Nurse Practitioner

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The Niagara Falls Community Health Centre is a collaborative, inter-professional health care team that strives to service our local community with a specialized focus on individuals that have barriers to care. We are a progressive team who value innovation, diversity and inclusion, and passion for upstream healthcare. We believe in work-life balance and are committed to employee’s professional growth. We offer a competitive compensation package with healthcare benefits, dental benefits, and participation in the HOOPP pension plan.

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) provides and manages primary care for marginalized clients with varying degrees of social and medical complexities. The NP collaborates, consults, and refers to a multidisciplinary team (internally and externally). This individual is a natural leader who practices to the full scope of practice, remains informed on evidence-informed practices, has the willingness to participate in quality improvement and research initiatives, and has a constant desire to learn both as an individual and as a collective team.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides client diagnosis, assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation in person and virtually in accordance with the College of Nurses of Ontario standards of practice and under specific medical directives while maintaing and managing care for a full roster size.
  • Delivers advanced care to specialized populations, includes (but not limited to): trans care, newcomers to Canada, palliative care, victims of human trafficking, clients experiencing mental health and/or addictions, clients with multiple co-morbidities, and clients on controlled substances.
  • Provides home visits to a limited number of clients where barriers to care are identified and where it is deemed safe.
  • Responsible to collaborate with all team members in a respectful and professional manner, this includes consultation with family physicians when client care requires
  • Provide point of care in other community settings as identified by leadership.
  • Responsible to participate in rotation of NFCHC’s on call phone services.
  • Responsible to maintain high quality standards and timely documentation in the Electronic Medical Records (EMR).
  • Work from a Social Determinants of Health perspective to improve health outcomes for individual clients and/or for the development of community health and well-being, and to reduce health inequities.
  • Responsible to support nurse practitioner student placements.
  • Maintain professional competencies and a professional license and liability insurance to practice.
  • Participate in organizational meetings and committee work as appropriate to support both service delivery and organizational goals.
  • Participate in quality improvement activities as identified by the NFCHC.
  • Contributes to the CHC’s strategic goals and objectives and values the equality and diversity of the client community and NFCHC staff.
  • Work in a manner that demonstrates commitment to NFCHC’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Adhere to the expectations of NFCHC policies and procedures and operating procedures.
  • Work in a safe manner as per relevant health and safety legislation and NFCHC policies.
  • Any other reasonable duties as required.

Education and Employment Requirements:

Education:

  • A degree in nursing from a recognized university or combination of nursing diploma and additional relevant courses/training.
  • Current extended class registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO).
  • Registered and in good standing with CNO.
  • Completion of prescription of controlled substances education.

Experience:

  • A minimum of 3 – 5 years of experience practicing in a clinical setting, community setting preferred.
  • A minimum of 3 – 5 years of experience in providing care to socially and medically complex patients (e.g., multiple chronic conditions, polypharmacy, homeless, newcomers, individuals with mental health, etc.).
  • Minimum of one to three years’ experience in providing virtual care.
  • Minimum of one to three years’ experience with Electronic Medical Records.
  • Basic understanding and knowledge of Clinical Connect.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Social Determinants of Health and importance in care delivery.
  • Demonstrated experience in collaborating and working within an interdisciplinary team.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Communication skills: Reflect the ability to work well in a team environment while maintaining, respect and attentiveness to fellow colleagues and clients.
  • Flexibility: To accept changes in areas of responsibility.
  • Professionalism: This is displayed through mannerisms, attire and response to stressful situations. Maturity to identify errors and ensure correction of such, promptly and effectively.
  • Interpersonal skills: To listen effectively and to collaborate in positive manner with others and clients.
  • Problem solving skills: To identify and effectively solve problems and to help staff members to solve problems. This includes the ability to actively participate in quality improvement initiatives.
  • Time management: The ability to effectively set priorities and complete tasks.
  • Commitment to continual professional development; recommended (but not required) trained in: Infection Prevention and Control standards, Rainbow Health, palliative care, advanced care planning, chronic disease management, PrEP, and/or Indigenous Cultural Sensitivity training
  • Must be able to work in an evolving environment, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service

Additional Requirements

  • Ability to work other hours as requested by leadership.
  • Maintain and carry up-to-date professional liability insurance to practice as a Nurse Practitioner.
  • Possession of a valid Ontario Drivers’ License, access to a reliable vehicle and a Police Reference Check are required.
  • As a healthcare facility, we require proof of routine immunizations and COVID-19 vaccines.

Please email a resume and cover letter to Carolyn Dyer: cdyer@nfchc.ca. Only successful candidates will be contacted.