• Nurse Practitioner, Full-Time

    Job Location CA-ON-Kitchener
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/2/2019 10:19 AM)
    Job ID
    Job Type
    Full time
    Cancer Program
    Career Level
    Years of Experience
  • Job Description

    Full Time Nurse Practitioner 


    HOURS OF WORK: 7.5 Hour Shifts; Days and Evenings
    Monday – Friday



    The Hematology/Oncology Nurse Practitioner RN (EC) is an integral member of the Grand River Regional Cancer team. The Nurse Practitioner 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, directs and provides comprehensive care for a select patient population in a collaborative interdisciplinary team environment.


    Principal responsibilities include: utilizing and demonstrating a comprehensive theoretical knowledge base and advanced level of clinical competence in caring for patients involving collecting and interpreting data about the health of the patient, determining a medical diagnosis and treating complex responses of individuals and families to actual or potential problems including the psychosocial component; 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 nurse practitioner 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, prescribing systemic therapy once an initial plan has been determined by the oncologist/hematologist, side effect management, admission, and discharge of this specialized patient population. 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
    • Adult nurse practitioner or primary health care nurse practitioner required
    • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as RN(EC) required
    • CON(C) required
    • Minimum of two (2) years recent experience in Hematology / Oncology as a nurse practitioner required
    • Current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support
    • ACLS certification preferred
    • 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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