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Posting #:


Position name:

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Position Type:

No Questions



Bargaining Unit:



Mental Health





Rate of Pay:

$38.85 to $52.10 per hour



Posted Date:


Closing Date:


Position Summary:



  • To improve clinical outcomes for selected patient populations through advanced nursing practice, program planning and delivery, consultation, research, education, efficient resource utilization and effective leadership
  • Provides consultation to nursing staff, managers, physicians and other team members
  • Acts as a liaison and consultant to other health care facilities/institutions regarding patient care and health services
  • Provides leadership in development, implementation and evaluation of quality improvement initiatives
  • Participates in and supports nurses in continuous quality improvement initiatives, evaluating the effectiveness of interventions/care/nursing services on patient outcomes
  • Participates and provides leadership on interprofessional committees related to development of policies, procedures, protocols, guidelines, clinical pathways, standards, education or research
  • Provides direct, specialized, comprehensive care/nursing services, emphasizing health promotion, disease prevention and collaborative management strategies to positively affect health outcomes
  • Performs advanced health assessment and clinical decision-making within a clinical specialty
  • Enhances the scientific base of nursing practice by utilizing and supporting research in nursing and with other disciplines
  • Evaluates nursing and multidisciplinary research and assesses its impact on patient care and nursing services where appropriate
  • Demonstrate QCH values: accountability, innovation, respect


  • Masters Degree in Nursing

  • Bachelors of Science Nursing Degree
  • Canadian Nurses Association Certificate in Psychiatric and Mental Health
  • Non-violet Crisis Intervention Certificate
  • Current certificate of competence from College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)
  • Minimum of 5 years recent relevant clinical nursing experience in Mental Health
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, analytical, problem solving and decision making skills
  • Demonstrated teaching and consultative skills
  • Expert communicator
  • Leadership experience
  • Previous adult education/program development experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary environment
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines/timelines and respond to shifting priorities
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuing academic growth and development


  • Member of Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses
  • Member of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO)
  • Experience in program and resource development
  • Experience with clinical documentation in an Electronic Health Record


Located in fast-growing west Ottawa, Queensway Carleton Hospital has built its reputation as a leading acute care hospitals by seeing the person in each of the nearly 500,000 people who turn to it for care each year. QCH’s agility and collaborative culture enable it to respond quickly to the most pressing healthcare challenges facing its vibrant and growing communities through advanced programs that reinvent models of patient care. QCH is proud to have been recognized as the #1 hospital in the Ottawa region by Newsweek Magazine, and #25 in Canada.



Thank you for your interest in Queensway Carleton Hospital. We are committed to providing an environment which is respectful to all. If you have a disability which requires an accommodation during any stage of our recruitment process, please let us know how we can assist you.


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