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Advanced Practice Clinical Leader

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health - CAMH

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted July 25, 2022.


Advanced Practice Clinical Leader
Professional Practice Office
Psychosis Recovery and Treatment Program

Position Description:

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is seeking a full-time,tempoary (12 months) assignment of Advanced Practice Clinical Leaders in the Psychosis Recovery and Treatment Program (PRT). Reporting to the Director of PRT, as an Advanced Practice Clinical Leader you will support point-of-care staff in the implementation and evaluation of best practices in the assessment, treatment and recovery of patients with acute psychiatric illnesses and concurrent substance use disorders.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the services’ Advanced Practice Clinical Leader team to support models of care. You will role model clinical practice in complex care situations; engage in direct care activities for complex and high risk clients; support interprofessional collaborative care, academic and research opportunities; promote the implementation and audit of documentation standards; participate in or facilitate quality improvement projects and quality reviews focusing on patient safety; and supervise graduate students. Together with operational and other professional practice leaders, you will participate in program planning and evaluation; support integrated care pathways to enhance patient outcomes; play an active role on internal and external committees; and serve as a clinical resource in program-level and organizational level strategic planning activities for both inpatient and outpatient services. You will support a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork, and complies with all applicable and regulatory requirements. This position provides support to clinical teams at the Queen Street site and in outpatient settings in the community.


The successful candidate will possess a Master’s Degree in Nursing and will be a member of good standing the College of Nurses of Ontario. In addition 5 years’ experience in mental health and addiction treatment is required. Applicants must demonstrate an understanding of the complex psychiatric and physical health needs of this clinical population. Additional qualifications such as CNA certification in psychiatric/mental health, or other relevant certification is an asset. Eligibility for cross-appointment at the University of Toronto is also required. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to provide professional practice leadership; the ability to challenge and motivate others; a commitment to enhancing academic and research endeavours; experience in leading change and the ability to provide advanced clinical care in a culturally diverse environment. Previous advanced practice/administrative/academic scholarship is an asset. The candidate will also have excellent interpersonal, communication, negotiation, teaching and computer skills. Bilingualism (French/English) or proficiency in a second language is considered an asset.

Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Please note: This full-time, temporary (12 months) position is NOT part of any Bargaining Unit.

Salary range: Competitive salary and benefits package.

CAMH is a Tobacco-Free Organization.

CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute. As a CAMH employee, you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital.

At CAMH, we strive to be an equitable and inclusive employer. Our commitment to equity is grounded in an institution-wide commitment to achieving a working, teaching, and learning environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.

CAMH actively seeks candidates from First Nations, Métis and Inuit, racialized and LGBTQ2S+ communities, women, and people with disabilities (including people who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges).

We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please inform us if you require accommodations during the interview process.