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Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist


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Caring for the Body, Mind & Spirit since 1869

From the shortest visit to the longest stay, we earn complete confidence in the care we provide, and make a lasting difference in the quest to live fully.
Renowned for compassionate care, St. Joseph's is one of the best academic health care organizations in Canada, dedicated to helping people live to their fullest, by minimizing the effects of injury, disease and disability through excellence in care, teaching and research.

More than 400,000 patients annually receive care from more than 4,500 physicians and staff at St. Joseph's.

Job Description

Adult Ambulatory Care
Parkwood Institute - Mental Health Care Building
Full Time

Parkwood Institute Mental Health Care Building provides specialized mental health care to individuals living with mental illness on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. In addition to providing direct care to individuals living with mental illness, the organization is also actively involved in the education of future clinicians and in advancing the research knowledge base. Our work is guided by a recovery oriented philosophy of care as well as the utilization of treatment and rehabilitation interventions that are based on the best available evidence of their effectiveness to assist individuals in pursuing their life goals. We believe in supporting both the individual and their family/friends throughout their recovery journey.

An exciting opportunity exists for an NP/CNS within Adult Ambulatory Services which provides outpatient services to clients requiring tertiary level mental health care. The successful candidate will bring specialized knowledge, and demonstrated clinical excellence to ensure the use of evidence based practices in mental health clinical settings. The role provides clinical and professional leadership through expert practitioner role modeling, integration of theory and research into clinical decision making, education and consultation. Working closely with psychiatrists and other physicians, the successful candidate will provide comprehensive support/rehabilitation/treatment to clients with serious, complex and recurring mental illness. Within their role, this individual will use the principles of client-centered care and Psychosocial Rehab (PSR) within a recovery oriented philosophy and frequently in conjunction with community partners and health care providers.

Essential Qualifications

  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps rubella and varicella (chicken pox)
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing
  • Current registration with College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse in the Extended Class Specialty certificate in either Primary Health Care (NP-PHC) or Nurse Practitioner - Adult (NP-Adult).
  • Masters of Science in Nursing (MScN) or Masters of Nursing (MN) or health care related Master's degree
  • Minimum three years of recent clinical experience in community and/or outpatient mental health care
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills and expertise in the clinical management of individuals with severe, complex and recurring mental illness, including psychotic disorders, major mood disorders and substance abuse. Demonstrated knowledge, skills and expertise in recovery oriented practice and Psychosocial Rehab (PSR).
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills and expertise in the provision of therapeutic interventions and approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialetical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of chronic disease management and the promotion of self-management
  • Superior interpersonal, coaching and communication skills to effectively work within clinic/outpatient settings
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Ability to demonstrate a facilitative teaching approach with patients/families and teams
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting and/or promoting research use in practice
  • Experience and demonstrated skills in implementing quality improvement initiatives and leading change initiatives
  • Previous teaching experience
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Member of RNAO or NPAO with professional liability insurance

    Posting date: March 02, 2018
    Submission deadline: March 15, 2018

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