Nurse Practitioner - Regular Full Time

Unit Summary

St. Peter’s Hospital has specialized in enhancing the lives of seniors and those with chronic illness since 1890. A HHS complex care hospital on Maplewood Avenue in downtown Hamilton, St. Peter’s Hospital provides inpatient, outpatient, community-based programs and services that focus on Dementia, Aging, Palliative Care and Rehabilitation. St. Peter’s Hospital is committed to finding ways to minimize and manage the daily effects of lifelong illness by getting to know the person behind the illness. A high-touch, low-tech approach to caring ensures that the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of each patient are met every day. 

The Behavioural Health Program is a specialized service for adults who have a diagnosis of dementia and exhibit challenging behaviours. These behaviours may include verbally or physically responsive behaviours in relation to exit seeking, wandering, activities of daily living and social interaction. All admissions occur with the goal of discharge to a lower level of care. Admission can occur from home or another hospital. Admissions from Long Term Care (LTC) are for a 60 day assessment and treatment period with expected return to the bed held in LTC. Consultation with LTC staff occurs to ensure continuity of care when the person returns. 

Position Summary

The Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) in Behavioural Health,is a registered nurse in the extended class (Nurse Practitioner –Adult) from the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)with the advanced education and specialized skills/ knowledge to provide clinical care grounded in evidence based standards for the hospitalized patients in the Behavioural Health, St Peters Hospital. The Nurse Practitioner works autonomously, and in a collaborative practice model with the physicians from the Behavioural Health unit and/or physicians within the St Peters site, and in consultation/ collaboration with the interdisciplinary team, and with consultants according to their professional, ethical and legal standards outlined by the CNO. The components of the APN role include: Clinical Practice, Education, Research, Consultation, Leadership and Professional Development.

Schedule Work Hours

Monday-Friday Days

Qualifications - External
1. Current Certification of Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse, Extended Class with Nurse Practitioner (Adult)
2. Master’s Degree in Nursing and/or equivalent graduate Degree
3. Minimum of five (5) years recent clinical experience supporting a population of acute medical /surgical patients; gerontology background preferred
4. Demonstrated experience in research and program development
5. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and competency to work within interprofessional teams
6. Demonstrated leadership and critical thinking skills
7. Demonstrated ability to promote professional development in nursing
8. Eligible for Faculty appointment with McMaster University

As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Employee Health Services.

EEO Statement

Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact HR Operations at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.


This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment

Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset

If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements:


Article 30 (k), CUPE Collective Agreement

Article 10.7 (d), ONA Collective Agreement

Article 13.01 (b) (ii), OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement

Article 14.04, OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement

Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreement