Job Number: 105607
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: McMaster University Medical Centre
Organization: MCH-Oth Crit Care & Amb
Status: Regular Full-time
Hours per week: 37.5
Number of Openings: 1
Union Code: Non Union Employees
Minimum Salary: 49.6900 Hourly
Maximum Salary: 63.7100
Post Date: Sep 11, 2023, 11:00:00 PM
Close Date (Period for Applying) - External
: Sep 25, 2023, 10:59:00 PM
The McMaster University Medical Centre site of the Hamilton Health Sciences is home to McMaster Children’s Hospital, which provides care to children aged 0-18 years and serves a population of 2.3 million. The Child and Youth Acute Care Program consists in part of the Pediatric Emergency Department, Pediatric Ambulatory Clinics, and the Pediatric Inpatient Units.
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) for the General Pediatrics – Complex Care Service at McMaster Children’s Hospital is dually accountable to the Director of the Child and Youth Acute Care Program and the Chief of Interprofessional Practice. The NP will function with the five domains of the role identified by the Canadian Nurses Association’s APN Framework. These domains consist of clinical practice, research, leadership, consultation and collaboration with education.
The NP will provide leadership and promote excellence in pediatric family centered nursing care through expert clinical practice, education, consultation and research. The NP supports the clinical activity of the General Pediatrician – Complex Care and the associated patient care and interventions through the Ambulatory service including off site affiliated satellite clinics in LHIN 3 & 4. This would include the areas of the pediatric emergency department, inpatients and the outpatient clinics. Collaborating with the interdisciplinary team members, and using a patient and family centered model of care, the NP is responsible to: Provide direct patient care to their full scope of practice, coordination of care, discharge planning, and the coordination of related community and other resources for this patient population; mentor nursing and other health professional students as appropriate, and participate in continuing education activities to integrate the role of the NP in the program and academic settings; initiate, participate, and/or lead programs, presentations, publications, evaluations, research initiatives and other system changes to continue the enhancement of Interprofessional care teams. The NP will work in partnership with the complex care team, consultants, nursing and other members of the health care team to provide comprehensive medical assessment, management and education.
Schedule Work Hours
Monday-Friday Days (5 days / week)
8 hour and 10 hour shifts
- Current Certificate of Registration in the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse in the Extended Class RN(EC)
2. Master’s of Nursing Degree or Equivalent
3. Completion of Post-Master’s of Nursing – Nurse Practitioner program with a focus in Pediatrics
4. Minimum of 4-6 years recent acute/primary clinical experience in pediatrics
5. Proficiency in performing history and examination of the infant, toddler, child and adolescent
6. Knowledge and assessment of developmental milestones at all stages of pediatric development and ability to access appropriate community or hospital-based resources in setting of developmental delays
7. Ability to counsel and educate parents and children in ambulatory, inpatient, home and community environments
8. Able to handle significant daily psychological and emotional stress in dealing with parents of critically or chronically ill children
9. Experience in the development and maintenance of medical directives
10. Demonstrated ability for independent action, initiative, problem solving, organization and prioritization
11. Demonstrated leadership, critical thinking, interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
12. Demonstrated ability to work in a consultative role with the members of the Interprofessional team
13. Demonstrated ability to be flexible and adapt positively to constantly changing clinical situations
14. Knowledge and experience in change theory and pediatric learning principles
15. Demonstrated ability to utilize information technology
16. Membership in the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) and other professional organizations relevant to the role
17. Certification in PALS and relevant certificates recommended
18. Committed to acquire new knowledge and ensure competency
19. Eligible for cross appointment with McMaster University School of Nursing at the undergraduate and graduate level
As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Employee Health Services.
Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.
To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.
Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact HR Operations at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.
This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment
Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset
If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements:
Article 30 (k), CUPE Collective Agreement
Article 10.7 (d), ONA Collective Agreement
Article 13.01 (b) (ii), OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement
Article 14.04, OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement
Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreement