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Job Posting Number:
J0622-1309
Job Title:
Nurse Practitioner
Job Category:
Nursing
Unit:
Mental Health Acute
Job Type:
Permanent Full Time
Open Positions:
1
City, Province, Country:
Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
Date Posted:
September 27, 2022
Closing Date:
October 28, 2022
Salary:
$51.53 - $55.86/Hour
Union:
ONA

As part of the Cornwall Community Hospital, you will uphold the mission, vision and ICARE values in order to create a safe environment for patients/clients, families, staff, physicians and volunteers, recognizing 'Patient Safety' and our hospital's 'Senior Friendly Strategies' as a top priority in creating a culture of safety and 'The Workplace of Choice'. Cornwall Hospital is committed to providing an accessible work environment. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in the recruitment/selection process.

Summary of responsibilities

Reporting to the Director, Inpatient Mental Health Services, the Nurse Practitioner (NP) works collaboratively with health care professionals from across the hospital, CCH’s Community Addiction and Mental Health Services (CAMHS), and other community services, including primary care providers, to assist in the provision and of care for patients who are admitted to the Inpatient Mental Health Unit (IMHU). The NP coordinates patient care by working collaboratively with our interdisciplinary teams to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate clinical interventions units as well as embody a culture of caregiver inclusion in the patient’s plan of care.

The incumbent will demonstrate autonomy while assuming accountability and the authority to independently communicate a diagnosis, prescribe drugs and order a range of diagnostic tests as per approved hospital directives and the College of Nurses. The NP will provide care which includes assessments, diagnosis, counselling, screening, referral, education, treatment and follow-up. The NP may also admit and discharge Mental Health patients in collaboration with the Attending Psychiatrists. They will act as a liaison and consultant to other health care providers and regional partners regarding patient care and health services. Provide leadership in the transfer of knowledge into practice in nursing and related fields appropriate to the clinical focus.

Upholds the mission, vision and ICARE values of the Cornwall Community Hospital, in order to create a safe environment for patients/clients, families, staff, physicians and volunteers, recognizing “Patient Safety” and our hospital’s “Senior Friendly Strategies” as a top priority in creating a culture of safety and “The Workplace of Choice”.

Requirements of the job

• Current Registration from the College of Nurses of Ontario in the Extended Class
• Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from a recognized University
• A minimum of three years of experience in working with clients who are experiencing addiction/mental health issues
• Experience with working with interprofessional health care teams
• Demonstrated ability to manage numerous and diverse activities, organizing and prioritizing appropriately to meet demands and expectations
• Strong advocate for patient- and caregiver- centred care
• Ability to apply critical thinking to patient care
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of legal and ethical issues
• Advanced knowledge of the consultation process as they relate to individuals, groups and/or systems
• Excellent writing skills
• Knowledge of the regional health care system in the area of the discipline/specialty
• Demonstrated regular, punctual attendance
• Demonstrated commitment to patient safety
• Computer literacy (MS Office, Excel, Outlook)
• Functional level in English (oral and written)
Preferred:
• Membership with RNAO and the Nurse Practitioner’s Association of Ontario
• Certificate in Mental Health and Addictions for Nurse Practitioners
• Functional level in French (oral) an asset (and testing completed)