Nurse Practitioner Schulich Heart Centre
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Toronto, ON, CA
3d ago

Summary of Duties

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is an advanced practice role designed to contribute to the quality of patient care through practice, research and education.

The NP promotes wellness and health promotion and provides exemplary quality care through the application of advanced clinical and theoretical knowledge and skills.

The NP practices in a manner that reflects the Mission, Vision and Values of Sunnybrook and in compliance with the professional standards of nursing practice as defined by the hospital and College of Nurses of Ontario.

Roles and responsibilities of this NP role with an ambulatory focus include the following :

  • As a Navigator, guide patient and family through the health system from diagnosis, testing, treatment and follow-up care to assist patients with navigating the continuum of care
  • Eliminate barriers to patient access to health care services and facilitate continuity of care / care coordination
  • Act as liason, advocate and point of contact to patient by helping them access the best health care outcomes from doctors, hospitals and others who provide their required services
  • Act as an advisor / educator by providing emotional support, counselling, clinical education, resources and expert guidance to patients and families to promote their ability to understand and meaningfully participate in the healthcare process and personal decision making
  • Build working relationships with patient, health care providers and community resources to maximize patient outcome and identify / resolve barriers to the plan care
  • Facilitate data collection and contribute to monitoring activities to inform year-end program evaluation.
  • The Nurse Practitioner collaborates with the Patient Care Manager, Clinical Educator and Advanced Practice Nurse to enhance nursing practice through the development, implementation and evaluation of best practices.
  • Qualifications / Skills

  • Current College of Nurses of Ontario Certificate of Competence;
  • Master’s degree with Nurse Practitioner Certification;
  • Demonstrated clinical expertise in cardiac / vascular surgery preferred;
  • Expertise in wound assessment and management preferred
  • Current ACLS and BCLS;
  • Membership in R.N.A.O.;
  • Previous experience as a Nurse Practitioner an asset;
  • Program planning and evaluation skills;
  • Demonstrated research abilities;
  • Demonstrated professional leadership and ability to be innovative and creative;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Expertise in conflict management.
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