Clinical Nurse Specialist

Work Area: 
Mental Health Program
Base Site: 
St Paul's Hospital
Regular Full Time
Job Category: 
Advanced Nursing
Registered Nurse
Registered Psychiatric Nurse
Mental Health

Are you looking for a place to showcase your clinical nursing expertise? We have the ideal opportunity for you in this role as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, in the Mental Health Program at St. Paul’s Hospital. Practice in a place where excellence, innovation and learning are valued, and people truly matter. Reporting to the Director, you will provide leadership using a system approach to planning, developing and ongoing quality improvement of clinical supports and services at St. Paul’s Hospital. To complement the team we are seeking a CNS with clinical knowledge, experience and research capabilities in Mental Health. Be part of a dynamic, interdisciplinary team of clinicians, dedicated to quality service and care. Exemplify and promote excellence as a clinical leader who supports and develops and implements evidence-based practice. Collaborate with leaders to ensure safe, effective and appropriate client care through a clinical quality and patient safety lens. Be the leader that will shape an environment for clinical and service excellence.

Reporting to the Program Director for Program issues and the Chief of Professional Practice and Nursing for professional issues, the Clinical Nurse Specialist provides expert nursing care to patients/residents and families and functions as a clinical leader in a particular speciality within and/or across programs. Consults and collaborates with Clinical Group/Service Leaders, other nurses and health care professionals to improve and advance nursing practice and patient/resident outcomes both in the area of speciality and in nursing practice initiatives throughout Providence Health Care. 


Master’s degree in Nursing. Current practising registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia. Five years of Nursing experience with three years of recent, related experience in a clinical area relevant to the area of specialty

Skills And Abilities: 
Ability to develop, implement and evaluate programs in areas of clinical practice.
Ability to perform in-depth holistic patient/family assessments, plan, implement and evaluate care for complex care situations, and guide interdisciplinary team members in care planning.
Ability to be an effective consultant for individuals and groups.
Ability to conceptualize research questions and collaborate with researchers to conduct research.
Ability to role model expert nursing practice.
Ability to assist in the development of professional and leadership skills of the nursing staff.
Ability to synthesize and utilize research findings in practice.
Ability to present clinical/research work in a scholarly way.
Prepared to be affiliated with a university school.