North York General Hospital is seeking a Nurse Practitioner

IMAGINE a hospital where everyone is committed to excellence. We did. We are. From boardroom to bedside, we go above and beyond to offer the best and safest patient care. At North York General Hospital (NYGH), we put our patients first in everything we do. We are achieving a new standard of excellence in integrated patient-centered care and as one of Canada’s leading community academic hospitals, we are building on our academic foundation through enhanced education, research and innovation. North York General Hospital is part of North York Toronto Health Partners, a collaborative partnership with patients, primary care, and community partners, a first- generation Ontario Health Team, driving the development of a locally integrated health system to serve the community. As part of our dynamic team, you too can stand out and be amazing! At North York General, our team is making a world of difference.


Position Description

Nurse Practitioner (NP) Medicine
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse in the extended class (EC) with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) who has obtained additional education (Master’s degree). NPs have a legislated scope of practice that is beyond that of a Registered Nurse in the general class: the authority for NPs to initiate and perform controlled acts is subject to the limits and conditions outlined in the Nursing Act (1991) and the CNO standards of practice.

The Nurse Practitioner demonstrates advanced knowledge, skill and judgment in providing care to patients that is consistent with current College of Nurses of Ontario Practice Standards for Nurse Practitioners and the current competencies defined by the Canadian Nurses Association Competencies for Nurse Practitioners.

As an NP you will provide specialized and advanced nursing care for the geriatrics patient population across the organization. You will collaborate with the interprofessional team and most responsible provider to help patients and their families’ transition across the health care continuum.

You will be expected to perform comprehensive nursing assessments and geriatrics consultations for patients with complex and challenging health care needs across programs. You will assume a leadership role and collaborate with the broader health care team and community partners in managing complex and challenging patient care situations.

In this role you will also support the vision, mission and strategic direction as set out by the Regional Geriatric Program (RGP) of Ontario and the NYGH Seniors Care Framework. You will work in partnership with program leadership and front line staff to develop, implement and evaluate best practices in geriatrics care across the organization. You will initiate and participate in professional and organizational activities to advance nursing practice and facilitate improved patient care outcomes.

On a practical level, you will

•Perform comprehensive nursing/medical history, physical and psychosocial assessment of the patient’s status, and development and implementation of a plan of care to address identified needs of frail elderly patients. Provide longitudinal care for patients across care settings.
•Provide direct, specialized geriatrics care and/or consultation to patients, families, health care professionals, and community partners in situations where advanced nursing expertise is required (e.g., complex patient situations with unpredictable outcomes).
•Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team across the care continuum and healthcare sectors in identifying goals of care and advance end of life care planning.
•Provide leadership in establishing and meeting goals related to nursing and clinical practice; accountable to align goals with the strategic direction of the Program and the organization.
•Initiate and perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for identification and management of medical issues as authorized through medical directives when required.
•Participate in the development and advancement of best practice standards in seniors care across the organization in alignment with the strategic direction set forth by the RGP and NYGH Seniors Care Framework.
•Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team and external partners in the assessment and monitoring of patients with cognitive impairment and/or responsive behaviors and the take on a leadership role in the development and execution of individualized behavioral care plans.
•Provide educational consultation service to those caring for frail seniors with cognitive impairment and seniors with other psychogeriatric challenges in acute care.
•Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team in establishing community Behavioral Support linkages in long-term care facilities, community service agencies, and Home and Community Care in order to achieve effective and sustainable discharge planning as patients transition back to the community.
•Contribute to continuous quality improvement initiatives within the organizations that are serviced.
•Develop, implement, and evaluate effectiveness of clinical service programs in collaboration with the Program Director and Director of Professional Practice.
•Engage in or conducts nursing research and participates in interprofessional research projects, as required.
•Engage in scholarly activities, such as presentations and publications.

At North York General, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live, including those with disabilities. North York General is committed to providing accommodations in all parts of the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.


Required Qualifications

•Master’s in Nursing or health related field, with a clinical focus in Geriatrics/Medicine.
•Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario in the Extended Class.
•CNO approved certification in prescription of Controlled Drugs and Substances
•CNA certification in Gerontology Nursing an asset.
•Membership in relevant professional organizations (ie. NPAO, RNAO).
•Eligibility for cross appointment with Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto or another academic institution.


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