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Nurse Practitioner, Internal Medicine

Employer
Halton Healthcare
Location
Oakville, Ontario
Salary
$58.80-$72.01
Closing date
Aug 23, 2024

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Discipline
Nurse Practitioner
Work Setting
Hospital / Health Centre
Hours
Full-time

Company Description

Halton Healthcare’s vision of Exemplary patient experiences, always, goes beyond just the patient experience; it has shaped our entire culture and remains at the core of every interaction in our organization, from our patients & families to our staff, physicians and volunteers.  We believe in exemplary PEOPLE experiences always!

At Halton Healthcare you will thrive in a healthcare culture and environment that embraces inclusion, diversity and belonging with ‘exemplary patient care, always’ at the heart of everything we do.

We empower our people to be the very best they can be so they can make a difference for our patients and the communities we serve.

Halton Healthcare takes great pride in providing quality, compassionate healthcare services to our rapidly growing communities. As a progressive and vibrant healthcare organization, we are committed to being an innovative center of excellence in community hospital care.

Job Description

The Nurse Practitioner is a Registered Nurse with additional educational preparation and experience who possesses and demonstrates the competencies to autonomously diagnose, order and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe pharmaceuticals, and perform specific procedures within his/her legislated scope of practice. The NP role is derived from blending clinical diagnostic and therapeutic knowledge, skills and abilities within a nursing framework that emphasizes holism, health promotion and partnership with individuals and families, as well as communities. Nurse practitioners have the knowledge to assess population health trends and patterns and to design services that promote healthy living. They provide leadership in the development, implementation and evaluation of strategies to promote health and prevent illness and injury, and they work with interprofessional teams, other health-care providers and sectors and community members. Nurse practitioners collaborate in the development of policy to influence health services and healthy public policy. 

The Nurse Practitioner utilizes a comprehensive theoretical knowledge base and an advanced level of clinical competence in caring for medical patients in an inpatient setting in collaboration with Family Practice physicians and the interdisciplinary team. The NP will be expected to provide a comprehensive health assessment and diagnosis of medical problems, develop and implement a plan of care, provide health counseling and emotional support in the areas of illness and injury prevention, complications, and health promotion. Furthermore, the NP will assist the interdisciplinary teams in implementing a plan of care that will enable an overall reduction of length of stay in inpatient units, as well as engage in strategies to prevent or reduce admission/readmission to Hospital.

Additional Responsibilities may include:

Direct Comprehensive Care: Obtains and documents a comprehensive health history, performs a physical examination on patients requiring assessment, collaborates closely with the Internal Medicine physicians and other members of the interdisciplinary team and coordinates care involving other healthcare providers such as the CCAC. Furthermore, the NP has a role for advancing a patient’s plan of care and working with the interdisciplinary team to improve discharge processes and length of stay.

Leadership: Provides leadership in the development, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of quality management programs. Participates and provides leadership in the strategic planning process for the delivery of medical care. Supports educational initiatives directed at nursing and allied health to promote and provide medical care that meets best practice standards.

Education: Contributes to the development, implementation and evaluation of patient education programs. Conducts educational teaching sessions with patients and/or families with a focus on health promotion, disease prevention, and impact of illness experience on the patient and family.

Research: Encourages, supports, and facilitates the development of researchable questions in clinical practice.

Consultation: Provides consultation internally and externally for clinical practice issues within the NP’s area of specialty and scope of practice.

Qualifications

Halton Healthcare endeavors to hire individuals who are competent in their chosen profession and who exemplify our mission, vision and values of accountability, respect and compassion which guide our individual behaviours and attitudes.

  • Current registration in the Extended Class (NP-Adult) with the College of Nurses of Ontario required.
  • Completion of a Master Degree in Nursing required.
  • Eligibility for cross-appointment to an academic institution preferred.
  • Membership in specialty related organizations e.g. NPAO, RNAO.
  • Minimum of 5 years nursing experience in a general internal medicine required.
  • Recent experience as an NP in General Internal Medicine preferred.
  • Innovative, creative and professional role model.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize/organize multiple demands.
  • Ability to work autonomously.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio required.
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the position.
  • Satisfactory employment and attendance record required

Additional Information

Hours: Monday to Friday – Days & Evenings, Various Rotating 7.5 hour shifts (Hours subject to change to meet operational requirements)

Salary: $58.80 to $72.10 per hour

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Halton Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer who is committed to integrating diversity, equity and inclusion throughout our operations, policies and culture. If you are passionate about what you do, motivated by a job well done, and as committed to excellence, quality and patient satisfaction as we are, we'd like to hear from you. Please attach your current resume directly to this posting.

We thank all those who apply but only those individuals selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Halton Healthcare is committed to providing accommodations for applicants with disabilities.  In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Halton Healthcare will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your accommodation needs to ensure your equal participation.

All new hires must be fully compliant with our Vaccination Policy as a condition of employment with Halton Healthcare.  Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of vaccination or proof of a documented medical exemption as part of the hiring process.

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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