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NURSE PRACTITIONER - GERIATRIC ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION NETWORK (GAIN)
Status: Temporary Full Time
File Number: ONA-130000826
Wage Schedule: $57.35 - $60.22
Program: Post Acute Specialty Services
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Working as a member of the inter-professional team, the Nurse Practitioner (NP) will provide specialized comprehensive geriatric services in the GAIN
(Geriatric Assessment and Intervention Network) Clinic, an exciting model of Geriatric Outpatient Care. The NP, working with a physician partner, is responsible for: autonomously diagnosing; ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests; prescribing pharmaceuticals and performing specific procedures within the legislated scope of practice; working in close collaboration with the medical staff utilizing Medical Directives to ensure a timely response to a client's changing health status and needs; and providing direct patient care focusing on health promotion and maximizing client's safety and function to support frail seniors living at home. Actively participating in regular team meetings, liaising with community based providers, advocating on behalf of clients and their families and participation in inter-professional patient and family conferences as needed. This position is ideal for a Nurse Practitioner with a passion for geriatric care. As this new model rolls out, the successful candidate will also participate in program development and evaluation. Hours will require flexibility and will include evening and weekend work. Home visits may be required.
*Completion of a recognized Primary Care or Adult Nurse Practitioner program;
*Masters of Nursing;
*Current Extended Class certification with the College of Nurses of Ontario;
*Sound working knowledge of hospital nursing functions, current needs in nursing, health care and geriatric care;
*Previous experience in clinical work with geriatric clients;
*Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and to assess situations and problems efficiently and effectively;
*Effective verbal and written communication skills;
*Strong interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving skills;
*Ability to work well within an inter-professional team and to foster effective working relationships;
*Ability to exercise initiative and observe strict confidentiality
*Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to Lakeridge Health's comprehensive safety programs and practices including staff, patient and environmental safety and participation in regular in-service in this areA
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
The terms and conditions of employment are in accordance with Lakeridge Health Corporation's policies and procedures.
Lakeridge Health thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.