Advanced Practice Leader - Nurse

Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care
Toronto (City), Ontario
Closing date
Mar 3, 2024

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Advanced Practice Nursing
Work Setting
Hospital / Health Centre
Area of Practice
Geriatric Care

Job Details

Baycrest Hospital has an opportunity for a



Interprofessional Practice Department



Position Type: Permanent Full-time

Shift Type: Days, some weekends (subject to change)

Bi-Weekly Hours: 70 Hours

Hours of Work: 8 hrs/shift

Posting Number: 7359

Union: Non-Union


Date Posted: December 20, 2023

Internal Closing Date: January 5, 2024


Job Summary:

Reporting to the Manager and Interprofessional Practice Chief Nursing, the Advance Practice Leader - Nurse will facilitate clinical care, research, education, leadership, consultation and collaboration utilizing a dynamic approach that is flexible and targeted to the patient, family and organizational needs. The successful candidate will partner with clinical managers to facilitate and maintain accountability for standardized clinical best practice; will work collaboratively with interdisciplinary and leadership teams to develop, execute, facilitate and sustain scholarly nursing practice and exemplary patient care. The Advance Practice nurse will be involved in shaping the strategic direction of the various clinical programs, as well as advocate for scholarly gerontological care with key internal and external stakeholders within the health care system.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provides expert knowledge to advance care and meet the needs of residents/patients and families, specifically for mental health - these activities include but are not limited to: suicide, violence, and risk assessments, mental status examinations, crisis assessments and managing aggressive behaviour and de-escalation techniques
  • Act as an expert and resource for the interdisciplinary team and provide specialist support to the patient, their family or support network to actively explore the clinical issues and ascertain the need for medical/psychiatric intervention and management. 
  • Monitors local Ontario Health, Ministry of Health & Ministry of Long-Term Care standards and relevant legislation/regulations for compliance and collaborates on strategies to address shortfalls.
  • Collaborates with program leadership to ensure the implementation and sustainability of exemplary clinical practices, specifically in mental health.
  • Assumes a leadership role within the program and the interdisciplinary team to develop solutions/service delivery models and new models of care, in collaboration with the program leadership team to provide exceptional patient/family care.
  • Encourages and modeling critical clinical inquiry that drives the development of nursing research and improves patient care.
  • Collaborates and contributes to the improvement of patient safety and risk management issues including the development of improvement plans to optimize clinical outcomes based on best available evidence and efficient utilization of resources.

Qualifications include but are not limited to:

  • Master’s degree in Nursing is required
  • Current Certificate of Competence in good standing from the College of Nurses of Ontario (‘CNO’) is required
  • Three (3) years recent geriatric experience and experience in a Mental Health/Psychiatric services environment required
  • Experience in adult education/curriculum development and delivery
  • Advanced Crisis Intervention and Counselling Certificate or Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) and/or related certifications an asset
  • Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Superior communication skills and ability to communicate effectively to direct and motivate team and others, maintaining a persuasive and credible presentation style at all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues at all levels
  • Ability to distill complex information into clear, concise messages
  • Ability to influence others and able to establish credibility with all levels of the organization, challenging the status quo and being a catalyst for positive change
  • Excellent organizational, planning and time management skills
  • Ability to manage multiple, often competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated effective critical thinking, analytical, decision making and problem-resolution skills
  • Demonstrated expertise and ability to apply, teach, coach and mentor individuals and teams


Additional Benefits:

  •  Vacation – 3 weeks
  • Opportunity to enroll in Extended Health and Dental Benefit Plan
  • Opportunity to enroll in the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)
  • Access to 24/7 Employee Assistance Program


INTERNAL APPLICANTS:  Please submit your application online through the Baycrest intranet. Failure to include your resume may affect your candidacy for this position. All communication related to this job posting will be sent to the email address used to submit your application.

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: Please submit your application online by clicking the Apply button below.


Please note that Baycrest has implemented mandatory vaccination for all employees. It is a condition of employment that new employees provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the start date of employment. This means that all new employees must have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada at least 14 days prior to their start date. In addition, it is a condition of employment that all new hires obtain and submit proof of all booster vaccines as approved and recommended by Health Canada.


Baycrest provides care and service to approximately 2,000 people a day through a unique continuum of care system, ranging from wellness programs, residential housing and outpatient clinics, to a 472-bed nursing home, and a 300-bed complex continuing care facility. Baycrest is a world-class leader in innovation in aging, with the acclaimed Rotman Research Institute, considered one of the premier brain institutes in the world, and the Kunin-Lunenfeld Applied and Evaluative Research Unit (‘KLAERU’), which supports clinical research and application of research findings directly to patient care. Most recently, Baycrest was called to lead the The Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (C-ABHI):  C-ABHI is a solution accelerator for the aging and brain health sector.  

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