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Nurse Practitioner - Pediatric Emergency Department

Hamilton Health Sciences
Hamilton, Ontario
Closing date
Apr 22, 2024

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The Nurse Practitioner (NP) for the Emergency Department at McMaster Children's Hospital will provide leadership and promote excellence in pediatric family centered nursing care through expert clinical practice, education, consultation and research. The NP will work within a multidisciplinary team in an academic Emergency Department. The NP will be an active member of the frontline staff, collaborating with the interdisciplinary team members, and using a patient and family centered model of care to provide direct patient care, coordination of care, discharge planning, and the coordination of related community, and other resources for patients. The NP will tutor and mentor nursing and other health professional students as appropriate, and participate in continuing education activities to integrate the role of the NP in the program and academic settings. The NP will work in partnership with various sub-specialists, consultants, nursing and other members of the health care team to provide comprehensive medical assessment, management and education.
  • Current Certificate of Registration in the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse Extended Class RN(EC)
  • Completion of a Master's Degree in Nursing, with an Advanced Practice Nurse Certificate in Pediatrics, (NPPediatrics)
  • Minimum of 4-6 years recent pediatric nursing experience
  • Minimum of 3 years recent acute/primary clinical experience in pediatrics
  • Proficiency in performing history and examination of the infant, toddler, child and adolescent
  • Knowledge and assessment of developmental milestones at all stages of pediatric development and ability to access appropriate community or hospital-based resources in setting of developmental delays
  • Ability to counsel and educate parents and children in the Emergency Department environment
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Able to handle significant daily psychological and emotional stress in dealing with parents of critically or chronically ill children
  • Experience in the development and maintenance of medical directives
  • Demonstrated ability for independent action, initiative, problem solving, organization and prioritization
  • Demonstrated leadership, critical thinking, interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a consultative role with the members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and adapt positively to constantly changing clinical situations
  • Knowledge and experience in change theory and pediatric learning principles
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize information technology
  • Membership in the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) and other professional organizations relevant to the role
  • Current BCLS
  • Certification in PALS and relevant certificates recommended
  • Committed to acquire new knowledge and ensure competency
  • Eligible for cross appointment with McMaster University School of Nursing at the undergraduate and graduate level

  • As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Employee Health Services.

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