Full-Time Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (ONA), Renal Program – Grand River HospitalPermanent Full-Time Opportunity Available
About UsGrand River Hospital (GRH) is Waterloo Region’s largest hospital, located in Kitchener, Ontario. With over 600 beds, GRH has 15 clinical programs and services and provides patient-centered care to more than 775,000 residents in the Region of Waterloo and surrounding communities. The hospital is conveniently located close to major routes and highways.
Why Work With Us?We are looking for passionate individuals to help us achieve our vision of providing exceptional care and contributing to a healthy community. Grow your career at Waterloo Region’s largest hospital and be part of a progressive organization full of great opportunities with a culture that values compassion, innovation, and a positive attitude. GRH is a place where you can truly make a difference – one patient at a time. At GRH, you are essential.
Job Summary & QualificationsHours of Work – 8 Hour Shifts Monday to Friday, with infrequent 12 Hour Shifts and/or evenings and weekends (per patient needs)
Job Summary:The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is an integral member of the renal health care team in the provision of comprehensive health care services.
Responsibilities of the role include: Coordinating the plan of care for a renal patient population with a focus on palliative and conservative care. Emphasis will be on supporting an environment for collaborative health management with the patient, family, community partners, and renal program. Autonomous practice is enhanced by the use of established medical directives (as required) and consultation with renal physicians. The NP will provide collaborative care related to outpatient chronic dialysis with a close link to the patient’s primary care practitioner for non-dialysis health issues.
• The NP will lead comprehensive person-centered care initiatives for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) along the continuum of their nephrology care;• Perform a comprehensive medical/nursing history, physical and psychosocial assessment; • Demonstrate advanced health assessment and clinical decision making for complex renal patients; • Develop effective partnerships with primary care practitioners and other members of the inter-professional team that support CKD patients to reach their optimal level of health, wellness and independence; • Support CKD patients in their selection of independent dialysis (PD and HHD); • Provide home visits as required to support CKD and home dialysis patients (including those with a palliative care approach to dialysis); • Provide a key leadership role in nursing, including disseminating knowledge and best practice advancement. Evaluating the quality of care and patient outcomes within the renal patient population, in partnership with the physicians and the inter-professional team; • Identify quality initiatives within the renal program that will strengthen and further develop nursing professional practice and;• Contributes to others understanding and application of research and evidence-based practice.
The NP will follow the College of Nurses standards appropriate to the role. Nephrology experience is required in order to work onsite, satellite and home therapy locations. The successful candidate will also participate in the ongoing development, implementation and evaluation of the role.
Qualifications:• Post BSCN – successful completion of two-year university level NP program (Extended Class);• Masters preparation preferred• BCLS and current registration RN (EC) with College of Nurses of Ontario in good standing• CNA Certification of Nephrology (CNeph © required)• A minimum of 5 years current NP-Nephrology experience required;• Effective communication and leadership capabilities;• Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team;• Demonstrated superior presentation and consultative skills;• Demonstrated teaching and mentoring skills;• Valid drivers license for the Province of Ontario • Good attendance record
Why Should You Apply?• Great Pension Plans• Employee and Family Assistance Programs• Growth and Promotion opportunities across clinical and corporate program and service areas• Educational and Training Opportunities, Tuition Assistance Program, Health Services Library, Leadership Academy, Edge Learning Courses• GRH Social Club and discounted prices for movies, family events, tickets to attractions, etc. • Other community discounts and access to opportunities as a GRH health care worker