The Nurse Practitioner is a Registered Nurse in the Extended Class who uses advanced nursing knowledge and skill to direct, provide optimal care to acute and chronic patients in inpatient beds. The Nurse Practitioner functions within the Mission, Vision and Values of Peterborough Regional Health Centre and the CNO standards for Nurse Practitioners and works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary health care team to provide patient care and facilitate evidence-based practice. The Nurse Practitioner promotes judicious use of resources through using good clinical judgment when ordering medications and diagnostic tests, monitoring length of stay, facilitating discharge planning and participating in quality improvement initiatives.
Reporting to the Director of the program where they have primary responsibility with a matrix structure to the Chief Nursing Executive (CNE) and liaising with their physician mentor, the RN (EC) will work within their full scope of practice. The RN (EC) 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 RN (EC) functions in a collegial and professional relationship with physicians, nurses and other interdisciplinary team members who influence the health environment. The collaborative practice of the RN (EC) includes accepting referrals from, consulting with, or referring to other health care providers in order to promote comprehensive and continuity of care
There are five interrelated responsibilities of the NP role: clinical practitioner, educator, leader, consultant, and researcher. These components are not separate and distinct but are woven into the everyday functioning of the NP role.
- Current Certificate registration from the College of Nurses of Ontario in the extended class .
- Completion of an adult or primary Health Care NP program .
- Successful completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree
- Membership in the Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) organizations relevant to the role
- Three to five years related clinical experience
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop positive relationships with patients, families, physicians, and other team members.
- Demonstrated leadership in the advancement of clinical practice and the achievement of program goals.
- Demonstrated use of theory and research/evidence based outcomes in practice.
- Ability to work independently, be self directed, and achieve activities within timeliness.
- Excellent time management skills.
- Excellent decision-making, problem recognition, and problem solving skills.
- Excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
- Demonstrated ability to maintain a good attendance record and meet the performance standards of the Health Centre
- Masters degree in nursing peferred.
- Eligible for cross-appointment to an academic institution
Peterborough Regional Health Centre is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’). Should any applicant require accommodation through the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources in your applicant form.
While the Health Centre appreciates your expression of interest in this position(s), only those applicants selected for an interview will be notified. Please note, in the case of unionized positions, the Health Centre will consider internal applicants first, in accordance with the particular Collective Agreement.
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