Nurse Practitioner, Neuro-Behavioural
Health Services - Long-Term Care
Salary Range: $118,003 -$147,504 per annum plus comprehensive benefits and vacation accrual
Work mode: Onsite*
Location: 10 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton ON
Hours of work: 35 hours per week
Who We Are: The work of Nurse Practitioner, Neuro-Behavioural (NP-NB) will play a key role in applying professional knowledge and competent practice in the provision of quality, resident-centred care based on all relevant legislation.
Reports To: Manager, Practice, Innovation and Education (PIE)
What You Will Do:
- Works under the direction of the Senior Medical Director to support the long term care resident population.
- Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through continuous development, modeling inclusive behaviors, and proactively managing bias.
- Directly supports all long term care facilities in the Central West.
- Acts as a mobile specialty resource working with the existing behavior champions to address escalating behavioural issues related to behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.
- Monitors and effectively manages responsive behaviours through one-on-one personalized care, effective titration of pharmacological use, as well as non-pharmacological methods of behaviour de-escalation.
- Provides leadership and mentorship to staff that enhances their clinical knowledge, assessment skills, and ability to care for residents with responsive behaviours.
- Takes a matrix management approach to the long term care Senior Medical Director and partnership with the Medical Director and Home Administrator.
- Provides a comprehensive assessment, management and treatment, and clinical support to older persons with dementia, delirium, depression, and the behavioural disturbances associated with dementia.
- Prescribes pharmacological and non-pharmacological management strategies and side effect management of treatment modalities.
- Ensures timely and accurate documentation and dictation are completed to support resident care.
- Implements management strategies in liaison with medical specialists, nursing, and allied health staff
- Provides information for residents, families, and other health professionals relating to the diagnosis, treatment options, regimes, and treatment modalities of behaviour and psychological symptoms of dementia.
- Provides expert advice and support to clinical nurses and other staff working in the acute area and builds their capacity to manage individuals with dementia effectively.
- In collaboration with the Director of Care, provides joint supervisory oversight to the Region of Peel Behavioural Support Nurses.
- Coaches, trains, and develops plan for the Behavioral Support Ontario staff (BSOs).
- Provides nursing care in accordance with the College of Nurses of Ontario Standards of Practice, administrative policies and procedures of the centre, and other applicable legislation.
- Engages in ongoing professional development, maintains clinical competence and currency with legislation affecting her/his practice.
- Develops clinical procedures and policy associated within the specialty of behaviour and psychological symptoms of dementia, including the provision of education to other health professionals.
What the Role Requires
Educational Background/ Must Haves/Bonafide Job Requirements:
- Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse in the Extended Class (Primary Health Care or Adult)
- Advanced skills in the assessment, diagnosis, management and treatment of the older persons with delirium, depression, cognitive impairment, confusion and behavioural disturbance
- An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered
- CPR certification designed for health-care professionals and standard first-aid
- Strong leadership, interpersonal and teamwork abilities to motivate, evaluate, and develop staff
- Effective interpersonal and communication skills to establish and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
- Well developed and proven experience supporting patient/family teaching and staff education
- Organized, time management expert and ability to delegate when needed
- Proven accurate documentation and dictation skills
- Exemplary clinical skills, knowledge and expertise
- Proficiency in basic computer skills is a requirement
- Must be physically able to perform all delegated duties
- Post-graduate education and experience in geriatric or long term care, rehabilitation, medical/surgical
- Public sector and LHIN experience in support of diverse programs and services
- Specialty certification in Gerontological nursing
Perks @ Peel and Why You Will Love Working for Us:
- Comprehensive Health, Dental, Vision benefit plan
- Automatic enrolment into OMERS pension plan (where applicable)
- Accrue Vacation on a monthly basis
- 3 Paid personal days and floating holidays
- Flexible hours supporting your wellness and wellbeing
- Annual performance review and merit increases based on performance
- Supportive leadership and a culture of respect and inclusion
- Access to tuition reimbursement and learning and development resources
Work Location: In this role you will work mostly out of the 10 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton ON
worksite. This position will be working out of multiple LTC homes in the Central West geography. The frequency of on-site activities may vary and is based on operational requirements.
The Region of Peel offers job based flexible hours of work that allows employees to manage personal and professional responsibilities while at the same time ensures business operational needs and customer service expectations are achieved.
Interview: Our recruitment process will be completed with video conference technology.
If this opportunity matches your qualifications and experience, please apply on-line.
As part of the Region's ongoing commitment to health and safety, there are enhanced Covid-19 specific safety protocols and/or personal protective equipment requirements (e.g. masks, eye protection, etc.) in place to help protect health and safety. The additional requirements are determined based on the nature of the work being carried out.
New employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Being fully vaccinated is determined as the status of having received the full series of approved vaccines (both doses of a two dose vaccine series, one dose of a single dose vaccine series) and any additional doses required and approved by Health Canada and having satisfied the full post vaccination period required to ensure vaccination efficacy. The Region of Peel reserves the right to request proof of vaccination at any time. Acceptable proof includes an Ontario Ministry of Health COVID-19 vaccine receipt which you can obtain through the Provincial portal https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/, or other government-issued vaccine passport or certification.
The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to the Ontario Human Rights Code. If you are not fully vaccinated, a documented medical reason provided by a physician or registered nurse and time period for the medical reason may be accepted.
The Region of Peel serves more than 1.4 million residents and approximately 173,000 businesses in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. We deliver a wide range of resident focused services across the Region.
Our 20-year vision for Peel is "Community for Life." Our goal is to create a place where everyone enjoys a sense of belonging and has access to the services and opportunities needed to thrive in each stage of their lives. Our 2015-2035 Strategic Plan outlines the work we're focused on to bring this vision to life.
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The Region of Peel is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone is respected and valued for their contributions, and where everyone is treated fairly and has opportunity to grow and develop. As one of the most diverse regions in Canada, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the population we serve.
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