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Nurse Practitioner, Rideaucrest Home (up to 20 months)

City of Kingston
Kingston, Ontario
Closing date
Mar 22, 2023

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Nurse Practitioner
Work Setting
Area of Practice
General Nursing
Opening Statement

We acknowledge that the City of Kingston is situated on traditional Anishinabek (Ah- nish-in-ah-bay), Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-o-show-nee) and Huron-Wendat (huron-wen·dat) territory and is the home of many Indigenous peoples. We are grateful to reside and work on this land.

Kingston is a smart, livable city in the heart of eastern Ontario. Its stable and diversified economy includes global corporations, innovative start-ups and all levels of government. Kingstonians enjoy a high quality of life with access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

We take our core values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Pride seriously and apply these standards to everything we do. We foster a working environment that reflects our community's diversity and respects people's dignity, ideas and beliefs. The City of Kingston views diversity as its strength and encourages people from all backgrounds, including but not limited to women, racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, Persons with Disabilities and persons who identify as members LGBTQ+ communities, to apply.

Position Summary

**Please note this is a temporary position, up to 20 months to provide full-time, or part-time coverage, pending candidate availability**

The Nurse Practitioner provides quality resident-centered care, as a member of the interdisciplinary team in accordance with the College of Nurses of Ontario Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses in the Extended Class practice and the philosophy, policies and procedures of Rideaucrest Home. This position is responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating the resident's plan of care and providing direct comprehensive care to residents with specialized and complex needs based on his/her enhanced clinical knowledge and skills.


Conduct in-depth comprehensive assessments integrating a wide range of complex information including resident perspectives, staff perspectives, nursing and allied health theory and research including completing holistic health histories, mental status and physical examinations;

Diagnose some acute health conditions and facilitate the diagnosis of chronic health conditions, collaborating with the physician as necessary;

Take a leadership role in the development of integrated strategies for illness prevention, health promotion, health maintenance, rehabilitation and restorative care;

Monitor the ongoing therapy of residents with chronic stable illness by providing effective pharmacological, complementary, and/or counselling interventions;

Prescribe pharmacological agents and therapeutic measures and independently perform additional controlled acts as outlined in the College of Nurses Standards of Practice for RN (EC);

Participate in the development and evaluation of policies, protocols and procedures to improve resident care;

Determine the need for, order and interpret reports of x-rays and diagnostic ultrasounds and ECG's and make clinical decisions accordingly;

Maintain effective documentation and reporting systems in an accurate and timely fashion;

Prescribe drugs to treat diseases or disorders within the NP scope of practice;

Consult with and refer to other health professionals and community services as needed;

Collaborates with resident or SDM, family, and interdisciplinary team in formulating care plans for managing acute and chronic health issues, provide comprehensive monitoring and evaluate effectiveness of interventions;

Actively promote and follow safe work practices and ensure accident prevention and health and safety responsibilities are fully met by self and others;

Promote best practice by imparting knowledge and expertise to advance the skill level of other Registered staff members.

Qualifications, Competencies

Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNSc); Masters degree preferred;

Post graduate Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate;

Post graduate education in gerontology is an asset;

Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse in the Extended Class;

Recent general nursing experience, with preference given to experience in a long term care setting;

Must demonstrate corporate competencies: Customer Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity, and Teamwork.

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

Demonstrated knowledge of primary health care issues, nursing process and trends in long term care;

Demonstrated advanced knowledge and decision-making skills in assessment, diagnosis and health care management;

Able to work independently and as an effective team member in a cooperative manner with all members of staff, families, residents, volunteers and outside agencies;

Demonstrated strong leadership and communication skills;

Demonstrated organizational, prioritization and time management skills;

Ability to read, analyze and interpret periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations;

Ability to work in a fast paced environment and adapt effectively to change and competing demands;

Skills in gerontology, with the ability to focus on special care needs with empathy, respect and a supportive approach, demonstrating behaviours consistent with Professional Standards of Practice and the Corporate Code of Conduct;

Demonstrated ability to interact with seniors in a caring and respectful manner;

Able to perform the essential duties of the job;

Able to maintain confidentiality;

Commitment to promoting and following safe work practices;

General working knowledge of computer software (i.e. Microsoft Office). Previous experience with electronic health records and documentation strongly preferred;

Proof of recent screening for Tuberculosis (TB);

Proof of immunity to communicable diseases;

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination receipt;

Must be able to obtain and maintain a satisfactory criminal record check, including vulnerable sector.

Closing Statement

Please inform us of any accommodations we need to make to ensure a barrier-free recruitment experience. Accommodations are available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC)and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) at any stage in the recruitment process. We're happy to provide more information if you email us at

Please apply to Career Opportunities at:

Your resumé must demonstrate how you meet position requirements. Please upload to your profile any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position. We thank all who apply, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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