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.
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