Nurse Practitioner (NP), Emergency, RPT

Guelph General Hospital
Guelph, Ontario
Closing date
Feb 5, 2023

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Nurse Practitioner
Work Setting
Hospital / Health Centre
Area of Practice
Emergency, General Nursing
At Guelph General Hospital, we are committed to our Mission of Together, a healthier community for everyone.

Living our values is important here and if you want to join a team that is compassionate, inclusive, respectful, collaborative and inspired, you can see more details about the position currently available below.

Position Summary:

The primary role of the Nurse Practitioner (NP) is to provide high quality, safe, effective and evidence-based care in partnership with patients and families, in accordance with the College of Nurses of Ontario Nurse Practitioner Practice Standards and GGH's mission, vision, values and policies. The NP uses advanced nursing knowledge clinical practice expertise and provides leadership to promote optimal patient health, program development, process improvements and the enhancement of professional standards. The NP optimizes the patient's experience and care outcomes by:
  • Being accountable for one's decisions and professional practice;
  • Establishing a therapeutic relationship with the patient and family;
  • Collaborating with other members of the patient's care team;
  • Coordinating, communicating and documenting patient care activities;
  • Providing high quality, evidenced based, patient and family-centred care.

In this role, you will:
  • Have ongoing opportunities to learn and grow with a generous professional development program via our education assistance fund and in-house development programs
  • Have access to an amazing total rewards package which includes competitive pay, health and dental benefits, Short and long term disability and the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) where we match your contributions by 126%
  • Be a part of an organization committed to the well-being of our workforce
  • Support the Guelph Wellington Ontario Health Team's commitment to anti-racism and anti-oppression through our actions
  • Be a part of a team of high performing health care professionals

Guelph is the perfect location for health care professionals seeking to make the most of life's experiences. From our expansive trails and waterways to internationally recognized arts and cultural events, to diverse restaurants and craft breweries, the Royal City has something for everyone
  • It's one of Ontario's most robust and growing economies
  • You will have access to excellent schools which include a university and college
  • There are multiple centres of faith reflected in the community

Qualifications, Experience, Skills and Abilities:
  • Nurse Practitioner (Registered Nurse in the Extended Class) with certificate of registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario with license to prescribe controlled substances
  • Master's degree in Nursing or equivalent preferred
  • Completion of the Prescription and Management of Controlled Drugs and Substances Course
  • Experience in clinical program development and evaluation
  • Experience in development and implementation of Medical Directives and Policies and Procedures
  • BCLS certification
  • Current ACLS and I.V. Certification
  • TNCC (or equivalent) and PALS preferred
  • 3-5 years of recent experience as a nurse practitioner working with adults and paediatrics is required; Experience as a nurse practitioner in the Emergency department preferred
  • Demonstrated clinical knowledge in performance and interpretation of ECG's, IV therapy and venipuncture, suturing above the fascia, performance of minor procedures (aspiration, excision of lesions or biopsy) above the dermis, defibrillation, cardioversion and external pacing, splinting, casting and wound care.
  • Physical assessment skills with demonstrated ability to assess clients from paediatrics to geriatrics
  • Working knowledge of Life Threatening Arrhythmias
  • Advanced Trauma Nursing Courses and/or recent related experience
  • Advanced Cardiac Care and CTAS Courses preferred
  • Demonstrated commitment to best practice, nursing standards and life-long learning
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Demonstrated excellent assessment skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a team in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellent customer service when interacting with patients, families, colleagues and physicians
  • Strong clinical judgment and diagnostic reasoning skills, with a demonstrated commitment to collaborative practice
  • Demonstrated leadership in committee work, education, quality improvement, policy & procedure development, and knowledge translation initiatives

Come and join our team if you are looking for an exciting opportunity where you will be support and empowered.

All positions at GGH contribute to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors. GGH is committed to fostering a safe and healthy work environment which provides equal opportunities to people with disabilities. In pursuit of GGH's vision of together, a healthier community for everyone, all employees are responsible for practicing the values of being compassionate, inclusive, respectful, collaborative, and inspired to provide the highest quality care and experience for patients and their families.

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