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Overview: The Nurse Practitioner provides services to complex clients who include the individual throughout their lifespan, the family, and the community, with strong emphasis on health promotion, patient education and disease prevention.major responsibilitiesassessmentWorking within the scope of practice of the RN (EC), performs a comprehensive health or symptom directed assessment synthesizes data from multiple sources to make diagnosis, as part of the health care teamSpend adequate time with the client to determine the presence of existing and potential health problems, with a major focus on related lifestyle, psychological, sociocultural, and environmental risk factors which may influence the client’s health status, deals with these personally or by referral to or in consultation with, other health care providers and agencies/servicesIn accordance with the philosophy of primary health care, encourages clients and families to take responsibility for their own health by involving... them in risk factor and health problem identification, goal setting, and the choices of interventions for disease treatment and prevention, health promotionWorks collaboratively and in consultation with the collaborating physicians and specialists as defined in the RN(EC) scope of practice “Expectation for consultation with physicians”Works within medical directives as established and approved by CMHA Durham and the collaborating physicianDetermine, orders and interprets the results of indicated screening and diagnostic laboratory tests, within the scope of practiceDetermines, orders and interprets the results of indicated diagnostic imaging within the scope of practiceKeeps complete, accurate, legible and timely records of client’s visits, which will provide information to assist other practitioners in continuing the client’s careSees clients at the clinic with scheduled and urgent visitsParticipates as a member of the Emergency Response TeamTreatmentIdentifies and responds to urgent/emergent health issues in collaboration with the Mission United teamProvides advanced nursing care and treatment (including pharmacological, complementary therapies and/or counselling interventions) for complex clients and based on best practices for the target populationPrescribe drugs included in the Schedules of the Regulations to treat diseases or disorders within the RN(EC) scope of practiceMonitors the efficacy and adjusts the clinical care plan to meet client needsDocuments using client health records, refers to and arranges follow-up as necessaryImplements strategies to foster independent and healthy lifestylesSynthesizes information from individual clients to identify broader implications within the social context of the clientAssesses and manages the care of families, in collaboration with team membersSynthesize information from individual clients to identify broader implications for health within the communityUses community assessment data to identify community needs and resources and develops, implements and evaluates appropriate programmingEnsures that encounter forms and other statistics have been recorded and participates in their analysis Education/Advisory Help clients to identify and use appropriate health resourcesInvolve clients in decisions about their own healthMotivate clients to take action for their own healthInitiate health education and other activities that assist, promote and support clients as they strive to achieve the highest possible level of healthDevelop and provide health education for clients and communitiesAdvocates for services that best respond to the needs of clientsOrganizational RoleMaintaining current knowledge of policy manuals, reading minutes of meetings and keeping up to date with organizational happeningsContributing to the efficient functioning of the organization and the attainment of goalsBasing practice on sound theoretical knowledge and best practicesArranging priorities as necessary to perform tasksKnowing established work and administrative proceduresRisk ManagementMinimizes risks adhering to Mission United Policies, Procedures and Practices for identifying, assessing, evaluating and reducing risks to keep staff and clients as safe as possibleSkills:Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program Certificate (or recognized equivalent)Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing requiredCurrent registration and good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario as an RN(EC) requiredCurrent Membership with a professional practice association preferredEvidence of professional practice liability insurance requiredSound knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Health Care Consent Act, and other related legislation in OntarioSound knowledge of psychotropic medications including usage and potential side effectsAbility to manage a system of medication checks ensuring accuracyAbility to develop and maintain positive relationships clients, community, partners and represent the agency in a professional manner at all timesExcellent communication (written and verbal) skills and ability to formally present information to individuals or groups in order to develop, implement and monitor nursing care plans and attend meetingsAbility to resolve complex client problems in order to ensure a high standard of health serviceExcellent assessment and organizational skillsAbility to work with individuals of diverse backgroundsFlexibility to adapt to changeAbility to work independently when necessaryAbility to think critically and creativelyAbility to make accurate advanced nursing assessments and implement best practicesAbility to minimize risks adhering to established policies and proceduresAbility to participate as a member of a high performance multi-disciplinary teamAbility to effectively attain, or exceed, organizational goals and objectives and proactively drive quality improvementKnowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook), internetUp to date CPR and First AidEFFORTSits, stands and walks daily in order to perform the duties of the jobConcentration, attentiveness and creativity required daily to assess clients, administer medications/ injections, attend meetings, manage system of medicine administration, prepare documents, listen to clients, use nursing equipment, etc., as well as may lift walkers and push wheelchairs as neededCommitted to self-care to maintain therapeutic competenciesWorking Conditions:Works in a medical office environment, may also be required to work in residential homes, doctors’ offices, and sheltersExposure to clients in crisisExposure to abusive/irate clients, deadlines, multiple demands, distractions/Interruptions Exposure to hazards such as blood and bodily fluids and cleaning fluidsApplication Procedure Deadline for application is May 14, 2024
Oshawa ON


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