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Nurse Practitioner

Homewood Health

This is a Contract position in Guelph, ON posted January 20, 2021.

Make a difference in a growing, innovative mental health organization and centre of excellence in people-centered care. Work with supportive colleagues who are passionate about improving lives and champions for quality and continuous learning.

Position Summary

As a Nurse Practitioner, you will be an integral part of a collaborative, inter-disciplinary team focused on delivering seamless services and programs to our clients and customers. If you are looking for a company that is constantly moving forward in pursuit of successful outcomes, get ready to love it here!

Internal applications for positions within a bargaining unit must be received within 7 days of this position being posted to have seniority considered.

The Nurse Practitioner will work collaboratively as part of our health team professionals in an interdisciplinary model and under the supervision of a physician to meet the unique needs of patients By utilizing theoretical and clinical expertise, the Nurse Practitioner delivers advanced practice nursing to patients and families with complex situations within Homewood Health Centre.

What you’ll be doing

• Utilize a comprehensive theoretical knowledge base and an advanced level of clinical competence in caring for patients, which will include health assessments and diagnosis of medical and cognitive problems, developing and implementing a plan of care, providing health counselling and emotional support in the areas of health promotion and the prevention of illness, injury and complication
• Work in collaboration with the consulting physicians to facilitate early assessment and intervention for patients requiring consults
• Support the management of patients in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team including comprehensive nursing/medical history, physical and psychosocial assessment of the patients’ status
• Utilize established care paths and order sets to guide care practices for the patient population from admission through to discharge
• Support the health team through the completion of comprehensive initial patient assessments and established individualized treatment and care plans for the complex patients in collaboration with physicians and psychiatrists
• Assist in/coordinates care with patients, families and communities
• Create and maintains a climate for and a commitment to healing within a therapeutic relationship. Documents and communicates the patient’s beliefs, values, and wishes, honoring them as much as possible given respect for others and legal, ethical and professional boundaries
• Demonstrate sensitivity to culture, situation and family dynamics
• Maximize the patient’s participation and control in their own treatment, providing information and support for decision making
• Facilitate change directed by the patient, mapped out by mutually developed goals
• Assess problems rapidly, noting and documenting significant changes. The Nurse Practitioner in collaboration with the nurse assesses the potential for risk accurately and demonstrates leadership and skill in extreme or life threatening emergencies
• Document according to professional standards, the principles of clear communication, and Homewood policy and procedure

What we’re looking for

• 3 + years nursing experience as ab NP, with mental health and addiction expertise preferred
• Current registration in the Extended Class (Nurse Practitioner) with the College of Nurses of Ontario is required
• Active membership in related professional associations required, e.g. NPAO, RNAO
• Mental Health Nursing certificate preferred
• Masters of Nursing required
• Innovative, creative and professional role model
• Possess excellent assessment and clinical skills
• Ability to prioritize/organize multiple demands
• Ability to work autonomously
• Working knowledge of Mental Health Act and community mental health resources.
• CPR/Basic rescuer
• Highly skilled in assessment and treatment of psychiatric and substance use disorders, including PTSD, delirium, dementia, depression, suicide prevention, and the management of aggressive behavior
• Current knowledge and experience specific to emergency Mental Health and crisis intervention

Why work with us

Homewood Health is Canada’s largest and leading service provider for medically focused, evidence-based treatment of mental health and addiction disorders. Our organizational culture values service excellence, integrity, collaboration and innovation. Our people make a difference!

Homewood Health Inc. is committed to ensuring that its teams reflect the diversity of our community and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. In accordance with the various provincial legislations that we operate under, Homewood Health is committed to working in collaboration with any team member who may require workplace accommodation in order to successfully perform any or all aspects of their role.

Join us at Homewood Health™ and be part of a diverse team helping Canadians live healthier, more productive and fulfilling lives.