Clinical Nurse Leader, Road to Recovery (Temporary)

Providence Health Care

Providence Health Care

Homer St, Vancouver, BC V6B, Canada · St Paul, MN, USA · St. Louis, MO, USA · Pune, Maharashtra, India · Hornby Island, BC V0R 1Z0, Canada · British Columbia, Canada
Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2023

Join the Road to Recovery Team and become part of this first-in-Canada model of treatment that has the power to transform addiction care nationwide.


About the Road to Recovery Program: The Road to Recovery Program at St. Paul's Hospital is at the forefront of innovative addiction and substance use care. We offer a comprehensive continuum of services to support patients and residents in their journey to recovery. From our Rapid Access Addiction Clinic to withdrawal management, in-patient recovery-focused beds, transitional housing, outpatient treatment, and beyond, the Road to Recovery program was designed to fill the gaps in the existing system, providing seamless access to the care individuals need when they need it. The R2R program is committed to delivering holistic and compassionate care, addressing the physical, social, psychological, and spiritual needs of our patients.


The Clinical Nurse Leader with the Road to Recovery Program, Reporting to the Operations Leader, coordinates the day to day operations of a designated nursing unit and supervises staff. The Clinical Nurse Leader Acts as a clinical resource to nursing staff and interdisciplinary team members in the provision of direct care to patients/residents. Assists the Operations Leader in assessing clinical development needs/interests of staff, and with orientation and educational programs. Assists in the promotion of research and quality improvement initiatives within the program team.


Why Join the Road to Recovery Program?

  • Innovative approach: Join our pioneering Road to Recovery Program, providing a comprehensive continuum of care and filling the gaps in the existing system.
  • Meaningful impact: Your dedication and expertise will directly impact the lives of individuals struggling with addiction, providing them with the support and care they need on their Road to Recovery.
  • Dynamic interdisciplinary environment: Collaborate with a world-class team of healthcare professionals who share the same passion and commitment to excellence.
  • Growth opportunities: Whether you are a new graduate or an experienced nurse, we welcome individuals at all stages of their career, offering opportunities for professional development and growth.
  • State-of-the-art facilities: Be part of the exciting growth of the program. The Road to Recovery Program will eventually house 100 beds, with the first phase focused on stabilization opening in fall of 2023 at St. Paul’s Hospital. The unit will then transition to the state-of-the-art NEW St. Paul’s Hospital on the Jim Pattison Medical Campus when it opens in 2027.

To learn more about the Road to Recovery Program and substance use initiatives with Providence Health Care, please visit the following links:

We encourage you to take this chance to embark on a fulfilling career in addiction and substance use care, making a lasting impact on the lives of those in need.

Qualifications / Skills and Education

Registration with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives as a practicing RN registrant, qualifications required of staff nurse in clinical area, plus three years of recent related experience in clinical specialty, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

**For Clinical Nurse Leader vacancies in mental health services and in extended and intermediate care services, positions will be dual posted for Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse with current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives as a practicing RN or a practicing RPN registrant.

Skills and Abilities
Ability to supervise.
Demonstrated knowledge and ability to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) procedures appropriate for the area of service.
Ability to deal with and promote change.
Ability to role model conflict resolution strategies.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to apply decision making and analytical skills.
Ability to deal with others effectively.
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
Ability to organize and prioritize work.
Ability to operate related equipment.
Ability to teach, coach, and provide clinical supervision.
Ability to collaborate with other members of a interdisciplinary team.
Ability to match skills of staff with clinical needs.

Duties and Responsibilities

Coordinates the day to day patient/resident care activities of the nursing unit by performing duties such as supervising staff, the active and ongoing monitoring and follow-up on the work of staff, coordinating work assignments, providing critical input on employee performance, orientating new employees, calling in relief staff as necessary, and authorizing overtime shifts. Problem-solves and troubleshoots staffing issues.

Monitors the patient/resident acuity and flow of patients/residents on the nursing unit, to ensure that staffing levels match patient/resident and unit needs. Makes adjustments to the assignments as changes in acuity occur.

Acts as a clinical resource to nursing staff, students, and other members of the interdisciplinary team, by demonstrating procedures, answering questions related to clinical practice issues, problem solving, and troubleshooting concerns. Advises Operations Leader and /or resource person of issues/concerns.

Participates in rounds/clinics and collaborates with nursing staff by assisting in the assessment of patient/resident problems and needs, planning and prioritizing of nursing intervention, and implementing and evaluating interventions.

Collaborates with nursing staff to determine needs for consultation with Physicians, Nurse Consultants, and other disciplines or departments. Arranges for consultation when required.

Acts as the patient/resident and family advocate by communicating patient/resident and family concerns to other members of the patient/resident care team. Intervenes if required.

Performs direct nursing care by assuming responsibility for a patient/resident assignment.

Provides input into the development, evaluation, and delivery of orientation, in conjunction with other members of the health care team. Makes recommendations regarding changes or new initiatives. Participates in the orientation of new employees.

Collaborates with the Operations Leader the nursing staff, and other team members, in identifying specific learning needs of nurses and implementing educational strategies and programs. Presents in-service educational sessions for staff as required.

Reviews policies, procedures, and reference materials, and provides feedback and input to the Operations Leader or designate for changes and modifications. Updates as approved.

Assists the Operations Leader and other resource nurses in promoting further education, by mentoring staff regarding educational opportunities, and assisting with interpersonal conflict resolution and the development of clinical nursing skills.

Provides input to the Operations Leader regarding Performance Planning and Coaching of unit staff. Acts as clinical resource to unit staff in the Performance Planning and Coaching process.

Assists the Nurses and other members of the interdisciplinary team in the identification of researchable clinical patient/resident care management problems. Participates in research initiatives and projects related to patient/resident care and/or nursing practices as requested, disseminates findings, and assists in applying and implementing research findings into practice.

Provides input and recommendations to the Operations Leader regarding equipment, supplies, and staffing requirements. Advises the Operations Leader of concerns and problems and provides suggestions to resolve problems.

Collaborates with interdisciplinary care team members regarding quality improvement initiatives, by making recommendations for QI projects, implementing processes and procedures upon authorization, and evaluating results. Makes adjustments as required, upon authorization of Operations Leader.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Vaccination Flag

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Providence Health Care must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.