Spiritual Health Practitioner – Team Lead Central Zone
Requisition #: ALB00047889
Location: Red Deer, Alberta
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Salary: $34.52 – $59.20 per hour
The Spiritual Health Practitioner-Central Zone Team Lead takes a leadership role with accountability to the manager within the Seniors Health portfolio. This role leads, models and advances excellence in professional practice and patient and family centred care. This position leads program staff to provide evidence informed services within program parameters and in adherence with Alberta Health Services (AHS) and other relevant legislation, standards, guidelines, policies and procedures. The position initiates and implements quality improvement initiatives, program development, evaluation and knowledge translation within the program. They are key participants and leaders in zone and provincial initiatives. They collaborate with discipline-specific Professional Practice Leads (PPLs) to implement supported and leading practices. The Spiritual Health Practitioner, Team Lead provides clinical services in area of expertise and consults on complex clinical cases. Advises the manager in operational decision-making, coordinates program orientation and professional development and provides input regarding staff and team performance. Models Patient & Family Centered Care principles and interaction with patients, families and other healthcare professionals.
Solo practitioner that addresses the needs of patients, family, staff and correlative site relationships encountering crisis, disability, loss, bereavement and end of life care. The ability to leverage technology in the planning and response to daily support initiatives. Charting, completing INFOMED stats (workload measures), responding to emails, organizing specialized events, public speaking and presentations. Representative on multiple committees including but not limited to; Professional Practice Committee, Spiritual Care Advisory Committee and Site Ethics Committee. Membership and transitioning to leadership of the Critical Incident Support Team. Proactive in developing/ implementing effective strategies to resolve issues and problems, creating safe space as well as building bridges with the proven ability to respect the privacy and maintain confidentiality. Engagement in self-reflective practice that assesses the impact of one’s own spirituality, beliefs, values, assumptions, and power dynamics in relationship with clients. Research and ongoing skill development fostering a systematic learning approach to service. Liaising with community spiritual leaders. Building strategic interdisciplinary relationships with site staff. Core hours of work will vary depending on caseload, events and support requirements. Scheduled on-call overnights and weekends supporting South Health Campus, Rockyview General Hospital and Peter Lougheed Centre responding to calls related to Death, dying and/or major trauma scenarios.
- A Minister of Religion in good standing with one’s faith group.
- Certified as Specialist in Institutional Ministry by the Canadian Association of Spiritual Care.
- A minimum of 3 years of clinical experience in a related area is required.
- Educational and/or other qualifications required to perform in the clinical area.
- A demonstrated clear pattern of professional and personal development.
In addition, the incumbent will possess a record of accomplishment in the following areas:
- Extensive knowledge of the client population and related evidence based practices.
- Leadership experience in service planning, coordination, implementation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation.
- Demonstrated ability in leading teams, coaching, mentoring and teaching, and the ability to facilitate practice growth in others.
- Demonstrated ability to foster collaborative relationships and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.
- Effective communication, problem solving, change management and organizational skills.
- A Baccalaureate degree in Theology is essential and a Master’s Degree in Divinity or Theological Studies is preferred.
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