Mackenzie Health
Vaughan, Ontario
Closing date
May 20, 2022

View more

Nurse Practitioner
Work Setting
Hospital / Health Centre
Area of Practice
General Nursing
Job Description

Nurse Practitioner - Acute Neurology

Permanent Full-Time Position Available

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) as an autonomous health professional with advanced education, provides essential health services grounded in professional, ethical and legal standards. The Acute Neurology Nurse Practitioner integrates in-depth knowledge of advanced nursing practice and theory, health management, health promotion, disease/injury prevention, and other relevant biomedical and psychosocial theories to provide comprehensive health services. The Nurse Practitioner works in collaboration with clients and other health-care providers in the provision of high-quality patient-centred care. They work with diverse client populations in a variety of contexts and practice settings.

The RN (EC) has an expanded scope of practice that includes a range of diagnoses, prescribing a range of drugs and ordering a range of diagnostic tests. The RN (EC) role will encompass the full scope of advanced nursing practice blended with expanded functions including medical directives.

Contribute to safe, quality care by
  • Understanding scope of practice of the nurse practitioner along with responsibilities and accountabilities.
  • Consulting with and/or referring clients to other health-care providers at any point in the care continuum when the client's condition is not within the nurse practitioner's scope of practice or the individual nurse practitioner's competence.
  • Advocating for clients in relation to therapeutic interventions, health care access, the health care system and policy decisions that affect health and quality of life.
  • Collaborating with members of the health care team to provide and promote interprofessional client-centred care at the individual, organizational and system levels.
  • Contributing to a safe, inclusive environment for all through compliance with patient and staff safety policies and procedures.

What must you have?
  • Registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario as an Extended Class RN and is a member in good standing.
  • Minimum of 2 to 3 years of recent clinical experience in acute neurology, stroke required.
  • Advanced nursing assessment skills and sound knowledge of clinical therapeutics.

What else do you bring?
  • Knowledge of complex medical conditions
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of theories guiding adult learning principles and principles guiding health promotion activities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of planning, developing and implementing education initiatives for health care providers and community members.
  • Embraces a philosophy of patient and family centered care.
  • Demonstrates leadership in clinical excellence.
  • Assesses and provides services to clients, families and communities.
  • Provides comprehensive health services encompassing:
    • Identification and management of chronic stable conditions.
    • Prevention of disease and injuries.
    • Health promotion and education.
    • Continuity of care.
    • Support services.
  • Practice in accordance with provincial legislation, professional and ethical standards and policy.
  • Manage a workload effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Addresses and resolve issues in a productive, respectful manner.
  • Exercises sound professional judgment and using best practice guidelines
  • Effective patient/family counseling skills.
  • Excellent organizational, critical appraisal and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • High level of initiative and self-direction.
  • Exemplary interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Proven attendance record.
  • Ability to perform the essential duties of the job.
  • Demonstrates behaviours consistent with Mackenzie Health's Commitment to Caring.
  • Models behaviour that is aligned with the values of Mackenzie Health - Excellence, Leadership and Empathy.
  • Commitment to providing an exceptional experience for staff and clients within a challenging and exciting health care environment.
  • Demonstrates understanding of contribution to patient and staff safety.

* This position is represented by ONA

*You may be required to work at any site of Mackenzie Health

FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Mackenzie Health's Occupational Health and Safety department.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert