Nurse Practitioner - Specialized Geriatric Services

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Bargaining Unit:
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Job Type:
Full Time
Specialized Geriatric Program
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Date Posted:
October 26, 2022
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Closing Date:
December 21, 2022

Bluewater Health, with locations in Sarnia and Petrolia, cares for the residents of Sarnia-Lambton. With close to 2,500 staff, Professional Staff and volunteers, Bluewater Health provides an array of specialized acute, complex continuing care, allied health and ambulatory care services. State-of-the-art facilities, which opened in 2010, contribute to Bluewater Health’s Mission: We create exemplary healthcare experiences with patients and families every time. For more information about Bluewater Health, visit or follow us on Facebook and YouTube.

The successful applicant will work in compliance with all relevant and applicable legislation and Hospital Policies and Procedures, will practice the Bluewater Health Standards of Performance Excellence and will fulfill their role within the Attendance Support Program parameters. The successful applicant will also possess effective communication and interpersonal skills, will have the ability to work independently and as part of a team, and will have strong attention to detail and accuracy.

Each member of Bluewater Health is called to embrace patient and family-centred care in its fullest form. This includes using techniques and strategies to communicate “I care and I respect you,” providing information in a way patients and families can understand, listening to patients and families to learn what an exemplary healthcare experience means to them, and seeking their perspective throughout their stay and during improvement initiatives.

Nursing is a self-regulated profession governed through the College. A nurse is responsible for practicing in accordance with the standards of the profession, and for keeping current and competent throughout his/her nursing career (College of Nurses of Ontario, 2009).


• College of Nurses of Ontario registration in the Extended Class (NP-Primary Health Care or NP-Adult) required
• Baccalaureate in Nursing (BScN) required
• Masters Degree in Nursing (MScN or MN) required
• CNA Certification of Gerontology Nursing preferred (or achieved within 12 months of accepting the position)
• Current BLS certification required
• Current GPA or NVCI preferred
• Current wound care certifications (an asset)
• CNA certification of Psychiatry nursing (an asset)

Skill, Ability and Experience:

• Minimum 5 years’ experience in geriatric nursing preferred, preferably in a community or ambulatory care setting
• Effective interpersonal listening, time management, organizational, teamwork, leadership, problem solving and networking skills
• Demonstrates interest and compassion with regard to older adults and their families
• Demonstrates excellent communication skills with clients and families
• Demonstrates understanding of an expertise in working with dementia
• Demonstrated ability in program/service development including planning, implementation, evaluation, and promotion required
• Creative and innovative in delivery of expert care, with demonstrated skills in project management/change management required
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively on an interdisciplinary team

Principal Duties:

• Participates in a comprehensive assessment of clients including vital signs, weight, systems and functional review, cognition screening, vision and hearing assessments
• Assists with assessment, treatment, planning and coordination of client care.
• Consults with a Geriatrician or other expert when the patient’s condition requires care beyond the NP’s scope of practice
• Maintains current knowledge of seniors health nursing and interdisciplinary practice
• Act as a role model and provide leadership in clinical practice, education, research, and quality management.
• Collaborate with other disciplines to best meet the needs of both the patient and their family
• Establishing stroke linkages with care partners across the continuum
• Support and embrace the philosophy of Service Excellence and Patient and Family-Centred Care
• Helps foster a culture of safety and partnering with each other to improve the safety of patient care processes and systems
• Interact with others in a way that advances the goals of the organization through co-operative working relation.
• Perform reflecting the Mission, Vision, Values and Code of Conduct of Bluewater Health
• Participates in unit/department and Hospital Quality Improvement initiatives
• Completes continuing education requirements as necessary
• Acts as a coach, mentor, resource and positive role model for new staff and students
• Other related duties as assigned

Selection will be made on the basis of skill, ability, experience and qualifications as per Article 10.07 of the ONA Collective Agreement.

Bluewater Health is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code. Upon individual request, hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities. If you require any accommodations to fully and fairly participate in the application, interview or selection processes, please contact the Human Resources Department at (519) 464-4400 extension 8391 or and we will endeavor to provide a suitable accommodation in a manner that takes into account your accessibility needs.

We thank you in advance for your interest in Bluewater Health, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with Bluewater Health policy, offers of employment to prospective employees are conditional upon the successful completion and disclosure of a Police Records/Vulnerable Sector Check.