Sep 20, 2018Full time
POSITION SUMMARY: The Primary Care Nurse Practitioner will assist with patient intake and assessment; provide most responsible clinical care for unattached clients, as necessary. In addition, the role will assist with transitions of care for more complex clients especially around medications and primary care follow up by their General Practitioner. The Primary care nurse practitioner will promote patient and family centered collaborative care with a focus on quality, risk management and patient safety. Responsibilities: Utilize principles of Primary Health Care model within the appropriate scope of practice for individuals, groups, families and communities Support the needs of patient populations including innovative approaches to care delivery Provides comprehensive primary care to the residents as part of an interdisciplinary/inter professional team focused on creation of a person-centred plan of care Review and update primary care activities in line with organization goals and projected outcomes Promote evidence based practice through the use of latest research based guidelines Ensure the provision of safe, evidence based, cost effective, patient and family centered care Identify and implement appropriate clinical documentation and record keeping practices Work with organizational leadership to ensure fiscal accountability and sustainability of the Primary care Program Identify program staffing and facility needs Hire additional staff to support the primary care program, as required Participate, and provide input, in the assessment of staff performance and the identification of training and development needs where there are performance gaps Support achievement of key operational performance indicators for Hillcrest and broader Primary care Program Participate in annual budget development Recommend capital and other purchases to support programs Keep up to date with health related policy and implement if deemed appropriate to impact patient care in a positive manner Guide implementation of decision support tools Participate in ongoing quality monitoring and improvement Actively participates in an On Call Rotation Participate in creating, delivering and maintaining an exceptional quality program Creating an environment that builds on the principles of integrated team approach Provides a supportive team approach with staff to input client/staff compliments, complaints and incidents into the RL6 Collaborates during investigations identifies risks, associated themes where corrective action can be implemented with a lens of continuous quality improvement Responds to client/staff incidents and complaints as per policies and procedures Promotes a ‘no Blame’ approach to reporting and managing incidents by staff to ensure quality outcomes are achieved Identifies risk and health and safety issues and consults with the Director/Regional Director in collaboration with the Occupational Health and Wellness Manager and/or the Corporate Integrity Officer as required QUALIFICATIONS: Current registration as an RN(EC) in good standing with the CNO Master of Nursing preferred Nurse practitioner certificate Required 3-5 years demonstrated leadership ability Minimum 5 years clinical experience in primary care Demonstrated commitment to Primary care / Community health Demonstrated clinical skills in physical assessment and disease management Highly developed critical thinking skills Proven ability to implement, with an energetic attitude Comprehensive knowledge of computerized systems and patient records Previous community health care experience is an asset. Role models Saint Elizabeth’s Mission, Vision and Values, professionalism and accountability in daily practices. Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills. Excellent time management skills. Thrives in a fast paced environment, with multiple competing priorities. Outcome-oriented and able to achieve desired results.