Nurse Practitioner

About Us

Serving a diverse urban and rural population of more than 430,000, Niagara Region is focused on building a strong and prosperous Niagara. Working collaboratively with 12 local area municipalities and numerous community partners, the Region delivers a range of high quality programs and services to support and advance the well-being of individuals, families and communities within its boundaries.  Nestled between the great lakes of Erie and Ontario, the Niagara peninsula features some of Canada’s most fertile agricultural land, the majesty of Niagara Falls and communities that are rich in both history and recreational and cultural opportunities. Niagara boasts dynamic modern cities, Canada’s most developed wine industry, a temperate climate, extraordinary theatre, and some of Ontario’s most breathtaking countryside. An international destination with easy access to its binational U.S. neighbour New York State, Niagara attracts over 14 million visitors annually, as well as a steady stream of new residents and businesses.

 

 

Please note that the Niagara Region requires that all newly hired employees are to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of being hired and provide proof of full vaccination, or provide proof of a bona fide medical or Human Rights Code exemption on a form issued from and approved by Niagara Region.

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY

 

As a member of the multi-disciplinary team, practices in accordance with Regulated Health Professions Act, Gerontological Nurses Association (GNA) Standards, The Long Term Care Homes Act, the Practice Standards set by the College of Nurses of Ontario and the standards set out for the Nurse Practitioner.  In keeping with the philosophy, objectives, policies and procedures of Seniors Services, implements and maintains an effective program to reduce acute care admissions to hospital from the long-term care (LTC) sector.  Contribute to the plan of care with an emphasis on wellness and disease prevention through direct resident care, health promotion and education, mentoring of staff, outreach, advocacy and community development.  Contribute to developing programs that reflect community needs.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

EDUCATION

  • Completion of a Nurse Practitioner Program from a recognized university.
  • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing.

 

KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in working with the older adults in a long-term care setting.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in working as a Nurse Practitioner in an acute or community setting.
  • Knowledge and experience in dementia and behavioral care.
  • Recent ER experience preferred.

 

SKILLS

  • Excellent clinical skills with senior/LTC residents.
  • Skill set inclusive of IV initiation, suturing, venipuncture, wound care, etc.
  • An ability to work in an interdisciplinary team environment.
  • Ability to be self-directed in clinical practice as required in the areas of assessment, diagnosis and therapeutics.
  • Proven success in providing inspirational leadership in a team environment and ability to encourage innovation and creativity amongst team members required.
  • Demonstrated clinical leadership skills to organize and co-ordinate the care of residents in collaboration with their care givers i.e. LTC staff and family.
  • Demonstrated inter-personal skills, organizational skills; program planning and evaluation skills; communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Demonstrated computer skills (database management and word processing).
  • Competency to autonomously diagnose, order and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe pharmaceuticals and perform procedures.
  • Ability to promote professional education and advance knowledge through research and the evaluation/quality improvement activities related to the care of residents throughout the continuum.
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing quality customer service while dealing with the public (residents and families) as well as various medical and non-medical professionals.

 

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

  • Current Certificate of Registration - Registered Nurse in the Extended Class (RN (EC) for a Nurse Practitioner (NP) with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • Current certificate in CPR.
  • Membership with the Gerontological Nurses Association preferred.
  • Knowledge of MOHLTC standards for long-term care homes.
  • In accordance with the corporate Criminal Record Check Policy, the position requires the incumbent to undergo a Criminal Records check and submit a Canadian Police Clearance Certificate.
  • Must maintain valid drivers’ license.
  • Must provide own transportation and be able to travel throughout the Niagara Region to various LTC homes.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours in order to meet the needs of the identified populations.
  • Annual influenza vaccination is preferred.
  • Knowledge of resident safety issues and demonstrated capacity to apply resident safety practices.

To Apply:

If you are looking for an opportunity to use your leadership expertise and grow your career with a progressive organization, please view the full advertisement, requirements and apply online at www.niagararegion.ca ca (Job Opening 29712), before midnight on October 14,  2021.

Deadline: October 14, 2021

We thank all candidates for their interest however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.