- 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
- Post-graduate education and experience in gerontology (an asset)
- Specialty certification in gerontological nursing (an asset)
- Post-graduate certificate and experience in palliative care (an asset)
- Maintains confidentiality and acts in an ethical manner, consistent with professional expectations, the written agreement between the NP and the LTCH, and the LTCH’s policies and code of conduct.
- Is a member of the primary care team and seeks appropriate consultation as required.
- Engages in ongoing professional development, maintains clinical competence and currency with legislation affecting her/his practice.2
- Develops in-depth expertise in care of older persons.
- Develops in-depth expertise in leadership.
- Holds professional liability protection.
- Maintains CPR certification designed for health-care professionals and standard first-aid.
The Attending Nurse Practitioner (Attending NP) reports directly to the Director of Nursing and is also accountable to the Medical Director for meeting the Long-Term Care Home’s (LTCH) policies, procedures, and protocols for medical services. The Attending NP is a primary care provider to residents and works within her/his legislative scope of practice as described and outlined by the College of Nurses of Ontario. The Attending NP collaborates with the resident and family/care giver, and the health care team in the development, implementation and evaluation of the resident’s plan of care; provides leadership and mentorship to LTCH staff1 that enhances their knowledge, assessment skills, and ability to care for residents in place; and leads and collaborates in research, education, and evidence-based practice initiatives to optimize the resident, LTCH and health system outcome