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Career Opportunities

Ref #:878747

Specific Department and Program:Mental Health


Number of positions required:1

Posted Date:Jun 15, 2021

Posting #: 2021-878747


Position:  Professional Practice Clinician

Department: Mental Health Program

Status:  Permanent Full-time

Hours:  Monday to Friday - 7.5 hour days. 8:00 AM-4:00 PM shifts (Hours subject to change based on Program requirements).

Site:  Oakville

Halton Healthcare takes great pride in providing quality, compassionate healthcare services to our rapidly growing communities. As a progressive and vibrant healthcare organization, we are committed to being an innovative centre of excellence in community hospital care in the Halton and Peel Regions. We are a distinctive centre of healthcare excellence that offers first-rate care in an innovative environment that supports the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of the community.

Position Overview:

The Professional Practice Clinician (PPC) has responsibility for clinical teaching, staff development and advancing quality of care in the adult inpatient mental health setting. The PPC maintains a current knowledge base regarding evidence based and best practice for acute mental health care, drawing upon contemporary evidence and/or research-based practice methods and standards. The PPC implements and evaluates strategies to influence, engage, and facilitate the inter-professional practice team to build capacity and competence in acute mental health care.  As a member of the Mental Health Program, the PPC works closely with the other team members, participating in clinical patient rounds, working collaboratively with the Program Director, Patient Care Manager, the Chief Nursing Officer and fellow PPCs, to plan, implement and evaluate activities related to staff and patient education. The PPC develops reviews and revises policies and procedures related to professional practice and clinical care, and provides supporting education and evaluation. The PPC also develops and monitors quality indicators within the program and actively participates in quality improvement activities. Integral in the development of tools that will facilitate excellence in cancer management, such as assessment tools, order sets, teaching and learning tools.

As a member of the Office of Professional Practice, the PPC collaborates with other PPCs to plan and organize the Nursing Orientation Program, coordinate and assist with program quality management (audits), conduct follow-up activities, and plan and implements educational initiatives at program and corporate levels. As a member of the Management Team, the PPC participates in organization-wide management activities.

The PPC participates in regional initiatives that have a direct relationship to the program and facilitates and promotes staff to attain/retain recognized professional credentials as it relates to their positions relative to the management of oncology.

This is what you’ll be doing:

  • Provides leadership to our Mental Health programs in planning, developing, implementing and evaluating quality improvement initiatives.
  • Develops, implements and evaluates staff orientation and education activities.
  • Facilitates and expedites continuous learning and professional development among nursing and allied health staff through educating, coaching and mentoring.
  • Provides consultation to teams related to complex clinical issues, standards of care and best practices.
  • Maintains up to date knowledge on evidenced based practices and standards to mentor and role model to others.
  • Develops, reviews and revises policies and procedures related to professional practice and clinical care, and provides supporting education and evaluation.
  • Develops, implements and monitors quality indicators
  • Supports program planning, development and evaluation to optimize client outcomes and experience.
  • Promotes an environment characterized by continuous learning, innovation, and interprofessional collaboration.
  • As a member of the Office of Professional Practice, collaborates with the other PPCs to plan and organize corporate quality management and educational initiatives
  • Provides administrative back up to the Patient Care Managers within the Program in their absence.
  • Participates in community and regional initiatives that have a direct relationship to the Mental Health Program.
  • Facilitates and promotes staff to attain/retain recognized professional credentials as it relates to their positions in the Program.
  • Responsible for specific related projects, as assigned. 

This is what you’ll need to do it:

Halton Healthcare endeavors to hire individuals who are competent in their chosen profession and who exemplify our mission, vision and values of accountability, respect and compassion which guide our individual behaviours and attitudes.

  • BScN or BN required
  • Masters Degree in Nursing, Education or Health Administration preferred
  • Active member in good standing with College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)
  • Certification with the Canadian Nurses' Association in Mental Health / Psychiatric Nursing (CPMHNc)
  • Minimum of 5 years clinical experience in acute mental health settings
  • Knowledge and expertise with least restraint practices an non-violent crisis intervention
  • Research and outcome evaluation skills
  • Knowledge of mental health and concurrent disorders best practices
  • Understanding of conflict resolution
  • Demonstrated quality improvement strategies
  • Ability to lead change
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, collaboration and team leadership skills
  • Demonstrated research or program evaluation skills
  • Skilled in the principles of adult learning and experienced in teaching adult learners
  • Training and experience in utilizing quality improvement methods such as LEAN
  • Proven track record of successful implementation strategies, projects and partnerships
  • Indepth knowledge related to clinical assessment, planning and interventions related to addictions and mental health services
  • Sound knowledge of adult training methods.
  • Experience creating, delivering, and evaluating training materials.

The ideal candidate is strong in patient centred care in a dynamic, rapidly- changing environment and should be ready to drive change and innovation. We require a person with good communication skills with a clear patient focus with the ability to foster teamwork and cooperation.

Date Posted: June 15, 2021

Internal applications due by: June 22, 2021

If you are passionate about what you do, motivated by a job well done, and as committed to excellence, quality and patient satisfaction as we are, we'd like to hear from you. Please submit your application via our website at directly to this posting and include a current copy of your resume. We thank all those who apply but only those individuals selected for further consideration will be contacted.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Halton Healthcare will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your accommodation needs to ensure your equal participation. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Halton Healthcare is a smoke free facility in and around all three sites. Smoking is not permitted on hospital properties. We thank everyone who works at or visits our hospitals for respecting this healthy initiative. We are also a scent-free environment for all employees and visitors to accommodate individuals’ health concerns arising from exposure to scented products. , We ask for everyone's cooperation in our efforts to accommodate health concerns.