The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a self-directed advanced practice-prepared nurse who functions in an expanded nursing role within an interprofessional practice model in collaboration with the Hawkesbury General Hospital (HGH)Physicians.
Reporting directly to the Director of Ambulatory Care Services, the Nurse Practitioner is responsible for working collaboratively with the interprofessional team to develop, implement, and evaluate patient care plans. The NP will use advanced knowledge, skill, and judgment when providing care and will work to identify solutions for complex healthcare issues for patients within Ambulatory Care Clinic Programs. The Nurse Practitioner provides patient care in accordance with legislative acts and frameworks guiding Nurse Practitioner practice including those from the HGH hospital guidelines, policies, and medical directives, College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO), the Regulated Health Professionals Act, 1991 (RHPA), the Public Hospitals Act, 1990 (PHA), the Nursing Act, 1991, and professional practice standards. Within the scope of these acts and frameworks, the Nurse Practitioner will demonstrate competency to autonomously diagnose, order and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe pharmaceuticals, and perform procedures as appropriate.
Education and experience
Master’s Degree in an accredited NP program is required.
Current registration in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse in the Extended Class.
Adult or Primary Health Care Specialty Certificate.
Successful completion of College of Nurses of Ontario-approved education to prescribe controlled substances.
Current BLS certificate required.
Current ACLS certificate required.
A minimum of 3 years of recent experience in Acute Care Services or Chronic Disease Management.
Sound clinical background and strong health assessment and diagnostic skills.
Excellent diagnostic and problem-solving skills
Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
Excellent leadership abilities and critical thinking
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary healthcare team.
Self-directed with demonstrated creativity, flexibility, and initiative skills
Demonstrated experience in the collaborative development of clinical service programs.
Availability to work evenings and weekends as needed to accommodate patient and program needs
Recent satisfactory performance and attendance records
HGH is a bilingual community hospital which has more than 800 employees and 160 physicians, and serves the Prescott-Russell region in Ontario.
With a heritage of over 100 years of quality care delivery, HGH is known for its culture of compassion, spirit of innovation and excellence of care. HGH is now growing and becoming a full-service regional hospital to meet the changing need of the community.
HGH offers to its employees a dynamic clinical environment that promotes a diverse and interdisciplinary professional practice. Our hospital offers access to services among the best in the region, including 40 specialized clinics, in addition to the full range of general care and services. The opportunities for professional challenges and career advancement are diverse and encourage all to excel.
As a pre-condition of employment:
- All new HGH employees will be required to obtain and provide a satisfactory Police Records Check dated within six (6) months from the date of issue.
- As of now, HGH will require all employees, physicians, learners, contractors and volunteers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
At HGH, we are committed to promoting an accessible work environment where all employees and candidates feel respected. We support the principles of adaptation in the workplace. If you need workplace accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process or anytime thereafter, please notify a member of the Human Resources team. We will be pleased to assist you and accommodate your needs.