Full-time
Owen Sound

Reporting to the Program Manager of Stroke and Rehabilitation, The Nurse Practitioner, will provide advanced practice nursing care to patients diagnosed or at risk for Stroke and Cardiovascular disease and related chronic illness.

Care is delivered at Owen Sound site, Acute Stroke and Rehabilitation units, as well as consultation with the Cardiac Outpatient Rehab program at the YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce.  The Nurse Practitioner will work in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team and other care providers across Grey Bruce Health Services as well as the community throughout the patient’s journey.

The Nurse Practitioner will collaborate with physician colleagues as necessary to support patient care. The Nurse Practitioner will function in a as part of the healthcare team of the Acute/Rehab Stroke program and the Cardiac Outpatient Rehab program.

As the clinical leader for the program the Nurse Practitioner participates in the development and evaluation of services related to their role as well as providing clinical leadership within the team and to the broader health care community in order to advance best practices in Stroke/Cardiac disease management.

The Nurse Practitioner provides patient care in accordance with legislative acts and frameworks guiding Nurse Practitioner practice including those from the GBHS hospital guidelines, policies and medical directives,  College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO), the Regulated Health Professionals Act, 1991 (RHPA), the Public Hospitals Act, 1990 (PHA), the Nursing Act, 1991, and professional practice standards.  Within the scope of these acts and frameworks, the Nurse Practitioner will demonstrate competency to autonomously diagnose, order and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe pharmaceuticals and perform procedures as appropriate.

Required:

  • Current registration in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse in the Extended Class
  • Adult or Primary Health Care Specialty Certificate
  • Successful completion of College of Nurses of Ontario approved education to prescribe controlled substances
  • Sound clinical background and strong health assessment and diagnostic skills.
  • Advanced current knowledge of nursing theory, nursing philosophy, educational theory and Research
  • Excellent diagnostic and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent leadership abilities and critical thinking
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary health care team.
  • Self-directed with demonstrated creativity, flexibility and initiative skills
  • Demonstrated experience in collaborative development of clinical service programs.
  • Knowledge and experience utilizing the principles of chronic disease self-management.
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License and use of vehicle to travel
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends as needed to accommodate patient and program needs
  • Recent satisfactory performance and attendance records
  • Adherence to GBHS ‘CARE’ Behaviours (Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, Excellence) and ‘LEAD’ Competencies (Lead by example, Empower, Achieve results, Develop others) and a commitment to a safe workplace free of violence and harassment
  • Advocates and supports a culture of patient safety and demonstrates an understanding of how the department service and assigned responsibilities contribute to overall patient safety at GBHS through patient safety knowledge, skills and attitudes

Preferred:

  • Five (5) years or more related clinical experience in chronic disease, including stroke, or cardiac care

Additional Information:

Posting Date: 2022-05-13
Closing Date: 2022-05-19

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