Nurse Practitioner – Ambulatory Care – # J0421-0111


Nurse Practitioner – Ambulatory Care – # J0421-0111

Website North York General Hospital

Job Title
Nurse Practitioner

Job Details
Union: Non-UnionDepartment: Ambulatory Care >> CCDC >> Centre For Complex
Reports To: Clinical Team Manager
Job Category: Nursing
FTE: 1.0
Shifts: Day
Shift Duration: 8’s
Status: Full-Time Temporary
Contract Duration: 1 year
Number of Positions: 1
Site: Outpatient & Community Services, 2 Champagne Drive
Salary: $49.05 – $59.09 /Hour
Post Date: 09/04/21
Closing Date: 16/04/21

Position Summary
The Centre for Complex Diabetes Care’s (CCDC), primary function is to address the needs of patients living with diabetes and medical complexities, facilitating effective self – management. The CCDC utilizes an interprofessional collaborative practice model in which the Nurse Practitioner (NP) plays an integral team member role in assisting patients to self-manage diabetes complications, severe hypoglycemia/hyperglycemia, or other barriers that challenge self-management. Nurse Practitioner (NP), Centre for Complex Diabetes Care (CCDC): You will demonstrate the competencies to autonomously diagnose order and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe and dispense pharmaceuticals and perform procedures within their legislated scope of practice. You will demonstrate the following competencies established by the Canadian Nurses Association Canadian Nurse Practitioner Core Competency Framework (May 2010): Clinical Practice, Collaboration, Consultation and Referral, Research, and Leadership. Driven by a fundamental passion and commitment to Patient/Family Centered Care and Inter-professional Practice, you will provide clinical leadership in the assessment of patients and the development, implementation and evaluation of individualized care plans based on advanced practice within the clinical specialty. You will function in an advanced practice role in managing complex diabetes in the presence of acute/chronic illness and promoting wellness. You will also develop strong internal and external networks of consulting partners to ensure the needs of patients are met through the CCDC and in collaboration with primary care practitioners and specialists in the community. You are great relationship builder, and foster close contacts with peers across the entire organization. You will take on the shared responsibility for ensuring that health and safety policies are followed to provide for a healthy environment for patients, staff, physicians, volunteers and families.

Great Nurse Practitioners are:

• Leaders – they demonstrate effective mentorship, coaching, knowledge of teaching and learning principles, problem solving and facilitate skills to foster the professional development of others
• Organized – they embrace the challenge of prioritizing duties and multitasking and have the ability to perform their duties in a professional manner and produce high quality work while meeting demands
• Great Communicators – they communicate effectively with colleagues, staff, patients, families and community partners throughout the Central LHIN
• Driven – they are self-directed and motivated to creatively find solutions to patient care and system issues
• Committed – they embrace our learning culture and demonstrate ongoing commitment to professional development to enhance their knowledge and skills
• Technological – they demonstrate competency using enhanced technology and related tools On a practical level, you will:
• Perform a comprehensive diabetes physical and psychological assessment, develop, implement, and evaluate a plan of care to address identified needs of patients in the CCDC
• Influence clinical practice and patient outcomes and collaborate with the broader health care team, the Primary Care Physician, Endocrinologist, other Specialists, the Diabetes Education Centre and community partners regarding complex and challenging patient care situations
• Create, utilize, and/or disseminate new nursing knowledge, mentoring students and participate in formal and informal staff education
• Provide pharmacological interventions that include: Best Possible Medication History, prescribe and dispense medications as per RN (EC) practice standards and implement other medical directives
• Provide non-pharmacological interventions and liaises with the clinical programs as well as other community resources to support this population with acute and chronic disease management
• Provide Point of Care Testing (POCT) for capillary glucose sampling and/or glycated Hb A1C per medical directive authorization
• Initiate and participate in clinical research and facilitate application of NYGH Professional Competencies

• Current registration from the College of Nurses of Ontario as an RN (EC)
• Current completion of a ‘Prescribing Narcotics and Controlled Substances’ course approved by the CNO
• Membership in the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario and/or Nurse Practitioner Association
• Masters in Nursing, or in a health related field (e.g. MH Sc), and completion of a Nurse Practitioner Program
• Minimum 5 years nursing experience, including 3 years’ experience as an NP in chronic disease management with a diabetes focus.
• Certified Diabetes Educator Certification preferred and/or willingness to obtain within 1-2 years of employment
• Experience in nursing research, program planning and evaluation methodologies
• Cross appointment or eligible for cross appointment with an academic facility
• Knowledge of Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) as it relates to Legislated scope of inter professional practices
• Expert clinical skills in the assessment and management of complex diabetes patients
• Evidence of program design, resource development, change management and report writing skills
• Bilingualism in French/English an asset

What We Offer
Working at NYGH means working with a dynamic team of fellow healthcare providers, staff, and volunteers in one of Canada’s leading hospitals. This is a Full-time temporary position, Approximately 1 year, 75 hours bi-weekly, with required days in the Centre for Complex Diabetes Care (CCDC). We offer a highly competitive total compensation package which may include benefits, pension, vacation pay, or pay in lieu of benefits, when applicable.

How to Apply
Think you’re the right person for the job? Here’s your first chance to show us why:
• Ensure to meet the deadline – only applications received by the closing date will be considered.
• We will review all applications and will contact those selected for an interview.

Please refer to the Job Opportunities page on eric for more detailed application instructions.

At North York General, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live, including those with disabilities. North York General is committed to providing accommodations in all parts of the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

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