Nurse Practitioner - Ross Tilley Burn Centre - Regular Part-time (0.75 FTE)(213180)

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Toronto, Ontario
Closing date
May 26, 2022

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Nurse Practitioner
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Hospital / Health Centre
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General Nursing
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Nurse Practitioner - Ross Tilley Burn Centre - Regular Part-time (0.75 FTE) (213180) Toronto, ON, CA Posted: 9/22/2021 9:02:53 AM

We currently have a Regular Part Time (0.75 FTE) opportunity for a Nurse Practitioner in the Ross Tilley Burn Centre department at our Bayview campus.

Hours of Work:

Weekdays: Days; 8hrs; As per schedule

Summary of Duties

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is an advanced practice role designed to contribute to the quality of patient care through practice, research and education. The NP promotes wellness and health promotion and provides exemplary quality care through the application of advanced clinical and theoretical knowledge and skills. The NP practices in a manner that reflects the Mission, Vision and Values of Sunnybrook and in compliance with the professional standards of nursing practice as defined by the hospital and College of Nurses of Ontario.

Roles and responsibilities of this NP role with an ambulatory focus include the following:
  • Will complete timely consultations/screening assessments for acute thermal injury adult patients in collaboration with most responsible burn surgeon and their administrative
  • Provides direct Burn Clinic, OTN, Zoom, telephone or email support for complex wound or thermal injury adult population including:
    • Consultation
    • Screening, assessment and management of new symptoms
    • Ordering of outside laboratory tests
    • Prescribing medications
    • Psychosocial counselling
    • Instructions for seeking urgent care
    • Updating most responsible medical physician through direct contact, email or telephone call
  • Assessment and identification of patient's medical problems to minimize inappropriate hospital admissions
  • Assessment of the impact of physical co-morbidities in relationship to wound healing complications associated with thermal injury or complex wounds
  • Assessment of psychosocial co-morbidities and coping skills
  • Assessment of family supports and resources at home
  • Perform functional assessment
  • Provide or consult when required for local debridement of devitalized tissue as required to promote evidence based wound care management
  • Provide or consult when required for local biopsies to expedite relevant etiology and promote wound care management or referral for consultation
  • Collaboratively and under the direction of Burns Plastic surgeon provide local keloid or scar management inclusive of local topical, intralesional injections, intradermal injections, provide education, and psychosocial support when preoperatively planning for surgical intervention
  • Collaboratively and under the direction of Burns Plastic surgeon assist with laser therapy management for keloid, hypertrophic scarring provide education, assessment, monitoring, preparation, intra and post therapy management
  • Complete medical forms (e.g., employee related work forms, ADP, ODSP, etc.)
  • Through the assessment, the NP is able to formulate a comprehensive evidence-based plan of care for thermal injury survivors or complex wound patients including:
  • Symptom management strategies including medication prescription and non-pharmacologic remedies
  • Appropriate supportive education and counseling planning
  • Management of common acute and chronic problems
  • Health maintenance and promotion
  • Palliative care recommendations
  • Referral to home care and community services
  • Referral to relevant specialists (e.g., Dermatology, Plastics, Surgery, Dietitian, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Social Worker, Psychiatry, community care clinics, etc.)
  • Will interact within the Burn Clinic/Burn Centre/OR setting to establish ongoing educational advancement and interaction with thermal injury
  • Collaborate and participate in developing thermal injury pertinent educational resources and tools to support knowledge transference at the clinical outpatient and bed side for health care team members, for patients, and their family members
  • Build working relationships with patient, health care providers and community resources to maximize patient outcome and identify/ resolve barriers to the plan care
  • Facilitate data collection and contribute to monitoring activities to inform year-end program evaluation.

The Nurse Practitioner collaborates with the Patient Care Manager, Clinical Educator and Advanced Practice Nurse to enhance nursing practice through the development, implementation and evaluation of best practices.

  • Current College of Nurses of Ontario Certificate of Competence;
  • Master's degree with Nurse Practitioner Certification;
  • In progress or completion of either IIWCC or NSWOCC program;
  • Completed International Interdisciplinary Current ACLS and BCLS;
  • Membership in R.N.A.O.;
  • Previous experience as a Nurse Practitioner within wound ostomy continence is an asset;
  • Program planning and evaluation skills;
  • Demonstrated research abilities;
  • Demonstrated professional leadership and ability to be innovative and creative;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Expertise in conflict management.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume (in one document) quoting 213180 to:

Human Resources
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

To apply, please click ''Apply for Position'' at the bottom of this page.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Sunnybrook, 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 ago. 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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