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Nurse Practitioner

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

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Nurse Practitioner
Work Setting
Other - Work Setting
Area of Practice
General Nursing

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.

What will you do?

Reporting to the Home and Community Care Manager, this self-directed position functions in an advanced nursing role within a collaborative practice model. The Nurse Practitioner (NP) may:
  • Support homebound individuals receiving the services of Home and Community Care Support Services (HCCSS) North West who do not have access to a clinician who completes home visits.
  • Support patients who may or may not have access to a primary care practitioner but require a Nurse Practitioner to support a palliative approach to care and advanced pain and symptom management.
  • Provide short term bridging for HCCSS patients who are vulnerable to admission/readmission to hospital with a clear plan to discharge the NP service.

The NP acts as a key resource to all HCCSS and service provider staff regarding palliative care and chronic health conditions.

Demonstrating clinical leadership in a collaborative practice with all care providers including physicians, community care coordinators, community service provider organizations and other community partners, the Nurse Practitioner ensures that patients who would benefit from a palliative approach to care receive appropriate and seamless symptom management in the community setting. This support can occur throughout the end-of-life trajectory and is not limited to a specific diagnosis. The NP also supports homebound patients who have chronic medical conditions and HCCSS patients who are at risk of admission/readmission to hospital for short term care.

What must you have?
  • Membership, in good standing, with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Registered Nurse in the Extended Class (RN EC designation) / expectation to have RN EC registration and successful completion of the Nurse Practitioners' exam set by the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • CHPCN certification or commitment to obtain
  • Working knowledge of community resources and roles of health care professionals
  • Knowledge of the health care delivery system
  • Knowledge of direct care / care coordination models used in community health care organizations
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, assessment, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Effective time management, prioritization and organizational skills, with the ability to work independently and co-operatively in a busy multidisciplinary environment
  • Established ability to accurately complete required documentation, reports and forms
  • A valid driver's license and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Proficiency in a Windows environment
  • 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?
  • Specialized education in palliative pain and symptom management
  • LEAP certification
  • Palliative / End of Life Care experience
  • Awareness of Medical Assistance in Dying Legislation
  • Complex Chronic Disease Management and Psychogeriatric care experience
  • Advanced assessment skills and sound knowledge of clinical therapeutics
  • Demonstrated clinical leadership and collaborative practice with all care providers
  • Ability to speak French or another second language

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 we are?

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-centered 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.

This opportunity is eligible for Community Commitment Program for Nurses (CCPN) funding.

To be eligible for the CCPN, a nurse must:
  • Not have been employed as a nurse in Ontario in the six months prior to being hired;
  • Hold a Certificate of Registration in good standing from the College of Nurses of Ontario;
  • Begin employment no later than March 31, 2024;
  • Commit to two-years of employment at a full-time work schedule offered by the employer; and
  • Not simultaneously receive funds from the Ministry of Health for the Tuition Support Program for Nurses.

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

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