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Nurse Practitioner

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted July 27, 2022.

McMaster Children’s Hospital 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 Pediatric Neurology Program is an ambulatory clinic of the Specialty Pediatric Services at MCH. The program provides an interprofessional approach with expertise in Neurology education and management.

The NP reports to the Director, Child and Youth Acute Care, and the Chief of Interprofessional Practice.The Nurse Practitioner (NP) for the Neurology service of McMaster Children’s Hospital will provide leadership and promote excellence in pediatric family centered nursing care through expert clinical practice, education, consultation and research. The NP would support the clinical activity of the Neurologists and the associated patient care and interventions through the Neurology service. This would include the areas of the pediatric emergency department, inpatients and the outpatient clinics. Collaborating with the interdisciplinary team members, and using a patient and family centered model of care, the NP is responsible to: provide direct patient care, coordination of care, discharge planning, and the coordination of related community and other resources for this patient population; tutor and mentor nursing and other health professional students as appropriate, and participate in continuing education activities to integrate the role of the NP in the program and academic settings; initiate, participate, and/or lead programs, presentations, publications, evaluations, research initiatives and other system changes to continue the enhancement of interdisciplinary care teams. The NP will work in partnership with General Pediatrics, consultants, nursing and other members of the health care team to provide comprehensive medical assessment, management and education. The NP reports to the Director, Critical Care and Ambulatory Services, McMaster Children’s Hospital, and the Chief of Nursing Practice.

1. Current Certificate of Registration in the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse Extended Class RN(EC)
2. Completion of a Post-Master’s of Nursing – Nurse Practitioner program with a focus in Nursing, with an Advances Practice Nurse Certificate in Pediatrics, (NP-Pediatrics)
3. Minimum 2-3 years experience in applying advanced neurology knowledge, physical assessment skills, diagnostic interventions and self-care or caregiver-lead management skills for patients in an ambulatory setting
4. Proficiency in performing history and examination of the infant, toddler, child and adolescent
5. Knowledge and assessment of developmental milestones at all stages of pediatric development including the unique aspects of adolescent development.
6. Experience and ability to lead and facilitate the development and implementation of basic and advanced education programs for patients, families, staff, other health professionals
7. Experience in providing leadership to the development and implementation of policies and best practice guidelines pertaining to neurology management and its evaluation
8. Experience in the development and maintenance of medical directives
9. Demonstrated skills and experience in research and program development
10. Demonstrated ability for independent action, initiative, problem solving, critical thinking, organization and prioritization
11. Demonstrated mastery of effective communication with patients and coworkers, both written and verbal
12. Demonstrated ability to work in a consultative role with the members of the multidisciplinary team
13. Demonstrated ability to be flexible and adapt positively to constantly changing clinical situations
14.Demonstrated ability to utilize information technology
15. Committed to acquire new knowledge and ensure competency
16. Able to handle significant daily psychological and emotional stress in dealing with parents of critically or chronically ill children
17. Eligible for cross appointment with McMaster University School of Nursing at the undergraduate and graduate level

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 Human Resources 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