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Job Title:
NURSE PRACTITIONER, FT

Posted Date:
7/17/2019
Closing Date:
7/23/2019
Functional Discipline:
MENTAL HEALTH

Job Description
VACANCY DETAILS

VACANCY NUMBER: 0000016700JF

JOB TITLE: NURSE PRACTITIONER, FT
STATUS: FULL TIME
DEPARTMENT: MENTAL HEALTH & ADDICTIONS - RAPID ASSESSMENT ADDICTION MEDICINE (RAAM)
LOCATION: MULTI-SITE - SCS/WHS/GNG
HOURS OF WORK: 75 HOURS PER PAY PERIOD

POSTING DATE: 17 July 2019
CLOSING DATE: 23 July 2019

UNION: ONTARIO NURSES' ASSOCIATION
WAGE RANGE: 50.590 TO 57.670

POSITION OBJECTIVE:
Working to promote nursing excellence, quality client centered care and high professional standards, the Nurse Practitioner (Extended Class) will work as an integral member of the Rapid Assessment Addiction Medicine (RAAM) Clinic providing addictions consultation, education and support to patients, families and care-givers within the Mental Health & Addictions Program. The NP-EC will provide leadership, expert practice, education, consultation and research within a collaborative and inter-professional clinical team environment that reflects recovery/client centered principles, values and standards of care for mental health and addictions care.

QUALIFICATIONS:
o Registration in Good Standing with the Ontario College of Nurses - Extended Class License.
o Bachelor's degree in Nursing, Master's degree preferred.
o Successful completion of a Nurse Practitioner program from a recognized university.
o Minimum of three years' related clinical experience in mental health and/or addictions setting.
o Demonstrated knowledge of CNO Standards of Practice and commitment to maintaining reflective practice standards as described by CNO.
o Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certificate.
o Current SMG (Safe Management Group) or Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training.
o Knowledge of assessment and management for clients with complex mental health issues, inclusive of addictions/concurrent disorders.
o Demonstrated ability to conduct advanced focus or comprehensive health history, mental health/addictions/concurrent disorders assessment and physical assessment with identification of health needs and formulation of evidence-informed plan of care.
o Demonstrated knowledge of Canadian Standards of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, as well as relevant legislation, including the Mental Health Act, Health Care Consent Act, and Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA).
o Preference will be given to candidates who have the Canadian Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Certification (CPMHN) or to candidates willing to obtain certification within three (3) years.
o Demonstrated clinical leadership skills to organize and coordinate the care of clients in collaboration with the inter-professional care providers within a medical/surgical environment.
o Demonstrated commitment to professional development, ongoing education, quality improvement and integration of research into clinical practice.
o Ability to promote professional education and advanced knowledge through research and the evaluation/quality improvement activities related to the care of clients throughout the healthcare continuum.
o Advanced knowledge of trauma-informed practices and motivational interviewing techniques for the concurrent disorders population.
o Ability to be self-directed in clinical practice as required in the areas of assessment, diagnosis and therapeutics.
o Ability in areas relative to documentation, data collection and outcomes evaluation.
o Demonstrated organizational, problem solving, decision making, conflict resolution and critical thinking skills.
o Excellent interpersonal skills and effective oral/written communication skills.
o Applies Niagara Health values, professional practice standards, recovery/client-centered philosophy to patient care & service.
o Must be willing to work flexible hours to reflect patient population needs.
o Must have valid driver's license and reliable transportation as inter-site visits are required.
o Consistent and regular attendance is required.

Recruitment Specialist: Jen Freeman; (Please apply through eRecruit; Inquiries only: jennifer.freeman@niagarahealth.on.ca)

It is Niagara Health policy to give consideration to qualified internal applicants.

Niagara Health is committed to Employment Equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Niagara Health will provide accommodations through the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.