Job Posting 858676
Position: Nurse Practitioner
Site: Toronto Western Hospital
Department: Family & Community Care - Artist's Health Centre
Scale/Grade: F0 05
Salary Range: $46.92 to $58.65 per hour
Hours: 37.50 Hours/Week
Status: Temporary Full-Time (18 Months)
Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.
The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto General Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.
A world leader in neural and sensory science, Toronto Western Hospital has a strong community and population health program, providing innovative programs for and information to seniors, diabetes patients, and many multicultural groups. Toronto Western Hospital has been serving the health care needs of its culturally diverse local community for more than 100 years. Today, the hospital provides highly specialized tertiary care to people from surrounding areas and across Canada. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here
The Al and Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre is a facility in the Family and Community Medicine Program at Toronto Western Hospital. We are an interprofessional team that offers both medical and complementary care to professional and performing artists and to students and staff at post-secondary arts institutions. Our specialized practitioners focus on the specific health care issues and needs of artists, providing a holistic approach to health.
The NURSE PRACTITIONER demonstrates autonomy while assuming and having sole accountability and the authority to independently communicate a diagnosis, prescribe drugs and order a range of diagnostic tests for an outpatient client population of professional artists that require both primary care as well as unique occupational health assessments and treatments. The principal responsibilities include: utilizing and demonstrating advanced knowledge and decision making skills to conduct comprehensive assessments, diagnose and manage the care of patients; planning and implementing strategies to promote health and prevent illness with individuals and groups. The model of care also involves the Nurse Practitioner to support internal and external referral to a vast range of mainstream and alternative therapists with an additional requirement for some community outreach and case consultation. In addition, as a member of UHN´s Nursing Leadership team, the Nurse Practitioner is responsible for delivering, coordinating and participating in educational and professional development activities/programs for artists within the hospital and community setting; leading health promotion activities; performing other related activities to further develop and strengthen the profession; performing quality improvement and administrative responsibilities; participating in policy and procedure development; performing research activities; performing cross functional and/or other duties consistent with the job classification, as assigned or required.
Completion of Master’s Degree Program in Nursing or equivalent
Registered Nurse (EC) certification complete
Nurse Practitioner (NP) Adult or Primary Care certificate complete
Current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support
Five (5) years of nursing experience, including one (1) year in an advanced role
Experience in nursing research methodology
Ability to appreciate and understand the unique occupational challenges that artists face and that impact their health
Experience with program development
Ability and commitment to develop a collaborative practice with medical, allied health and alternative health practitioners
Ability to perform duties in a professional and courteous manner and produce high quality work while meeting deadlines in accordance to UHN standards
Exercise initiative and good judgment with ability to multi-task
Compliance with confidentiality requirements
Effective organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
Knowledge of applicable legislative, UHN and/or departmental policies
Client service oriented, with the ability to effectively work with diversity and appreciate that people with different opinions, backgrounds and characteristics bring richness to the challenge or situation at hand
Excellent customer service skills
Program planning and evaluation methodology skills
Ability to utilize information technology
If you are interested in making a contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.
Application Submission Closing Date: Until Filled
Only hospital employees, who have successfully completed their probationary period, have maintained satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program and possess all the required experience and qualifications will be given first consideration.
University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
University Health Network has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.
UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.
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