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Clinical Director

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  • Organization:
    Edgewood Health Network
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  • Contact:
    Lena Taylor
  • Location:
    Nanaimo, BC
  • Deadline:
    May 23, 2018
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POSITION DESCRIPTION Join the team that is recognized internationally as a leader in addiction treatment. Edgewood’s accredited and licensed programs provide inpatient and outpatient treatment for Substance Use Disorder and related mental illness including trauma. Edgewood delivers quality care to patients, and has a renowned reputation of excellence. We have an exciting opportunity for a knowledgeable and compassionate leader to join our dynamic team, in the important role of Clinical Director. JOB DESCRIPTION Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer at EHN CANADA, the role of the Clinical Director is to provide innovative leadership and direction to clinical staff while ensuring the effectiveness and efficiency of care. The Clinical Director is accountable for utilization of resources, ensuring professional practice, management of clinical staff, and patientcare. The role requires the promotion and implementation of an evidence based, best practice approach to inpatient and outpatient services. The Clinical Director liaises actively in community leadership as well as regional initiatives to foster the delivery of quality patient-centered care and to promote Edgewood Health Network programs and services. JOB FUNCTION AND DUTIES • Provide clinical consultation, direction and supervision of clinical staff for all aspects of treatment. • Ensure policies and procedures are in place to address clinical issues pertinent for a residential treatment program and outpatient services in keeping with the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and the Residential Care Regulations as per the Community Care and Assisted Living Act for the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA). • Promote and model an environment that fosters continuous learning for staff. Identify learning needs for staff and implement and evaluate educational initiatives that meet patient/staff needs. • In consultation/collaboration with the Director of Operations, manage employee relations including the approval of hires, coaching and mentoring, disciplinary issues and terminations. • In consultation /collaboration with the Director of Operations, define and implement the organizational supports and structures required for the delivery of excellent patient care. • In consultation /collaboration with the Director of Operations, physician partners and interdisciplinary team, develop and implement clinical services, functional and strategic planning for the program. • Provide a progressive and proactive approach to clinical practice. • Assist in the identification of developing new markets. Meet with community partners, conduct training sessions, speak at conferences, etc. • Ensure patient records are maintained according to CARF, VIHA, and professional and legislated requirements through Medical Records Committee and random audits. • Champion the continuous quality improvement program at Edgewood which emphasizes the evaluation of services across the organization. • On call rotation is required per the Management on call schedule. • Ability to travel and speak publicly. • Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS • A member of a College of Regulated Health Professionals and an experienced clinician with an advanced clinical degree including a Ph.D., or MSW, or MSN • Five years mental health and addictions experience required • Five years progressive management/leadership experience required • Demonstrated strategic leadership, team building and mentorship skills in a complex environment • Demonstrated superior analytical, negotiation and conflict resolution skills • Excellent communication, consulting, decision making and problem solving skills • Demonstrated commitment to learning and continuous quality improvement • Self-motivated; contributes to all aspects of the team

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