ONA Posting #700950
Position: Nurse Practitioner – Acute Care, Adult (RN EC)
Site: University Centre, Toronto Rehab
Department: Geriatric Rehab
Reports to: Director of Nursing
Salary Range: $49.15 to $58.62 per hour
Hours: Days, 37.5 hours per week
Status: Permanent Full Time
"We are a caring, creative and accountable academic Hospital, transforming Healthcare for Our Patients, Our Community and the World"
University Health Network (UHN) represents the coming together of shared values and diverse expertise in patient care, research and teaching. Each of our facilities (Toronto General Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, and Toronto Rehab) makes a unique contribution to the whole. Together, we create something far greater than the sum of our parts.
At Toronto Rehab, our model of interprofessional care means that patients benefit from a diverse team of health care professionals with specialized skills and expertise. We work with individuals and their families to develop an individualized treatment plan that meets their needs. We focus on superior outcomes for each and every patient.
The Geriatrics Program at Toronto Rehab’s University Centre provides seniors at-risk with access to inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation and outreach services. Toronto Rehab’s Geriatrics Program is a member of the Regional Geriatric Program (RGP) of Toronto.
The Geriatrics Program provides service to seniors who present with a functional decline as a result of multiple and complex medical, post-surgical, psychological and cognitive issues. Patients often have multiple co-morbidities including CVD, stroke, diabetes, COPD and cognitive impairment. 12-beds on the 25 bed unit are allocated to patients requiring haemodialysis during their rehabilitation with dialysis provided on-site. The goal of the Geriatrics Program is to allow seniors maximize their function and quality of life.
The Nurse Practitioner (NP), having a specialty-based focus, functions in an expanded role demonstrating a high level of autonomy and expert skill to formulate clinical decisions and appropriately manage acute/chronic illness and promote wellness. The principal responsibilities include: utilizing and demonstrating a comprehensive theoretical knowledge base and advanced level of clinical competence in caring for complex patients involving collecting and interpreting data about the health of the patient to determine a medical diagnosis and treat complex responses of individuals and families to actual or potential problems; playing a leadership role and performing quality improvement and administrative responsibilities; participating in policy and procedure development; performing research activities; delivering, coordinating and participating in education and professional development activities/programs; performing activities to further develop and strengthen the profession; acting as a resource and serving as a consultant to individuals and groups within the professional community and other hospital/agencies; performing cross-functional and/or other duties consistent with the job classification, with potential career growth and mobility across UHN.
• Completion of Masters Degree in Nursing (or one semester from completion)
• Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate complete or pending
• Additional education and experience in area of specialty required
• A minimum of 5 years relevant experience including 3 years experience working in acute care medicine; rehab experience an asset
• Expertise and/or certification in diabetes care, wound care
• Knowledge of care requirements related to dialysis (hemo and peritoneal), palliative care
• Confidence in the care of medically complex adults with multiple co-morbidities
• Experience in nursing research, program planning, and evaluation methodologies
• Eligible for cross-appointment to an academic institution required
• Current Certificate of Competence (licensure/registration) from the College of Nurses of Ontario
• Membership in the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO): related professional interest group or association preferred
• Excellent time management skills
• Excellent decision-making, problem recognition and problem solving skills
• Excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills
• Program planning and evaluation methodology skills
• Commitment to collaborative practice
• Ability to work effectively independently and under stressful conditions
• Ability to utilize information technology
• Ability to interpret and communicate appropriate policies and procedures to staff
CLOSING DATE: Until filled
If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.
For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.
UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
UHN has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.