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Nurses: Nurse Practitioner (Full-Time)

Reference #00163
PostedFriday, June 12th, 2020 at 12:00am
ScopePublic Applications Accepted
PositionNurse Practitioner (Full-Time)
DepartmentCommunity Mental Health
Application DeadlineTuesday, June 30th, 2020 at 12:00am






Reporting directly to the Integrated Director, the Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a registered nurse in the extended class who holds a Master’s degree in Nursing with expertise in one or more clinical nursing specialties.  In keeping with Northumberland Hills Hospital’s mission, vision, and values, the NP is responsible for working together with the interprofessional team toward development, implementation, and evaluation of patient plans of care, and uses advanced knowledge, skill, and judgment in providing care and solutions for complex health-care issues for a specified patient population.

The NP utilizes a holistic approach that is grounded in evidence with an emphasis on health promotion and illness/injury prevention.  The role includes direct comprehensive patient care including advanced assessment, diagnosing, prescribing, ordering, and interpreting lab, radiology, and ultrasound tests as per defined regulations and legislated scope of practice.

In addition to direct clinical care, the NP plays a leading role in the development and implementation of applicable clinical guidelines and protocols, promotes the use of research and evidence-based practice, provides expert support and consultation, and facilitates system change. The NP is committed to lifelong learning and is committed to promoting, leading, and contributing to the learning of others.

This position is based within the Community Mental Health Services program with a primary focus on the clients within this out-patient mental health program. Additional responsibilities will include consultation and liaison within inpatient units and the emergency department.


- Master's Degree in Nursing required

- Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario in the  ExtendedClass;NP adult preferred, or a combination of Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate and previous relevant hospital experience

-Applicable specialty certification(s) preferred, including CNA-CPMHN(C)

-Experience in mental illness and addictions required

-Experience in outpatient/community mental health recovery preferred

-Experience as the MRP for individuals with chronic illnesses an asset

- Relevant professional and specialty organization membership(s) (e.g. RNAO/NPAO)

- Current BLS certificate required

- REMS certification preferred

- Demonstrates behaviors consistent with Northumberland Hospital core values

- Demonstrated critical thinking and decision-making skills

- Excellent assessment, planning, organizational, problem solving, communication, teaching, time management and evaluation skills

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills

-Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with patients, families, and all members of the interprofessional team

-Accomplished change agent

-Enhanced patient-centered care practices

Teaching experience in classroom and clinical settings.


-Able to work in an active, rapidly changing environment with multiple demands

-Demonstrates understanding of, compliance with, and commitment to patient safety responsibilities and corresponding hospital plans, policies, and procedures, to ensure a healthy and safe work environment

-Flexibility with excellent time management required

-Position includes consultation and liaison beyond the out-patient clinic setting, to inpatient units, the ED and to community locations, meeting with primary and other care providers as needed


Applicants are invited to forward their resume by Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 using one of the methods below. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in Northumberland Hills Hospital.

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