NURSE PRACTITIONER -Geriatrics

Employer
Mackenzie Health
Location
Richmond Hill, Ontario
Closing date
May 26, 2022

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Discipline
Nurse Practitioner
Work Setting
Hospital / Health Centre
Area of Practice
General Nursing, Geriatric Care
Hours
Full-time
POSITION SUMMARY

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) as an autonomous health professional with advanced education, provides essential health services grounded in professional, ethical and legal standards. The Nurse Practitioner integrates in-depth knowledge of advanced nursing practice and theory, health management, health promotion, disease/injury prevention, and other relevant biomedical and psychosocial theories to provide comprehensive health services. The Nurse Practitioner works in collaboration with clients and other health-care providers in the provision of high-quality patient-centred care. They work with diverse client populations in a variety of contexts and practice settings.

The RN (EC) has an expanded scope of practice that includes a range of diagnoses, prescribing a range of drugs and ordering a range of diagnostic tests. The RN (EC) role will encompass the full scope of advanced nursing practice blended with expanded functions including medical directives.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario as an Extended Class RN and is a member in good standing.
  • Minimum of 5 years of recent clinical experience as a nurse practitioner required.
  • 4 to 7 years' experience working with the geriatric population required.
  • Membership in the Nurse Practitioner Association of Ontario preferred.
  • National certification in Medical/Surgical or Gerontology Nursing from the Canadian Nurses Association required.
  • Advanced clinical knowledge of current best practices in caring for geriatric patients.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of theories guiding adult learning principles and principles guiding health promotion activities.
  • 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.
- Rehabilitation.
- Continuity of care.
- Support services.
  • 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.
  • Exemplary interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Proven attendance record.
  • Ability to perform the essential duties of the job.
  • Demonstrates behaviours consistent with Mackenzie Health's Commitment to Caring.
  • Models behaviour that is aligned with the values of Mackenzie Health - Excellence, Leadership and Empathy.
  • Commitment to providing an exceptional experience for staff and clients within a challenging and exciting health care environment.
  • Demonstrates understanding of contribution to patient and staff safety.


* This position is being represented by ONA

Mackenzie Health is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer committed to providing accommodations for applicants upon request at any stage of the recruitment process in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code.

*You may be required to work at any site of Mackenzie Health

FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Mackenzie Health's Occupational Health and Safety department.

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