Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist – Mother Baby Program and Postnatal Ambulatory Clinic

  • Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Jan 07, 2020
Full time Nurse Practitioner

Job Description

Sinai Health has a bold vision and strategy for the future: To create Canada's leading integrated health system pushing the boundaries to realize the best health and care from healthy beginnings to healthy aging for people with complex health needs. A key enabler of this vision is Sinai Health’s People Plan – which provides an explicit commitment to our people about our commitment to creating a workplace culture and environment that is safe, caring, equitable, compassionate and accountable in order to ultimately provide optimal care to patients and their family caregivers.

A key enabler of this vision is Sinai Health’s People Plan – which provides an explicit commitment to our people about our commitment to creating a workplace culture and environment that is safe, caring, equitable, compassionate and accountable in order to ultimately provide optimal care to patients and their family caregivers.

To support us on our journey, Sinai Health is looking for a Nurse Practitioner / Clinical Nurse Specialist (NP/CNS) to support our Mother Baby Program (MBP) / Postnatal Ambulatory Clinic (PNAC).

Position Summary:


The NP/CNS utilizes and demonstrates a comprehensive theoretical knowledge base and advanced level of clinical competence in caring for newborn and obstetric patients. This may involve taking a comprehensive obstetric/neonatal and general healthy history; ordering and interpreting diagnostic investigations and laboratory tests; determining a treatment plan in consultation with the physician and the health care team as needed, and evaluating the outcomes of the plan and interventions taken.

The NP/CNS develops, implements, and evaluates initiatives that improve patient care quality in accordance with the principles of family-centred care, the strategic goals of the program, and the goals of the organization as a whole. This includes quality assurance, infection control, patient safety and patient satisfaction. The NP/CNS is responsible for leading approved practice initiatives and coordinates their work schedule so that it reflects approximately .75 FTE for clinical work and .25 FTE for CNS practice related work. The majority of the NP/CNS’s clinical schedule will be focused in the ambulatory clinic (PNAC).

Responsibilities:

  • Provides care to newborns which includes, but is not restricted to, physical examinations, communicating diagnoses or consultations, providing referrals, ordering and follow up of diagnostic tests, provision of medical orders and prescriptions
  • Supports the staff nurses with orders, communicating diagnosis or consultations to ensure they are practicing within their scope of practice
  • Supports and facilitates the discharge of patients to ensure flow from Labour & Delivery
  • Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team in the establishment of goals and objectives for the program consistent with the provision of high-quality care
  • Participates in the programmatic development of the clinical area and participates and provides leadership in nursing practice, program development and evaluation
  • Aids in the development and maintenance of standards of clinical practice through the creation of an environment conducive to growth and development of staff, excellence in clinical practice and implementation and utilization of research
  • Interprets and fosters the philosophy, goals and standards of the Department of Nursing, Department of Obstetrics, and Department of Paediatrics
  • Develops partnerships within MSH and within the community at large, including identification of community resources and multi-cultural services to enhance continuity of care for clients
  • Performs and participates in research activities and implements and advances changes in evidence-based practice
  • Delivers, coordinates and participates in education and professional development activities/programs involving both staff and clients
  • Performs activities to further develop and strengthen the profession including the supervision of advanced nursing students
  • Acts as a resource and serves as a consultant to individuals and groups within the professional community
  • Performs other duties related to the position as required

Job Requirements

  • Completion of a Master’s Degree program in nursing and a Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate or equivalent required
  • Current registration (Extended Class, All Ages) in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Eligible for cross-appointment to an academic institution
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience practicing as an NP in a family clinic with primary newborn care experience
  • Experience in postpartum and newborn nursing preferred
  • Canadian Nurses Association Perinatal Nursing certificate
  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
  • Neonatal Resuscitation certificate
  • CPR certificate
  • Membership in RNAO and other organizations relevant to the role
  • Demonstrated experience through roles of advanced practitioner, educator, researcher and administration/leadership, an asset
  • Experience precepting and evaluating undergraduate and graduate nursing students, as well as medical residents and midwives
  • Demonstrated customer service skills and ability to sensitively communicate with patients/families in vulnerable situations
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal and customer services skills
  • Excellent organization, time management, program planning and evaluation skills
  • Demonstrated decision making, problem recognition/solving, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Proven commitment to collaborative practice and ability to work effectively independently and within an interdisciplinary team in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to utilize information technology
  • Demonstrated satisfactory work performance and attendance history

Job Category

Nurse Practitioner

City

Toronto, ON