Fantastic opportunity to expand your Nursing career while making a difference in your community
Join a friendly, dynamic, welcoming, and inclusive team of caring professionals
Be rewarded with a competitive salary of $120K - $130K / year
About Casey House
Casey House is unlike any other hospital. We are a specialty hospital providing ground-breaking holistic care for people living with and at risk of HIV. We offer a growing mix of inpatient, outpatient, and community-based services that meet clients where they are in their individual journeys to health and wellness. Our safe, welcoming, and judgment-free environment promotes a sense of belonging and community, where the humanity of each client is at the heart of everything we do.
To support us in this work, we are committed to building a team that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live and serve, including 2SLGBTQ+, Indigenous, Black, and other racialized communities, as well as those living with HIV. Every Casey House staff member, peer, and volunteer acts and delivers care to clients in accordance with our purpose, values, and philosophy of care. If you share our values, we would love to have you in our team!
For more information about Casey House, please visit our website.
About the Opportunity
We currently have an opportunity for an Inpatient Nurse Practitioner to join our team in Toronto, ON, on a full-time basis.
Hours: 37.5 hours/week, including Thursday and Saturday, but flexible schedule otherwise.
As an integral member of a multidisciplinary clinical team, the Nurse Practitioner (NP) will work collaboratively with physicians, unit leaders and the broader clinical team to provide trauma-informed clinical care to Casey House inpatients. The NP will be responsible for: admissions to and discharge from Casey House's inpatient unit, autonomously assessing, diagnosing; ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests; prescribing pharmaceuticals and performing specific procedures within the legislated scope of practice; to ensure a timely response to a patient's changing health status and needs; and providing direct patient care focusing on health promotion and maximizing patients' safety and function. Actively participating in regular team meetings, liaising with other hospitals and community-based providers, advocating on behalf of patients and their families and participation in inter-professional patient and family conferences as needed.
This is the first NP role for Casey House's inpatient unit as part of an exciting initiative to streamline patient flow processes and improve continuity of care. The successful candidate will have a role in both developing intake and outreach processes and making improvements and modifications as it progresses. This is a great role for someone who is excited to take on a highly visible leadership opportunity.
More specifically, your responsibilities in this role will entail, but are not restricted to:
Reviewing referrals and assessing patients to identify appropriate patients requiring hospital admission to Casey House's inpatient unit and facilitate admission in a timely manner
Providing comprehensive health care to patients living with or at risk of HIV
Facilitating transfer of care to the primary health care provider and community resources when the patient is discharged from hospital
Integrating and promoting excellence in clinical skills and knowledge within a broad scope of advanced nursing practice through direct patient care, program design, clinical consultation, staff education and quality improvement initiatives
Working within a multidisciplinary team, including physiotherapist, recreation therapists, massage therapists, mental health clinicians and social workers to provide holistic compassionate goal-driven care to Casey House patients
Liaising with the Chief Medical Officer, Outpatient NP and team to provide seamless transitions between the Inpatient and Outpatient unit
Supporting the evolution of a model of care to meet the needs of a diverse and complex patient population
Promoting and supporting a climate of continuous quality improvement and clinical excellence
Participating as a member of the Casey House Leadership Team
Acting as an expert resource for trauma-informed primary care provided within a harm reduction framework
Providing leadership in advancing clinical practice and the provision of safe and high-quality patient-centered care
Participating on teams and external committees to plan, coordinate and deliver new and existing services, communicate information, resolve problems, and achieve the goals of the unit
Advocating for patients/clients, to protect and promote their rights to dignity, respect, privacy, confidentiality, autonomy, and access to information
Role-model practice consistent with Casey Houses' values and philosophy of care
In order to qualify for this role, you must have a current CNO registration as a Registered Nurse in the Extended Class (RNEC), with a specialty in either Adult or Primary Care. You must also have a minimum 2 years working with clients with mental health or addiction issues, with demonstrated commitment to, and knowledge of, harm reduction and anti-oppressive framework of practice. Preference will be given to candidates who possess, or are currently pursuing, a Master's in Nursing or related graduate degree.
The following qualifications will ensure your success in this role:
Successful completion of a Controlled Substances Prescribing course
Current BLS for Healthcare Providers certification
The ability to work independently and as a member of an interprofessional team, and a demonstrated ability to carry out the responsibilities of the role effectively and professionally is required, including demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective therapeutic relationships with complex patients
Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and to assess situations and problems efficiently and effectively. Comprehensive understanding of community-based services and supports which address issues of poverty, gender equity, homelessness, marginalization, mental health, and substance use
Extensive knowledge of the issues arising from disabilities, deteriorating mental/physical health and of the conditions which contribute to social isolation, discrimination, and racism
Experience working with clients with HIV/AIDS (asset)
Experience working in areas of Safer Consumption Services and/or Safer Supply (asset)
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
About the Benefits
For your hard work, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary of $120,000-$130,000 / year based on experience and skills, as well as the following excellent benefits:
Extended health and dental coverage
Life insurance and LTD insurance
Participation in Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)
Competitive personal entitlement plan
Free on-site indoor parking 6PM to 8AM Monday to Friday, and 24 hours on Saturday/Sunday
Access to 24/7 Employee Assistance Program
Most importantly, you will join us with an open mind, and a compassionate and empathetic desire to make a positive difference in your community.
Please note that screening for this position will include a psychometric assessment.
Please be aware that Casey House has adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, which requires all staff to be fully vaccinated, or for those not able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, provide medical documentation and undertake point of care antigen testing no later than 48 hours prior to the start of each shift.
Casey House is committed to providing accommodation in all parts of the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, please notify us, and we will work with you to meet your needs.
This posting will close at 11:30 PM on Wednesday, May 24th, 2023