Advanced Practice Nurse - Mental Health


  • To provide operational management and clinical leadership in Mental Health, improving clinical outcomes for the adult mental health patient population through advanced nursing practice, program planning and delivery, consultation, research and its application, education, efficient resource utilization and capacity building.

Clinical Practice:

  • Provides direct, expert, comprehensive care/nursing services, incorporating health promotion, triaging of outpatient referrals, counseling of patients, patient and family advocacy, and collaborative strategies to positively affect health outcomes
  • Demonstrates expert knowledge and synthesis of advanced nursing practice in order to perform comprehensive health assessments and clinical decision making
  • Works collaboratively with health care providers to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate clinical interventions


  • Provides consultation to nursing staff, clinical managers, physicians, and other team members regarding clinical and professional practice issues
  • Shares expertise, provides consultation and advocates as required at the regional, provincial, national level in area of specialty


  • Provides leadership in program development, implementation and evaluation
  • Participates in and supports nurses in continuous quality improvement initiatives evaluating the effectiveness of interventions/nursing services on patient outcomes
  • Participates in and provides leadership on interprofessional committees related to development of policies, procedures, protocols, guidelines, clinical pathways, standards of care, medical directives, education and research as they pertain to the geriatric population

Resources Utilization / Management:

  • Develop, monitor and interpret theprogram capital and operating budgets (in collaboration with the Director) to maximize financial resources for patient care
  • Actively manage the recruitment, retention and coaching of staff to ensure optimal performance
  • Manage labour relations issues in accordance with respective college requirements, contractual obligations, registration and license requirements


  • Designs and delivers specialized education programs for patients, families and health professionals
  • Plans, implements, and evaluates needs-based continuing education programs for staff and clinical partners to promote quality patient care


  • Enhances the scientific base of clinical practice by utilizing and supporting research
  • Evaluates clinical research and incorporates findings into clinical practice where appropriate


  • Masters Degree in Nursing
  • Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Recent leadership/management experience
  • Minimum three (3) years recent and relevant experience in Mental Health
  • Proven ability in independent and collaborative decision making
  • Experience with leading Quality Improvement Initiatives
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal, conflict resolution and strong communication skills –oral, written, electronic
  • Proven facilitation, collaboration and leadership skills
  • Ability to work with adult learners and colleagues in a variety of settings using a collaborative approach
  • Ability to respond to questions and requests in a timely manner
  • Demonstrated commitment to own continuing academic growth and development
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills –ability to respond to shifting priorities and to multi-task
  • Strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to meet deadlines/timelines
  • Demonstrated computer literacy


  • Canadian Nurses Association Certificate in Psychiatric & Mental Health
  • Member of Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses
  • Member of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario
  • Experience with clinical documentation in an Electronic Health Record


Please forward your résumé  to: 

Queensway Carleton Hospital
Human Resources Department
3045 Baseline Road
Ottawa, ON  K2H 8P4 
Fax: (613) 721-7883 
Posting: NPSYC-06161