BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) is responsible for the delivery, coordination and governance of out-of-hospital emergency health services and inter-facility patient transfer planning and coordination services through the BC Ambulance Service and the BC Patient Transfer Network.
Senior Leader, Practice Education
Regular Full Time (37.5 hours per week)
0830-1630 Monday to Friday
Salary: $79,465 to $114,230/year
302-2955 Virtual Way
Vancouver, BC V5M 4X6
Reporting to the Director Learning, Practice and Clinical Initiatives, the Senior Leader, Clinical Education is a leader, an innovator, knowledge translator and change agent accountable for promoting excellence in practice education, which is critical in order for the agency to meet its mandate to provide pre-hospital services and care.
The Senior Leader, Clinical Education will contribute to the highest quality of patient care through strategic leadership in provincial based knowledge translation from theory to practice and ensuring that education programs reflect best practice and are evidence-based, high-quality and supported by available technologies and resources. The Senior Leader, Clinical Education collaborates with a wide variety of people inside and outside BCEHS, including practice educators, licensing boards/colleges, educational institutions, operational, clinical and professional leaders to: identify desired practice outcomes; develop, implement and monitor work plans/projects; and supervise Practice Educators and project teams. Functions as a systems leader and change agent, and is responsible for providing leadership, consultation and direction for practice education across BCEHS. This includes liaising with clinicians, leaders and stakeholders as well as representing BCEHS practice education in decision making forums. The Senior Leader, Practice Education may represent BCEHS education on provincial, national and international basis at various forums.
- Supervises the Practice Educators, prioritizing and assigning work, reviewing performance and recruiting staff for this role. As a senior member of the Learning team, assists with the recruiting and orientation of other professional and administrative staff in the learning Department.
- Provides education leadership, guidance and support to practice educators through coaching, guiding and modeling key behaviors/strategies, encouraging dialogue and problem solving and providing guidance and advice to facilitate resolutions to education issues.
- Works collaboratively with operational leaders, practice educators, and staff to identify clinical education needs and priorities, and individually or as leader of a team, plans, implements and evaluates strategies to meet those needs.
- Contributes to the development, implementation and maintenance of competency-based learning models for orientation and continuing education of staff, integrating these with professional practice standards and the performance management process. Responsible for assuring the development and updating of resources to support such education in order to assure staff competency and development.
- Contributes to the overall leadership of new knowledge and innovation in pre-hospital service and care as a senior member of the Learning Team by fostering a climate of continuous learning, participating in the identification of Learning goals and objectives and recommending new initiatives to the Director, Learning, Practice and Clinical Initiatives. Collaborates with the Director and other members of the team by providing information regarding current clinical issues and priorities, proposing recommendations which will advance education in a manner consistent with the overall strategic direction of the agency/PHSA as well as current priorities.
- Provides leadership for specific projects to address organizational practice education needs, including use of new educational technologies, instructor/practice educator professional development workshops, support/training for preceptors, integration of education into practice, and education research.
- Provides consultation to organizational leaders regarding practice education needs and issues to promote quality practice education and staff development.
- Develops partnerships with pre-hospital education providers to support student education and preceptor support at BCEHS.
- Provides guidance for the student placement coordinator with regard to seeking out and identifying new opportunities for student placement, guides practice educators to support preceptors to assure quality practice education experiences.
- Develops specific proposals for internal and external funding to meet practice education needs.
- Furthers the goals of Learning Department and the agency with active participation at meetings and forums that address practice education issues.
- Maintains and shares knowledge of current trends in education, pre-hospital care and health care by reviewing literature, attending relevant conferences/continuing education, liaising with external organizations and members of professional associations, staff, and colleagues, and keeping abreast of educational technologies and applications.
- Participates in internal, local, provincial and national committees/projects on an ongoing basis
- Researches ‘best practices’ in education and integrates best practice models from other organizations, as appropriate, related to practice education.
- Performs other related professional duties as required.
A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to a Master’s Degree in Education (Adult Education, Education Leadership) or related field, plus five (5) years of clinical experience in health or pre-hospital care.
Demonstrated ability to design, develop and implement learning needs assessments, curriculum, learning materials, a broad repertoire of teaching techniques, practice integration strategies, and evaluation plans. Demonstrated experience in the design and delivery of education supporting the use of a variety of delivery formats including distance delivery technologies. Demonstrated project planning and management skills, including the ability to work clinically in the paramedic operational environment. Ability to lead and guide experienced staff in education matters and speak to practice education issues with senior staff and PHSA and agency executives. Facilitation of organizational priority and goal setting, coordinated and collaborative planning and implementation. Current knowledge of regulatory bodies and the Emergency Health Services Act and knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to understand and communicate effectively with team members and others at various levels of the organization. Aptitude for progressive, innovative thinking. Application of competency-based education models. Advertising and effective promotion of education initiatives. Leadership through coaching and development of staff and modeling key behaviors. Ability to work with emerging technologies. Demonstrated experience in system development and implementation; evaluation; and leadership.
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For more information please contact Brendan Cindric, Advisor Talent Acquisition at (604) 875-7238 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
BC Emergency Health Services offers a very generous benefit package which includes relocation assistance or eligible expenses, 4 weeks’ vacation entitlement, extended medical, dental and coverage, life & disability insurance plus professional development opportunities with over 1000 online courses available on our Learning Hub.
Closing date: This position will be open until filled.
Visit http://www.bcehs.ca to learn more about the BC Emergency Health Services.
BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, this advertisement is first directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents but international candidates are invited to apply. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. English is the official language used at BCEHS.