Nurse Practitioner

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Perley Health is a unique and innovative community that empowers Seniors and Veterans to live life to the fullest. Home to more than 600 Seniors and Veterans in long-term care and in independent apartments, Perley Health provides a growing number of clinical, therapeutic and recreational services to residents, tenants and people from across the region.

One of the largest and most progressive long-term care homes in Ontario, Perley Health is also a centre for research, education, and clinical innovation. Our Centre of Excellence in Frailty-Informed Care conducts and shares the practical research needed to improve care. Future caregivers come here to study and to acquire hands-on skills and experience.

PerleyHealth’s values are brought to life each day by our over 800 employees. And more than 400 regular volunteers connect us closely with the community. Together, we improve the well-being of Canada’s aging population.

We are embarking on a multi-year growth strategy, and are seeking an experienced

Nurse Practitioner

Full-Time; $100,000 - $120,000/annually

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) reports directly to the Attending Nurse Practitioner Lead and is accountable for meeting Perley Health policies, procedures, and protocols for medical services. The NP is a healthcare provider to residents/clients living in Long-Term Care or Convalescent Care at Perley Health.

The NP works within the legislative scope of practice as described and outlined by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO). The NP collaborates with the resident/client and family/caregiver, and the health care team in the development, implementation and evaluation of the resident/client’s plan of care; provides leadership and mentorship to Perley Health staff that enhances their knowledge, assessment skills, and ability to care for residents/clients; and participates in research, education, and evidence-based practice initiatives to optimize the resident/client, Perley Health and Long-term care health system outcomes.

The Nurse Practitioner has the following key responsibilities:

  • Provides comprehensive primary care to residents/clients as part of the interdisciplinary health care team.
  • Increases continuity of care through collaboration, consultation and referral as appropriate:
  • Collaborates and consults with physicians, the Manager of Resident Care, nursing staff (including other Nurse Practitioners), interdisciplinary team members and external resources regarding residents/clients plan of care.
  • Assists, supports, guides and provides consultation to other Nurse Practitioners, the Manager of Resident care, Director of Nursing and Personal Care, Medical Director, nursing staff and interdisciplinary team members regarding challenging clinical situations.
  • Makes referrals/consultations to specialized consultants, services and other health providers.
  • Accepts referrals from interdisciplinary team members.
  • Completes required medical forms as needed.
  • Conducts person-centered comprehensive health histories and health assessments of residents/clients.
  • Participates in the initial and annual care conferences.
  • In collaboration with the Physician completes quarterly medication reviews.
  • Engages with residents/client/SDM in regular dialogue about their care plans.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary rounds.
  • Orders and/or performs appropriate screening and diagnostic investigations, interpreting results and assuming responsibility for follow-up.
  • Diagnoses acute and chronic health conditions.
  • Manages the care of residents/clients by providing pharmacological, including Best
  • Possible Medication History (BPMH), complementary and/or counseling interventions, and performs procedures within the NP scope of practice.
  • Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team to provide palliative and end-of-life care
  • Documents clinical data, assessment findings, diagnoses, plans of care, therapeutic interventions, resident/client responses and clinical rationale in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Utilizes communication and counseling skills;
  • Engages residents/clients/SDM in dialogue to determine what is important to them for health and quality of life.
  • Provides person-focused health education.
  • Collaborates with the resident/patient/SDM to develop a person-centered plan of care.
  • Collaborate with discharge planning for hospitalized residents to ensure a seamless transition back to Perley Health.
  • Participates in creating an organizational environment that supports the safety and quality of resident/client care and life, collaborative practice, and professional growth.
  • Participates in internal and external committees as appropriate.
  • Participates in practice innovations in collaboration with Perley Health’s Centre of Excellence and the leadership team.
  • Participates in quality improvement initiatives.
  • Act as an NP and RN preceptor for nurse practitioner students.
  • Maintain current knowledge based upon evidence based medical management by attending continuing medical/nursing education.

MINIMUM EDUCATION & SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

Education

  • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing and Masters of Nursing/ Master’s of Science in Nursing
  • Current Nurse Practitioner Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario in the Extended Class
  • Specialty certification in gerontological nursing (recommended)
  • Post-graduate education and experience in gerontology (recommended)
  • Post-graduate certificate and experience in palliative care (recommended)

Skills

  • Possess excellent assessment and clinical skills.
  • Possess excellent leadership skills
  • Have a demonstrated understanding and commitment to Resident/client-focused care, combined with skill in program development and evaluation, mentoring and educating staff, residents and families, to support clinical best practice.
  • Advanced knowledge, skill, decision making and expertise in the nursing care of complex frail older adults.
  • Advanced knowledge, skill, decision making and expertise in palliative approach to care
  • Demonstrated competency to autonomously diagnose, order and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe pharmaceuticals and perform procedures within the RN(EC) legislated scope of practice and designated medical directives as appropriate.
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills

Technical Skills:

  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office package.
  • Electronic Health Record skills: Point Click Care

Salary: $100,000 - $120,000/annually

Please forward your resume and cover letter, outlining your background and experience with each key responsibility to be considered for the role.

We thank all candidates for applying; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

For candidates selected for consideration, Perley Health, upon request, will make reasonable accommodation for any disability-related needs with respect to the recruitment process and materials.