Liaison Officer (PB 6)

Department of Social Development

Open Compettion

Liaison Officer
(Pay Band 6)

Central Office

The Department of Social Development is seeking individuals to fill two positions in their Nursing Home Services Branch as Liaison Officers, one permanent full-time position working out of Moncton and one three-year term position working out of Acadian Peninsula, both reporting to Central Office, Fredericton.

As a member of the Operation and Clinical Support team, the successful candidate will be responsible for monitoring and ensuring compliance with the Nursing Homes Act and Regulations. This includes providing professional nursing consultation to the assigned nursing homes within the region in areas such as; medication management; nursing standards and practices; and client services and safety, to ensure that quality health care service is provided to nursing home residents. The incumbent will be required to establish and maintain relationships with nursing home administrators and directors of care, to provide them with assistance in the implementation of provincial standards, or interpretation of legislative requirements. The successful candidate will also be responsible for inspecting and licensing nursing homes, monitoring financial and operational aspects of all services provided in the nursing homes, and investigating incidents and complaints concerning care of residents and operation of nursing homes. The successful candidate will participate in various working committees or projects at divisional, departmental and provincial levels. Other duties may be assigned as required.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in nursing and a minimum of four (4) years related work experience such as: clinical nursing care experience, experience in geriatrics or working with adult clients in a nursing setting, managing a nursing program or project management OR Bachelor's degree in nursing with a minimum of six (6) years related experience such as: practical medical experience, experience in geriatrics or working with adult clients in a nursing setting, managing a nursing program or project management. Knowledge of the health-care system in New Brunswick is required.

Written and spoken competence in English and French is required. Please state your language capability.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration. Please ensure that preferred language for assessment is identified on your resume.

ASSET QUALIFICATION: Preference may be given to candidates who demonstrate experience in one or more of the following asset qualifications:

  • Experience with the resident assessment tool RAI-LTCF; and/or
  • Experience working in the long-term care sector.

Subject to the response of this competition, candidates may be required to demonstrate the asset qualification on their application in addition to the essential qualifications in order to be given further consideration.

In order to be appointed, candidates must be actively registered with the Nurses Association of New Brunswick.

OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENT: Travel throughout the province may be required and candidates must have their own means of transportation.

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES: The successful candidate will possess the following behavioural competencies:

  • Effective Interactive Communication;
  • Analytical Thinking/Judgement;
  • Relationship/Network Building;
  • Client Service Orientation;
  • Teamwork and Cooperation; and
  • Initiative.

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES:  The successful candidate will possess the following technical competencies:

  • Ability to Use Office Technology, Software and Applications;
  • Planning and Organizing Skills;
  • Consulting Skills; and
  • Written Communication.

Résumés should be in chronological order specifying education and employment in months and years including part-time and full-time employment.

As per the Civil Service Act, veterans and candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program, who demonstrate they are among the most qualified, shall be given preference at the time of appointment.

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies.

Salary: $55,120 to $77,012 per annum

We encourage applicants to apply on-line at https://hrh.gnb.ca/Ess/e-recruit/Competition.aspx?lang=E or by mail at the following address by June 14, 2018 indicating competition number 2018-SD-020.

Social Development
Human Resource Services
4th floor, 551 King Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 1E7
Telephone: (506) 462-5096
E-mail: HumanResources.sd@gnb.ca

We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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