Humber River Hospital is committed to revolutionizing patient care for our diverse community. At North America’s first fully digital hospital, the future is very exciting for our people and programs. And we’re looking for exceptional individuals to join our great team: people who share our passion to deliver excellent, patient-focused, expert care. The Hospital is formally affiliated with both the University of Toronto and Queen’s University.
Right now we’re looking for a Full Time Nurse Practitioner to join in our Critical Care, Cardiology, Oncology and Respiratory Services team.
We are seeking a an individual who will be able to perform as a member of a specialized interdisciplinary Oncology Palliative Care Program, in the role of Nurse Practitioner using advanced practice skills to provide assessment, coordination and provision of services to clients/families including crises intervention and short term management.
- Integrates best practice guidelines and current evidence-based research into clinical practice for in-patient and ambulatory clinic Oncology and Oncology Palliative Care population
- Partner collaboratively with the medical oncologists, hospitalist and other inter-professional team members in managing the care of the Oncology and Oncology Palliative Care patient population to full scope of NP practice within in-patient and ambulatory settings
- Orders and reviews patient pathology and imaging results, labs and discuss with hospitalist and/or medical oncologist to create future treatment and symptom management plans. Will be discussed with the patients and family, interdisciplinary team and community partners
- Meets with the patient to introduce palliative care, assess and discuss palliative needs, discuss and document an advanced care palliative plan in collaboration with the health care team
- Is available to hospitalists/medical oncologists in both in-patient and ambulatory settings to assist with difficult/complex issues in relation to life limiting illnesses and advanced care planning
- Refer patients to palliative care services in the community or to specialized cancer services (radiation oncology, Palliative Care Unit, Hospice, Visiting physician, etc)
- Integration of best practice guidelines and current evidence-based research into clinical practice for a select patient population
- Identification of areas of improvement to promote ongoing quality assurance, plans, implements, evaluates and reports on outcomes
- Evaluation of outcomes for the programs and make recommendations for change in consultation with Program Director, Manager and Physician Leader
- Development of linkages with external partners as appropriate to ensure continuity of care
- Provision of care for in-patient and ambulatory Oncology patients in consultation with Physicians and the interdisciplinary team
- Evaluation of outcomes of patient care in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team.
- In keeping with professional standards of practice, obtains and/or disseminates only that information which is relevant to meeting the client’s identified needs and with appropriate legal authorization, either in the form of signed consents or direct authorization from the client or designated substitute decision-maker.
- Utilization of expert communication skills by being a link between the client, consultants, resources and the referral source which may be required to coordinate the provision of service to the client.
- Works in a manner to ensure safety to oneself, clients and their families, colleagues and the work environment.
- Participates in reflective practice as per identified college standards
- Provides input for the development of the Oncology Clinic planning.
- Participates in strategic planning for new Cancer -related services
- Provides coaching and mentorship to Nurses caring for Oncology patients
- Provides training and education related to evidence-based Oncology practice and knowledge among staff members
- Assists in the training and development of staff specific to Oncology patients
- NP – Adult, RN(EC), Registration in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
- Masters degree in Nursing with clinical focus in oncology
- Member of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario and Oncology Nursing Certification(CNA)
- Minimum 3 years experience in acute oncology.
- Systemic therapy experience a must.
- Knowledge of oncology, community resources, crisis work and a working knowledge of the Regulated Health Profession Act, Mental Health Act, Health Care Consent Act and Substitute Decisions Act.
- Demonstrated Knowledge of the principles of adult education
- Demonstrated experience and proficiency in the provision of effective clinical consultation.
- Strong interpersonal communication skills and ability to establish positive relationships with all staff, clients, families, and community agencies
- Excellent problem solving ability and critical thinking skills and able to work independently in collaboration with interdisciplinary team
- Excellent computer skills using Microsoft office suite
- Knowledge of Quality Improvement process, data analysis and program development Sensitivity to multi-cultural issues
- Demonstrated commitment to excellence in patient/family centered care
- Able to work independently with minimal support.
- Valid driver’s license and availability of a car
- Excellent attendance and discipline free record required.
Hours of work: Monday to Friday Day Shift – some flexibility is required ( hours subject to change)
Hourly Rate: $53.93 - $67.24
Union Group: ONA
Why Humber? Why Now?
Humber River Hospital is on an exciting transformation journey of redefining patient care, as we leverage the most advanced technologies to enhance all aspects of delivering high-quality, safe care. We continue to build a people-centered workplace with excellent staff and physician engagement by hiring passionate, diverse and inclusive healthcare professionals. People who care and encompass our values of Compassion, Professionalism and Respect. People who are committed to making a positive difference.
We are a Studer Group hospital, focused on building our evidence-based leadership practice and hardwiring a culture that WOWs.
Humber River Hospital is a member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN), which is a dynamic network of academic health organizations providing leading edge research, teaching and clinical care.
We have collaborated with TAHSN member institutions in addressing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our membership in TAHSN supports our strategic pillar of advancing Humber River Hospital as a community academic hospital.
Humber River Hospital was the recipient of the 2021 Excellence in Patient Safety Award by the Canadian College of Health Leaders. This award recognizes teams that are committed to improving patient safety within a healthcare environment, through leadership, innovation, culture, and best practises.
Why? Because at Humber River Hospital, we know it is our people and our ability to innovate that allows us to consistently deliver a great patient experience and the best quality outcomes. After all, we are the hospital that believes exceptional care...healthier community.
Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Humber River Hospital, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the hired employee’s first date of employment Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Hospital’s obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis