Nurse Practitioner, Eating Disorders Program - Full-time (1.0)

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CHEO is one of the few stand-alone, global leaders in pediatric health and is home to nearly 4,000 staff and physicians dedicated to helping children and youth live their best lives. Every year, CHEO helps more than 500,000 children and youth from Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec, Nunavut, and Northern Ontario.

Across Canada and the world CHEO continues to be selected by local, national and international competitions showcasing employers who lead their sector in offering exceptional workplaces for their employees. CHEO is also recognized for excelling in our work delivering world-class care to children, youth and their families. Over the years, CHEO has been selected time and again as an organization that leads and innovates in the ways we support our staff and our community. These tributes are a testament to the passion and dedication of our exceptional staff, medical staff, learners and volunteers .

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DESCRIPTION:
This position provides ongoing health care monitoring and provision of primary health care to clients receiving intensive treatment through the Eating Disorder Program at CHEO.  Working collaboratively with other members of the Eating Disorders Team, the Nurse Practitioner will have a lead role in working with community and provincial partners to facilitate referrals/assessments to all levels of the program. Together with other members of the Eating Disorders Team, the Nurse Practitioner will participate in the clinical assessment and collaborative medical management of youth with eating disorders. . In addition to their key role in providing expert nursing care to patients and families, they will also have expertise in consultation, collaborative practice models, leadership, education, research, evidence based practice, coordination and standardization of care, and knowledge transfer. 

POSITION DESCRIPTION
•    Deliver comprehensive patient care  across all levels of programming, in collaboration with the Adolescent Health Physicians, Psychiatrists and other interdisciplinary eating disorder professionals.
•    Provide clinical leadership and evidence based expertise to community agencies who provide mental health services for youth with eating disorders.
•    Support patient flow throughout the eating disorder program at CHEO and within the provincial network by triaging referrals and arranging formal assessments.
•    Respond to consultations from provincial partners and community hospitals. 
•    Liaise with family physicians and those providing care management services for youth 18 years of age who are transitioning to adult services.
•    Advise on quality issues and support quality improvement initiatives.
•    Collaborate with academic/research institutions through shared projects and/or joint appointments.
•    Perform work in accordance with the provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations and the organizations corporate/departmental policies and procedures related to Occupational Health and Safety.
•    Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor.
                                        


QUALIFICATIONS

•    Vulnerable Sector Check                                            (Essential)
•    Master’s Degree in Nursing                                        (Essential)
•    Nurse Practitioner Certificate from a recognized program                             (Essential)
•    Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as RN in the Extended Class                    (Essential)
•    Member of RNAO or NPAO                                        (Essential)
•    Current BCLS                                                (Essential)
•    Three to five years of relevant clinical experience within a nursing/primary care environment            (Essential)
•    One to two years of experience providing mental health support and services ideally with persons experiencing 
eating disorders                                                (Preferred)
•    Demonstrated organizational, conceptual and leadership skills                            (Essential)
•    Demonstrated advanced practice skills and competence in interpersonal relationships, problem solving,        (Essential)
communication, negotiation, and innovation.
•    Knowledge of mental health, medical, psychological, pharmacological  treatment of                (Essential)
eating disorders and comorbid conditions in youth.
•    Experience with teaching/training of other service providers                            (Preferred)
•    Comprehensive ability to use computer technology                                (Essential)
•    Proficiency with MS Office, Outlook and various database software                        (Essential)
•    Valid driver’s license and access to own transportation                            (Essential)
•    Bilingualism (French/English)                                                   (Preferred)

CHEO values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process and welcome interest from all qualified applicants.

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We thank all those who apply, however, only those to be interviewed will be contacted.