Nurse Practitioner -Cancer Program (14-ONA-120)

Cancer Program

Centenary Campus- Temporary Full Time

The best at what we do. Rouge Valley Health System is an innovative leader committed to delivering the best patient/family experience in its two hospital sites—Rouge Valley Centenary, and Rouge Valley Ajax and Pickering. Focused on improving the health of our community, we are committed to learning, innovation and providing the best patient care experience for our patients and their families. Join our team as we meet the needs of our growing communities.

Rouge Valley's Lean approach to continuous improvement puts our patients first in everything we do. Through our Lean philosophy, Rouge Valley respects our staff's talents, skills and diversity and seeks to optimize value for patients. Help us lead transformation in health care. Our commitment to providing the best patient care and an effective workplace has resulted in many well-earned awards by our team of staff, physicians and volunteers: CBC's The Fifth Estate “A” rating, based on research by the Canadian Institute for Health Information and in 2013; Exemplary standing, the top rating from national hospital surveyors by Accreditation Canada.


The Cancer Program is currently recruiting one temporary full-time Nurse Practitioner (NP-Adult/Primary Health Care).  The incumbent will report to the Program Director of the Oncology Clinic and will work closely with the Medical Oncologists as well as a group of Physicians for Pain and Symptom Management with a focus on providing consultation services for palliative care patients.


Working as a member of the inter-professional team, the NP will provide comprehensive oncology care for designated adult cancer patients in the Chemotherapy Clinic, as well as for admitted inpatients.  The NP in collaboration with physician partners is responsible for autonomously assessing, diagnosing, ordering and interpreting tests, prescribing pharmaceuticals and performing specific procedures within the NP scope of practice.


The NP will provide direct patient care, ensure a timely response to patients changing health status and needs, and facilitate admissions and discharges.  Working with cancer patients, the NP will participate in inter-professional patient and family conferences, and liaise with community based care providers.  The NP will work collaboratively with the inter-professional team in facilitating support groups for patients across the continuum of care including treatment, recovery, survivorship and palliative care.  The NP will be responsible for facilitating the Survivorship program and conferences and in-services for staff and patients; and meeting new and challenging patient needs.  The NP will participate in Team and Program meetings, quality improvement initiatives, and policy and procedure development.  The successful candidate will also be responsible for his/her own continuous lifelong learning.


  • Master’s degree in Nursing
  • Graduate of a recognized Nurse Practitioner Program.
  • Current certification with the College of Nurses of Ontario, holding an extended class license – RN (EC)
  • CAN Certification in specialty (expected)
  • Competent to perform CPR at Basic Cardiac Life Support level
  • Minimum 5 years experience in oncology adult nursing
  • Previous Advanced Practice/Administrative/Education experience an asset
  • Eligible for a cross-appointment with an academic institution
  • Demonstrated ability in working independently with high degree of self-direction
  • Evidence of sound organizational and prioritization skills with the ability to work well in stressful situations
  • Excellent communication , negotiation, teaching and interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with clients, families and all levels of staff and the community
  • Strong research knowledge and skills with the ability to foster same in others, and commitment to enhancing academic endeavours/involvement for self and staff
  • Demonstrated pattern of good attendance and work record
  • Exposure to Lean principles, an understanding of methodologies and tools and a commitment to the use of these in support of providing the best healthcare experience possible to our patients
  • Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to Rouge Valley's comprehensive safety programs and practices including staff safety, patient safety, and environmental safety and participates in regular in-service education in this area.
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to customer service when dealing with patients, colleagues, volunteers and other members of the community and public

Reference #:  14-ONA-120

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