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CCRNR recruitment

Untitled Document ​posted Nov. 30, 2016

Call for ELC P​roject Consultant

Expressions of I​​nterest

ELC Project Consult​ant

The Canadian Council of Registered Nurse Regulators (CCRNR) is seeking a consultant to assist with a project related to entry-level competencies (ELCs) for Canadian registered nurses (RNs). CCRNR, formed in 2011 to promote excellence and support collaboration in professional nursing regulation, is an organization made up of representatives from Canada's 12 provincial/territorial (jurisdictional) bodies that regulate the practice of registered nurses and nurse practitioners.

Project Over​​​view

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ELC Project Consultant will assist CCRNR by implementing a defined process to prepare material that will be able to be used by regulatory bodies for jurisdictional acceptance of RN-ELCs. A Working Group from those regulatory bodies will be appointed to assist the ELC Project Consultant with the project.

Key Accou​ntabilities

  • Following the direction of the CCRNR Board, develop, implement and evaluate the following project plan process:
    Step 1 Review relevant data/literature/information that describes RN practice in Canada (e.g., current RN-ELCs, NCLEX Practice Analysis, etc.)
    Step 2 Identify gaps in current RN-ELCs and relevant data collected
    Step 3 From the identified gaps, develop assumptions and then survey stakeholders, patient/family advisory groups, new graduates, employers/administrators, etc., to test the assumptions; facilitate a focus group or symposium with key stakeholders to identify future competencies for RNs
    Step 4 From the data collected in the survey, revise RN-ELCs
    Step 5 Circulate the revised RN-ELCs to stakeholders for feedback and input
    Step 6 Update RN-ELCs based on Step 5 input and provide draft to CCRNR Board for review and acceptance by individual jurisdictions
    Step 7 Provide final draft of RN-ELCs to participating* regulatory bodies for acceptance
    Step 8 Publish/circulate, etc. final RN-ELCs to relevant stakeholders and the public
  • Support CCRNR Board meetings through the preparation and delivery of briefing materials, decision notes and environmental scans related to the ELCs project
  • Coordinate and manage stakeholder engagement as required to support project planning and the successful completion of the project
  • Provide regular reports to the CCRNR Board of Directors regarding the status of project plans and implementation of activities
  • Work in collaboration and partnership with CCRNR's Executive Coordinator

​​CCRNR Call for ELC Project Consultant —
Expressions of Interest

Qualifications and Sk​​illsets

  • Certification in project management an asset
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written; ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with a variety of stakeholders
  • Knowledge and experience with research methodologies, knowledge translation practices, and qualitative and quantitative analysis and reporting
  • Proven record in project management with knowledge of methodologies and approaches, including proven time management, organization, and coordination skills, and the ability to prioritize time-sensitive deliverables
  • Politically astute and culturally sensitive; able to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times
  • Demonstrated commitment to confidentiality
  • Understanding of health profession regulatory practices and frameworks in Canada
  • Understanding of basics in the regulatory and legislative process within Canada's parliamentary and legislative structures
  • Understanding of nursing practice and entry-level competencies and the context of practice across the five domains (clinical, educational, research, administrative, policy)
  • Bilingual (preferred)
  • Ability to lead and manage self-directed work deliverables
  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills; ability to ask difficult questions
  • Skilled in conflict management and resolution

​​​Terms and Role Conditions

  • ELC Project Consultant to serve within a developing full-time CCRNR Policy and Project Consultant role; compensation to be negotiated, with an estimated maximum of $120,000; expenses incurred, e.g. travel, teleconferences, meetings, not included in that maximum (Note, Executive Coordinator available for administrative support)
  • Regulatory body staff member could be considered as a secondment 
  • Position considered to be consultant with virtual office capability

Deadline for submission​s of expressions of interest

  • Dec.​​ 12, 2016

Submit expressions of interest, in confidence, to the attention of CCRNR President Cynthia Johansen via​ or by fax to 1-866-814-6456.

* Participating regulatory bodies include all CCRNR members with the exception of OIIQ.​​

 Canadian Council of Registered Nurse Regulators (CCRNR)

​Suite 302–396 Osborne St.
PO Box 244
Beaverton, ON L0K 1A0​​
Ph 705-426-2777
Fax  1-866-814-6456 ​

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