Nurse Practitioner

Deadline: Feb 28, 2018 by 4:30 PM CST
Location: Sioux Lookout, ON
Commitment: Full Time

Under administrative direction and within the scope of practice of a Nurse Practitioner (NP), the NP is responsible for providing primary health care to patients within the Sioux Lookout area. The NP assesses and diagnoses client health for acute illnesses and supports clients to manage chronic illnesses. The NP works with the client and the community to promote healthy lifestyles and disease prevention. The NP collaborates and consults with members of an interdisciplinary team to address issues experienced by clients and within the community and situations that are outside their scope of practice or exceeds their knowledge and/or skill.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Designation of Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario in the Extended Class or RN (EC)
  • Nurse Practitioner Certificate from an accredited program
  • Current registration in good standing in the Extended Class with the College of Nurses of Ontario and the Nurse Practitioner Association of Ontario
  • Current membership with the College of Nurses of Ontario and the professional associations, RNAO and NPAO 
  • 2 years’ experience working as a Nurse Practitioner
  • Experience working with First Nations communities
  • Experience working with children and youth
  • Knowledge of service provider within the Sioux Lookout area
  • Understanding and sensitivity for the First Nations culture

Responsibilities

1. Assess and Diagnose Client Health

  • Provide comprehensive primary health care to clients including assessment, diagnosis, treatment, referral for specialists or out-of-scope circumstances, and continuity of care and support services.
  • Order and interpret investigative screenings and tests to aid in diagnosis and treatment
  • Provide counselling, education and follow-up with clients to treat and manage illnesses
  • Determine the presence of existing and potential health problems with a focus on lifestyle, psychological, socio-cultural and environmental risk factors that may influence the client’s health status
  • Complete client medical record within the electronic medical records database in an accurate and timely manner
  • Collaborate and consult with physicians to address circumstances outside of their scope of practice or exceeding their knowledge and skill
  • Will deliver primary health care according to the College of Nurses of Ontario Practice Standard for Registered Nurses in the Extended Class and the Sioux Lookout Primary Care Team (SLAPCT) Strategic Directions
  • Collaborates with other SLAPCT members and health care providers to ensure management, referrals and information sharing to maintain the client’s continuity of care
  • Is responsible for making clinical decisions, exercising judgment to ensure best possible nursing care is provided within available resources
  • Maintains confidentiality in the work place and within the community.

 2. Support the Management of Chronic Illness in Clients

  • Monitor the ongoing therapy of clients with chronic, stable illness by providing pharmacological, complementary and counselling interventions
  • Prescribe therapies to manage the chronic illness
  • Work with physician services, Approaches to Community Wellbeing, and other areas

3. Work with clients and communities to promote healthy lifestyles, disease prevention and community health

  • Support clients and their families to take increased responsibility for their health by involving them in risk factor and health problem identification, goal setting and the choice of interventions for disease treatment, prevention and health promotion
  • Implement strategies to promote health and prevent disease with individuals, families, groups and communities
  • Synthesize information from individual clients to identify broader implications for health within the family and the community
  • Work with physician services, Approaches to Community Wellbeing (Public Health), and other areas to develop comprehensive strategies for health promotion, disease prevention and community health

 4. Performs administrative duties in support of the organization’s goals and objectives.

  • Participate in and promote the interdisciplinary provider model
  • Provide consultation services to community groups, agencies and centre staff
  • Assist in the development and evaluation of policies, protocols and procedures to improve services to clients and to promote cooperative and efficient staff communications
  • Assist in the development, planning and evaluation of treatment, education, counselling and health promotion programs
  • Prepare statistical reports for reporting and evaluation purposes
  • Knowledgeable and participates in the Quality Management Program and Risk Management activities

5. Perform other duties as assigned within the scope of the position

  • Engage in professional development to maintain current skills and knowledge to work to the scope of the position
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the organization’s quality improvement initiatives
  • Network with partner agencies to improve practices, enhance services and move forward shared initiatives relevant to the position.