New Job Clinical Rai Specialist (Program Admin Officer 3) In Nova Scotia

Clinical RAI Specialist (Program Admin Officer 3)
Clinical RAI Specialist (Program Admin Officer 3)

Clinical RAI Specialist (Program Admin Officer 3)

Company : Province of Nova Scotia
Salary : $5,087–$6,183 a month
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description

Department: Seniors and Long-Term Care

Location: HALIFAX

Type of Employment: Permanent

Union Status: NSGEU - NSPG

Closing Date: 6/30/2023 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)

About Us

The Department of Seniors and Long-Term Care offers opportunities to grow and advance in a dynamic sector that touches the lives of all Nova Scotians. Along with our partners, including the Nova Scotia Health Authority, the Department of Health and Wellness, training institutions, long-term care facilities and other sector leaders, we’re committed to continually improving the support system for seniors and those requiring continued and long-term care.

In addition, the department supports the social and economic well-being of older adults ensuring policy formulation and effective decision-making as well as policy coherence across government departments as it relates to aging. The newly formed department is thinking differently about how to plan, fund, legislate and monitor to improve access and service delivery for Nova Scotia’s senior population. To do this, we need leaders at all levels of the organization who embrace a challenge and believe in their ability to make a difference.

About Our Opportunity

Reporting to the SEAscape Manager of Planning and Accountability of Seniors and Long-Term Care, the Clinical RAI Specialist, Program Administration Officer 3 is a key contributor to Home Care and Long Term Care client-centered best practice by providing support services which promote clinical health practice through integration of electronic resident assessment instruments.

Primary Accountabilities

  • As a subject matter expert in the RAI assessment instruments and their use, the Program Administration Officer 3/Clinical RAI Specialist significantly influences the on-going development and enhancement of the SEAscape (Single Entry Access Simultaneous Client Assessment Placement & Evaluation) application and the interRAI-LTCF and ensures the application processes align with provincial operational requirements.
  • The Program Administration Officer 3 promotes the use of computer technology and data quality to effectively manage client information for individual care planning and for overall business decision support.
  • Working within a multi-disciplinary team the Program Administration Officer 3 plans, develops and delivers training, interpretation and ongoing support for the RAI assessment tool, care planning and clinical documentation.
  • This position is a resource, coach and facilitator to Continuing Care staff and Long Term Facility staff on issues related to the use of the RAI suite of assessment tools.

Qualifications and Experience

A Bachelor’s Degree in a health/social science discipline plus five years related experience is required; or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience. Five years in health care is required, a continuing care setting preferred. A Bachelor’s or graduate degree in adult education would be a definite asset. Must be currently registered, or eligible for registration with applicable professional association.

In addition:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of client centered care and expertise in health case management and clinical health assessment is essential. Experience with the resident assessment instrument (RAI).
  • Strong computer skills, particularly in using Microsoft Office applications: Word, PowerPoint and Outlook (or similar) are essential; Excel, Access and Visio would be assets.
  • An analytical thinker, good communicator and able to work well in a team environment. Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills will be pivotal in this role as you will need to maintain and forge stakeholder relationships. In addition, effective time management skills will be required. Demonstrated skills in planning, business writing, developing presentations, training, and group facilitation. Must have a positive attitude to changes in business practices and processes.

Travel and a valid driver’s license is required.

We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.


An equivalent combination of training, education and experience will be considered.

Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.


Based on the employment status and union agreement, the Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offerings and eligibility criteria.

Working Conditions

Most of your time is spent in a comfortable office setting. You will have daily contact with various internal and external stakeholders. The scope of this role requires strong abilities in multi-tasking, balancing multiple priorities, meeting frequent deadlines, and making time sensitive recommendations.

What We Offer

  • Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
  • An engaged workplace where we foster respect and recognition.
  • Forward-thinking policies and strategies.
  • Countless Career Paths.
  • Department Specific Flexible working schedules.

Pay Grade: PR 13

Salary Range: $2,543.38 - $3,091.70 Bi-Weekly

Employment Equity Statement:

Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.

This is a bargaining unit position initially restricted to current civil service employees represented by the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU). If applying from outside a government office, employees must apply correctly via this link:

Failure to apply correctly means that your application will not be given first consideration as a bargaining unit applicant, and will only be included if external applications are pursued.

External applicants and current casual employees will only be considered if there are no qualified civil service bargaining unit candidates. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to [email protected].