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Acute Nurse Practitioner

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted September 19, 2022.

Acute Nurse Practitioner
Job Number: 100026
Job: Nursing
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: McMaster University Medical Centre
Organization: MCH-CYMH and Clinics
Status: Regular Full-time
Hours per week: 37.5
Number of Openings: 1
Union Code: Non Union Employees
Minimum Salary: 49.2000 Hourly
Maximum Salary: 63.0800
Post Date: Sep 20, 2022, 4:00:00 AM

Close Date (Period for Applying) – External

: Sep 27, 2022, 3:59:00 AM

Unit Summary

McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH) is part of the Hamilton Health Sciences’ family of hospitals. MCH serves a community of 2.3 million people from south central Ontario and beyond. The MCH Gender Diversity Program runs an ambulatory clinic that is part of the Mental Health Program portfolio. It provide gender affirming care for trans and gender diverse youth.

Position Summary

As a member of the interdisciplinary Health Care Team, the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (RN-EC) uses clinical expertise and in-depth knowledge of children, adolescents and families, with a focus on gender affirming care processes and issues, to plan patient care and evaluate clinical practice across the continuum of care for children and adolescents and their families. This also includes the application of knowledge and treatment interventions for co-morbid mental health presentations.

Schedule Work Hours

Monday to Friday; days (some evenings and weekends may be required)


– Minimum of 5 years clinical experience in a pediatric mental health setting and experience with gender affirming treatment.
– In-depth knowledge of trans-specific healthcare needs and social determinants of health impacting trans, non-binary and gender-diverse communities in Hamilton, considered an asset
– Demonstrated knowledge with the Mental Health Act, Consent to Treatment Act, Child and Family Services -Act, and World Professional Association for Transgender Health guidelines.
– Relevant pediatric and adolescent gender affirming care experience required
– Demonstrated ability to work using an intersectional, anti-oppressive and anti-racist approach
1. Current Registration in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse Extended Class (RNEC)
2. Master’s of Nursing.
3. Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (RNEC) or Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (RNEC)
4. Clinical nursing focus and expertise in Child and Adolescent Nursing
5. Clinical nursing focus and expertise in Child and Adolescent Mental Health
6. Minimum of 3 years child and adolescent nursing experience
7. Demonstrated leadership, problem-solving and communication skills
8. Demonstrated ability to organize and coordinate the care of the pediatric patient with an eating disorder related illness in a family centred care environment
9. Demonstrated ability to foster collegial relationships within and amongst teams
10. Demonstrated expertise and knowledge in program development, performance assessment, evaluation, quality improvement activities
11. Demonstrated ability and interest in research related to pediatric eating disorders
12. Eligible for cross appointment to the McMaster University School of Nursing at both the undergraduate and graduate levels

As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Employee Health Services.

Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact HR Operations at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment

Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset

If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements:

Article 30 (k), CUPE Collective Agreement

Article 10.7 (d), ONA Collective Agreement

Article 13.01 (b) (ii), OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement

Article 14.04, OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement

Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreement