As part of the Cornwall Community Hospital, you will uphold the mission, vision and ICARE values in order to create a safe environment for patients/clients, families, staff, physicians and volunteers, recognizing ‘Patient Safety’ and our hospital’s ‘Senior Friendly Strategies’ as a top priority in creating a culture of safety and ‘The Workplace of Choice’. Cornwall Hospital is committed to providing an accessible work environment. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in the recruitment/selection process.
Summary of responsibilities
Reporting to the Manager, Chronic Disease Management, the Nurse Practitioner (NP) provides direct, specialized, comprehensive nursing assessments, case management, lifestyle counseling, and education emphasizing on health promotion, and disease prevention strategies to positively affect health outcomes.
The NP coordinates patient care to facilitate continuity of care for Chronic Disease Management patients including: patients who experience respiratory and heart function issues, have diabetes; as well as, the frail elderly, working collaboratively with a interdisciplinary team to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate clinical interventions. The incumbent acts as a liaison and consultant to other health care providers and regional partners regarding patient care and health services within the Champlain region. They provide leadership in the transfer of knowledge into practice in nursing and related fields appropriate to the clinical focus.
Requirements of the job
• Holds current Certificate of Competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario in the extended class
• Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from a recognized University
• Ability to apply critical thinking to patient care
• Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of legal and ethical issues
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal, problem solving and decision making
• Demonstrated leadership ability, teaching and consulting skills
• Excellent writing and publication skills
• Clinical expertise related to patient care and administrative, educational and research matters
• Strong clinical assessment skills, in particular in the area of gerontology and respiratory/heart
• Advanced knowledge of the consultation process as they relate to individuals, groups and/or
• Knowledge of the regional health care system in the area of the discipline/specialty
• Knowledge of computers including MS Office (e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Access, Excel, statistical
programs, graphics packages)
• Proven ability in working effectively with all members of health care team
• Demonstrated regular, punctual attendance
• Demonstrated commitment to patient safety
• Functional level in both official languages (oral and written in English; oral in French and
· Membership with RNAO and the Nurse Practitioner’s Association of Ontario