Clinical Nurse Specialist Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN)

University Health Network
Toronto, Ontario
Closing date
May 26, 2022

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Posting # 896074

Position: Clinical Nurse Specialist
Organization: Princess Margaret Cancer Center
Reports to: Director, Professional Practice
Scale/Grade: F0:04
Salary Range: $86,783.00 - $108,479.00 per annum (Commensurate with experience and consistent with UHN Compensation Policy)
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Status: Permanent Full Time

"Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning"

At University Health Network, which consists of Toronto General, Toronto Western, Princess Margaret and Toronto Rehab hospitals, nothing is more important to us than our team of dedicated employees. UHN focuses on creating and maintaining a workplace of choice, where our people are recognized and valued. We focus on creating a workplace where people enjoy the challenge of their career, create and engage in best practices and are treated with respect.

Princess Margaret Cancer Center (PM), a teaching hospital of the University of Toronto, has achieved an international reputation as a global leader in cancer care and is considered one of the top comprehensive cancer treatment and research centers in the world.

The Elizabeth and Tony Comper MPN program is committed to transforming the care for patients diagnosed with myeloproliferative neoplasms by being leaders in advanced basic, translational, and clinical MPN research. A key aspect of the program will be MPN education for care providers, patients, and their families. The program is a collaboration of inter-professional team members. The CNS in MPN will report to the Director of Professional Practice, Princess Margaret and align with the medical lead for the MPN Program.

Through the provision of advanced nursing practice, the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) will work in collaboration with an inter-professional team to facilitate and expedite the referral and care of patients with suspected or known MPN. The CNS functions in an expanded role demonstrating a high level of autonomy and expert skill. The CNS will triage new patients referred to the program in collaboration with the team; conducts health histories and physical examinations; and arranges further diagnostic work-up, as required. On-going psycho-social support and education is provided throughout the diagnostic process and patient's journey, with the ultimate goal of care being transitioned to the patient's primary physician. A key role for the MPN CNS will be creating and providing education and support to primary healthcare providers as well as patients and their families.

The CNS will work in a leadership role to collaborate in the development and implementation of strategic and operational goals and objectives for the MPN Program. Other responsibilities include performing research activities; delivering, coordinating and participating in education and professional development activities/programs; and performing activities to further develop and strengthen the nursing profession.

  • Current Certificate of Competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Completion of a Master's degree program
  • Demonstrated expertise as an Advanced Practice Nurse preferred
  • At least three years of relevant experience preferred
  • Certificate in Oncology preferred
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal and customer services skills
  • Excellent organization and time management skills Excellent decision making, problem recognition and problem solving skills
  • Excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Commitment to collaborative practice
  • Ability to work effectively independently and under stressful conditions
  • Ability to work in a self directed manner
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple demands
  • Ability to utilize information technology
  • Current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support required
  • Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Posting Date: March 29, 2022 Closing Date: May 26, 2022

If you are interested in making a contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, persons with disabilities and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

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