Senior Manager, Regulatory and Practice

The College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) is the professional and regulatory body for more than 38,000 registered nurses and nurse practitioners throughout Alberta. We’re mandated to define and uphold the standards of safe and ethical nursing practice as legislated under the Health Professions Act. We play an essential role in shaping the framework for professional nurse regulation and excellence in practice for the health of all Albertans. Our core values are integrity, respect, accountability and professionalism.

Senior Manager, Regulatory and Practice

Providing leadership as an influencing member of the Regulatory and Practice team, we are seeking an individual who will provide strategic direction in the development of nursing, regulatory and health policy. This position will provide leadership in the interpretation and application of legislation and regulation, identifying gaps in policy; and in planning, developing, interpreting and evaluating policies, standards, and guidelines as well as other resources to strategically address understanding of expectations in nursing practice.

Your primary responsibilities

  • Assess new legislation, regulation, inter-professional, health or nursing policy direction to identify opportunities and risks for RN and NP practice
  • Identify and make recommendations for nursing policy development provincially and nationally and recommend strategies for influencing health policy
  • Provide direction and support the development of evidence-informed responses, briefings on provincial and national nursing, inter-professional practice and health care system issues
  • Collaborate in designing, implementing and evaluating methodologies for engaging regulated members, stakeholders and the public to provide input and feedback to policies
  • Analyze relevant information and data on nursing, inter-professional practice and health care from a variety of sources to inform decision making and policy development
  • Provide oversight to the team in providing practice consultation to regulated members, stakeholders and the public to guide practice, manage risk, and support safe, competent and ethical care
  • Oversee the development and implementation of strategies for knowledge translation of policy, standards, guidelines and position statements of the nursing profession
  • Develop, manage and deliver programs in response to identified needs to support safe, ethical and competent nursing care
  • Lead the development of operational plan and annual budget for the regulatory and practice team

You possess

  • Master’s degrees in nursing is preferred
  • Eligibility for CARNA registration
  • 10-14 years of experience in various nursing capacities (some combination of clinical, administrative, education and research)
  • Advanced nursing practice knowledge, skills, and clinical expertise
  • Excellent leadership and performance management skills
  • Advanced project and program management expertise
  • Excellent communication, customer service and interpersonal skills, with the ability to model CARNA values in relationships with staff, regulated members and stakeholders
  • Ability to make decisions independently and collaboratively
  • Excellent time management, organizational, problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Experience in standard, guideline and policy development at provincial and national level
  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • Working knowledge of social media and virtual communication programs for stakeholder and regulated member engagement

We offer an excellent compensation package, regularly celebrate accomplishments and milestones and host team events. If this position interests you, we invite you to submit a resume via email quoting file PPS-1200 to by May 3, 2019.

Thank you for your interest!

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