Clinical Specialist - Wound Care

Job Locations CA-ON-Niagara Falls | CA-ON-Grimsby | CA-ON-Beamsville | CA-ON-Smithville | CA-ON-Thorold
ID 2024-2974
Position Type

Who We Are

CarePartners is one of Ontario’s largest, most reputable and well-established accredited home health care providers, providing nursing, personal support, home support, palliative, therapy and rehabilitation support services for patients of all ages across urban and rural Ontario. We visit approximately 80,000 patients each year in homes, schools, clinics, workplaces and retirement homes, spread across 14 branches and 21 nursing clinics.


We continuously innovate to meet patient needs with specialized (award-winning) care programs and technology, including virtual care and AI.


We offer a competitive compensation program, tuition assistance, on-site training and professional development and a comprehensive benefits package. Come see how community health care can fit your lifestyle and career goals!

If you are looking for flexible scheduling, look no more. CarePartners can provide you with more time for a better work-life balance!


We are looking for a Would Care Specialist to provide one on one care in the community/home setting as part of our interdisciplinary care team.


This is a Part Time role and hours will be varied.


Travel is required within Niagara Falls, Beamsville, Grimsby, Smithville and Thorold.


What We Offer

  • Competitive salary, comprehensive health and dental benefits
  • Employment perks such as Employee Assistance Program, Perkopolis, Rewards Points
  • Flexible scheduling supporting employee work life balance
  • Inspiring leadership and opportunities for professional growth
  • Supportive & dedicated Safety Health & Wellness team & Pandemic Response team
  • Interprofessional collaboration with our Professional Practice Research & Education Team


What The Role Involves

  • Advances Standards of Care and Professional Practice in Wound Care

    • Champions a culture that is committed to and passionate about patient-centered, high-quality and integrated care and the identification of transformative opportunities in enabling point-of-care excellence in every patient and caregiver interaction
    • Promotes and maintains the application of standards of care, best practice and/or core competencies into the development of processes and policies supporting wound care practice in home and community care
    • Leads the design, implementation and evaluation of the clinical wound program at local branches that align with current standards, evidence-based practice, organizational needs and external customer requirements
    • Collaborates with interdisciplinary patient care teams, operations and quality and professional practice leadership supporting the implementation of local, regional and provincial strategies that will advance excellence in clinical wound care outcomes from a population health lens.
    • Implements evidenced based wound care using an integrated care delivery approach including understanding and elevating the roles of ALL health care professionals (i.e. Personal Support, Therapies and Nursing).
    • Maintains clinical competency in wound management
    • Utilizes instructional design concepts and approach to develop, deliver and coordinate wound care education
    • Incorporates adult education principles into wound management education programs
    • Develops and implements wound management coach and mentoring programs to ensure the delivery of best practices
    • Provides wound management expertise to diverse populations
    • Facilitates and champions innovative practices, approaches and programming in alignment with CarePartners research initiatives.
    • Participates in the development, maintains and monitors quality wound care practice indicators to ensure ongoing practice fidelity
    • Supports CarePartners’ strategic priorities relevant to professional practice and ensures leadership is informed of emerging trends in technology, health care, and adult education pertaining to wound care

    Practice Analyst and Advice

    • Provide high-quality clinical wound care consult and professional practice to internal and external stakeholders such as the local and provincial Patient Care and Operations and Professional Practice leadership, hospitals, Ontario Health Teams and Home and Community Care Support Services.
    • Collaborates with the local CarePartners branches to identify issues and trends regarding practice gaps and develops proposal, in collaboration with leadership, to mitigate activities and ensure alignment with high-quality patient-centred practice and programming expectations
    • Provide strategic advice on wound care practice and programming issues and themes

    Build Capability and Education

    • Provide consultancy service and support to leadership and frontline staff for the promotion of practice and programming excellence, in line with CarePartners internal and regulatory standards
    • Supports the consistency of clinical wound care practices across the branches
    • Works closely with Patient Care and Operations leadership and collaborates on clinical orientation/role developments and development of wound care clinical competencies
    • Acts as a wound care resource to facilitate the full scope of practice for team members
    • Provides input into the performance appraisal and joint evaluation for CarePartners wound specialists e.g. NSWOC, IIWCC
    • Champions the use of digital learning platforms and identifies infrastructure necessary to enable nimble and responsive learning for frontline team members
    • Supports local site-specific training and coaching initiatives that are informed by key performance indicators, such as patient experience, outcomes measures and risk events.
    • Assists in the development of communication with evidence-based clinical and research content, e.g. PPRE emails, company newsletters

    Research and Policy

    • Identify and participate in wound care research opportunities as appropriate
    • Provides evidence-based clinical input into the development, maintenance and implementation of clinical and research policies for nursing, therapy and personal support services
    • Participates in attending wound-related conference(s), abstract writing, and speaking at conferences.

What You Bring

  • Regulated Health Care Professional
  • Registration with the College of Nurses preferred
  • More than five years of experience in leading clinical practice initiatives in a home care environment is an asset
  • A University degree in a healthcare field, Masters degree or a Master’s degree in Wound Healing or working towards one is preferred;
  • Nursing Specializing in Wound Ostomy Continence certification is required or working towards within 2 years of starting the position
  • A combination of experience and education would be considered, as well
  • Knowledge of adult learning principles
  • Strong proficiency in all aspects of Microsoft Office, with proven skills in Word, PowerPoint and Excel;
  • Keen attention to detail, ability to prioritize, multi-tasking skills and organizational skills;
  • Strong written communication, proofreading and editing skills required to draft and/or generate correspondence/documents;
  • Ability to multi-task with an attention to detail, demonstrating organizational, prioritization, and time-management skills, as well as proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to handle highly sensitive and confidential information.
  • Ability to travel within Ontario on an occasional basis

CarePartners In Your Community

In addition to providing home-based health care, CarePartners also serves the community through clinics, transitional care units, and provides relief in retirement homes and shared care settings. Through our Community Nursing Services outreach program, we’ve been organizing staff-led medical care and clinics in countries with poor access to health care since 2009.


CarePartners welcomes and encourages applicants from people with disabilities. Candidates can request accommodations at any time in the hiring process.


*CarePartners promotes and facilitates, as appropriate, the immunization of employees in order to provide a safe working environment for its employees, to deliver safe care to patients and to fulfill its commitment to evidence-based health promotion. In accordance with Public Health guidelines CarePartners has implemented safety protocols to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as COVID-19. All employees will be required to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment as directed by CarePartners and mandated by public health authorities. All new hires of CarePartners are required at this time to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, in accordance with our policies and procedures.


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