Senior Consultant - Long Term Care

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Your Opportunity:

Edmonton Zone Facility and Supportive Living (FSL) has an immediate opening for a Senior Consultant - Long Term Care (LTC), reporting to the FSL Program Manager - Operations and Planning. Are you passionate about improving LTC resident quality of life and care? Are you a systems thinker interested in being part of AHS’ work to transform the Continuing Care system and enhance the resident, family and provider experience? Is the concept of person centred care woven into every aspect of your work life? Do you naturally see creative and alternate solutions to issues and concerns? Then this job is for you! The Senior Consultant - LTC position is responsible to align leading practices and resident needs/goals, and focus on developing, analyzing and promoting quality and service improvement projects. This position works to develop, coordinate and facilitate initiatives at the zone, program and LTC site level.

This lead position is responsible for influencing change through collaboration and consultation with internal and external stakeholders leading to excellence in person centred care and quality of life. The Facility and Supportive Living (FSL) Program serves LTC, DSL and specialty programs to over 80 sites in the Edmonton Zone. Edmonton Zone Continuing Care provides services through five main program areas: Home Living, Supportive Living, Facility Living, Transition Services and Palliative Care. As an employer, AHS is committed to support employee health and well-being, by offering a wide range of benefits, excellent pension and group savings options. Since 2017, AHS has been recognized as a top employer for our efforts to create an innovative and diverse workplace that values the contributions of our employees.


The Senior Consultant - LTC guides the development of improvement initiatives to enhance resident and family experience (health outcomes, quality of care, quality of life, and service outcomes) with internal AHS & FSL teams and LTC sites. This position assesses and influences provincial, zone and program priorities, and provides insight into current clinical & operational resources and practices; utilizes applicable quality improvement frameworks, finds ways to influence change, and continuously evaluates the effectiveness of changes through interaction with multiple stakeholders.

This position is also integral in aligning quality initiatives within FSL. The Senior Consultant - LTC is responsible for carrying out improvement related projects from start to finish, which will include: key stakeholder consultation and support, data analysis, knowledge transfer, development of processes and documents, and rollout. Recent LTC experience and a high degree of independence to plan, lead, and implement quality and service improvement initiatives is necessary to be successful in this role.

  • Classification: Senior Consultant
  • Union: Exempt
  • Unit and Program: Facility & Supportive Living
  • Primary Location: Plaza 124 Building
  • Location Details: As Per Location
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 31-MAY-2023
  • Date Available: 12-JUN-2023
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $34.95
  • Maximum Salary: $59.94
  • Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Required

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in health-related field required. An equivalent combination of experience and education will be considered. Active registration and practice permit from appropriate College. Minimum of 5 years’ experience in LTC clinical practice and unit/site management. Quality improvement experience related to resident care and safety. Hands on experience in leading initiatives including use of project management, process improvement, change management, and outcome evaluation tools. Experience in monitoring and analyzing data for use in decision-making and recommendations. Excellent leadership, organizational, and team building skills, and experience with group facilitation.

Additional Required Qualifications:

Ability to translate quality issues and information, legislation and regulations, policies, contract monitoring, concerns, etc. into understandable and practical recommendations. Strong communication skills to effectively communicate both orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships. Ability to adjust to continuously changing environments, expectations and competing priorities. Proficiency with computer skills in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).

Preferred Qualifications:

Masters Degree in clinical field, business, or healthcare, experience will be considered. Connections with and understanding of community services, resources, and supports. Diverse clinical or managerial experience in health care. Experience with opening/commissioning of new units/sites, contingency and pandemic planning, or implementation of electronic clinical information systems. Experience with Meditech, Netcare, and Connect Care. Quality and change management training.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 MT of the posting end date indicated.

Security Screening:

A satisfactory criminal record check and/or Vulnerable Sector Search is required prior to your first day of work. Additionally, all employees have an ongoing duty to disclose any charges or convictions that may occur during their employment with AHS.

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