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Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (PCNP)/Externed Class Registered Nurse (EC RN)

Grand River Hospital
Kitchener, Ontario
Closing date
Apr 17, 2024

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At Grand River Hospital we are building a world class health care system supporting healthier lives for the communities we serve. We value people above all else and the experiences of our patients and their families, our team members, and our partners are at the very top of our agenda.

Through our values of CARE; TRUST AND BE TRUSTWORTHY; COURAGE TO START, HEART TO FINISH and WELCOME ONE TO WELCOME ALL we leverage the collective talents and strengths of our GRH team, our community, and our partners to innovate and accelerate the transformation of health care delivery.

How Primary Care Nurse Practitioners (PCNP or EC RN) support our teams at Grand River Hospital:

The Nurse Practitioner is an integral member of the team in the provision of comprehensive health care services. The Primary care nurse practitioner demonstrates autonomy by assuming and having sole accountability and the authority to independently communicate a diagnosis, prescribe drugs and a range of diagnostic tests within the scope of practice. The key responsibilities to achieving the NP purpose include:
  • Utilizing and demonstrating advanced clinical knowledge,
  • Critical thinking and decision making skills to assess, diagnose, plan and effectively manage the patient.
  • To implement strategies that promote health and prevent illness, lead, develop and implement professional development activities / programs that support quality of life and patient outcomes.
  • Support and promote collaborative team practices.

At Grand River Hospital, our Primary Care Nurse Practitioners (PCNP or EC RN's):
  • Hold registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO), or have demonstrated eligibility to write Extended Class exam.
  • Masters preferred
  • Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers course: BLS-HCP(C)
  • Knowledge of local community resources (across the WWLHIN).
  • Certification (CNA), in Gerontology or Medical-Surgical preferred, or willingness to obtain certification.
  • Advanced de-escalation, Code White training preferred (training will be provided)
  • Ability to work independently on cases with consultation from multidisciplinary team members
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to engage in conflict resolution
  • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
  • Ability to conduct risk assessments, risk management and debriefing
  • Contributes to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors
  • Effective communication and leadership capabilities
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team
  • Superior presentation and consultative skills
  • Demonstrated teaching and mentoring skills
  • Good attendance record

At Grand River Hospital we support our Team Members with:
  • A thorough onboarding and orientation program
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Access to our Ongoing Education Fund
  • Career mentorship
  • Wellness programs

Grand River Hospital is committed to fair and equitable employment and in our recruitment and selection practices. We strongly believe in inclusion and diversity within our organization, and welcome all applicants including, but not limited to: racialized communities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, Indigenous people, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of our Hospital community. We are committed to providing and fostering a respectful workplace for all employees, free from violence and harassment. Grand River Hospital is a proud member of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI).

Upon individual request, the hospital will endeavour to remove any barrier to the hiring process to accommodate candidates, including those with disabilities. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact Human Resources in advance for assistance.

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