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Posting # 44894 - [ Non-Union ]
NP/CNS, Complex Care Program - 1 position
Complex Care Program
Parkwood Institute Main - London, ON
Full Time Reduced


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We are seeking a Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist to work within a collaborative practice model and a comprehensive interprofessional team in the Complex Care Program. He/she will provide comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, treatment and health education to a medically complex patient population The NP/CNS will work collaboratively with other leaders in advancing high quality and evidence informed care within the specialty of Complex Care through staff education; quality improvement; and research.

The successful candidate will focus their clinical practice within the Medically Complex Service which comprises two units providing care for individuals with a variety of complex medical conditions. This service provides care to patients who require ongoing medical management as well as rehabilitation following a major medical event, accident or illness. A broad range of patient care needs are supported by the Complex Care team including complex wound management, mechanical ventilation and other advanced respiratory care, palliative pain and symptom management, and the management of tube feeds and PICC lines. The goal of the Complex Care unit is to return individuals to the community; either to their home or to a long-term care setting.



Essential Qualifications

  • Current RN Extended Class RN(EC) registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Masters of Science in Nursing (MScN) or Masters of Nursing (MN)
  • Successful completion of a recognized Primary Care or Adult Nurse Practitioner program.
  • Demonstrated advanced clinical knowledge and experience in the management of patients with chronic medical conditions; pain & symptom management; complex wounds; and respiratory conditions including tracheostomies and mechanical ventilation.
  • Advanced knowledge and skills with a multi-system focus in physical assessment, consultative support and evaluation specific to the care of patients with complex medical and functional conditions.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop strong therapeutic relationships and partner with patients and families in establishing comprehensive goals of care.
  • Superior interpersonal, coaching and communication skills to effectively work within an interprofessional team setting
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Collaborate with the interprofessional team, specialists and community partners to develop and implement innovative patient centred care delivery practices
  • Demonstrated engagement in evidence based practice
  • Demonstrated ability to provide clinical leadership
  • Participate and conduct research related to the complex care patient population
  • Member of RNAO or NPAO with professional liability insurance
  • Knowledge of a Safety Culture in a Health Care Setting in compliance with the OHSA
Preferred Qualifications
  • Proficiency in French would be an asset
  • Completion of Palliative Care Courses (LEAP or CAPCE)
Teaching and Research
  • St. Joseph's Health Care London through its affiliation with Western University and Fanshawe College is a leading research and teaching hospital. As an employee of St. Joseph's you will be expected to engage in role related teaching and research activities in addition to any of your clinical duties
Immunization Requirements
  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox)
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing

Posting date: June 01, 2021
Submission deadline: June 15, 2021

Jennifer Pasichnyk, Human Resources

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated.
Only those under consideration will be contacted.
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