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Job Title:
NURSE PRACTITIONER - ADDICTIONS PT

Posted Date:
12/18/2012
Closing Date:
4/12/2013
Functional Discipline:
Mental Health
Education Level:
Master of Science in Nursing
Languages:
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Job Description
POSITION: ONA
Nurse Practitioner - One (1) PTA

DEPARTMENT/CAMPUS: Brampton Civic Hospital Addiction Services
POSTING NUMBER: 122136

HOURS: Days/evenings; flexible hours required to meet patient needs. (Subject to change in accordance with operational requirements).

QUALIFICATIONS:
" Masters Prepared level of Nursing or equivalent with a clinical focus.
" Graduate of certified Nurse Practitioner Program.
" Registered with College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) as Registered Nurse-Extended Class (RN-EC) certification.
" Current professional affiliations such as Registered Nurses Association of Ontario/Nurse Practitioner Association of Ontario (RNAO/NPAO).
" CAN certification in Mental Health and continuing studies in Addictions an asset.
" Eligible for cross-appointment with affiliated University program.
" Minimum of two to five (2-5) years' clinical experience within a specialty-specific program.
" Minimum of two (2) years in progressive leadership role.
" Nursing experience in working with patients who have an addiction and or concurrent disorder, as well as with patients who have experienced trauma.
" Nursing experience in working with patients who have an opioid addiction as well as with pregnant or parenting women who have an addiction.
" Exemplary advanced clinical nursing skills, knowledge and expertise, especially in patient assessments, diagnosis and treatment, and consultations with family physicians and other primary care providers.
" Experience in the provision of psycho-educational groups an asset.
" Demonstrated patient/family teaching and staff education skills.
" Demonstrated sound organizational skills and evident ability to problem solve well in complex situations as well as handle multiple priorities in a fast paced environment.
" Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skill.
" Excellent interpersonal skills with all members of the team including physicians, patients and families.
" Demonstrated skill to work collaboratively with community partners.
" Demonstrated ability to deal effectively and empathically with individuals who have an addiction and or a concurrent disorder, as well as with their families, and has experience working from a harm reduction perspective.
" Evidence of initiative in ongoing knowledge development and reflective practice.
" Proficiency in computer skills and data management required (e.g. Excel, Word).
" Is able to travel within the GTA to see clients at different sites.
" Has a valid driver's license.

JOB SUMMARY:
This position is accountable to the Director of Mental Health and Addictions. The Nursing Practitioner will practice in accordance with CNO standards, professional and ethical standards and policy relevant to nurse practitioner practice. As part of the Central West LHIN Narcotic Strategy, the NP will demonstrate a high level of autonomy and expert skill in formulating clinical decisions, as well as appropriately manage the care of individuals who have an addiction, particularly to opioids. In addition, pregnant and parenting women who have an addiction will be provided with care by the NP. In doing so, the NP will incorporate their knowledge of diversity, cultural safety and determinants of health in the assessment, diagnosis and therapeutic management of clients and in the evaluation of outcomes. The NP will provide a focused health assessment as well as ongoing monitoring of physical status, and/or referral to other primary care providers, and/or organizations/agencies as required. A complete or focused physical examination identifying and interpreting normal and abnormal findings, synthesizing health assessment information using critical inquiry and clinical reasoning to diagnose health risk and states of health/illness will occur. The NP will formulate differential diagnosis, order and perform screening and diagnostic investigations, interpret results, determine care options and initiate therapeutic interventions in collaboration with healthcare team and clients. They will also assume responsibility for follow-up through shared responsibility with the MRP. The NP will provide support, education, coaching and counselling to patients and their families regarding diagnosis, prognosis, and self management. They will also act as a preceptor, mentor and coach to nursing colleagues, and other members of the health care team and students. In addition, consultation, education, and support to other areas of the hospital, family practitioners and other physicians, the community, including public health will be provided. In this newly established role, the NP will also participate in the development and evaluation of the Narcotic Strategy for CW LHIN and will work closely with the Coordinator/Lead for the Strategy as well as with other individuals from the agencies/organizations who are part of the strategy.


In order be considered for this position, you must include a current resume or detailed qualifications summary with your online application.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will contacted

Please apply online at: www.williamoslerhs.ca