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Nurse Practitioner – Krembil Neuroscience Centre, Epilepsy

University Health Network

This is a Full-time position in Toronto, ON posted May 25, 2021.

JOB POSTING 875315 Position: Nurse Practitioner Site: Toronto Western Hospital Department: Krembil Neuroscience Centre (KNC)
– Epilepsy Salary Range: $47.39
– $59.24 per Hour Hours: Up to 28 Hours/Week
– Days Status: Permanent Part Time Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first” , encompasses Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto General Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN .

The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education.

With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning” , the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000 students, and many volunteers.

UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.

A world leader in neural and sensory science, Toronto Western Hospital has a strong community and population health program, providing innovative programs for and information to seniors, diabetes patients, and many multicultural groups.

Toronto Western Hospital has been serving the health care needs of its culturally diverse local community for more than 100 years.

Today, the hospital provides highly specialized tertiary care to people from surrounding areas and across Canada.

Find out about our purpose, values and principles here The Nurse Practitioner (NP) in Epilepsy functions in an expanded nursing role demonstrating a high level of autonomy and expert skill to formulate clinical decisions and appropriately manage adult patients with epilepsy and those treated with neuromodulation at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre.

The primary focus will be the Outpatient Clinic but will include some responsibilities for inpatients as well.

As an integral member of the clinical team providing care to this patient population, the NP will also provide leadership in identifying opportunities for improving patient care and provide support, guidance and facilitate the development of knowledge in nursing staff involved in this population of patients.

The principal responsibilities include: utilizing and demonstrating a comprehensive theoretical knowledge base and advanced level of clinical competence in caring for patients involving: collecting and interpreting data about the health of the patient; determining a medical diagnosis and treating complex responses of individuals and families to actual or potential problems; playing a leadership role and performing quality improvement and administrative responsibilities; participating in policy and procedure development; performing research activities; delivering, coordinating and participating in education and professional development activities/programs; performing activities to further develop and strengthen the profession; acting as a resource and serving as a consultant to individuals and groups within the professional community and other hospital/agencies; performing other duties consistent with the job classification, as required.

Qualifications Completion of Master’s Degree Program in Nursing ( or one semester from completion) Registered Nurse (EC) certification complete or pending Nurse Practitioner (NP) Adult or Primary Care certificate complete or pending Current Certificate of Competence with College of Nurses of Ontario Three to five years nursing experience in an acute treatment centre with neurology/epilepsy patient population (familiarity with epilepsy and/or neuromodulation preferred) Canadian Nurses Association certification in Neuroscience Nursing preferred Experience in nursing research methodology Eligible for cross-appointment to an academic institution Membership in the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) and other organizations relevant to the role Excellent verbal and written communication skills Effective interpersonal and customer services skills Excellent organization and time management skills Excellent decision making, problem recognition and problem solving skills Excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills Program planning and evaluation methodology skills Commitment to collaborative practice Ability to work effectively independently and under stressful conditions Ability to work in a self directed manner Ability to utilize information technology Posted Date: April 22, 2021 Closing Date: Until Filled University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN’s attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace.

We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity.

Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide for the open position.

Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.