Clinical Practice Leader - Mental Health

  • Scarborough and Rouge Hospital
  • Scarborough, ON, CANADA
Job Number: J0118-1151
Job Title: Clinical Practice Leader - Mental Health
Department: Professional Practice
Job Category: Professional Practice/Risk Management
Location: Birchmount
Job Type: Temporary Full Time
Contract Duration : 3 to 6 months
Number Of Positions: 1
Union: Non Union
Hours: Days, Afternoons, Evenings, Weekends

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.

About Scarborough and Rouge Hospital

Situated in one of the most diverse communities in Canada, The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) delivers high-quality, compassionate, patient-focused care at two hospital campuses and five satellite sites. TSH is a centre of excellence in paediatrics, orthopaedic surgery, mental health, and cancer care; is renowned for advanced maternal and neonatal care; and is home to regional programs including nephrology, vascular surgery, and vision care. TSH is affiliated with the University of Toronto (U of T), and is a partner with U of T on the first-in-Canada Centre for Integrative Medicine. We are nationally recognized and award-winning for our leadership in promoting diversity, inclusion, and a healthy workplace. TSH supports its workforce with educational incentives, on-site training, recognition awards, an Employee and Family Assistance program, and competitive salaries and benefits.

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What it's like to work at Scarborough and Rouge Hospital

Your Career at TSH

The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) provides a unique environment to enhance your career, share your expertise or further your knowledge through our range of clinical programs, support services and volunteer opportunities. TSH is always looking for skilled, compassionate and committed individuals to join its dynamic team in providing excellent patient- and family-centred care.

Our Hospital, Our Culture

We serve a community of approximately one-third of the GTA. Here at TSH, we embrace and celebrate our community’s unique multicultural heritage and diversity, and are proud of the culturally sensitive care we provide on a daily basis. TSH offers a company culture that fosters integrity, compassion, accountability, respect and excellence (I CARE).

Benefits & Perks

Compensation and Benefits

We recruit and retain the most qualified employees in the healthcare sector by offering competitive and equitable salaries. We also offer a comprehensive benefit package (which may vary on collective agreements and employment status) that includes:

  • Vacation and Medical benefits (if applicable)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Pension Plan
Work/Life Balance

TSH is a workplace that supports professional and personal well being. Our staff have access to:

  • On-site 24/7 fitness centres at each campus
  • On-site Wellness Therapies & massage therapy, MBSR, reiki, reflexology, weight loss programs, etc.
  • In-house Rehab Unit
  • Part time and Full time opportunities
  • Self scheduling
  • Weekend Worker Positions
Code: Career

Whether you are beginning your career, continuing on your journey or changing direction, there is a lot to consider. The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) has developed Code: Career — an extensive, first-of-its-kind program among hospitals in Ontario — geared towards the career development of current and future employees, students, volunteers and internationally educated professionals.

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Clinical Practice Leader - Mental Health, Scarborough and Rouge Hospital, Scarborough, ON, CANADA