Quality Assurance Practice Leader – Colon Screening Program
Expiring: January 13, 2014
Last Updated: October 15, 2013
Salary: $64,670.00 - $85,688.00/Annually
Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent
Start Date of Employment (Approx.): As soon as possible
Minimum Education: Master's Degree
NOC Group: Head Nurses and Supervisors (3151)
NOC Job Title: nursing supervisor
Reporting to the Operations Director, Screening Programs, the Quality Assurance Practice Leader is responsible for quality assurance and quality improvement of screening services for the Colon Screening Program. Accountabilities include developing and implementing standards and policies to ensure consistent, high quality colorectal cancer screening throughout the province. The Leader also ensures a consistent and safe approach to screening in the context of established policies and protocols for the Patient Coordinator practice in the province by developing and providing orientation, training, and professional practice support to Patient Coordinators in health authorities. In conjunction with the Medical Director, the Leader monitors adherence to established standards of care and coordinates the quality improvement initiatives identified through the Colon Screening Program Operations and Quality Management Committees and program leadership.
In conjunction with program leadership, develops standards and policies related to quality assurance ensuring appropriateness at a provincial level. Develops and advises on strategies and techniques to implement policies and communicates policy changes in a clear and consistent way. Identifies areas requiring standardization and ensures new policies are implemented with appropriate change management strategies.
Champions and directs the development and implementation of the Global Rating Scale (GRS) for participating endoscopy units as part of endoscopy unit quality assurance. Provides input and direction to endoscopy units on how to establish and utilize the GRS and ensures endoscopy unit compliance with established standards, policies and protocols. Conducts periodic audits of endoscopy quality indicators and GRS compliance.
Works directly with all Patient Coordinators to ensure consistent application of program standards, policies and protocols. Responds to practice issues through activities such as mentoring, coaching, team building and resource identification. Provides leadership in the design, implementation and evaluation of Patient Coordinator orientation, training and on-going education strategies. Identifies and develops professional education opportunities such as topics for the education forum, participant focused quality workshops and site specific in-services.
In collaboration with BCCA program leadership and Health Authority leadership, identifies future endoscopy unit participation in the program and supports units to meet provincial standards.
A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Masters Degree in Nursing and a minimum of five (5) years of recent related experience in clinical practice and administration.
Demonstrated strong organizational, leadership, planning, and communication skills. Strong negotiation, mediation, coaching and facilitation skills. Demonstrated ability to function as a member of a leadership team. Strong analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills. Demonstrated experience in the development of adult education activities and standards and policy. Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work, work under time pressures to meet deadlines and hand