Specialty Clinical Nurse Leader

Role and Facility Information

In accordance with established vision and values of the organization, the Clinical Practice Leader (CPL) practices in accordance with the standards of professional practice and code of ethics as outlined by the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM), as well as within a person and family centered care model.

The CPL, provides leadership for the enhancement of professional practice through clinical practice, service development, clinical consultation and other improvement activities related to the delivery of patient care with a focus on daily operations of the UHNBC Hemodialysis unit. The Clinical Practice Leader coordinates and facilitates clinical activities, ensuring effective use of resources. This position acts as a liaison between management, physicians, staff and patients. Functioning as a leader, role model and a clinical resource, the Clinical Practice Leader supports the team to safely provide care to patients during treatment.


- Registration with BC College of Nurses and Midwives as a practicing RN registrant.
- Three years’ recent related experience in clinical area (renal care).
- Two years’ formal experience in a teaching leadership role.
- CNA Nephrology Nurse Certification, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Leadership: Self-awareness and ability to manage self. Professional development of self and others. Engage others, promote staff morale and cooperation. Demonstrate attitudes, beliefs, values and skills that align with Northern Health’s mission and values and as required for change and innovation. Promote and contribute to a healthy organization. Assess and evaluate outcomes; hold self and others accountable. Build partnerships and networks to create results. Negotiate through conflict and mobilize support.
Management: Align resources, including time, for a productive and efficient workplace. Implement NH policies or other protocols, promote cooperation among relevant others, foster collaboration across disciplines and activities.
Communication: Ability to communicate effectively with patients, families, members of the interdisciplinary team and other stakeholders, encourage an open exchange of information and ideas using appropriate communication tools.
Knowledge Integration: Use factual information, prior learning and basic principles and procedures to support decisions and actions with relevant research-based evidence. Integrate organizational mission and values, best practice from nursing and health-related disciplines and the humanities, arts and sciences disciplines into professional practice.
Critical Thinking: Demonstrate systems / critical thinking. Integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve effectively and within a climate of continuous improvement, contributing to the change process.
Human Caring and Relationship Centered Practice: Ability to use and promote person and family centered care.
Innovation: Demonstrate ability to challenge conventional practices; adapt established methods for new uses; pursue ongoing system improvement; and evaluate new technology as potential solutions to existing problems.
Tolerance of Ambiguity: Ability to deal with and apply professional judgement in situations without resolved and where there is frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
Teaching: Provide teaching for patients and others about topics essential to health care and well-being.
Assessment and Intervention: Ability to complete initial and ongoing client assessments (clinical and diagnostic reasoning) and provide nursing care through appropriate/ prescribed technical, therapeutic, safety type interventions.
Ability to operate related tools and equipment including computer technology.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

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