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Providence Care

Advanced Practice Nurse – Clinical Nurse Specialist, Forensic Mental Health

Canada-Ontario-Kingston

Providence Care HospitalNon-Un17-009-1518080

Company Information

Located in Kingston and its surrounding communities, Providence Care Centre (operating as ‘Providence Care’) is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and sponsored by the Catholic Health Corporation of Ontario

Providence Care is a major teaching and research centre for Queen’s University, an educational partner to St. Lawrence College and other post-secondary institutions, and is also a member of the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario.

Providence Care operates a long-term care home (Providence Manor), a public hospital (Providence Care Hospital) and several community-based rehabilitation and mental health services across southeastern Ontario.

Providence Care is southeastern Ontario’s leading provider of specialized mental health care, physical medicine and rehabilitation, specialized geriatric services, complex continuing care, palliative care and longterm care. With more than 1,600 staff and 240 physicians, residents and clerks, Providence Care is committed to high quality care.

Providence Care Hospital, our new state of the art hospital opened in April 2017.  Our hospital is the first publicly-funded hospital in North America to fully integrate long-term mental health and psychiatry programs with physical rehabilitation, palliative care and complex care.  The entire hospital has been designed to be welcoming and inclusive of all people, no matter what age, ability or needs.

Providence Care Hospital brings to life the concept of patient-and-family centred care, where everyone works in collaboration to meet the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of each person.

Providence Care’s Mission is to enhance quality of life by meeting the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of each person.

Read our Declaration of Values.


Job Description

The Advanced Practice Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist (APN, CNS) assumes a leadership role in influencing, enhancing and enabling clinical nursing practice and professional practice within the assigned sites and community programs at Providence Care.  Reporting to the Senior Director, Professional Practice, and in consultation with the applicable Program Leadership, the APN, CNS acts as an expert clinician, a leader/change agent, an educator, and a researcher within a specific area of expertise.  The APN, CNS provides leadership, expertise, and creativity regarding practice guidelines, standards, policies and procedures, new initiatives, professional development systems, and research.  The APN, CNS is accountable to evaluate, analyze and provide recommendations regarding quality improvement initiatives and performance management.

Education & Experience:

- Master’s Degree in health related profession
- Current unrestricted registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
- Minimum of three  years of recent, relevant experience
- Knowledge of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders specifically related to Forensic Psychiatry and Mentally Ill Offenders
- Completion of course work relevant to area of expertise (e.g.  Certification of Canadian Nursing Association specialty such as  Psychiatric Mental Health)
- Experience in research

Key Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

- Demonstrated excellence as a practitioner/leader in Nursing
- Extensive knowledge of the Standards of Practice for the College of Nurses of Ontario and the Employer’s obligations
- Demonstrated ability to build partnerships and collaborative relationships
- Demonstrated leadership ability related to client care, the program management model, and collaborative interprofessional practice
- Demonstrated advanced ability to plan, organize, set and accomplish objectives and goals
- Comprehensive knowledge of health care professions and their role in client and family care
- Demonstrated knowledge of health care related legislation (e.g. Mental Health Act, Criminal Code of Canada as relates to the Mentally Ill Offender, Public Hospitals Act)
- Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of relational security, safety plan development and integration of these processes in the care environment
- Demonstrated ability to work diplomatically and persuasively to establish and maintain effective working relationships with various customers
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with coworkers, physicians, other health care staff, clients and their families, one-on-one, in-groups and in writing
- Demonstrated ability to prepare educational materials and present to diverse audiences
- Demonstrated excellence in teaching and problem-solving (critical analysis)
- Demonstrated initiative, creativity and innovation in researching and implementing best practices
- Demonstrated person-centred attitude and commitment to the Mission, Vision, Values, Ethics and strategic directions of Providence Care
- Demonstrated ability to create an inclusive and welcoming environment that values each individual; respects their values, preferences and unique abilities; and mitigates against the experience of stigma
- Demonstrated commitment to ongoing process improvement and delivering outstanding quality and results
- Demonstrated positive approach and resilience toward innovation and change, and ability to quickly adapt to evolving workplace standards of practice
- Demonstrated understanding and alignment to, expectations and deliverables of the organizational, department and team goals; effective stewardship of resources
- Demonstrated effectiveness as a team member through collaboration, respect and effective communication
- Satisfactory Criminal Reference Check & Vulnerable Sector Screen for external candidates if hired; must be an original copy, current within last six months
- Bilingual in French and English language, preferred


Contact Information

Providence Care
Katie Belisle
Recruitment and Staffing Specialist
613-544-4900 Ext 53454
613-548-5583
Posting Date: 15-Jun-2017Medical/Healthcare Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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