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Nurse Practitioner Nephrology

Humber River Regional Hospital

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted October 30, 2020.

Position Profile

Join our professional team as we work together to deliver compassionate care that is responsive to the healthcare needs of our community.

We are currently looking for a Full-Time Nurse Practitioner, InCentre Hemodialysis to join our Nephrology and Medicine Program team.  

 

Hourly Rate Range:  $52.85-$65.91

Schedule Requirements: Days and some evenings and some weekends 

Employee Group: ONA

Reporting Relationship: Program Director, Nephrology

 

Job Summary: 

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a leader within a multidisciplinary and inter-professional team. Working as a Registered Nurse in the Extended Class RN (EC), the NP will formulate clinical decisions and develop adult client care plans for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The Nurse Practitioner works in partnership with all relevant stakeholders, excelling in all practice domains. The NP will utilize a comprehensive theoretical knowledge base and an advanced level of clinical competence in caring for patients in the Nephrology Program.    This will involve health assessment and diagnosis, health care management and therapeutic intervention. The NP will demonstrate in practice, the competencies to use their legislated authority to diagnose, order and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe pharmaceuticals and perform specific procedures. The NP role works in collaboration and consultation with medical staff, nursing and members of the inter-professional health care teams to ensure a timely response to a client’s changing health status and needs.

As an integral team member of the Nephrology Program, the NP will assist the Program by utilizing a Chronic Disease Prevention and Management (CDPM) and self-management approach and philosophy, as the Program continues to achieve the deliverables under the Ontario Renal Network, and strives to achieve the targets of the Ontario Renal Plan II and III.

  • Empower and support patients to be active in their care
  • Integrate patient care throughout the kidney care journey
  • Improve patient access to kidney care

 

The NP will participate in and lead quality improvement activities with the focus on advancing patient care outcomes. Other key components of the role include performing research activities; developing, delivering, coordinating and participating in education and professional development activities/programs; performing activities to further develop and strengthen the profession; acting as a resource and mentor; and serving as a consultant to individuals and groups within the professional community and other hospitals/agencies.

The incumbent will be the key liaison with the Nephrologists, primary care, referral partners and the community to ensure seamless transitions, in and out of the Nephrology ambulatory clinics, facilitating collaboration among all partners involved in the ongoing care of the client. Primary work will be in the In Centre Hemodialysis unit. 

Responsibilities:

  • Providing a specialty-based focus, functions in an extended class nursing role demonstrating advanced assessment skills and sound knowledge of clinical therapeutics to formulate clinical decisions and provide comprehensive patient care for clients with CKD;
  • Facilitating interdisciplinary care by participating in regular team meetings, providing a linkage between the client, members of the interdisciplinary team, physicians and other members of the health care team;
  • Liaison with community-based providers, advocating on behalf of clients and families and participation in patient and family conferences as needed;
  • Acting as a role model and resource for expertise in clinical nursing practice in the area of CKD to members of the interdisciplinary team;
  • Providing the key liaison role with the client’s primary care provider, referral partners and the community to ensure seamless transitions in an out of the Nephrology clinics, facilitating collaboration amongst all partners;
  • In collaboration with other members of the health care team, identifying and analyzing the learning needs of Nephrology staff; teaching staff, clients, family and other inter-disciplinary members issues related to CKD and associated comorbid care management modalities;
  • Providing internal and external nursing consultation to clients/families, health professionals, groups and organizations related to CKD management;
  • Participating in decision-making process at the unit and the regional program level on issues impacting on clinical practice;
  • Participating in advance practice nurse meetings, self-management process, and administrative related activities; provides indirect patient care services to support patient care, promote professional education, and advance knowledge through research and scholarly activities;
  • Attending clinics, patient care rounds and educational sessions for patients with CKD conditions as required;
  • Participating in the design, implementation and evaluation of continuous quality initiatives;
  • Collaboration with other NP’s at other Nephrology Programs/sites within Ontario.
  • The NP will formulate clinical decisions and develop adult client care plans for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The incumbent will be the key liaison with the Nephrologists, primary care, referral partners and the community to ensure seamless transitions, in and out of the Nephrology ambulatory clinics, facilitating collaboration among all partners involved in the ongoing care of the client. Primary work will be in the InCentre Hemodialysis Wilson site however work across the program and practice sites will be required.

Requirements:

Humber River Hospital is seeking individuals who are leaders in their chosen profession, patient/customer focused, team players, effective communicators, caring and respectful and are fiscally responsible.

  • Current registration in the Extended Class with the College of Nurses of Ontario required
  • Masters Degree in Nursing required
  • Nurse Practitioner Certificate required
  • Certification as Nephrology Nurse (C. Neph.) preferred
  • Membership in specialty related organizations preferred, e.g. The Nurse Practitioners Association of Ontario and the Canadian Association of Nephrology Nurses and Technologists
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in Nephrology (prefer InCentre Hemodialysis)
  • Innovative, creative and professional role model
  • Knowledge of hospital nursing functions, current needs in nursing and the health care system, including service delivery programs for people with CKD
  • Demonstrated experience in adult education an asset
  • Experience in Change Management an asset
  • Experience in Program Development and evaluation and analysis of statistics
  • Strong knowledge of Quality improvement processes
  • Demonstrated strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with physicians, inter-professional team members, and other stakeholders
  • Possesses highly developed analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills, with demonstrated competency in information and communication technology
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational and coordination skills and the ability to prioritize multiple competing workload demands
  • Embraces a philosophy of patient and family centered care.
  • Demonstrates leadership in clinical excellence, high level of initiative and self -direction.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent attendance and  a discipline free record is required (candidates are required to inform HR and the hiring manager of their attendance and discipline status)