Medical Short Stay Unit (NP)
Ajax & Pickering Campus - Full Time
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The Medical Program is currently recruiting one full-time Nurse Practitioner (NP-Adult/ Primary Health Care) for Acute Adult Medicine Short Stay Unit. The incumbent will report to the Program Director – Acute Care Services, and will work closely with the Department of Medicine Chiefs, Emergency Services Chief and ED Physicians, the General Internal Medicine groups, the Chief Nursing Executive, the unit Managers and inter-professional staff. Working as a member of the inter-professional team, the Nurse Practitioner (NP) will provide comprehensive acute medicine services for designated adult medicine inpatients. The NP, working with physician partners, is responsible for: autonomously assessing, diagnosing, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests, prescribing pharmaceuticals, and performing specific procedures within the legislated scope of practice. Working collaboratively with the medical staff and utilizing Medical Directives if required, the NP will provide direct patient care, ensure a timely response to clients changing health status and needs, and facilitate the discharge process. The NP will participate in inter-professional patient and family conferences, liaise with community based care providers, and act as a patient and family advocate. The NP will participate in Team and Program meetings, quality improvement initiatives, and policy and procedure development. The successful candidates will also be responsible for program development and evaluation of this new model of care.
Masters degree in Nursing
Graduate of a recognized Nurse Practitioner Program.
Current certification with the College of Nurses of Ontario, holding an extended class license
Competent to perform CPR at a Basic Cardiac Life Support level
Eligible for a cross-appointment with an academic institution
Minimum 5 years experience in adult nursing
Previous Advanced Practice/Administrative/Education experience an asset
Demonstrated ability to provide professional practice leadership, to challenge and motivate others and to provide adaptive clinical care sensitive to cultural and ethno-racial diversity
Strong research knowledge and skills with the ability to foster same in others, and commitment to enhancing academic endeavours/involvement for self and staff
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 patients, families, all levels of staff and the community
Ability to work well independently and to exercise sound judgement
Ability to perform the essential duties of the position
Demonstrated pattern of good attendance and work record
Reference #: NP-MEDSS. RVHS