Nurse Practitioner (ECU) (NADMIN 11/21)

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre is a state-of-the-art community hospital in rural Sioux Lookout, Ontario. We aim to be a Centre of Excellence in First Nations and northern healthcare by working together to improve the health status of individuals, families and communities now and for generations to come. We are the healthcare hub for remote Northwestern Ontario, continuously growing and innovating to meet the needs of our 30,000 patients spread across over 600,000 square kilometers of sunset country. If you value Compassion, Respect, Quality, Teamwork, and are dedicated to excellence in your profession, this picturesque setting is the next step in your career!

Job Summary:

The Attending Nurse Practitioner (Attending NP) reports directly to the Long Term Care Administrator/Director of Care and is also accountable to the Medical Director for meeting Meno Ya Win Hospital policies, procedures, and protocols for medical services. The Attending NP is a primary care provider to Extended Care unit residents and ALC-LTC/Rehab hospital patients and works within her/his legislative scope of practice as described and outlined by the College of Nurses of Ontario. The Attending NP collaborates with the resident and family/care giver, and the health care team in the development, implementation and evaluation of the resident’s plan of care; provides leadership and mentorship to staff that enhances their knowledge, assessment skills, and ability to care for residents in place; and leads and collaborates in research, education, and evidence-based practice initiatives to optimize the resident, patient and health system outcomes.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to join a growing organization and be a key member of a highly motivated team of healthcare professionals
  • Exceptional pension plan (HOOPP)
  • Green Shield benefits package
  • Housing and relocation assistance available

Qualifications:

  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse in the Extended Class (Primary Health Care or Adult) and entitled to practice
  • Post-graduate education and experience in gerontology (an asset)
  • Specialty certification in gerontological nursing (an asset)
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of patient centered care.
  • Regular attendance at work is imperative; therefore, all applicants will have to demonstrate a good attendance record to be considered for this position.
  • Practicing as a care partner on interdisciplinary teams.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • SLMHC is committed to delivering health care in a manner that is consistent with patient and family centered care.  Applicants are required to have a demonstrated knowledge, understanding and commitment to this care philosophy.  Candidates will have demonstrated adherence to SLHMC Code of Conduct.

Job Duties:

  • Maintains confidentiality and acts in an ethical manner, consistent with professional expectations, and the Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Hospital policies and code of conduct.
  • Is a member of the primary care team and seeks appropriate consultation as required
  • Engages in ongoing professional development, maintains clinical competence
    and currency with legislation affecting her/his practice.
  • Develops in-depth expertise in care of older persons.
  • Develops in-depth expertise in leadership.
  • Holds professional liability protection.
  • Maintains CPR certification designed for health-care professionals and standard
    first-aid.
  • Provides comprehensive primary care to patient/residents as part of the interdisciplinary health care team.
  • Increases continuity of care through collaboration, consultation and referral as appropriate:
    • Collaborates and consults with physicians, ECU/ALC manager and nursing staff, interdisciplinary team members and external resources regarding resident plan of care.
    •  Assists, supports, guides and provides consultation to manager, nursing staff and interdisciplinary team members regarding challenging clinical situations.
    • Makes referrals to specialized consultants, services and other health providers in consultation with MRP.
    • Accepts referrals from interdisciplinary team members.
  • Performs a person-centered health assessment of residents and patients annually and as needed (including quarterly medication reviews).
  • Conducts person-centered comprehensive health histories.
  • Engages with the resident/patient in regular dialogue about their care plan.
    Participates in regular care conferences.
  • Orders and/or performs appropriate screening and diagnostic investigations, interpreting results and assuming responsibility for follow-up in consultation with MRP.
  • Diagnoses acute and chronic health conditions.
  • Manages the care of resident/patient by providing pharmacological, complementary and/or counselling interventions, and performs procedures within the NP scope of practice.
  • Advocates for and provides palliative and end-of-life care.
  • Documents clinical data, assessment findings, diagnoses, plans of care, therapeutic interventions, resident responses and clinical rationale in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Utilizes communication and counselling skills
    • Engages residents/patients in dialogue to determine what is important to them for health and quality of life.
    • Provides person-focused health education.
  • Collaborates with the resident to develop a person-centered plan of care.
  • Provides outreach and transitional services to LTCH residents who return to the community.
  • Liaises with discharge planning services for hospitalized residents to ensure a smooth transition back to the LTCH.
Salary:Starting at $93,400 annual, Commensurate with skills, experience and education
Closing Date:When filled.
Submit Application To:

Human Resources Recruitment
Box 909, Sioux Lookout, On P8T 1B4
(807) 737-3030, Email: careers@slmhc.on.ca, Fax: (807) 737-6263

Competition Number:NADMIN 11/21
Please quote on your application.

Send your resume and cover letter to

careers@slmhc.on.ca

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted, we thank all others for their interest. An acceptable criminal reference check and immunization records will be required from the successful candidate. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the selection process. SLMHC is an equal opportunity employer and a scent-free facility.