Nurse Practitioner Lead, Regular Full-Time, Emergency Department, Assessment Centre, Home & Community Care

Job No: 202416
Location: Parry Sound

Nurse Practitioner Lead
Emergency Department, Assessment Centre, Home & Community Care
Job Posting: Non-Union 2024-16
Regular Full-Time

About the Organization

Located on the coast of beautiful Georgian Bay, our facility boasts the best that both nature and technology can offer. We work in one of Canada's most modern health care facilities and live in one of the country's top outdoor adventure destinations. You can get from desk to dock in 10 minutes!

West Parry Sound Health Centre (WPSHC) has always employed an innovative planning approach aimed at integrating services. Faced with the challenges of rural care delivery, WPSHC has partnered in regional alliances and created internal programming solutions that have benefited patient care and improved services throughout the catchment area.

Today our uniquely integrated health care organization includes Lakeland Long Term Care, six Nursing Stations delivering care to rural communities, management of District ambulance services and dispatch, and a full range of in-patient and out-patient programs associated with a 90-bed acute care hospital.

As well as being recognized as a "pace-setter" hospital for its unbroken string of balanced budgets, WPSHC's innovative approach to integration has benefited the community through more seamless local delivery of services, improved access to primary care, a wider understanding of local needs and the ability to respond as these needs continue to evolve. Additionally, these initiatives have resulted in cost savings through co-location and improved 'point-of-service' for clients.

For more information on WPSHC, please visit our website.

About the Opportunity

The West Parry Sound Health Centre has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Nurse Practitioner. WPSHC currently has an opening for a Nurse Practitioner Lead who will provide patient care with a strong emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention within the scope of practice and standards of care outlined in the Expanded Nursing Services for Patients Act and Regulations and the Practice Expectations Specific to the Registered Nurses in the Extended Class RN (EC).

Reporting to the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), this is a leadership position working within the Emergency Department at the West Parry Sound Health Centre and in collaboration with the Emergency Physician to assess, manage, and direct comprehensive patient care within their scope of practice. The Nurse Practitioner Lead is also responsible for professional and quality practice within the Emergency Department. The NP Lead will provide direct oversight to clinical externs, as well as administrative oversight for the Pay for Results (P4R) Program within the Emergency Department. In addition, the NP Lead will function as the Lead for the Assessment Centre, including staying informed about COVID-19 therapeutics and treatment pathways. The Nurse Practitioner Lead will also lead the Home and Community Care overflow patients, assessing and monitoring wounds and monitoring IV medication administration.

More About You

You will need a current Certificate of Competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario in the Extended Class to qualify for the role. You will also need to have:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN).
  • A current certificate of competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) in the Extended Class.
  • Demonstrated evidence of continuing education experience with emphasis on advanced clinical nursing practice skills related to primary health care.
  • Minimum of two years of general medical/surgical nursing experience.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in emergency room nursing experience.
  • Excellent leadership, critical decision-making, and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in effectively working within and leading a multidisciplinary team.
  • Excellent communication skills and collaboration when interacting with patients, family members, and other care team members.
  • Must have a valid Ontario driver’s license, clean driver’s abstract, and access to a vehicle, as travel may be required;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of various computer applications and software related to healthcare programs;
  • Demonstrated satisfactory attendance levels, work performance, disciplinary history, and positive work references;
  • Master’s Degree in Nursing, Nurse Practitioner Program would be an asset;
  • Formal managerial training would be an asset.
  • Membership with the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario and the Nurse Practitioner’s Association of Ontario would be an asset;
  • B.C.L.S., A.C.L.S., T.N.C.C., P.A.L.S. are all considered an asset.

The ideal candidate's work will exemplify WPSHC's core values: compassion, accountability, rights and responsibilities, excellence, and safety.

New graduates are encouraged to apply!

Please note: For the safety and well-being of our patients, employees, and visitors, we require proof of COVID-19 vaccination before commencing employment. Exceptions may be made for individuals who are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine for legislated protected reasons (e.g. medical exemption). All incumbents in this position will be required to provide a clear vulnerable sector check as a condition of employment.

About the Benefits

In return for your dedication, you will be rewarded with a competitive hourly wage based on experience. In addition, you can look forward to the following array of benefits:

  • Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)
  • Comprehensive Extended Health & Dental Plan  
  • Competitive Wage
  • Relocation Assistance ($2,500 -$5,000) depending on your location
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
  • Bursary funding and paid time for education and professional development
  • Wellness Program & onsite gym

Best of all, you will be welcomed into a supportive interdisciplinary team environment that will allow you to develop a wide breadth of skills. This is an opportunity to grow in an established and highly respected organization, using your experience and skills to inspire a direct and positive impact on the community.

West Parry Sound Health Centre is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities to ensure equal participation. 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.

Personal information submitted will be used for the purpose of this competition only.

Please be advised the WPSHC property is smoke-free.


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About Parry Sound

Parry Sound is a beautiful town, located on the shores of an inland “ocean”, Georgian Bay. The area boasts many beautiful beaches, parks and trails. It is ideally situated just off highway 400, in the Southermost part of Northern Ontario. This charming waterfront town is within a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and home to 6,500 residents in the town itself, and over 14,000 in the immediate area. In summer, the population grows to nearly 100,000 people with seasonal residents, making for a very interesting dynamic! The area boasts several Provincial Parks and unlimited water for boating, canoeing/kayaking, fishing and things to do. In the winter, Parry Sound has a thriving snowmobiling, ice fishing, skiing and snowshoeing industry. The lakes generally freeze by January, and snow abounds in the area! In the summer the area swells with cottagers and visitors, who have discovered the beauty and hospitality of the region.
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