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Nurse Practitioner

Employer
Home and Community Care Support Services
Location
Owen Sound, Ontario
Closing date
Apr 17, 2024

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Discipline
Nurse Practitioner
Work Setting
Other - Work Setting
Area of Practice
General Nursing
Hours
Full-time
CARE AND BE CARED FOR - THIS IS YOUR HOME

Are you an experienced Nurse Practitioner seeking a rewarding career that cares for others, in a professional practice that cares for you? You're looking in the right place.

Whether you work in our office, in the community, or a health care facility - you will play a lead role in providing connected, accessible, patient-centered care - and be supported by our collaborative team that includes over 8,000 regulated health care and other professionals.

As a valued team member, your mission will be to help our patients be healthier at home, while you benefit from our supports for professional growth, personal wellness and work-life balance.

This is a permanent full time Nurse Practitioner position in the Owen Sound location with an initial assignment to work with patients in our Grey Bruce counties.

What will you do?

The Nurse Practitioner is a self-directed practitioner who provides holistic patient care based on advanced nursing and basic medical management knowledge and skills for a selected patient population. As a Nurse Practitioner, you will provide care for medically complex patients and provide palliative care for patients in their own homes as they near end of life. You will liaise with patients, families and all health care providers and using clinical assessment, monitoring and management skills to provide the best possible patient care. You will help patients to manage pain and symptoms and avoid unnecessary hospitalization, as well as manage acute and episodic episodes of complex disease.

As a Nurse Practitioner, you will:

  • Provide care for medically complex patients in their own homes.
  • Provide palliative care for patients in their own homes as they near end of life.
  • Liaise with patients, families and all health care providers and using clinical assessment, monitoring and management skills to provide the best possible patient care.
  • Help patients to manage pain and symptoms and avoid unnecessary hospitalization.
  • Manage acute and episodic episodes of complex disease


What must you have?

Education:
  • Current certificate of registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO): Registered Nurse Certificate of Competence with Extended Class.
  • Completion of a Nurse Practitioner Certificate.
  • Successful completion of the CNO Adult or Primary Care Nurse Practitioner examinations.


Experience:
  • Minimum two (2) years of recent nursing experience with individuals who require end of life care.
  • Demonstrated use of theory and research/evidence based outcomes within own practice.
  • Clinical research experience - knowledge of basic research designs, measurement techniques and statistical methods.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Familiarity with Nursing Professional Practice Models.
  • Knowledge and experience in change theory and adult learning principles.
  • Knowledge and experience with the long term care system and the principles of patient & family centered care.
  • Travel throughout the South West region may be required.
  • Effective interpersonal relationship and group/team skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work and communicate collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team environment, including ability to work with team members of diverse culture who may be providing alternative approaches to care.
  • Demonstrated leadership for the advancement of clinical practice and achievement of Program goals.
  • Highly developed critical thinking skills and ability to conceptualize and analyze problems.
  • Ability to be self-directed and function independently.
  • We have a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. As a condition of employment, all employees are required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination status prior to start date.


What would give you the edge?
  • Proficiency in a second language, particularly French;
  • Completion of Masters of Science in Nursing (MScN);
  • An ambassador of workplace culture.

What do we offer?

We know wellness is supported with work-life balance. In an inclusive culture committed to support your passion for continuous learning, growth and innovation, we offer: ​
  • Attractive comprehensive compensation packages and benefits​
  • Valuable development opportunities​
  • Membership in a world class defined benefit pension plan​

Who are we?

We are Home and Community Care Support Services, ready to serve every person in Ontario. We partner with patients and caregivers, primary care providers, hospitals, long-term care and retirement homes, service providers and Ontario Health Teams, to deliver responsive, accessible, integrated, patient-centred care.
Why join us?
If you're interested in driving excellence in care and service delivery, and seeking an unparalleled opportunity to lead and learn, partner and connect, care and be cared for, this is your home.

Equity, Inclusion, Diversity and Anti-Racism Commitment

Home and Community Care Support Services is committed to a culture of equity, inclusion, diversity and anti-racism. We are committed to attracting, engaging and developing a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified applicants. Accommodations for persons with disabilities required during the recruitment process are available upon request.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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