as it relates to nursing and health matters
• Ensures nursing care is provided by the Seaton House nursing staff
• Carries responsibility for nursing and health policy/procedures in consultation with shelter senior management
• Ensures adequate staffing is available to meet client safety and care needs
• Makes recommendations regarding staff health and safety measures and initiatives
• Interacts with senior health professionals on-site to deal with crisis management issues
• Oversees infection control and preventive health care programs, including immunization
• In conjunction with senior management, participates in community outreach, such as, public education and development/coordination of community partnerships that support clients’ needs. Also, designs/implements new health care programming within budgetary framework
• Regularly reviews client files/shift records for proper maintenance measures
• Ensures efficient operational interface with providers of prescription medications, laboratory and medical supplies. Ensures adequate equipment/medical supplies are available for health care delivery
• Ensures cost effective health care services by monitoring/controlling nursing expenditures
• Assesses plans and monitors client care through the development of individual health care plans
• Responds to inquiries/concerns of staff, clients, community health providers and makes recommendations for resolution of matters
• Responds to clients in crisis situations and provides immediate action as it pertains to specific situation; such as, providing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, lifting clients
• Liaises with stakeholders, external health care agencies and hospitals regarding nursing and client health matters. Liaises with Labour Relations regarding labour relations grievances
• Represents Seaton House on Divisional and Corporate workgroups and committees
• Makes recommendation on best practices, educational opportunities and new technologies and equipment for best nursing practises
• Coordinates nursing student placement in collaboration with university and community college facilities
• Ensures security and safety of vaccines, narcotic drugs and other sensitive materials stored at Seaton House
• Investigates health related incidents and provides recommendations as appropriate
• Facilitates the application of standards, best practice guidelines, legislation, regulations, competencies and trends of nursing practice (e.g. College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) towards quality nursing practice
• Develops quality assurance and accountability mechanisms for Seaton House in consultation with the CNO and other nursing staff
• Promotes and consults on on-going tracking and evaluation of nursing practices, services and programs
• Maintains, monitors and communicates current knowledge of professional standards for nursing practice
• Provides leadership and support related to nursing practice issues, education, research and professional development opportunities
• Maintains awareness of legislative practices or regulations that impact on discipline specific practices at Seaton House and assists in the evaluation, revision and development of policies and procedures
• Links with nursing professionals to identify discipline-specific and inter-professional practice issues
• Liaises with the senior managers at Seaton House to develop and implement nursing practice initiatives in the areas of research, education and professional development
• Contributes to mentoring and role modelling of nursing staff and nursing students
• Prepares or assists the Manager of Seaton House in developing reports as required, including background research of issues and integration of existing knowledge analysis and health perspective for homeless populations
• Deals with confidential and sensitive information affecting nursing practice, Seaton House operations, assets and resources
• Supervises assigned staff and ensures compliance with all applicable legislation such as the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and other relevant codes and regulations
1. Bachelor of Science in Nursing combined with management training/education experience. Candidates with certification in Nursing Administration are preferred.
2. Must be a Registered Nurse in the Province of Ontario.
3. Considerable experience in psychiatric/chronic care/primary care nursing as well as working with mental health, addictions, homelessness and vulnerable populations.
4. Considerable experience supervising or directing staff in a health care environment.
5. Ability to effectively manage human resources and day to day labour relations.
6. Sound administrative ability, with good knowledge of the principles and practices of nursing management including financial management and team functioning.
7. Knowledge of the relevant legislation governing nursing practise including government legislation in the areas of labour, employment, health and safety, human rights and provincial standards for health care.
8. Ability to establish a high standard of nursing practice.
9. Ability to work in a customer service environment, addressing the service inquiries, requests and complaints of clients, the general public and/or staff.
10. Well-developed communication skills, both written and oral, analytical and conflict-resolution skills.
11. Familiarity with government legislation in the area of occupational health and safety.
• A Police Reference Check will be required as a condition of employment.
• A Police Reference Check program brochure is available at http://www.toronto.ca/housing/employment.htm.
To apply, please go to the City of Toronto’s website and submit your resume, quoting File #1764697 X by November 29, 2012.
For more information on this and other opportunities, visit us online at http://www.toronto.ca/employment
Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under the City’s Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.
Committed to employment equity, the City of Toronto encourages applications from Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women. We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.