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Professional Practice Educator - Wound Care (Temporary PT 0.5 FTE)

Closing Date:
Open until position filled
Job Summary:

Initial Assignment:   141 Weber Street South, Waterloo, Regular Day Shift. 

                                   Regional Wound Care Program.

Reporting to the WW Integrated Wound Care Program Lead, this position is responsible for providing strong clinical leadership, advocacy and education.  This clinical role demonstrates the following values: person-centred, accountable, collaborative, respectful and innovative.

In collaboration with internal staff and health system partners, the Professional Practice Educator:

  • Develops program best practice based on RNAO and leading wound care clinical best practices including the development of program resources and educational materials founded in principles of adult education
  • Develops, delivers and implements a coordinated strategy for the training and education of leading clinical best practices to staff and stakeholders
  • Partners with clinicians from all settings and geographies within the WWLHIN in order to establish program best practice
  • Provides knowledge transfer of leading clinical best practices to improve patient outcomes and patient experience
  • Teaches, mentors and coaches members of the multi-disciplinary health care team on leading clinical best practices
  • Champions clinical quality improvement initiatives and drives improvement in practice across the WWCCAC and the health care continuum
  • Recommends policy for program best practice and standardization of clinical wound care standards.
  • Guides, demonstrates and promotes an understanding of the principles and practices of safe, high quality and evidence-based care
  • Partners with experts in other jurisdictions to share knowledge and experiences
  • Follows all practices, policies and procedures to promote a safe patient and working environment
  • Advocates clinical work undertaken by the Integrated Wound Care Council, Collaborative Groups, Internal Groups and Task Forces by playing a key role in these groups
  • Promotes alignment of wound product selection and equipment throughout the WWLHIN


  • Registered Nurse; qualifications in the area of wound management (e.g., advanced education in wound care) or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 3-5 years of demonstrated experience in continuing and adult education
  • Leadership or participation in complex projects and initiatives involving multiple health care providers and stakeholders
  • Proven track record of effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and patients as well as the ability to build teams and lead through system-level change
  • Ability to resolve conflicts and achieve outcomes
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize multiple, conflicting demands
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Extensive experience and working knowledge related to care delivery systems across the health care continuum
  • Excellent interpersonal, diplomacy, communication and presentation skills
  • Strong collaboration skills to participate on projects, initiatives, Collaborative Groups and task forces with colleagues across the WWLHIN area and other health care providers
  • Knowledge of wound management practices throughout the WWLHIN area is an asset
  • Ability to use MS Office applications (e.g., MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • The ability to travel throughout Waterloo Region and Wellington County is required

This position may be required to provide relief at other CCAC locations or teams as needed.

If you are interested in this position, please submit a cover letter, along with a detailed resume, outlining how your skills, qualifications and experience meet the position requirements, quoting posting #14/O/33 before 4:30 p.m. on May 14, 2014 to Human Resources (e-mail: We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be communicating only with those selected for an interview. 


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