Nurse Practitioner, Hospitalist Program

  • Niagara Health System
  • Jun 10, 2022
Full time Nurse Practitioner

Job Description

   

Nurse Practitioner, Hospitalist Program

Full-time, permanent opportunity

Are you a Nurse Practitioner whose clinical nursing expertise is backed by geriatric, primary care or acute care (RN or RN-EC) experience? Do you have a passion for promoting excellence and innovation? If so, this full-time role with Niagara Health – at our Welland Site – is an exceptional opportunity to advance your career while advancing knowledge.

Working with acute and post-acute patient populations, and in collaboration with the Niagara Health Hospitalist Program, you will be responsible for ongoing assessment, management and planning for clients deemed appropriate/referred by Hospitalists, initially at the Welland Site on the inpatient units, but rotating to other Niagara Health sites, as required. Reporting directly to the Site/Program Director, you will be accountable for ongoing assessment, planning, management and treatment of patients within the complex care unit in collaboration with the Physicians. 

As a Nurse Practitioner, you will be expected to provide leadership and promote excellence in patient-centred care through expert practice, education, consultation and research, while providing care with an emphasis on wellness, prevention and disease management through direct patient care, health promotion and education, outreach, advocacy and community development, as needed. 

To join our team as a Nurse Practitioner on our Hospitalist Program, you must be a qualified Registered Nurse – Extended Class with critical thinking and decision-making skills, and a knowledge base and skill set that include:

  • Certification with the College of Nurses of Ontario - Extended Class Licence.
  • Completion of Nurse Practitioner Program and Master in Nursing or Master of Science in Nursing.
  • Successful completion of a Nurse Practitioner program from a recognized university.
  • Recent geriatric, primary care or acute care (RN or RN-EC) experience.
  • Demonstrated skill in program development using a collaborative, stakeholder engaged process.
  • Demonstrated clinical leadership skills to organize and co-ordinate the care of patients in collaboration with the Hospitalist Team.
  • Proven success in providing inspirational leadership in a team environment and ability to encourage innovation and creativity amongst team members.
  • Ability to be self-directed in clinical practice, as required, in the areas of assessment, diagnosis and therapeutics.
  • Ability to promote professional education and advance knowledge through research and the evaluation/quality improvement activities related to the care of patients throughout the continuum.
  • Ability to apply Niagara Health values and professional practice standards to patient/client care and service.
  • Demonstrated commitment to patient/client-centred care.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission and values of Niagara Health.
  • Ability to apply knowledge, skills, judgment and competencies required for safe practice as outlined by the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • Ability to integrate reflection, critical thinking, education and relevant practical experience in problem-solving.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours to reflect patient population needs.
  • Ability to maintain consistent, regular attendance.
  • Proficiency in French would be an asset.

NOTE:

  • Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a new hire requirement of the job, unless you have an exemption based on a medical ground or on a ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Discover a team environment of Extraordinary Caring – and great quality of life

Niagara Health is a regional healthcare provider with multiple sites and a growing network of community-based and virtual services.

We believe that every person in our region deserves to live every day of their life in the best health possible. As a community-based academic centre, our focus on teaching and learning, research, innovation and partnership propels us to continually improve care and make a difference in people’s lives.

Our team is made up of more than 7,300 employees, physicians and volunteers whom we count on to deliver Extraordinary Caring. Every Person. Every Time. Our Accreditation with Exemplary Standing is a clear demonstration of the team’s commitment to the highest safety and quality standards.

We provide a full range of acute care hospital services to the 450,000 residents across the Niagara region, and we are one of the few hospitals in Ontario that own and operate a long-term care facility.

Creating a healthy community is a collaborative effort. The courage and hope demonstrated by so many during the COVID-19 pandemic inspire us to continue to work with community partners to improve the health and well-being of our region.

To join Niagara Health is to spend more time enjoying life than commuting. Nestled between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie, and best known for its tourist attractions, the area offers great geographical advantages. Our hospital sites are located in thriving communities, where affordable housing, a myriad of recreational and cultural activities, and diverse settings make both family and single living a rewarding experience.

For more information on Niagara Health, visit www.niagarahealth.on.ca. Please apply online, by Thursday, July 7, 2022, at 

https://careers.niagarahealth.on.ca/erecruit/VacancyDetail.aspx?VacancyUID=000000024741 

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We are especially interested in connecting if you…

  • Value diversity, equity and inclusion; 
  • Are excited about being part of a respectful and hard-working team in the beautiful Region of Niagara;
  • Identify as a member of one or more of the following groups: equity-seeking group, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas;
  • Have a background or expertise in the healthcare environment, supporting patient care and providing extraordinary customer service.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Niagara Health will provide accommodations through the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.

Job Category

Nurse Practitioner

City

Welland, ON