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Nurse Practitioner

Closing Date:
Open until position filled
12/6/2013
Job Summary:

LOCATION: Erie St. Clair Community Care Access Centre – Sarnia & Chatham sites
SUPERVISOR: Patient Services Manager

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The Erie St. Clair Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) assists individuals to access
community health care services and information. The CCAC works with eligible patient’s and
arranges for professional services, with Contracted Service Providers, such as nursing,
physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language services, social work, nutritional
counseling, personal support, and medical supplies, to help patient’s reach the best possible
level of health and independence while remaining in their home.

We are currently seeking a total of four (4) FTE Nurse Practitioners – 2 Chatham, and 2
Sarnia. Reporting to the a Patient Services Manager, the Nurse Practitioner will be a member of the Palliative Care Consultation Team (PCCT) and responsible for reviewing and completing
assessments to assist in providing recommendations and consultative guidance to support
challenging palliative symptom management and diagnoses. The applicant will adhere to the
effective delivery of Nurse Practitioner services for the Palliative Care Consultation Team’s
patients upon referral from Erie St. Clair CCAC Care Coordinator and in accordance with
professional college standards, Ministry Guidelines and Erie St. Clair CCAC policies. The
objective of the services delivered by the Nurse Practitioner is to diagnose, treat, evaluate,
consult and manage complex pain and symptom and associated chronic disease management
issues during the patient’s palliative trajectory, in order to delay/prevent institutionalization and facilitate reintegration into the community. These services will be available across various care sectors as required including home, hospital, retirement homes and long term care. Travel for this position is required between all sites of the Erie St. Clair CCAC.

QUALIFICATIONS

• Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner
• Current registration with the College of Nurses
• Working knowledge of community resources and roles of health care professionals
• Good knowledge of CCAC priorities, policies, practices and service standards
• Good knowledge and understanding of legislation governing health care activities
• Knowledge of direct care/care coordination models used in community health care
organizations
• Specialized education required in palliative pain and symptom management including a
minimum of Fundamentals and CAPCE. LEAP certification will be considered an asset.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills. Proficiency in French language is an
asset.
• Demonstrated interpersonal communication skills and an oral/written proficiency with
Canada’s two official languages will be looked upon favourably
• Must have own vehicle with valid Ontario Driver’s License
• Must be able to operate a computer

 Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Our Nurse Practitioners are
members of the Ontario Nurses Association. Experience working with diverse, multicultural
client groups as well as homeless, palliative, acquired brain injury (ABI) and geriatrics is an
asset.

QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS ARE INVITED TO APPLY IN WRITING BY 6 DECEMBER 2013
QUOTING POSTING NUMBER AS FOLLOWS:
Chatham NP Position # ESC 026/13
Sarnia NP Position # ESC 027/13
TO
Resume@ESC.CCAC-ont.ca
Human Resources
Erie St. Clair Community Care Access Centre
5415 Tecumseh Road East, 2nd Floor
Windsor ON N8T 1C5
Fax: 519 258 7354

 

We thank all applicants for their interest, but advise that only those selected for
interviews will be contacted.


About the CCAC

Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) connect people across Ontario with quality in‐home and community‐based health care. CCACs provide information, access to qualified care providers and community‐based services to help people come home from hospital or live independently at home.