Advanced Practice Consultant

College of Nurses of Ontario
Toronto (City), Ontario
Closing date
Oct 3, 2022

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Job Title:        Advanced Practice Consultant

Job Status:     Permanent (x2)

You are a dynamic leader and systems thinker who wants to be at the forefront of leading change. Join us as CNO Advanced Practice Consultant!

When it comes to nursing in Ontario, you are a nurse who can apply your practice knowledge to system level issues in the interest of public protection. You demonstrate the skills and competencies to address complex issues and collaborate with others to develop, implement and improve various regulatory nursing practice and quality assurance programs, services and resources in a rapidly changing health care environment. You are interested in engaging in knowledge sharing strategies to support the application and implementation of nursing practice policy and standards. You are committed to applying a quality improvement lens to identify opportunities for innovation in continuous professional development and practice support for nurse in Ontario.

In the Advanced Practice Consultant role on the Practice Quality team, you will draw from your advanced nursing knowledge and background in clinical practice, as well as your understanding of nursing regulation in Ontario to support team functions. You will leverage your project management and stakeholder engagement skills to facilitate and support the:

  • Planning, development, implementation and evaluation of regulatory practice resources and programs
  • Building a broad range of stakeholders with the ability to actively engage and collaborate with these stakeholders as partners in public safety to advance the CNO mandate and new strategic plan
  • Understanding and application of CNO Code of Conduct, Standards, guidelines and other resources to ensure safe, competent and ethical care in nursing


  • Baccalaureate degree in Nursing and a graduate degree in Nursing or related field is required
  • Current registration with CNO, and entitled to practice with no restrictions
  • Expertise in direct nursing practice gained through a minimum of 10 years in clinical nursing within a variety of practice settings in addition to experience in nursing education, policy, or administration
  • Extensive experience in stakeholder engagement, including building and maintaining networks and communities of practice is required
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation (i.e., Regulated Health Professions Act, Nursing Act and related regulations)
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the regulatory framework for nursing in Ontario and the regulatory functions of the CNO, distinguishing CNO’s mandate from the role of other nursing organizations and associations
  • Knowledge and experience in the application of regulatory nursing practice standards, guidelines, and other regulatory resources to inform nursing practice and implementation of regulatory requirements to ensure the safety of the public
  • Knowledge and understanding of adult learning principles, and experience in the development of adult education including program delivery through Learning Management Systems is an asset
  • Experience in the development and delivery of presentations, workshops and digital education resources
  • Experience with basic project management, quality improvement and change management methodologies are required

 Key Accountabilities

  • Reporting to the Team Lead, Practice Quality you will lead and contribute to the development or revision of regulatory-based practice and professional resources, services and programs for a wide range of audiences and stakeholders
  • Assume leadership and supporting roles for various Practice Quality team projects, initiatives or services including the delivery of presentations to external stakeholders
  • Identify, review, and support the implementation and application of existing, evidence informed learning tools and resources that assist in the delivery of regulatory functions of the College for safe, effective, and ethical nursing practice
  • Monitor trends using data analysis and environmental scanning, review of evidence and research and solicitation of stakeholder input to inform strategies that address evolving nursing practice regulatory issues
  • Oversee stakeholder engagement activities, and specific program activities for established and developing operations of the Practice Quality team, including the Quality Assurance program
  • Work with CNO teams to support the delivery of regulatory functions through consultation, co-facilitation and collaboration on projects, initiatives, and program/service delivery
  • Develop and present CNO briefing materials for senior leadership and Council
  • Participate in internal and external working groups and committees

 Additional Requirements

  • French language proficiency and/or registration with CNO as a Nurse Practitioner would be an asset
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Superior interpersonal skills to engage with a variety of stakeholders both internally and externally
  • Excellent analytical skills to collect, collate and synthesize information and evidence to inform work and recommendations
  • Ability to rapidly learn and apply technology to support program operations under development
  • Demonstrate ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Comfort working on emerging issues or projects in ambiguous environments
  • Understanding of and commitment to CNO mandate and values
  • Project Management or Quality Improvement certification is an asset

Hiring Range:             $109,480 - $114,007

Full Salary Range:     $109,480 - $131,376

To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume by October 3, 2022 at 4.00 pm EST via link: 

Thank you for your interest!

CNO supports a flexible work environment, with the occasional requirement to attend meetings or events onsite. 

We are committed to employment equity and encourage applications from all qualified candidates. CNO offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted about a career opportunity or testing, please let us know if you require accommodation.


The College of Nurses of Ontario is the governing body for Registered Nurses (RNs), Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) and Nurse Practitioners (NPs) in Ontario, Canada

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