Nurse Practitioner - Complex Malignant Hematology

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

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Nurse Practitioner
Work Setting
Hospital / Health Centre
Area of Practice
General Nursing
Job Posting #891067

Position: Nurse Practitioner, Complex Malignant Hematology
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
2 positions available

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

University Health Network (UHN) is looking for two experienced professionals to fill the key role of Nurse Practitioner (NP) in our Complex Malignant Hematology, Program.

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 ground-breaking 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.

As a member of the Interprofessional Complex Malignant Hematology Team, the NURSE PRACTITIONER (NP) functions in an expanded role demonstrating a high level of autonomy and expert skill to manage the care required for acute leukemia patients referred to the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Key responsibilities include: primary clinician in the Complex Malignant Hematology Day Unit and In patient Malignant hematology units working closely with the Leukemia Interprofessional Team as well as rotations in other Malignant Hematology clinical areas (e.g. Leukemia Rapid Assessment).

Principal responsibilities include utilizing and demonstrating a comprehensive theoretical knowledge base and an advanced level of clinical competence in caring for malignant hematology/leukemia patients. This will involve collecting and interpreting data about the health of the patient, treating complex responses of individuals and families to actual or potential problems. The Nurse Practitioner is an integral member of the Leukemia team having specific role responsibilities.

Other responsibilities include 20% of time aligned to academic and leadership activities, including delivering, coordinating and participating in research, education and professional development activities.

The successful candidate will require clinical skills to care for patients, but also a level of comfort with ambiguity while establishing role clarity within the site group and the continued expansion of the Complex Malignant Hematology program.

The Nurse Practitioner will report directly to the Director of Professional Practice, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, and will be aligned to the Associate Director, Allogeneic Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, Department of Medical Oncology and Hematology.

  • 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 or pending
  • Demonstrated expertise as a Nurse Practitioner preferred
  • Up to five (5) years of relevant experience; including three (3) years experience working in the malignant hematology or leukemia setting preferred
  • 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
  • Certification in Oncology Nursing preferred
  • 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
  • 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.

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.

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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