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Nurse Practitioner - Integrated Palliative Care (HN & Brant)

Home and Community Care Support Services
Brantford, Ontario
Closing date
Apr 17, 2024

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Nurse Practitioner
Work Setting
Other - Work Setting
Area of Practice
General Nursing, Palliative Care
CARE AND BE CARED FOR - THIS IS YOUR HOME Are you a Nurse Practioner that is able to provide leadership, clinical case consultation and direct clinical care to adult clients and their family/caregivers who require hospice palliative care? Are you seeking a rewarding career that cares for others, in an organization that cares for you? You're looking in the right place.
As an Integrated Palliative Care Nurse Practioner you will provide leadership, clinical case consultation and direct clinical care to adult clients and their family/caregivers who require hospice palliative care within the HNHB HCCSS. The NP will support and enhance the capacity of primary care practitioners providing hospice palliative care. The NP will work collaboratively with the palliative care team to reduce avoidable emergency department visits/hospitalizations. By applying your NP experience, you will have the opportunity to play a key role in providing connected, accessible, patient-centred 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.

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm. Your home branch would be Brant with the expectation that you would provide coverage to both Haldimand Norfolk & Brant areas. This is a 6 month term assignment (subject to extension or termination).

What will you do?
  • Provide comprehensive primary health care services per the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) Practice Standards for Nurse Practitioners standard to adult clients who require hospice palliative care
  • Enhance the quality of palliative care by providing pain and symptom management through the NPs advanced scope of practice
  • Provide clinical case consultation with members of the client's interdisciplinary palliative care team to support and enhance capacity of primary care practitioners providing palliative care
  • Is an integral member of the Palliative Care Shared Care/Outreach Teams where they exist in the community
  • Advance care connections across health care sectors for seamless, coordinated and integrated hospice palliative care
  • Initiate, benchmark, recommend, implement and evaluate best practices in the delivery of palliative care services
  • Support an organizational culture that fosters excellence in the provision of palliative care and inter and intra-disciplinary teamwork
  • Collaborate with and provide expertise and guidance to HCCSS case managers, HCCSS contracted service providers and primary care physicians. Develops, implements and evaluates policies and procedures
  • Participate in continuing education and training initiatives at the HCCSS, including mentoring team members
  • Interact with leaders to promote consistency and best practices
  • Participate in performance measurement and utilization management
  • Promote communication to develop a collaborative inter disciplinary hospice palliative care team
  • Promotes a continuous learning environment
  • Anticipate changing priorities and recommend reallocation of resources as required to meet overall needs
  • Monitor and evaluate palliative care best practices in collaboration with the manager and/or director of client services as requested
  • Establish and maintain collaborative and effective working relationships with HCCSS employees, physicians, and palliative care system partners

What you must have?

Educational Qualifications
  • Certificate of Registration in the Extended Class from the College of Nurses of Ontario, and eligible to practice as a RN(EC)
  • Canadian Nursing Association Certification in Hospice Palliative Care or relevant specialty certification preferred

  • Preferred 3 to 5 years' experience in hospice palliative care. Professional experience in health care should include: linkages with community health agencies and other health disciplines, needs assessment, and case management and/or discharge planning OR Nurse Practitioners with experience in primary care and/or acute care with an interest in developing an advanced level of knowledge and skill in hospice palliative care

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?
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of best practices related to hospice palliative care service delivery
  • Strong consultation skills with expert knowledge of models of consultation and their application with individuals, teams and with community service providers
  • Ability to research, analyze, and evaluate hospice palliative care best practices program development and implementation
  • Significant understanding relationship with HCCSS and broader HNHB client service community
  • Knowledge of HCCSS mission, vision, and strategic directions
  • Proven interpersonal and team communication skills demonstrating a client service orientation
  • Ability to deliver information effectively, verbally and in writing, in a variety of settings
  • Good coaching and facilitation skills
  • Provides leadership in meeting clients' primary care needs
  • Computer experience and keyboarding skills on a lap top and desktop computers
  • Fluency in English (oral and written). Fluency in French preferred.
  • Current CPR Certification-Basic Life Support

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 package
  • 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, family physicians, 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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