At Scarborough and Rouge Hospital (SRH), the patient experience comes first. With three hospital sites (Birchmount, General and Centenary) and five satellite sites, SRH provides a broad spectrum of health services to one of the most diverse communities in Canada.
Created through a merger of The Scarborough Hospital's Birchmount and General sites and Rouge Valley Health System's Centenary site in December 2016, SRH is committed to delivering the highest quality patient- and family-centred care, with a focus on enhancing access to services for the Scarborough community.
The completion of this online form serves as your application and will be used to determine if you meet the requirements of this position. Please ensure that you have provided all pertinent information necessary to be considered for this vacancy by the close date.
Reporting to the Director, Professional Practice, the Clinical Practice Leader works closely with the Director, Mental Health Program, Physicians, Managers, and the interdisciplinary team. The Clinical Practice Leader is responsible to strengthen professional practice within the organization. The Clinical Practice Leader (CPL) will be responsible for facilitating and providing leadership in the development of a comprehensive orientation and evaluation plan for staff within mental health program and supporting units. The CPL will also have a corporate role to promote professional practice, through the orientation program, implementation of educational initiatives and participation in the corporate professional practice education calendar. The CPL will also support and participate in quality and safety initiatives: coach and mentor staff while promoting clinical champions and in the use of clinical information systems. Responsibilities include extensive review of clinical research; development, review and revision of program and corporate policies and procedures; revision and implementation of order sets and care pathways utilizing research that is evidence based and meets best practice guidelines. The CPL will participate in the implementation and evaluation of patient care processes, patient & family centered care and procedures at SRH.
. Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario
. BScN required (Nursing Master's Degree an asset)
. Experience in an educator role
. 3-5 years' current clinical experience within the mental health field with the ability to demonstrate knowledge and skills in psychiatric and/or addiction treatment including management and assessment of complex patients to meet care needs
. Current BCLS provider and competency.
. Current nonviolent crisis prevention intervention (CPI) provider (Instructor status preferred)
. Demonstrated knowledge of the Canadian Standards for Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, as well as relevant policies and legislation such as the Mental Health Act and PHIPA
. Demonstrated ability to intervene effectively in challenging situations requiring the management of disturbed behaviours, have effective decision making and problem solving skills
. Experience with committee work
. Knowledgeable with Quality Based Procedures, care pathways and best practices guidelines
. Familiar with College of Nurses Ontario (CNO) standards and guidelines
. Experience with project management or program planning, as well as the Lean philosophy and continuous quality improvement, preferred
. Experience with developing policies and procedures, and training and education activities
. Evidence of strong mentoring, teaching, organizational and prioritization skills, with the ability to work well in stressful situations
. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and documentation skills with the ability to work well with patients, families, all levels of staff and the community
. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively with all team members
. Excellent computer skills including word, power point and excel and competency in information and communication technology
. Demonstrated pattern of good attendance
. Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to SRH's comprehensive safety programs and practices including staff safety, patient safety, and environmental safety and participates in regular in-service education in this area.
. Must demonstrate a commitment to customer service when dealing with patients, colleagues, volunteers and other members of the community and public
. Experience with electronic documentation and/or Meditech experience
. Experience with on-line learning modules (creating, developing)
. RNAO membership
. Canadian Nurses Association Certificate in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
Scarborough and Rouge Hospital (SRH) embraces and celebrates our community's unique multicultural heritage and diversity. SRH is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a culture of inclusiveness and diversity reflecting our diverse patients, staff and community alike. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs.