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Competition Number: 13-142 MH
Status: Permanent Full Time
Department: Professional Practice
Reports To: Chief Practice Officer
Hours: Days, 7.5 Hour Shifts
Published here: 2013-04-19

Posting Summary:

The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) will provide comprehensive, specialized and advanced care for patients in the clinical specialty of gerontological nursing. The successful candidate will practice within the interprofessional team `model and be responsible for promoting best practices in geriatric care and promote excellence in the nursing care of older adults through direct patient care, program design, clinical consultation, staff education and research.

The CNS integrates research into practice to ensure best practice standards are maintained and incorporated into clinical initiatives.


• Master’s Degree in Nursing required with a clinical focus in Gerontology.
• Current certificate of competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario as an RN or RN (EC)
• Minimum of five (5) years of demonstrated current expertise in gerontological nursing.
• Membership in the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario 
• National certification in chosen specialty from the Canadian Nurses Association, preferred
• Specialty certifications related to the area of expertise
• Advanced clinical knowledge, program design and evaluation, project management and implementation
of evidenced based practice
• Superior interpersonal, coaching, and leadership skills to facilitate identification and development of staff learning needs
• Excellent decision making, problem recognition and problem solving skills
• Demonstrated commitment to continuing professional development
• A strong desire and capacity to promote professional practice and excellence in evidence-based, patient centered care.
• Facilitates a comprehensive nursing and psychosocial assessment of the patient’s status, development and implementation of a care plan to address identified needs for older adults with complex needs.
• Provides direct, specialized care and/or consultation to patients, families, health care professionals and community partners where advanced nursing expertise is required.
• Ensures best practice standards of care and strong interprofessional team functioning in collaboration with the care team, partnering physicians, Operations Director and Chief Practice Officer.
• Evidence of program design and resource development skills
• Excellent practice program development and project management skills
• Facilitates application of Mackenzie Health Professional Competencies
• Self-directed, works independently and able to effectively lead project teams to achieve outcomes
• Effective communication skills, engages others, and is a reflective listener and learner
• Demonstrated knowledge of evaluation methodologies
• Proven analytical thinking and proactive problem solving and decision making skills
• Excellent report writing skills
• Proficient with computer programs including; Word, PowerPoint, & Outlook.
• Working knowledge of the College of Nurses of Ontario standards of practice.
• Demonstrates Mackenzie Health’s core values
• Proven attendance record.  Ability to perform the essential duties of the job.
• Demonstrates behaviours consistent with Mackenzie Health’s Commitment to Caring.
• Models behaviour that is aligned with the values of Mackenzie Health – Excellence, Leadership and Empathy;
• Commitment to providing an exceptional experience for staff and clients within a challenging and exciting health
care environment.


HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates are invited to forward their cover letter and resume by email to Please quote the competition number in the subject line of your email. No agencies please.


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration for an interview will be contacted.

Mackenzie Health / 10 Trench St. Richmond Hill, On. L4C 4Z3 / Main Hospital Site: (905) 883-1212 / TTY Service: (905) 883-2123