Are you a visionary leader? Are you looking for a new opportunity? We have an exciting opportunity for you to make a difference with the Spiritual Health Care Team in Central Zone! We are looking for a Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner, Canadian Association of Spiritual Care, to provide spiritual care zone leadership in enacting Alberta Health Services (AHS) Vision for Spiritual Health Care. As the Spiritual Health Practitioner-Central Zone Team Lead your focus on visionary leadership, and advancing excellence in professional practice and patient and family centred care in Central Zone will be essential to making you successful in this role. You will be accountable to the Volunteer Resource Manager within the Seniors Health portfolio and work in collaboration and guidance with a multidisciplinary team and the AHS Provincial Spiritual Care Professional Practice Council.
The Team Lead, advises the Central Zone Manager for Volunteer Resources/Spiritual Care in the day-to-day operational decision-making; coordinating daily operations and service delivery including spiritual health capacity building initiatives. In tandem with the manager, the Team Lead identifies, prioritizes and addresses client and population needs in alignment with the program model of care; anticipates, problem solves and reports issues to the manager (e.g., safety, equipment needs, staffing, quality standards); advises on and responds to emerging operational and practice issues as they arise in the day-to-day operations and implements and leads workplace initiatives. The Team Lead models and encourages team communication and decision making approaches that demonstrate a commitment to excellence in professional practice; leads and facilitates practice in alignment with professional standards, ethics, regulation, legislation and AHS requirements; promotes, develops and implements a culture of reflective practice, skill development, continuous learning, critical thinking and innovation. You will participate in, and implement quality improvement initiatives, program development, evaluation and knowledge translation. The Team Lead is a key participant in zone and provincial initiatives, collaborating with the Provincial Spiritual Care Professional Practice Council to implement supported and leading practices. The Team Lead is responsible for program orientation, mentoring, coaching and responding to clinical questions and coordinating ongoing skill development to deliver effective clinical services based on evidence and population need across the continuum of health. The Team Lead consults on complex patient care scenarios and may provide clinical services in areas of expertise.
- Classification: Team Lead
- Union: Exempt
- Department: Spiritual Care
- Primary Location: Red Deer Regional Hospital
- Employee Class: Regular Full Time
- FTE: 1.00
- Posting End Date: 10-MAR-2021
- Date Available: 29-MAR-2021
- Hours per Shift: 7.75
- Length of Shift in weeks: 2
- Shifts per cycle: 10
- Shift Pattern: Days
- Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
- Minimum Salary: $34.52
- Maximum Salary: $59.20
- Vehicle Requirement: Driver’s License, Vehicle Required
- Masters in Theology or Religious Studies or a clinically related field together with designation as a Certified Spiritual Care Practitioner.
- Appropriate licences and registrations as applicable.
- Current Membership of Canadian Association for Spiritual Care/Association canadienne de soins spirituels, (CASC/ACSS).
- A minimum of 3 years relevant clinical experience is required.
- 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.
- Expertise to facilitate the development of core spiritual health competencies and practice among Religious Community Visitors and inter professionally in alignment with AHS goals, requirement, and priorities.
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate respectfully with various religious/spiritual and cultural groups.
- Ability to work in a professional manner and promote a holistic perspective to care.
- Enhanced professional leadership skills to foster interdisciplinary capacity for spiritual screening, history taking, and spiritual care support.
Additional Required Qualifications:
- Educational and/or other qualifications required to perform in clinical practice area(s).
- Knowledge of client populations and related evidence based practices.
- Experience facilitating education in spiritually-informed care.
- An understanding of systems thinking – the ability to think about components of a system in the context of relationships with each other and with other systems.
- Effective communication, problem solving, change management and organizational skills.
- A demonstrated clear pattern of professional and personal development.
- Experience with Telehealth or virtual platforms.
- Proficient in MS Office Software.
- As required.