POSITION LOCATION: OWEN SOUND
UNION AFFILIATION: ONA
STATUS: PART-TIME
WAGE RATE: $59.77  – $77.87

Reporting to the Director, Mental Health, the Nurse Practitioner (NP) will provide primary care, consultative services and care planning for patients with a mental health and/or addiction diagnosis to clients in our inpatient and outpatient programs. Primary care services will include both acute and chronic disease management including diabetes, COPD, and metabolic monitoring etc.  Through clinical consultation, staff education and research, the NP will promote best practices in mental health and addiction care for inpatients and outpatients.  The NP will demonstrate leadership in evidence-based practice, participate in quality improvement and act as a mentor to nurses and other interprofessional colleagues. The NP will be well supported within a collaborative team that includes physicians, support staff and 3 other NPs.

The NP is a Registered Nurse in the Extended Class with the College of Nurses of Ontario, who provides comprehensive advanced practice nursing services including health promotion, disease and injury prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and support for adult patients under the care of the Mental Health and addiction Program. The Nurse Practitioner has advanced knowledge and decision-making skills, in providing a comprehensive health focused approach in meeting the primary health care needs of the community we serve.

The NP provides patient care in accordance with legislative acts and frameworks guiding NP practice including those from the Brightshores hospital guidelines, policies and medical directives, College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO), the Regulated Health Professionals Act, 1991 (RHPA), the Public Hospitals Act, 1990 (PHA), the Nursing Act, 1991, established medical directives, and professional practice standards.  Within the scope of these acts and frameworks, the NP will demonstrate competency to autonomously diagnose, order and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe pharmaceuticals and perform procedures as appropriate.

Required:

  • Current registration in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse in the Extended Class (EC)
  • Current controlled substance education or willing to obtain
  • ACLS/BCLS or willing to obtain
  • Advanced clinical knowledge and implementation of evidence-based practice
  • Superior interpersonal, coaching, and leadership skills
  • Excellent decision making, problem recognition and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuing professional development
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office & electronic medical records
  • A strong desire and capacity to promote professional practice, recovery model and excellence
  • Valid Driver’s license and access to a reliable insurable vehicle
  • Ability to travel to venues outside of assigned site
  • Recent satisfactory attendance and performance records
  • Adherence to Brightshores ‘CARE’ Behaviours (Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, Excellence) and ‘LEAD’ Competencies (Lead by example, Empower, Achieve results, Develop others) and a commitment to a safe workplace free of violence and harassment
  • Advocates and supports a culture of patient safety and demonstrates an understanding of how the department service and assigned responsibilities contribute to overall patient safety at Brightshores through patient safety knowledge, skills and attitudes

Preferred

  • One (1) years or more of current experience in delivery of primary care services however new graduates are welcome to apply as we provide extensive onboarding and orientation program design to meet your clinical learning needs

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