Nurse Practitioner - Scarborough, North York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics are a new primary health care delivery model in which Nurse Practitioners are the lead providers of primary health care. HF Connecting Health Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic is set to open in the summer of 2013. Our clinic will provide service to those clients who do not have a physician or chooses to use the clinic for all of his or her primary care. Clients are offered a variety of services through an interdisciplinary team of Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse, Collaborating Physician, Dietitian, Social Worker and Health Promoter. Our clinic is focused on improving quality of care by integrating primary care with mental health services, health promotion, case management, disease prevention and chronic disease management.
The clinic is located in a busy plaza in Scarborough at Midland and Finch Avenue.
We are seeking three (3) Nurse Practitioners who enjoy working with an inter-professional health team. The Nurse Practitioner (NP) would be providing direct patient care in a community-based primary care clinic. The NP will report to the Lead Nurse Practitioner.
The ideal candidate will have advanced knowledge and skills in assessment, nursing, medical diagnosis, intervention, treatment management, drug therapy and referrals functions which are shared with collaborating physicians. Each NP will have a patient roster of approximately 800 patients and works with a team to provide family and client centered care. Major Job Responsibilities:
Provide clinical health assessments, diagnosis, nursing care and services to clients (individuals, families and groups) to promote a healthy lifestyle, to prevent and/or reduce incidence of disease and disability. Develop, implement and evaluate medical directives. Provide regular updates - reports regarding client care practices, trends, challenges and proposed solutions. Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of the clinic’s quality improvement plan. Develop a plan of care based on patient needs, independently or in consultation with a collaborating physician and other members of the clinical team. Develop collaborative relationships with local area NPs and the regional NPAO chapter (for patient care needs, networking, resource sharing and to meet College of Nurses of Ontario Quality Assurance expectations).
HF CONNECTING HEALTH NURSE PRACTITIONER LED CLINIC
Liaise directly or coordinate another team member to link with community service organizations, agencies, hospitals to support the development of a primary health care network and reciprocal referral relationships. Participate in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of treatment, education, counseling and health promotion programs and services for individuals, families and the community.
Working Condition: Full-time (37.5 hours per week) HOOPP and group health benefits plan Travel within the community Able to work flexible work hours, including some evenings and weekends
Skills & Qualifications: Certification as a Primary Health Care NP in Ontario. Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Master of Nursing preferred. Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario – in good standing. Registration with the RNAO. 3-5 years nursing experience in a community, hospital or primary care setting. Has knowledge of provincial health policy. Proficient in use of internet, Microsoft software, drug database programs. Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment. Experience with electronic medical records system. Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS). Strong English written and verbal communication skills and proficiency in a second language. (Chinese, Korean or Vietnamese) are required. Mental health and acute care experience is considered an asset. Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural setting. A satisfactory result of Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check is a requirement of this position.
Qualified applicants may apply with a resume and cover letter by May 6, 2013 to email@example.com or by fax at 416-493-2214
Qualified candidates will be invited for an interview in May/June 2013. We are also hiring Registered Nurse, Health Promoter, Social Worker, Registered Dietician, and Medical Secretary, please visit www.hongfook.ca and click “Join Us” for all the job postings.
We thank all candidates for your interest; however, only those candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted. E-mail enquiries only at firstname.lastname@example.org