Career Opportunities

Ref #:851681

Specific Department and Program:Medicine


Number of positions required:1

Posted Date:Nov 12, 2019

Posting #: 2019-851681


Position: Nurse Practitioner

Department: Medicine Program---Gastroenterology

Status: Temporary Full-time for approx. 6 months

Hours: Monday to Friday – 8 hour day shifts (Hours subject to change to meet operational requirements)

Site: Oakville

Halton Healthcare takes great pride in providing quality, compassionate healthcare services to our rapidly growing communities. As a progressive and vibrant healthcare organization, we are committed to being an innovative centre of excellence in community hospital care in the Halton and Peel Regions. We are a distinctive centre of healthcare excellence that offers first-rate care in an innovative environment that supports the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of the community. 


The Nurse Practitioner is a Registered Nurse with additional educational preparation and experience who possesses and demonstrates the competencies to autonomously diagnose, order and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe pharmaceuticals, and perform specific procedures within his/her legislated scope of practice. The NP role is derived from blending clinical diagnostic and therapeutic knowledge, skills and abilities within a nursing framework that emphasizes holism, health promotion and partnership with individuals and families, as well as communities. Nurse practitioners have the knowledge to assess population health trends and patterns and to design services that promote healthy living. They provide leadership in the development, implementation and evaluation of strategies to promote health and prevent illness and injury, and they work with interprofessional teams, other health-care providers and sectors and community members. Nurse practitioners collaborate in the development of policy to influence health services and healthy public policy. 

This is what you’ll be doing:

The Nurse Practitioner utilizes a comprehensive theoretical knowledge base and an advanced level of clinical competence in caring for patients with hepatic and gastroenterological illnesses in an inpatient setting in collaboration with Gastroenterology physicians and the interdisciplinary team. The NP will be expected to provide a comprehensive health assessment and diagnosis of hepatic and gastroenterological problems, develop and implement a plan of care, provide health counseling and emotional support in the areas of illness and injury prevention, complications, and health promotion. Furthermore, the NP will assist the interdisciplinary teams in implementing a plan of care that will enable an overall reduction of length of stay in inpatient units, as well as engage in strategies to prevent or reduce admission/readmission to Hospital.

Additional Responsibilities may include:

Direct Comprehensive Care: Obtains and documents a comprehensive health history, performs a physical examination on patients requiring assessment, collaborates closely with the Gastroenterology physicians and other members of the interdisciplinary team and coordinates care involving other healthcare providers such as the CCAC. Furthermore, the NP has a role for advancing a patient’s plan of care and working with the interdisciplinary team to improve discharge processes and length of stay. 

Leadership: Provides leadership in the development, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of quality management programs. Participates and provides leadership in the strategic planning process for the delivery of medical care. Supports educational initiatives directed at nursing and allied health to promote and provide medical care that meets best practice standards.

Education: Contributes to the development, implementation and evaluation of patient education programs. Conducts educational teaching sessions with patients and/or families with a focus on health promotion, disease prevention, and impact of illness experience on the patient and family.

Research: Encourages, supports, and facilitates the development of researchable questions in clinical practice.

Consultation: Provides consultation internally and externally for clinical practice issues within the NP’s area of specialty and scope of practice.

This is what you’ll need to do it:

Halton Healthcare endeavors to hire individuals who are competent in their chosen profession and who exemplify our mission, vision and values of accountability, respect and compassion which guide our individual behaviours and attitudes.

  • Current registration in the Extended Class (NP-Adult) with the College of Nurses of Ontario required.
  • Completion of a Master Degree in Nursing required.
  • Eligibility for cross-appointment to an academic institution preferred.
  • Membership in specialty related organizations e.g. NPAO, RNAO.
  • Minimum of 5 years nursing experience in the care of hepatic and gastroenterological illnesses preferred.
  • Recent experience as a Nurse Practitioner in a medicine/gastroenterological program preferred.
  • Innovative, creative and professional role model.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize/organize multiple demands.
  • Ability to work autonomously.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio required.
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the position.
  • Satisfactory employment and attendance record required

Salary: $50.01 - $61.16 per hour

Date Posted: November 12, 2019

Internal Applications Due by:  November 19, 2019

If you are passionate about what you do, motivated by a job well done, and as committed to excellence, quality and patient satisfaction as we are, we'd like to hear from you. Please submit your application via our website at directly to this posting and include a current copy of your resume.

We thank all those who apply but only those individuals selected for further consideration will be contacted.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Halton Healthcare will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your accommodation needs to ensure your equal participation.

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