Nurse Practitioner (Nursing Professional Practice)
Ottawa, ON, Canada
35d ago

Position Description

Notice of union position vacant O.N.A. local 74

Position : Nurse Practitioner

Regular Full-Time (1.0 FTE) Days

Program : Nursing Professional Practice

Location : Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre

Purpose :

Under the general direction of the Director of Nursing, the Nurse Practitioner assists in the delivery of primary health care services to clients of the ROHCG.

Duties :

Accountability #1 : Assessment and Diagnosis :

  • Participate in assessment, diagnostic, therapeutic management and consultation activities related to acute and chronic medical needs of our patients.
  • Perform comprehensive physical assessments for all patients admitted to ROHCG including a health history, a review of systems, all current medication, and health promotion.
  • Integrate clinical findings informed by evidence-based practice to formulate diagnoses and development of the initial care plan in collaboration with the General Practitioner.
  • Monitor ongoing conditions for patients with stabile and chronic illnesses.
  • Monitor medical complications and conditions related to psychopharmacological drug use.
  • Collaborate with patients and their interdisciplinary team members to identify pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions to achieve best possible health.
  • Accountability #2 : Preventative Care :

  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary team members to provide preventative medicine to the patients of the ROHCG.
  • Routine physical health reviews and ongoing assessment of long-term physical disorders.
  • Lead and participate in initiatives driving health promotion.
  • Accountability #3 : Other Duties :

  • Provide metabolic clinical oversight related to psychotropic medications.
  • Consultative support services : email and / or telephone supportive care to staff, extended health care staff and local hospitals, health units for inpatients of the ROHCG.
  • Medical officer responsibilities for outbreaks on inpatient units.
  • Participate in activities related to student mentorship.
  • Advocates for supportive and safe client care as well as collaborative practice and utilization of evidence-informed practices, in conjunction with other primary care providers at The Royal including the Nurse Practitioner at other sites.
  • Participate in evaluation activities.
  • Position Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing or BSCN with specialty certification as Nurse Practitioner is required.
  • Specialty certification as a Nurse Practitioner Primary Health Care (NP-PHC) or a Nurse Practitioner Adult (NP-Adult) is required.
  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse in the Province of Ontario in the Extended Class is required (CNO).
  • Able to meet the Standards of nursing practice of the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • Relevant clinical experience in specialty area.
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge of relevant legislation and incorporation of this legislation into practice (Mental health Act, Health Care Consent Act, Substitute Decision Act, and PHIPA).
  • Able to demonstrate achievement of the nurse practitioner competencies of professional role, responsibility and accountability, health assessment and diagnosis, therapeutic management and health promotion and prevention of illness and injury.
  • Have met the Royal nursing and hospital standards for mandatory education (CPR, WHIMIS, Fire Safety and Evacuation Training).
  • CPI and ASSIST training is considered an asset.
  • Recognized leadership skills with the ability to build the inter-disciplinary team approach to care delivery.
  • Able to work effectively both independently and as a member of a professional inter-disciplinary treatment team.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Reference Check vulnerable sector.
  • English level A- is mandatory in oral expression, oral comprehension, reading comprehension and written expression. Bilingualism (English / French) is considered an asset.
  • Salary Range : $49.15 to $60.13 hourly

    Program Information

  • All applicants must provide a recent resume that clearly indicate that they meet the required qualifications.
  • Please apply by clicking on the Apply button below. You will be prompted to either create a new account or login to your account.
  • The position will remain open until filled.

  • The Royal sincerely thanks all applicants for their interest in a career with us; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • All new hires will be required to obtain a Criminal Records Check as a pre-condition of employment
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