Nurse Practitioner - TFT - Cancer Care

Halton Healthcare Services
Oakville, Ontario
Closing date
Mar 24, 2023

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Nurse Practitioner
Work Setting
Hospital / Health Centre
Area of Practice
Cancer Care, General Nursing
Posting #: 2023-914148


Position: Nurse Practitioner

Department: Cancer Services

Status: Temporary Full-time for approx. 12 months

Hours: Monday to Friday - Days (Hours subject to change to meet operational requirements)

Site: Oakville

Halton Healthcare's vision of Exemplary patient experiences, always, goes beyond just the patient experience; it has shaped our entire culture and remains at the core of every interaction in our organization, from our patients & families to our staff, physicians and volunteers. We believe in exemplary PEOPLE experiences always!

At Halton Healthcare you will thrive in a healthcare culture and environment that embraces inclusion, diversity and belonging with 'exemplary patient care, always' at the heart of everything we do.

We empower our people to be the very best they can be so they can make a difference for our patients and the communities we serve.

Halton Healthcare takes great pride in providing quality, compassionate healthcare services to our rapidly growing communities. As a progressive and vibrant healthcare organization, we are committed to being an innovative center of excellence in community hospital care.


The Nurse Practitioner is a Registered Nurse with additional educational preparation and experience who possesses and demonstrates the competencies to autonomously diagnose, order and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe pharmaceuticals, and perform specific procedures within his/her legislated scope of practice. The NP role is derived from blending clinical diagnostic and therapeutic knowledge, skills and abilities within a nursing framework that emphasizes holism, health promotion and partnership with individuals and families, as well as communities. Nurse practitioners have the knowledge to assess population health trends and patterns and to design services that promote healthy living. They provide leadership in the development, implementation and evaluation of strategies to promote health and prevent illness and injury, and they work with inter-professional teams, other health-care providers and sectors and community members. Nurse practitioners collaborate in the development of policy to influence health services and healthy public policy.

This is what you'll be doing:

The Nurse Practitioner utilizes a comprehensive theoretical knowledge base and an advanced level of clinical competence in caring for cancer patients in an outpatient clinic setting or inpatient oncology unit in collaboration with Oncologists and the interdisciplinary team. The NP will be expected to provide a comprehensive health assessment and diagnosis of oncological problems, develop and implement a plan of care, and provide health counseling and emotional support.

Additional Responsibilities may include:

Direct Comprehensive Care: Obtains and documents a comprehensive health history, performs a physical examination on patients requiring assessment, collaborates closely with the Oncologists and other members of the interdisciplinary team and coordinates care involving other healthcare providers. Furthermore, the NP has a role for advancing a patient's plan of care and working with the interdisciplinary team to improve the patient experience.

Leadership: Provides leadership in the development, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of quality management programs. Participates and provides leadership in the strategic planning process for the delivery of patient care. Supports educational initiatives directed at nursing and allied health to promote and provide care that meets best practice standards.

Education: Contributes to the development, implementation and evaluation of patient education programs. Conducts educational teaching sessions with patients and/or families with a focus on impact of illness experience on the patient and family.

Research: Encourages, supports, and facilitates the development of researchable questions in clinical practice and Oncology Clinical Trials.

Consultation: Provides consultation internally and externally for clinical practice issues within the NP's area of specialty and scope of practice.

This is what you'll need to do it:

Halton Healthcare endeavors to hire individuals who are competent in their chosen profession and who exemplify our mission, vision and values of accountability, respect and compassion which guide our individual behaviours and attitudes.
  • Current registration in the Extended Class (NP-Adult) with the College of Nurses of Ontario required.
  • Completion of a Master Degree in Nursing required.
  • Membership in specialty related organizations e.g. NPAO is preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years nursing experience in a general internal medicine required.
  • Minimum of 2 years recent experience in oncology required.
  • Certification in Oncology CON(C) (or willingness to complete) is required
  • Recent experience as an NP in oncology preferred.
  • Eligibility for cross-appointment to an academic institution preferred.
  • Innovative, creative and professional role model.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize/organize multiple demands.
  • Ability to work autonomously.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio an asset.
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the position.
  • Satisfactory employment and attendance record required

Salary: $51.02 to $62.39 per hour

Date Posted: February 7, 2023

Applications Due by: February 14, 2023

If you are passionate about what you do, motivated by a job well done, and as committed to excellence, quality and patient satisfaction as we are, we'd like to hear from you. Please submit your application via our website at directly to this posting and include a current copy of your resume.

We thank all those who apply but only those individuals selected for further consideration will be contacted.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Halton Healthcare will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your accommodation needs to ensure your equal participation.

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Halton Healthcare is a smoke free facility in and around all three sites. Smoking is not permitted on hospital properties. We thank everyone who works at or visits our hospitals for respecting this healthy initiative. We are also a scent-free environment for all employees and visitors to accommodate individuals' health concerns arising from exposure to scented products. We ask for everyone's cooperation in our efforts to accommodate health concerns.

All Halton Healthcare staff, professional staff and volunteers are encouraged to be vigilant about identifying and reporting safety incidents in their everyday practice. They also have a role in analysis, recommendations and follow through to implementation

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