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Nurse Practitioner, Palliative Care

Halton Healthcare
Oakville, Ontario
Closing date
Aug 23, 2024

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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 and partnership with individuals and families, as well as communities.

The Nurse Practitioner utilizes a comprehensive theoretical knowledge base and an advanced level of clinical competence in caring for palliative care patients in both an inpatient and outpatient setting in collaboration with physicians and the interdisciplinary team. The NP will be expected to provide a comprehensive health assessment, symptom management, using a broad range of therapeutic modalities, and is responsible for promoting compassionate care of the terminally ill and their family. The NP will also develop and implement a plan of care, provide family counselling and staff support.


  • Current registration in the Extended Class (NP-Adult) with the College of Nurses of Ontario required.
  • Completion of a Master Degree in Nursing required.
  • Minimum of 3 years nursing experience in palliative care required.
  • Exceptional knowledge in palliative care and pain & symptom management.
  • Formal training and education in Palliative Care required with minimum of LEAP Course completion
  • Experience and expertise in areas of palliative and end of life care, pain and symptom management, supporting individuals with complex medical needs and working with diverse communities and agencies is an asset
  • Eligibility for cross-appointment to an academic institution preferred.
  • Membership in specialty related organizations e.g. NPAO, RNAO.
  • 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

Site: Oakville

Status: Temporary Full-time until March, 2025

Hours: Various rotating 7.5 hour shifts -- 0700-1500, 0800-1600, 1000-1800, 1200-2000 (hours are subject to change based on operational requirements)

Salary: $58.80 per hour - $72.01 per hour

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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