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Posting # 48201 - [ Non-Union ]
Nurse Practitioner / Clinical Nurse Specialist (NP/CNS), Post Acute COVID-19 Program - 1 position
Post Acute COVID-19 Program
St. Joseph's Hospital - London, ON
Full Time

St. Joseph's Hospital continues to expand its role in the management of complex medical and chronic disease, illness prevention, research, and education. Interdisciplinary teams provide comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, and treatment and follow up care through our specialty programs. The successful candidate will join the interdisciplinary team in supporting our patients in their quest to live fully, and will liaise with internal and external community partners to provide effective and compassionate care.

An exciting opportunity exists at St. Joseph's Hospital for a Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist (NP/CNS) to provide services to patients with continued symptoms related to their initial infection of COVID-19 diagnosis. The Post-Acute COVID-19 Program at St. Joseph's helps patients in their recovery from the lingering effects of COVID-19. Our program provides a thorough, individualized assessment of patients' signs and symptoms, necessary diagnostics, and differential diagnosis in order to create a customized treatment and rehabilitation care plan to meet each person's needs. Our team includes physicians from respirology, internal medicine and infectious diseases, a physiotherapist, an occupational therapist, a speech-language pathologist and a social worker. The successful applicant will support on-going program development and provide care to post-acute COVID patients with other chronic conditions as integrated clinical care pathways continue to evolve.

The NP/CNS will work within a collaborative practice model and comprehensive inter-professional team. The NP/CNS will provide direct, specialized, comprehensive care and provide clinical consultation to the interdisciplinary care team regarding patient, family and professional practice issues. The NP/CNS will provide leadership at the program, corporate and professional level. The NP/CNS will also provide clinical practice leadership and set clinical direction to the inter-professional team by incorporating best practice and research findings to promote quality patient care. The NP/CNS will also lead and participate in the education of the care team through on-going; evidence based clinical training, mentoring, coaching and practice audits.

Essential Qualifications

  • Valid registration with College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse in the Extended Class with no restrictions.
  • Masters of Science in Nursing (MScN) or Masters of Nursing (MN) or health care related Masters degree.
  • Primary Health Care or Adult Nurse Practitioner Specialty certificate.
  • Membership in the RNAO, NPAO or Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS) with professional liability insurance.
  • Minimum three years of recent clinical experience in an ambulatory medicine clinic
  • A thorough understanding of the pathophysiology of acute COVID-19 infection and its sequelae.
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills to effectively work within an interprofessional team setting
  • Ability to provide exceptional care in both an in person and virtual setting
  • Ability to integrate emerging evidence about the varied presentation of post-acute COVID conditions into clinical care in consultation with the interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills and expertise in holistic assessment including physical, psychological, and social aspects influencing patients' health.
  • Familiarity with motivational interviewing and other complementary approaches to patient education.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated creative initiatives in care planning, problem-solving, conflict management, and independent handling of priorities and emergencies.
  • Knowledge of a Safety Culture in a Health Care Setting in compliance with the OHSA
  • Ability and commitment to act as a supervisor under OHSA
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience interpreting pulmonary function tests, chest x-rays, and echocardiograms.
  • Proficiency in French and/or another language (Arabic, Spanish, or Portuguese)
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 documentation you have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and a written commitment to follow any future Public Health recommendations and St. Joseph's Health Care London policies and processes related to Covid management in the workplace
  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox)
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing

Posting date: May 09, 2022
Submission deadline: May 22, 2022

Stacy Kearns, Human Resources

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