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Practice Based Educator - Inpatient Surgery - Full Time - Markham Site

Markham, ON
  • Number of positions available : 1

  • To be discussed
  • Full time
  • Starting date : 1 position to fill as soon as possible

Land acknowledgement:

Oak Valley Health honours the traditional territory of the closest Indigenous communities, the Chippewas (chi-puh-waas) of Georgina Island and the Mississaugas of Scugog Island. The Haudenosaunee (Ho-de-no-shau-nee) and Anishinaabe (Ah-nish-in-ah-beh) have lived, worked and existed on this land from time immemorial. This land is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaty signed with many Mississauga and Chippewa bands.


Who you are:

·         The Practice Based Educator plays a pivotal role in the healthcare team, bridging the gap between clinical expertise and education. This is accomplished by facilitating the translation of knowledge to the delivery of patient care.

·         The role is essential to ensuring that clinicians, both new and experienced, are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to provide high-quality patient care.

·         Practice Based Educators impact patient care by enabling nurses to work to the fullest scope of the role by advancing standards of care, fostering and evaluating required competence and professional practice.

·         The role is instrumental in shaping the next generation of clinicians and improving the overall quality of patient care.

·         This role demands a combination of clinical expertise, teaching proficiency, and a passion for advancing education.

·         You encompass Oak Valley Health’s core values and live the words of respect, trust, commitment, compassion and courage

·         You are a patient and/or client centered individual who performs at an exemplary standard

·         You are a team player with excellent communication, critical thinking and prioritization skills


What We Need:

 We are seeking an innovative, self-directed individual with exceptional leadership qualities to support excellence in clinical practice and education within the Inpatient Surgery unit at Oak Valley Health while contributing to a strong organization-wide interprofessional practice environment. As an educator for the Inpatient Surgery you will play a pivotal role in fostering a positive and safe environment for both staff and patients. Your effective communication skills will be instrumental in providing clear and constructive feedback to support the ongoing development of staff. Your leadership abilities will shine through as you promote a culture where speaking up for safety is encouraged, talent is identified and nurtured, and positive leadership influences the team. You will be responsible for curriculum development, classroom instruction, clinical training, assessment, mentorship, staying updated on healthcare advancements, collaboration with institutions, and engaging in research to enhance nursing education and improve patient care. This educator role requires someone with a proactive and positive mindset, taking initiative in the face of challenges and demonstrating a service-oriented approach. In addition to supporting the resource team there will be corporate education and training required of the role to support organizational initiatives.


What you bring to the role:

·         Current registration with the CNO in good standing

·         Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing

·         Masters degree in nursing with education focus is required or in progress

·         Minimum 5 years of clinical experience in surgical inpatient units is required

·         Experience teaching and training adults and employing adult learning principles preferred

·         BLS instructor with Heart and Stroke preferred

·         Membership with the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) 

·         Excellent leadership skills with the ability to coach, mentor, and motivate

·         Expertise in the delivery of formal and informal education/coaching

·         Expertise in curriculum development, classroom instruction, clinical training, assessment and evaluation

·         Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal and interprofessional collaborative practice, communication, and organizational skills

·         Proven abilities in complex analysis, critical thinking and problem solving

·         Proven evidence of ongoing professional development

·         Computer proficiency, preferably in MS office and Meditech EMR

·         Demonstrated good attendance and performance record with the ability to maintain this same standard

·         Demonstrated commitment to a safe environment for staff, patients and families by working in compliance with the Occupational Health & Safety Act and related Hospital policies


Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday, Days

Please note schedules may change due to operational needs.



Band H:

Hourly - $42.33 - $60.59



Who we are:

Oak Valley Health is one of Ontario’s leading community healthcare organizations. Across our two sites (Markham and Uxbridge) and Reactivation Care Centre (RCC), we provide high quality, patient-centred care to more than 468,000 patients each year. We offer diagnostic and emergency services and deliver clinical programs in acute care medicine and surgery, addictions and mental health, and childbirth and children’s services. We are also proud to be part of the Eastern York Region North Durham Ontario Health Team (OHT).


Our 542 physicians, 35 midwives, over 3,000 staff and 1,000 volunteers serve patients and families with an honoured to care mindset and are focused on delivering an extraordinary patient experience to the residents of Markham, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Uxbridge and beyond. We are dedicated to providing access to the right care, at the right time, in the right place by the right people and at the right cost. Are you ready to join us?


COVID Statement

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to strengthen and promote health protection to patients, staff and members of the public attending in the hospital, prior to the first day of employment with the Hospital, all successful candidates are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (full vaccination is required). In order to provide you with fair & equitable accommodation, you must submit supporting medical exemption documentation or an affidavit detailing why your religion prohibits you from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.


Oak Valley Health diversity statement 

Oak Valley Health takes pride in serving some of Canada’s most diverse communities. We are committed to fostering an environment of equity and inclusivity where every person can work and receive care safely, openly and honestly. All qualified applicants will receive consideration and we encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, members of sexual minority groups, members of racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of Oak Valley Health. Furthermore, Oak Valley Health is committed to meeting the needs of all individuals in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodations during the recruitment and selection process, please contact Human Resources.


We are honoured to be recognized as one of Forbes Canada's Best Employers for Diversity 2023. We ranked within the top 150 organizations across the country. Learn more about our commitment to EDI



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