Nurse Practitioner - Inpatient Medical Services
Temporary assignment for approximately 26 weeks
Inpatient Medical Services provides comprehensive medical care for inpatients at the West 5th Campus in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team. This includes admission health reviews, chronic disease management, as well as assessment and treatment of acute medical/health concerns.
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is an autonomous health care provider who works in collaboration with physicians, other members of the interdisciplinary team and patients/families to provide evidence-informed and integrated care to the Mental Health and Addiction Program inpatients. The NP’s practice is grounded in professional, ethical and legal standards using advanced nursing knowledge, skill, experience, clinical reasoning, problem solving and critical thinking. The NP builds and expands on established RN competencies with an expanded scope of practice based on legislative authority to autonomously perform the controlled acts. The NP’s fundamental competencies include clinical practice, leadership, research, consultation, collaboration and referral. All duties and responsibilities of the NP will follow the Standards of Practice developed by the College of Nurses of Ontario, the RNAO Best Practice Guidelines, and will be consistent with the Standards of Behaviour and policies set by St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. The NP will report jointly to the Nurse Manager, Medical Services and the Director of Nursing.
-Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario in the Registered Nurse-Extended Class (RN-EC) , with speciality certificate as NP-Primary Health Care (NP-PHC), is required.
-Masters Degree in Nursing required.
-Proof of successful completion of controlled substances education required
-Faculty appointment or eligibility for appointment with a School of Nursing in an academic institution.
-CNA certification in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing (CPMHN(c)), or commitment to complete within 5 years of hire as a condition of employment, is required.
-Demonstrated clinical expertise and experience working with patients experiencing mental illenss and/or addiction required.
-RNAO, NPAO, CNA membership preferred.
-Current BCLS/HCP certification required.
-At least three (3) years recent demonstrated experience as an Nurse Pracititioner
-Three (3) years recent clinical nursing experience and clinical expertise in acute care or primary care required.
-Demonstrated self-directed decision making and problem solving skills required.
-Demonstrated knowledge of legislative and ethical responsibilities relating to scope of practice and healthcare required.
-Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills and ability to maintain effective collegial relationships and teamwork required.
-Demonstrated effective conflict management/resolution skills required.
-Demonstrated knowledge, sensitivity and expertise in the care of seniors and their families.
-Gentle Persuasive Approach training preferred.
-Demonstrated scholarly inquiry, knowledge translation, and effective research skills required.
-Demonstrated proficient computers skills (ie. HBO/Star, Portal, Clinical Connect, MS Office, EPIC, etc.) required.
-Demonstrated data management skills for evaluation, interpretation and process change required.
-Demonstrated good attendance record required.
HOURS OF WORK:
Monday to Friday, days
St. Joseph’s Nursing Vision is to make a difference in the lives of those we care for, our organization, and the future of our community through achievement of excellence in nursing and commitment to a culture of nursing innovation, empowerment, leadership and accountability.
St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) is an equal opportunity employer and strives for equity, inclusiveness, and diversity in all our programs, practices, facilities, and people.
Applications must be received online by 12:00 midnight on the Closing Date - late applications will not be accepted. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. SJHH is committed to a barrier-free recruitment and selection process - please inform us should accommodation be required at any point in the recruitment process.
We foster a culture of patient and staff safety where all positions comply and work in conjunction with the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of SJHH.
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