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City of Toronto

Nurse Practitioner


2285881 X-1538906

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Job Description

Nurse Practitioner

Job Classification Title               NURSE PRACTITIONER

Requisition #                               2285881 X

Division                                       Long-Term Care Homes & Services

Section                                        Nursing

Work Location                             FUDGER HOUSE, 439 SHERBOURNE ST, TRUE DAVIDSON ACRES, 200 DAWES RD

Job Location                               Canada-Ontario-Toronto

Job Stream                                  Health

Job Type                                     Part-time, Part-Time

Salary/Rate                                  $45.65 - $50.00 / Hour

Hours of Work (bi-weekly)          70.00

Shift Information                         N/A

Affiliation                                    L79 PT LTCH&S

Number of Positions Open          2

Posting Date                                02-Oct-2017

Expiry date                                  16-Oct-2017

Job Description

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as a Nurse Practitioner within our Long-Term Care Homes and Services Division.

Reporting to the Director of Nursing/Care, the Nurse Practitioner collaborates with the interdisciplinary Health-care team, other sectors and communities in initiatives that promote health and reduce the risk of complications, illness and injury to resident groups across all Long-Term Care Homes.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Delivers primary health care to residents in the Long-Term Care Home in the management of acute and chronic medical conditions, therapeutic management, health promotion and disease/injury prevention in order to deliver comprehensive health services.
  • Conducts focused health assessments using and adapting assessment tools and techniques based on resident needs
  • Completes health history into resident’s situation, including physical, psychosocial, emotional, cultural, ethnic and spiritual dimensions of health
  • Performs physical examination and identifies and interprets normal and abnormal findings and liaises with the medical staff as appropriate
  • Orders diagnostic investigations, interprets results using evidence-based clinical reasoning
  • Synthesizes health information using critical inquiry and clinical reasoning to formulate a diagnosis, health risks and states of health/illness
  • Communicates with residents about the health assessment findings and/or diagnosis, including outcomes and prognosis through the application of knowledge of pathophysiology, psychopathology, epidemiology, infectious diseases, behavioural sciences and family processes when making diagnoses and providing overall therapeutic management
  • Selects appropriate interventions from a range of non-pharmacological and pharmacological interventions to restore or maintain resident functional, physiological and mental stability to achieve optimal health
  • Promotes safe resident care by mitigating harm and addressing immediate risks for residents and others affected by adverse events and near misses
  • Liaises with the Medical Staff and other senior management staff in the development and implementation of evaluation processes and the identification of strategies to continually improve clinical outcomes and effectively manage risks
  • Collaborates with long-term care team members and other community health services in initiatives for the development of systems to promote continuity of resident care across the continuum
  • Provides formal and informal teaching and coaching in the management of clinical care to interdisciplinary team members
  • Contributes to planning, implementing and evaluating learning resources and health education programs for residents, families and substitute decision-makers

Key Qualifications:

Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:

  1. Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse in the Extended Class (Primary Health Care or Adult) and entitled to practise.
  1. Considerable experience as a Nurse Practitioner in long-term care, acute care or continuing care/rehabilitation field.

You must also have:

  • Ability to incorporate knowledge of diversity, cultural safety and the determinants of health in the assessment, diagnosis and therapeutic management of residents and the evaluation of outcomes.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships and partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders as well as work effectively within multidisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to plan, organize and manage work with minimal supervision and complete assigned duties within timelines.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion and tact.
  • Ability to support the Toronto Public Service Values to ensure a culture that champions equity, diversity and respectful workplaces.
  • Ability to work in a customer service environment.
  • Ability to work shifts, evenings, weekends and holidays as required.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and statutes, including, but not limited to: Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills with strong attention to detail.

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Hours of Work Additional Information:

  • Hours of Work can be up to 70 hours bi-weekly; however, Hours of Work will be decided based on operational needs
  • As a condition of employment with the Long-Term Care Homes & Services Division, selected candidates will be required to provide a satisfactory Police Reference Check (PRC) with vulnerable sector screening, tuberculosis screening and proof of immunization in accordance with the Long-Term Care Homes Act (O.Reg. 79/10)

How to Apply:

For more information on these and other opportunities with the City of Toronto, visit us online at To apply online, submit your resume, quoting File #2285881 X, by October 16, 2017.

Communication:  Please note that all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants may receive written correspondence regarding this job posting directly to the email address provided on their resume or to the one used to set-up their Candidate Profile if applying on TalentFlow. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly.

Accommodation:  The City of Toronto is committed to fostering a positive and progressive workforce reflecting the citizens we serve. We provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the City of Toronto's Accommodation Policy. You can request for accommodation related to the protected grounds at any stage of the City's hiring process, i.e., application, screening, assessment and placement.

If you are invited to participate in the assessment process, we ask that you provide your accommodation needs in advance at that time. Please be advised that you may be requested to provide medical/other documentation to Human Resources to ensure that appropriate accommodation is provided to you throughout the hiring process.

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City of Toronto
Posting Date: 03-Oct-2017Nursing/Healthcare Permanent, Part-Time Open 2 ASAP
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