Nurse Practitioner

Employer
Southbridge Care Homes
Location
Cornwall, Ontario
Closing date
May 26, 2022

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Discipline
Nurse Practitioner
Work Setting
Long Term Care / Nursing Home
Area of Practice
General Nursing
Hours
Full-time
Contract for Services

Average 15 hours per week

Are you looking for a unique career development opportunity that focuses on primary care in a long-term care (LTC) setting? Would you like to develop in-depth expertise in the care of older persons and leadership?

Attending Nurse Practitioners are the most responsible provider with overall responsibility for the management and coordination of care for residents in LTC homes.

In this exciting and challenging role you will provide clinical leadership support for the home's inter-professional team, working collaboratively with physicians, staff and health system partners in the community. Spending 70% of your time providing direct medical care to residents, and 30% on clinical leadership you will:
  • Develop and implement the residents' plan of care in collaboration with residents and their families, and the LTC home's health care team
  • Provide proactive screening and assessment, timely episodic care and specialist referrals, follow-up care, ongoing chronic disease management, palliative and end-of-life care
  • Provide leadership and mentoring support to LTC home staff to enhance their knowledge, assessment skills and ability to care for residents, optimizing resident health care outcomes
  • Contribute to and implement Quality Improvement Plans
  • Support internal and external committees respecting the LTC home respecting clinical and professional issues


QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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 practice
  • 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)
  • Bilingual English & French (an asset)

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