Nurse Practitioner- Oncology

  • Markham Stouffville Hospital
  • Sep 13, 2018
Full time

Job Description

Who we are:

Markham Stouffville Hospital is a large community hospital with three sites – Markham and Uxbridge and our new Reactivation Care Centre that has a reputation for excellence in progressive community care.  The hospital is uniquely positioned with cutting edge technology, expansive new facilities and a supportive and welcoming community.  With a focus on patient experience, safe, high quality care and innovation, our dedicated team of physicians, staff and volunteers provides care to over 300,000 patients a year. The hospital has capacity to grow a number of programs and services as we evolve to meet the needs of our growing community.  We are dedicated to providing access to the right care, at the right time, in the right place by the right people and at the right cost. Are you ready to join us? 


What we need:

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) for Oncology supports the vision, strategic direction, leadership, operational management and clinical practices at Markham-Stouffville Hospital.

The oncology program provides support and treatment to patients with cancer within their own community.  The services included are breast health centre, chemotherapy clinic, pain and symptom management and clinical trials.  The oncologists provide inpatient consultation as required. 

The Oncology NP will work to full scope to practice within the interprofessional team model (Oncologists/ oncology nurses/pharmacists/social work/ secretaries) will be primarily responsible for direct patient care in a consultative/collaborative model, as well as participation in staff education and research, and program evaluation. The Oncology NP will be involved with direct comprehensive care, supportive care and navigating the system.  Integration of best practice guidelines and current evidence-based research into clinical practice.   The NP will order and review patient pathology, imaging results, labs and discuss with the oncologist to create a treatment and symptom management plan. 

Identification of areas of improvement to promote ongoing quality assurance, plans, implements and evaluates and reports outcomes.

The Oncology NP provides patient care in accordance with legislative acts and frameworks guiding NP practice such as those from the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO), the Regulated Health Professionals Act (RHPA), the Public Hospitals Act, the Nursing Act and established medical directives. The NP will demonstrate competency to autonomously diagnose, order and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe pharmaceuticals and perform procedures within the RN(EC) legislated scope of practice and designated medical directives, as appropriate.

Telephone follow-up post-discharge from the clinic, external capacity building exercises, weekend and after-hours coverage may be required.  The Oncology NP will be providing both inpatient and outpatient coverage.   


Who you are:

You are an innovative and patient centered individual who provides excellence within their profession

You are a team player with excellent communication, critical thinking and customer service skills

You have vision, flexibility, transparency, honesty and practicality

You are organized, accurate, able to multi task and meet deadlines

You support the patient experience, your colleagues and others cultural and spiritual beliefs


What you bring to MSH:

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing
  • Current certificate of competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario as an RN (EC) - Nurse Practitioner-Primary Health Care (PHCNP) or Nurse Practitioner-Adult (NP-Adult)
  • CONC certification is preferred
  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years of current expertise in acute oncology
  • Membership in the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario
  • Membership in the Nurse Practitioner Association of Ontario, preferred
  • Advanced clinical knowledge and implementation of evidence-based practice
  • Superior interpersonal, coaching, and leadership skills
  • Excellent decision making, problem recognition and problem solving skills
  • Experience in synthesis and documentation of comprehensive findings for consultation reports
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuing professional development
  • Participation in oncology initiatives and cancer care Ontario QBP model of care
  • Experience interacting with interprofessional students
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office, IMPAX, Meditech
  • Demonstrated good attendance and performance records with the ability to maintain these same standards
  • Demonstrated commitment to a healthy and safe workplace for self and others (staff, patients, families, etc.) by taking all reasonable precautions and working in compliance with hospital related policies, health and safety legislation and best practices and completing relevant mandatory education as required


Markham Stouffville Hospital is committed to meeting the needs of all individuals in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code.  Should you require accommodations during the recruitment and selection process, please contact Human Resources.

Job Category

Nurse Practitioner