Nurse Practitioner - Systemic Treatment Unit - PFT - PMH

University Health Network
Toronto, Ontario
Closing date
May 31, 2022

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Nurse Practitioner
Work Setting
Hospital / Health Centre
Area of Practice
General Nursing
Job Posting #888103

Position: Nurse Practitioner, Oncology- Systemic Treatment Unit
Site: Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Department: PMH Nursing Leadership/Collaborative Academic Practice
Reports to: Director of Professional Practice, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Scale/Grade: F005
Salary Range: $93,347.00 - $116,669.00 per annum (Commensurate with experience and consistent with UHN Compensation Policy)
Hours: 37.5 hours/week, rotating weekend and statutory holiday coverage
Status: Permanent Full-Time

(note: NP students in their final semester of school are encouraged to apply)

University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Nurse Practitioner in our Oncology- Systemic Treatment Unit.

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

The University Health Network, where " above all else the needs of patients come first ", encompasses Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of "Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning", the University Health Network (UHN), Canada's largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.

The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre has 12 site groups and 26 specialty clinics, and almost 3,000 staff who see over 400,000 patient visits every year. Its 800,000 square feet house 130 inpatient beds, 373,000 square feet of research space and 17 radiation treatment machines, making it one of the largest comprehensive cancer treatment facilities in the world and the largest radiation treatment centre in Canada. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.

As a member of the Interprofessional Systemic Treatment Team, the NURSE PRACTITIONER (NP) will function in an expanded role demonstrating a high level of autonomy and expert skill in the management of care required for both malignant hematology and solid tumor patients seen within the systemic treatment unit.

The NP will utilize and demonstrate both a comprehensive theoretical knowledge base and an advanced level of clinical competence in caring for patients. Key responsibilities of the NP include:
  • Assessment & management of acute reactions to systemic therapies including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and biological agents.
  • Assessment for and the prescribing of blood products along with the management of acute reactions stemming from them.
  • Evaluating, managing, and acting upon pre treatment blood work.
  • Assessment and management of systemic related side effects.
  • Assessment for and prescribing of supportive care and symptom management needs such as IV hydration, electrolyte replacement, analgesia, antiemetics, and bowel regimes.
  • Assessment and management of vascular devices and/or vascular access complications such as extravasations.
  • Assessment and management of patients who present with or develop disease or treatment related issues (rash, fever, infectious symptoms etc.).
  • Facilitation of patient transfers to Urgent Care, ER, or an admitting unit if necessary.
  • Communication and collaboration with interdisciplinary team and/or other clinics if ongoing supportive care is anticipated once discharged from the Systemic Therapy Unit.

Other responsibilities include academic and leadership activities, including delivering, coordinating and participating in research, education and professional development activities.

  • Completion of a Masters degree
  • Current College of Nurses of Ontario Registration in the Extended Class (EC) as a NP (adult) or NP (Primary Health Care) required
  • Demonstrated expertise as a Nurse Practitioner preferred
  • Up to five (5) years of relevant experience; including three (3) years experience working with malignant hematology and/or solid tumor cancer patients.
  • Certification in Oncology Nursing preferred
  • Commitment to collaborative practice
  • Experience in nursing research methodology an asset
  • Eligible for cross-appointment to an academic institution
  • Current certificate of registration from the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Evidence of professional malpractice insurance
  • Membership in the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology (CANO) and other organizations relevant to the role preferred
  • Knowledge of data management programs an asset
  • 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
  • Program planning and evaluation methodology skills an asset
  • 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
  • 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.

If you are interested in making your 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.

Re-Posting Date: March 31, 2022 Closing Date: May 26, 2022

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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