Professional Practice Lead, Nursing (Internal Only)

Job Details:  1.0 FTE, out of scope

Competition Number: 22-034 (internal competition, please quote when applying)

Work Hours: 7.75 hours per day

Positions Available: One

Closing Date: June 8, 2022


About the Role

We have a new opportunity to become our newest professional practice lead of nursing! In this role, you will assist in the development of our nursing staff. This may include mentorship, preceptorship of students and organizing professional development opportunities for the team!


In this role, you will continue to be an integral part of the team and have the ability to assist other members of your nursing profession in achieving their full potential. If this is something that lights you up, please send your resume to, or ask our Human Resources Team for additional information!


Job Purpose

Reporting to the senior manager, clinical operations, the professional practice lead provides, functional supervision to an assigned group of health care professionals to ensure clinical competency, skill development, functional alignment, workload balancing and support of the integration of their team across CASA’s programs. The professional practice lead practices according to the code of ethics and practice standards of their specific discipline and supports scopes of practice and codes of ethics of other disciplines represented on their delegated team. The professional practice lead incorporates evidence informed, best practice models into clinical practice, and ensures clinical care remains consistent with CASA policies and procedures. The professional practice lead will also play a key role in patient intake/triage/transition, electronic medical record template development and training, and accreditation activities.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participates in recruitment, onboarding, performance management, and off boarding of employees under the assigned clinical discipline.

  • Informs and trains staff on CASA policy and practice regarding admission, discharge and data collection and clinical documentation related to assigned clinical discipline.

  • Supports workload distribution in the context of clinical needs and staff skill set, as appropriate.

  • Maintains collaborative relationships across programs.

  • Supports team with communication and/or coaching to manage issues within working relationships (e.g. physicians, other team members)

  • Ensures a holistic and high quality model of assessment and treatment planning that is family-centered, trauma-informed and inclusive of biological, psychological, social, and cultural factors for the patients and their family.

  • Supports the delivery of high quality clinical services by providing competency assessment, coaching, mentoring and clinical supervision to members of the assigned clinical discipline.

  • Develops and maintains a competency framework for assigned team including:

  • Identifies core skills.

  • Develops and updates clinical program descriptions, clinical policies and relevant procedures based on evidence, standards of care and relevant legislation and Acts.

  • Identifies clinical education needs and collaborates with the Senior Manager, Clinical Operations, Manager, Clinical, and Clinical Educator to implement educational priorities.

  • Collaborates with the Senior Manager, Clinical Operations to promote, facilitate and implement continuing education.

  • Ensures self, staff, physicians, students and volunteers are aware of and prepared for their responsibilities for patient safety while engaged in the work of CASA.

  • Models and encourages effective communication within and between teams to promote a safe, respectful and trusting workplace culture.

  • Collaborates with Senior Manager, Clinical Operations, Manager, Clinical and evaluation team to determine program evaluation frameworks, measures and outcomes.

  • Collaborates with Senior Manager, Clinical Operations and Manager, Clinical to routinely review and plan improvement to enhance program quality.



  • Under graduate or graduate degree as applicable to assigned team.

  • Must be a member in good standing with their respective professional association/college.

  • A minimum of five years clinical practice in child and family mental health and/or youth addictions.

  • Demonstrated excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in all aspects of the discipline including clinical practice, supervision and education.

  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new or unexpected situations, flexibility in approach to interpersonal situations.

  • Demonstrated analytic and problem-solving ability.

  • Appreciation of interdisciplinary approach to mental health illness.

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and build consensus.

  • Commitment to quality improvement processes.

  • Ability to make evidence based decisions.

  • Ability to monitor clinical practice standards and relevant Acts and legislation.

  • Advanced skills with MS Office products including application to formal writing.

  • Demonstrated computer skills (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)

  • Current and clear Criminal Records Check, with vulnerable sector, and a Child Intervention checks required.

  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.

Note: This is exclusively an internal competition. If you are interested in pursuing this role please submit your resume and cover letter to


Position Number: 116

Posting ID: 22-034