The Nurse Practitioner is a self-directed practitioner who provides holistic patient care based on advanced nursing and basic medical management knowledge and skills for a selected patient population. As a key member of the Patient Care Team the Nurse Practitioner will report to the Regional Manager Patient Care, Intensive Home Care Team.
Duties and Responsibilities include:
- Providing care for medically complex patients in their own homes
- Providing palliative care for patients in their own homes as they near end of life
- Liaising with patients, families and all health care providers and using clinical assessment, monitoring and management skills to provide the best possible patient care
- Helping patients to manage pain and symptoms and avoid unnecessary hospitalization
- Manage acute and episodic episodes of complex disease.
Qualifications and experience include:
- Current certificate of registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario: Registered Nurse Certificate of Competence with Extended Class
- Completion of Masters of Science in Nursing (MScN) an asset
- Completion of a Nurse Practitioner Certificate
- Successful completion of the College of Nurses of Ontario Adult or Primary Care Nurse Practitioner examinations
- Minimum two (2) years of recent nursing experience with individuals who require end of life care
- Familiarity with Nursing Professional Practice Models
- Effective interpersonal relationship and group/team skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work and communicate collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team environment, including ability to work with team members of diverse culture who may be providing alternative approaches to care
- Demonstrated leadership for the advancement of clinical practice and achievement of Program goals
- Highly developed critical thinking skills and ability to conceptualize and analyze problems
- Ability to be self-directed and function independently
- Demonstrated use of theory and research/evidence based outcomes within own practice
- Clinical research experience – knowledge of basic research designs, measurement techniques and statistical methods
- Knowledge and experience in change theory and adult learning principles
- Knowledge and experience with the long term care system and the principles of patient & family centered care
- Travel throughout the South West region may be required.
- Proficiency in French is an asset
This is a Nurse Practitioner position for the South West CCAC with a home office location to be determined within the area of London, Middlesex, Elgin and Oxford.
To apply for this position, please visit www.ccacjobs.ca. Application deadline is May 22, 2016.
We thank all applicants; however, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews please inform Human Resources.
We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds.