Under the direction of the Director, the Care Manager has both clinical and administrative responsibilities. The Care Manager assumes the responsibility for the day to day financial and human resources management needs including the areas of budgeting, staffing and scheduling, supervising, hiring and discipline. The Care Manager will also be responsible for the implementation and review of practice of standards and for the implementation of changes to structure process and procedures to ensure quality centered care by seeking out and promoting best practice and safe quality client centered care, working collaboratively with the health care team, other departments and community partners, and promoting AHS' strategic plan. The Care Manager provides visible and proactive leadership to the Home Care team within his/her area of responsibility while overseeing the delivery of quality centered care by providing key clinical and administrative responsibilities for a designated client centered care area. Major accountabilities include management functions, leadership, coaching and mentoring, coordinating risk management, continuous quality improvement and utilization activities, participating in and supporting Zone operations and organizational direction, establishing and maintaining collaborative communication within and outside the department and within the Central Zone and Alberta Health Services, and assisting in implementing, monitoring and maintaining budget.
The successful individual will have the ability to prioritize workload that can change within minutes, be responsive to deadlines and have a very clear vision of the philosophy of home care. A minimum of a Baccalaureate degree, preferably nursing, with appropriate registration with professional body. A demonstrated clear pattern of professional and personal development. Demonstrated knowledge of current nursing concepts and treatment methods. Be a confident self-starter, who is not opposed to change. Have a proved ability to use sound professional judgement and initiative. Have the ability to plan, organize and coordinate caseload/programs independently. Have the ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal), with all levels of personnel and to delegate responsibility. Work harmoniously with other staff members in an interdisciplinary team. Ability to work independently in a team environment. Must be familiar with using a computer, internet, Microsoft Office and Meditech software. Must be registered with a Canadian Professional Association, preferably CARNA.
A minimum of 5 years of experience in a supervisory role, healthcare experience an asset.