Nurse Practitioner - Primary Health Care, Sydney, Nova Scotia

  • Nova Scotia Health Authority
  • Aug 22, 2019
Full time

Job Description

Req # 28925

*Signing Bonus and Relocation Assistance (see below)

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Health Services Manager of Primary Health Care, the Nurse Practitioner (NP) provides comprehensive and coordinated care to patients as a member of an interprofessional/collaborative primary care team. The NP partners with and complements other members of the health care team for the achievement of person and family centred care, assessment, diagnosis, treatment, monitoring and evaluation of patient health and treatment outcomes, screening and health promotion, early detection of illness and disease, chronic disease management, continuity and coordination of care and enhanced access to programs, services and community resources. The NP is expected to add 800 patients to the capacity of the team.


The primary care team works together to develop and deliver services to the entire population in the community cluster, including outreach to remote areas and services to meet the needs of priority populations. This position requires work at multiple sites and travel between various community locations throughout the area.


The NP adheres to the CRNNS Standards for Nursing Practice and the Code of Ethics and is responsible and accountable at all times for his/her own practice consistent with relevant legislation, professional and ethical standards. The NP is accountable to identify, analyze and evaluate activities that are reflective of quality improvement initiatives.
The NP ensures that the principles and practices that guide Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) such as the vision, mission, values, expected behaviors, the leadership philosophy, organizational health, population health, ethics, safety, quality, partnerships and interdisciplinary collaboration are integrated within the support that is provided by the work that they do and through the messages they deliver.

 

Qualifications

  • Masters of Nursing – Advanced Nursing Practice stream or equivalent nurse practitioner program
  • Current registration as a Nurse Practitioner – Family/ All Ages, and in good standing with College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia (CRNNS), or eligible
  • Recent experience working in a Nurse Practitioner role with family of all ages preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to complete initial and ongoing client assessments (clinical and diagnostic reasoning), care planning, case management, evaluation of client competence in self-care and other related outcomes coupled with the provision of nursing care
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patients, families, public, community partners, primary care team members and other professionals and agencies using verbal, written and computer communication means
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills within scope of practice including clinical judgment and problem solving skills and the ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve effectively
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities and strong ethical standards and a commitment to professional development and life-long learning and ability to promote client-focused care that demonstrates care for and with clients and significant others, sensitive to diverse cultures and preferences, client advocacy and social justice concerns
  • Strong understanding of health promotion, population health, and the determinants of health theory and practice
  • Ability to transmit information grounded in behavior change and principals of self-management intended to instruct clients and others about topics essential to health care and well-being and demonstrated ability in applying new and innovative technologies and strategies for education and patient counselling
  • Ability to manage time and resources, implementing activities to promote cooperation among relevant others, collaboration across disciplines and related activities
  • Ability to promote staff morale, cooperation, assertiveness and risk-taking, creative planning for change and innovations, implementation of NSHA policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self
  • Ability to use factual information, prior learning and basic principles and procedures to support decisions and actions with relevant research-based evidence and integrate best practice from nursing and health-related disciplines and the humanities, arts and sciences disciplines into professional practice along with commitment to continuous learning for self, interprofessional team and supportive of interprofessional health discipline students through formal/informal mentoring opportunities
  • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Programs, including Outlook
  • Experience with ability to organize and maintain client health records within an EMR including continuous learning around EMR functionalities considered an asset
  • Current certification in BCLS
  • Must have valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred, and ability to work with language agency to deliver care to patients in other languages is considered an asset

 

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants will be screened on the above qualifications. Applicants must clearly demonstrate how they meet the knowledge and competencies in their cover letter and resume.
Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application. Applicants will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or missing information.

  

Hours of Work

Regular full-time position; 75 hours biweekly

Shifts may include evenings, weekends, and holidays

 

Salary Information

$47.9380 - $56.0445 hourly
$58.0062 hourly with twenty-five (25) years of Registered Nurse experience

 Incentive:

Successful candidates may be eligible for up to a $10,000 signing bonus and up to $5,000 in relocation assistance based on qualifying criteria, conditional upon the signing of a Return for Service Agreement of three (3) years.

Job Category

Nurse Practitioner

City

Sydney