NURSE PRACTITIONER, MEDICAL CLINIC
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
Ontario, Canada
7d ago

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a nurse who has an advanced level of clinical nursing practice that maximizes the use of graduate educational preparation, in-

depth nursing knowledge and expertise in meeting the health needs of individuals, families, groups, committees and populations.

The Nurse Practitioner brings to patients a holistic approach to care, mental, physical and social. Practices independently within legislated scope of practice.

  • Monitors ongoing conditions for patients with stabile and chronic illnesses.
  • Provides family support, education and counseling on diagnosis, treatment options, evaluation outcomes and follow-up plans with a focus on health promotion, illness prevention and timely re-
  • integration into the community.

  • Works with community partners in planning, treatment, discharge planning and community reintegration.
  • Monitors medical complications due to psychopharmacological drug use.
  • Supports the development of behavioural management interventions in collaboration with the psychiatrist / physician and the health care team.
  • In collaboration with the Primary Clinician, assists in development of the initial care plan, based on assessment of patient needs.
  • Provides consultation to the treatment, community agencies and other health care providers about difficult issues, ethical practice and managing complex care needs
  • Integrates evidence-based research findings into clinical practice.
  • Participates in the dissemination and utilization of best practice guidelines.
  • NP-PHC required
  • Current registration with College of Nurses in Ontario (CNO)
  • Excellent health assessment skills combined with sound clinical judgement and diagnostic skills relevant to dealing with a wide variety of health concerns complicated by mental health issues
  • Strong communications and interpersonal skills
  • Interest in exploring innovative service delivery approaches
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a mult-disciplinary team environment with both medical and non-medical personnel
  • Current CPR Health Care Provider
  • Minimum 2 years Mental Health or related experience preferred
  • Minimum 2 years in a Nurse Practitioner role preferred.
  • Knowledge of general and psychiatric nursing theory and practice, infection risk management, health promotion and health education / teaching activities.
  • Experience with Meditech 6.0 is an asset
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