Nurse Practitioner: Urgent Care Clinic (2 positions) – GBFHT (Collingwood)

Position: Nurse Practitioner    Status: Contract 12 months Date: September 21, 2013   Reporting To: Executive Director and Peer Lead Salary: $80,000 to 89,203 yearly (37.5 hrs/wk)   Supervision: Yes PURPOSE The Nurse Practitioner functions in an expanded role, demonstrating a high level of autonomy and expert skill to formulate clinical decisions and appropriately manage and assess acute/chronic illnesses. The NP will provide direct acute patient care, as seen in a typical After Hours Clinic setting. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Work autonomously and collaboratively with interprofessional teams and organizations in the management of acute and chronic disease 2. Patient assessment using history taking, physical examination and data collection 3. Ordering, interpret and integrate data to determine appropriate interventions to achieve best possible outcome for each patient 4. Safely and effectively performing the skills and interventions as required by the patient’s condition that are within the NP scope of practice 5. Refer patients beyond NP scope of practice to appropriate physician or facility 6. Order appropriate laboratory and diagnostic procedures 7. Systematically and effectively evaluating and documenting individualized patient care 8. Communicate with patients and family regarding treatment, individualized patient care plan and other prevention or health issues identified. Link with community resources to meet patient and family needs 9. Prescribes drugs within the statutory and regulatory standards, limits and conditions for Nurse Practitioners 10. Provide education informally and formally to internal and external teams/partners 11. Participate in program evaluation, reporting requirements and quality improvement initiatives as required 12. Participate in continuing education 13. Performing other duties as required or assigned. SPECIFICATIONS 1) QUALIFICATIONS: Professional: • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario (mandatory) • Member of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (preferred) • Member Nurse Practitioner Association of Ontario an asset • Experience working in an advanced clinical practice role preferred • Minimum 5 years clinical experience primary care or emergency room nursing as a nurse practitioner. Educational: • Baccalaureate degree in Nursing required • Current Certificate of Competence, Extended Class (RNEC) College of Nurses of Ontario • Current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support or Advanced Cardiac Life Support 2) COMPETENCIES/ SKILLS / KNOWLEDGE: • Demonstrated experience and proficiency in the provision of effective clinical consultation for the complex patient • Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication • Excellent interpersonal, problem solving and teaching skills • Advanced knowledge of the nursing process, the consultation process, program planning, evaluation and evaluation • Ability to function collaboratively within an interprofessional team • Ability to work effectively, independently and with individuals, families and teams at all levels in the health care system • Ability to practice in a self-directed manner using time management skills • Excellent analytical thinking, decision-making, problem recognition and problem solving skills • Ability to identify potential for patient risk and intervene appropriately • Knowledge of College of Nursing of Ontario standards of practice • Demonstrates qualities of caring, compassion, integrity, responsibility and understanding which reflect credit upon the profession • Knowledge and skill in utilizing electronic medical records 3) Professional Accountability: • Practice in accordance within professional standards • Maintain own clinical and professional competency • Maintain membership in professional role-related organizations • Commitment to lifelong learning and continually seeks ongoing education 4) EQUIPMENT USED: Various computer and office equipment, including Mac computers, printers, scanner, fax, photocopier, and telephone. 5) WORK ENVIRONMENT: The Urgent Care Clinic is located at 186 Erie Street. The space is a traditional medical clinic setting that is shared with the Collingwood After Hours Clinic. Hours may be varied to cover evenings and weekends in accordance with the operational requirements. 6) REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: The Nurse Practitioner reports to the Nurse Practitioner Team Lead and the Executive Director.