Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario


Long-Term Care Best Practice Co-ordinator

Closing Date: 
Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Provincial Projects

The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario, with the support of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, is to provide province-wide implementation and evaluation of best practice guidelines (BPG). This position resides at the RNAO Home Office in Toronto.

The primary functions of the Long-Term Care Best Practice Co-ordinator, Provincial Projects are to support the province-wide implementation and evaluation of best practice guidelines (BPG) in the Long-Term Care (LTC) sector by leading, co-ordinating, and developing program-based projects, resources and activities. In carrying out this role, the incumbent liaises with the Program Manager, the Associate Director and Program Director, as appropriate, to provide information for integration and co-ordination of activities across the LTC sector, including strategic planning, implementation, evaluation and resource development.

This position focuses on the planning, implementation, co-ordination, reporting and evaluation of BPGs in LTC homes:

• Develop a provincial plan for supporting the implementation of BPGs in LTC homes outlining strategies to facilitate spread across the province
• Seek, create and co-ordinate opportunities province-wide for the promotion and sustained use of evidence-based best practices in the LTC sector
• Co-ordinate the development of the Best Practices in Long-Term Care Newsletter, province-wide events, resources and tools
• Participate in and provide feedback to relevant research and evaluation activities

You are a Registered Nurse (Masters preferred), currently registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario with five years progressive experience in nursing, which includes the Long-Term Care sector. You must be familiar with current LTC legislation and knowledge of RAI-MDS is required. You are knowledgeable of the principles of evidence-based practice and must have experience with implementation of RNAO Best Practice Guidelines. You also possess experience in adult education strategies and change management. Team building skills; leadership and motivational skills; project management experience; knowledge of related Long Term-Care initiatives; strong facilitation skills; and ability to work with a range of stakeholders are a must in this role.