Advanced Practice Leader - Nurse

Hospital Toronto Baycrest Center for Geriatric Care

Advanced Practice Leader - Nurse

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The Professional Practice, Nursing Department has an opportunity for an






(3 months) Non-Union


Reporting to the Professional Practice Chief Nursing, the Advance Practice 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
  • Leads program development and new models of care delivery for the population served, in collaboration with the program leadership team
  • Monitors Local Health Integration Network (‘LHIN’), Ministry of Health & 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
  • Assumes a leadership role within the program and the interdisciplinary team to develop solutions/service delivery models that provide exceptional patient/family care.
  • Encourages and modeling critical clinical inquiry that drives the development of nursing research and improves patient care
  • Contributes to the improvement of clinical outcomes based on best available evidence and efficient utilization of resources
  • Collaborates on patient safety and risk management issues including the development of improvement plans to address shortfall.

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 expert practice skills required
  • Experience in adult education/curriculum development and delivery
  • 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
  • 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



Internal applicants: It is preferred that you submit your application online via our intranet.  Please ensure that your updated resume is submitted with your application.  Failure to submit your resume, may affect your candidacy for this position.

External applicants: Please submit your application online by clicking the Apply button below. 

Internal Expiry Date: December 5, 2019

Posting # 19-0958










     Remarkable people of Baycrest Health Sciences are changing the future of brain health and aging.




     Thank you for your interest in joining Baycrest. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. All successful candidates will be required to complete a police reference check/vulnerable sector screen. As staff we all share in maintaining a safe care environment for clients, families, and visitors and a safe work environment for staff, students, researchers, physicians and volunteers. Baycrest is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources at 416-785-2500, ext. 2961.




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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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