Nurse Practitioner - Full Time

1 week ago(1/11/2018 8:48 AM)
Job ID
Job Type
Full time
Cancer Program
Career Level
Years of Experience

Job Description

Full Time Nurse Practitioner (ONA KW)



Monday – Friday

Days and Evenings



The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is an integral member of the Grand River Hospital (GRH) palliative care team. The NP is a self-directed advanced practice nurse prepared at the graduate and post graduate level, who functions in an expanded nursing role in a collaborative practice model. Working in collaboration with a physician or group of physicians, the NP manages and provides comprehensive care to formulate clinical decisions for adults faced with life threatening illnesses. The target population for the Palliative NP practice is individuals with advanced cancer, congestive heart failure, renal failure, and/or progressive life threatening illness who wish to receive palliative care in their home environment.


Principal responsibilities include: utilizing and demonstrating a comprehensive theoretical knowledge base and advanced level of clinical competence in caring for patients involving a palliative care to care to address psychosocial and spiritual concerns; collecting data about the health of the patient, determining a medical diagnosis for symptomatic concerns and treating complex responses of individuals and families to optimize their quality of life, comfort, dignity and security; playing a leadership role and performing quality improvement and administrative responsibilities; participating in policy and procedure development; performing research activities; delivering, coordinating and participating in education and professional development activities/programs. The Palliative NP demonstrates autonomy by assuming responsibility and accountability to independently communicate a diagnosis, prescribe drugs and order a range of diagnostic tests within the scope of practice; specifically, developing a comprehensive palliative approach to care in partnership with the patient and their family. The focus of the role is to build a transitional model of care with Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (WW LHIN) to support patients and their families to have seamless transitions between hospital and community setting. The Palliative Care NP works collaboratively to communicate the mutually negotiated plan of care with the most responsible physicians/NPs both in the acute and community setting. This includes WW LHIN care coordinators, community nurses, and the interprofessional team members within GRH and community. The GRH Palliative Care NP will practice at GRH and within the community setting. This is a senior nursing leadership position within the domains of direct clinical care, organizational leadership, education, research, and consultation.



• Completion of a recognized Masters Degree program in Nursing 

• Acute care nurse practitioner or primary health care nurse practitioner required
• Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as RN(EC) required
• CON(C) or CHPCN required
• Minimum of three (3) years experience in Oncology, Medicine, and/or Palliative care as a Nurse Practitioner required
• Current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support
• Experience in and or understanding of nursing research, program planning and evaluation methodology
• Eligibility for Faculty Cross Appointment with McMaster Faculty of Nursing
• Ability to perform duties in a professional and courteous manner and produce high quality work while meeting deadlines in accordance to GRH standards
• Exercise initiative and good judgment with ability to multi-task
• Compliance with confidentiality requirements
• Effective organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
• Demonstrated coaching, mentoring skills as well as superior presentation and consultative skills
• Knowledge of applicable legislative, GRH and/or departmental standards
• Client service oriented, ability to effectively work with diversity and appreciate differences in opinions, backgrounds and characteristics
• Commitment to collaborative practice
• Ability to utilize information technology
• Demonstrated teaching and mentoring skills
• Strong awareness and utilization of clinical best practice and evidence based care
• Good attendance record


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