Nurse Practitioner, Geriatrics

Humber River Regional Hospital
Toronto, Ontario
Closing date
May 31, 2022

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Nurse Practitioner
Work Setting
Hospital / Health Centre
Area of Practice
General Nursing, Geriatric Care
Position Profile

Join our professional team as we work together to deliver compassionate care that is responsive to the healthcare needs of our community.

Humber River Hospital is committed to revolutionizing patient care for our diverse community. We are looking for exceptional individuals to join our great team: people who share our passion to deliver excellent, patient-focused, expert care. The Hospital is formally affiliated with both the University of Toronto and Queen's University.

Right now we're looking for a Full-Time Nurse Practitioner, Geriatrics

Are you a compassionate Nurse Practitioner who is focused on delivering high-quality, safe-care? If yes, we invite you to read the details below then apply.

Hourly Rate Range: $53.39 - $66.57

Schedule Requirements: Days and some evenings

Location: Wilson
Employee Group: ONA
Reporting Relationship: Manager, Integrated Transitions in care

Job Summary: The Nurse Practitioner, Geriatrics is a leadership role within a multidisciplinary and inter-professional team. This Nurse Practitioner, Geriatrics role works in collaboration and consultation with a physician and other medical staff, nursing and members of the inter-professional health care team to respond to the specialised needs of older adults s. The Nurse Practitioner, Geriatrics works in partnership with all relevant stakeholders, excelling in all four domains of her practice: clinical care, leadership, education and research.

  • Integration of best practice guidelines and current evidence-based research into clinical practice for a select patient population with the focus on geriatrics
  • Identification of areas of improvement to promote ongoing quality assurance, plans, implements, evaluates and reports on outcomes
  • Evaluation of outcomes for the programs and make recommendations for change in consultation with Program Director, Manager and Physician Leader
  • Development of linkages with external partners as appropriate to ensure continuity of care
  • Provision of care for a select group of patients in consultation with Physicians and the interdisciplinary team
  • Evaluation of outcomes of patient care in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team.
  • In keeping with professional standards of practice, obtains and/or disseminates only that information which is relevant to meeting the client's identified needs and with appropriate legal authorization, either in the form of signed consents or direct authorization from the client or designated substitute decision-maker.
  • Utilization of expert communication skills by being a link between the client, consultants, resources and the referral source which may be required to coordinate the provision of service to the client.
  • Works in a manner to ensure safety to oneself, clients and their families, colleagues and the work environment.
  • Participates in reflective practice as per identified college standards
  • Assists in the training and development of staff specific to the patient population for specialized clinics
  • Provides input into staff performance related to the patient specific clinics


  • Master in Nursing/Nurse Practitioner (MN-NP) or Masters of Science in Nursing with successful completion of a post Master's Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program from a recognized school of graduate studies required
  • Current College of Nurses of Ontario registration in the Extended Class (EC) as an NP (adult) or NP (primary health care) required
  • 1-3 years of demonstrated experience as a Nurse Practitioner required
  • 3-5 years of relevant Acute medicine or Primary Care experience
  • CNA Certification in Geriatrics would be an asset
  • BCLS required
  • Additional specialty education in Gerontology preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in Adult education an asset
  • Clinical specialty organizational membership: RNAO (required), CANO or ONS also preferred
  • Demonstrated strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with physicians, inter-professional team members, and other stakeholders
  • Possesses highly developed analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills, with demonstrated competency in information and communication technology
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational and coordination skills and the ability to prioritize multiple competing workload demands
  • Demonstrates an ability to provide leadership, support and critical analysis in stressful, complex clinical and emotional situations
  • Experience in Case Management preferred.
  • 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
  • Advanced nursing assessment skills and sound knowledge of clinical therapeutics.
  • 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.
  • Excellent attendance and discipline free record is a requirement

Why Humber? Why Now?

Humber River Hospital is on an exciting transformation journey of redefining patient care as we leverage the most advanced technologies to enhance all aspects of delivering high-quality, safe care. We continue to build a people-centered workplace with excellent staff and physician engagement by hiring passionate, diverse and inclusive healthcare professionals. People who care and live our values of Compassion , Professionalism and Respect . People who are committed to making a positive difference.

We are a Studer Group hospital, focused on building our evidence-based practice and hardwiring a culture that WOWs.

Why? Because at Humber River Hospital, we know it's our people and our ability to innovate that allows us to consistently deliver a great patient experience and the best quality outcomes. After all, we are the hospital that believes exceptional care...healthier community.

This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this position. However, the actual responsibilities, duties, qualifications and experience may vary. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Information contained in this job posting/description is subject to change.

This position will be filled in accordance to the Ontario Nurses Association (ONA) collective agreement.

Humber River Hospital is committed to inclusion and diversity. We believe that diversity drives our culture of innovation. By bringing together a variety of different perspectives, it fuels our creative thinking, generates new ideas and creates solutions designed to address tomorrow's healthcare challenges today. We take pride in providing professional development and career advancement opportunities for our employees including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with physical and developmental disabilities. We also provide accommodation to applicants and all of our employees - from hire to retire.

Let us know what we can do to help you be successful during your recruitment experience at Humber River Hospital.


Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Humber River Hospital, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the hired employee's first date of employment Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Hospital's obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis

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