NURSE PRACTITIONER - DURHAM REGIONAL CANCER CENTRE
Status: FULL TIME
File Number: ONA-1400000749
Wage Schedule: $58.15 - $61.06 per hour
Program: Durham Regional Cancer Centre
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
As a member of the multidisciplinary team, you will be part of leukemia outreach services for patients in the Central East. The ultimate goal of the role is to bridge the gap for patients in the region and facilitate their care in collaboration with University Health Network-Princess Margaret Hospital. The Nurse Practitioner will bring a specialty based focus demonstrating a high level of autonomy and expertise appropriately managing the Leukemia population.
The NP, in collaboration with the inter-professional team, will facilitate the outcomes of care for the leukemia population by assessing, analyzing and synthesizing clinical findings which result in the optimum achievement of patient care.
Clinical responsibilities and accountabilities include performing patient assessments which include relevant health history, review of symptoms, functional assessment, assessment of psychosocial comorbidities and coping skills, assessment of toxicities related to cancer and its treatment, assessment of the impact of physical comorbidities on cancer symptoms and response to treatment, assessment of family supports and resources at home, pharmacologic assessment, review of relevant laboratory, pathology and radiographic data, system-specific physical exam.
Other responsibilities include performing research activities; delivering, coordinating and participating in education and professional development activities/programs.
Through the assessment, the oncology NP is able to formulate a comprehensive evidence-based plan of care for patents including appropriate health education, symptom management strategies, prescriptions, health maintenance and promotion, palliative care and referral to relevant specialists.
- Master’s degree with College of Nurses of Ontario RN (EC) Certification, Adult or Primary Health Care;
- Certification in Oncology Nursing;
- Five years acute care nursing experience;
- Demonstrated clinical expertise and experience in hematology /oncology;
- Current BCLS;
- Previous experience working as a Nurse Practitioner or in an advanced practice role an asset;
- Advanced clinical judgment and the ability to manage a population of patients with cancer;
- Program planning and evaluation skills;
- Demonstrated research or evaluation skills;
- Demonstrated professional leadership and ability to be innovative and creative;
- Membership in the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO), Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology (CANO) and other organizations relevant to the role preferred
- Physically capable of lifting, turning and transferring patients manually and with mechanical aids;
- Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to Lakeridge Health's comprehensive safety programs and practices including staff, patient and environmental safety and participating in regular in-services in this area
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: The terms and conditions of employment are in accordance with the Corporation's policies and procedures.
Lakeridge Health thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
If you are qualified for the above position, please apply online:
**Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the recruitment and assessment process as required under Lakeridge Health’s Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.