Health PEI is seeking to fill a number of Nurse Practitioner opportunities including:
-Full-time permanent NP opportunity in O'Leary (Western PEI);
-Full-time permanent NP opportunity in Tyne Valley (Western PEI); and
-Full-time temporary/casual NP opportunities
*Please note - relocation assistance may be available in accordance with Treasury Board Policy.
*If interested in learning more, please contact Sheila Kerry, Health Recruiter, email@example.com or (902) 620-3872.
The Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner functions autonomously within a collaborative practice setting while providing advanced holistic care of acute and chronic illness to clients across the lifespan. The Nurse Practitioner manages a client caseload as an integral member of a Primary Health Care Network Team, and will work at other Primary Health Care Network sites.
-Perform comprehensive, focused health assessments, including a health history and physical examination using a holistic framework and multiple assessment techniques relevant to a client’s stage of development, culture and health.
-Analyze client symptoms and assessment data by applying the principles of pathophysiology, pathogenesis, epidemiology, demographics and relevant research; determine the need for, order, and interpret the results of relevant screening diagnostic tests.
-Discuss with and involve clients in decision making regarding their health, and in taking responsibility for their health.
-Systematically compare and contrast clinical, behavioural and diagnostic data to determine differential and working diagnosis.
-Provide direct guidance and counseling on health promotion and illness prevention strategies in accordance with client health status and needs, participate in the overall evaluation of the practice setting’s programs and services.
-Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams and community members to identify client population health needs and resources, and provide input as requested for community health programs.
-Ensure professional standards and clinical competence are reflected in all educational content taught by Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner
-Willing to participate with in-patient care as appropriate; and,
-Perform other related duties as required.
-Must have a Masters Degree in Nursing as a Nurse Practitioner or graduation from or completed the requirements to graduate from an approved and recognized All Ages Nurse Practitioner program. Extensive experience working as Registered Nurse is required.
-Eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse with the endorsement as a Nurse Practitioner with ARNPEI.
-Critical thinking proficiency to assess, analyze, diagnose, select treatment, evaluate, and refer patients with common acute or chronic health conditions, or for health promotion / illness prevention.
-Skilled in independent performance of advanced elective procedures.
-Demonstrated ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary environment with excellent collaborative, team building and consultative skills.
-Excellent communication (verbal and written), facilitation and interpersonal skills in dealing with clients, families, community groups, professional colleagues, and referral partners.
-Thorough knowledge and proficiency in medical and nursing physical assessment and treatment methods.
-Demonstrated ability to prepare and present information on health promotion and illness prevention to the community and practice setting staff.
-Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
-The successful applicant must meet minimal productivity requirement; demonstrated ability to be self directed
-Must possess a valid driver’s license and have access to a reliable vehicle.
-The successful applicant must have a good previous work and attendance record.
-Previous community based Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner experience preferred.
-Previous experience in leadership roles would be an asset.
-Additional relevant education and experience would be an asset.
-The successful applicant must provide a satisfactory criminal records check prior to beginning employment.