Nurse Practitioner (NP), Geriatric Medicine Program, FT

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

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Discipline
Nurse Practitioner
Work Setting
Hospital / Health Centre
Area of Practice
General Nursing, Geriatric Care
Hours
Full-time
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
  • NP Acute care with a demonstrated interest and expertise in Geriatrics
  • 3-5 years of recent experience in Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment
  • Strong assessment skills of the complex medically acute adult patient
  • Advanced knowledge and skill working with various types of dementia, delirium, mental health issues, addictions and other neurological conditions in older adults.
  • Demonstrated specialized skills in geriatric medicine health assessment, care planning and patient outcomes
  • Advanced knowledge of psychotropic medications in symptom management, monitoring/evaluating effectiveness and side effects
  • Experience and advanced knowledge and skill in working with patients with responsive behaviours.
  • Training in P.I.E.C.E.S., Montessori Methods in Dementia, Validation Communication
  • Gentle Persuasive Approach Coach Certification
  • Extensive knowledge of community partnerships and geriatric resources in Guelph and Wellington County
  • Ability to function as a content expert in geriatric care and act as an expert resource to the inter-professional team.
  • 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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