Clinical Leader (Masters) - Urgent Care - Mental Health & Addictions

Date: May 10, 2022

Location: Yarmouth, NS, CA, B5A 2P5

Company: Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health

​Req ID: 125863
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Western Zone, Yarmouth Regional Hospital  
Department: MHA WZ Crisis Response YRH
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Status: Healthcare CUPE
Posting Closing Date: 24-May-22

Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.


Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there's a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with an Nova Scotia Health role means you'll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.



We encourage anyone from the following priority groups to self-identify on their application: Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians, People of Colour,  Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ and Immigrants. Members of these groups will be considered under our Employment Equity policy.


Under the direction of the Manager, the Clinical Leader provides leadership and support to the zonal Urgent Care Team. The Clinical Leader will lead others in providing safe, quality and person centered care. Core competencies include; clinical supervision, leadership, teaching and research, professional practice, quality improvement and caring. Using an evidence-informed approach, the Clinical Leader coordinates and provides clinical leadership and supervision to the operations of Urgent Care; this requires close collaboration between team members and other program areas to ensure care pathways are seamless throughout the continuum. The Clinical Leader identifies Urgent Care program needs related to staffing, scheduling, daily service provision, physical environment and communicates these needs to the Manager, providing appropriate input and solutions. 


  • Master’s degree required in Nursing, Psychology or Social Work required. 
  • Registered and in good standing (or eligible) for registration in a professional association. 
  • Minimum three (3) to five (5) years of recent/continuous clinical required; experience in mental health and/or addiction setting is required
  • Demonstrated effective decision-making, critical thinking, and problem solving in a high pressure situation required.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet challenges and adapt to rapidly changing and stressful situations required.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in the development, implementation, and monitoring of policies, as well as, a proven track record in adhering to departmental policies.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in working collaboratively on a multi-disciplinary team, as well as, independently.
  • Demonstrated accountability and responsibility, planning, organization, prioritization, and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of clinical practice, with an integrated focus on safety, quality care and clinical excellence.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in documentation, including performing chart audits. 
  • Valid Nova Scotia driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle, and appropriate insurance coverage is required.
  • Experience in the development of evidence–informed approaches for screening and triaging that utilizes high quality screening and assessment tools which will enable the Central Intake team to effectively respond to the needs of individuals and families accessing MHA and re-direct appropriate referrals to community-based supports.
  • Strong crisis intervention and conflict resolution skills required. 
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills required. 
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
  • Successful external applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application. Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or missing information

Hours of Work

Permanent full-time (100%) position; 75 hours bi-weekly.

Salary Information

Clinical Leader (Masters) (HTH239):

$42.86 - $49.97 hourly

Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Some opportunities may be eligible for our Employee Referral Program.  If a Nova Scotia Health employee refers a candidate who is not working for the organization and the candidate is hired, the employee who made the referral may be eligible to earn up to $1000.  For more details and instructions, please visit please visit Recruitment - Incentives 


​This is a Healthcare  bargaining unit - CUPE  position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.


​As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021. 


Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians, People of Colour, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ and Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.


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