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Job Title:
Nurse Practitioner - Adult Or Family/All Ages

Posted Date:
Closing Date:
Functional Discipline:
Cardiac & Critical Care
Education Level:
None specified

Job Description

Location: Health Science Centre

Adult or Family/All Ages (Subject to Classification Review)
Health Science Centre
Cardiac Critical Care Program - 5 South A
Temporary, Full Time (Until October 31, 2021 with possibility of extension)
Hours75 bi-weekly (8 & 12 hour shift work; days, evenings, weekends, rotating)
SalaryNS35, ($42.71 - $52.96)
Competition Number2020004372
Posted Date15 September 2020
Closing Date25 September 2020

About Us
Eastern Health is the largest, integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador employing approximately 13,000 dedicated employees and serving a population of more than 300,000 people. The authority offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. At Eastern Health we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care and service possible to the people in our communities, in our region, and in the province. To do that, we employ qualified, competent and caring individuals who are dedicated to their professions and to our vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities.

Job Summary
This position works within the Nurse Practitioner's (NP) scope of practice in the following category of practice: Adult or Family/All Ages. This is an advanced practice role providing professional, analytical and an autonomous comprehensive range of health services to patients including but not limited to health assessments and diagnosis diseases, disorders, injuries and conditions; treating and managing acute and chronic illnesses and identifying health risks and needs within a holistic model.

The NP Cardiac Care Program provides comprehensive patient care in collaboration with other members of the interdisciplinary health team within the cardiology and cardiac surgery service. This includes performing comprehensive health assessment based on a thorough history, physical examination, and additional assessment strategies individualized to patient needs and practice setting; utilizing critical appraisal skills in decisions related to the use of clinical and diagnostic investigations, interventions and the management of care including but not limited to addressing emergent clinical needs for patients; demonstrating evidence-based clinical decision-making through the critical examination and application of evidence from clinical research integrated with clinical expertise, patient input, family involvement, and existing resources; performing diagnostic procedures and therapeutic interventions; coordinating activities and functions regarding patient care, progress and outcomes; exercising flexibility in clinical decision-making depending on need to negotiate with other healthcare provider(s) to determine a course of action in the absence of other resources or providers; and directs patient care to ensure continuity across the continuum including assisting with admitting and discharging patients in a timely manner to optimize patient flow. This NP also documents their discharge planning in accordance with the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) standards.

The NP Cardiac Care clarifies relevant research questions; collaborates, initiates and disseminates research activities; provides leadership in the development, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based practice; and promotes the use of research to evaluate outcomes of care while acting as a leader, resource person, preceptor and mentor for nurses, students and other professionals. The incumbent must also be able to identify the need for change related to clinical, educational, or research issues in clinical practice and champion appropriate action.

Job Demands
By applying for this job, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands of this job include (but are not limited to):
Constantly moves, lifts, or operates equipment/machinery up to 10 lbs. and regularly is required to lift/move equipment, books, and supplies.
Occasionally, may have to reposition a patient over 50 lbs.
Physical effort also includes regular sitting to conduct patient histories, performing work on the computer and when assessing patients, regularly stands or walks.
When performing procedures, regularly uses fine finger/precision work and hand tools (i.e. medical instruments, computer mouse, stethoscope, dopplers, etc.) requiring accurate control and steadiness.
Visual concentration is required when performing physical assessment and procedures, completing charts/reports, observing patients, reading equipment/monitors, and completing work-related correspondence on the computer.

Job Qualifications
Completion of an approved/recognized Nurse Practitioner program is required.
Current registration with the College of Registered Nurses of NL (CRNNL) and Licensed (or eligible for licensure) as an Adult or Family/All Ages Nurse Practitioner with the CRNNL is required.
A minimum of five years clinical experience within the last seven in Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery or Critical Care is required. *
Current and continuing BCLS Certification is required.
Current and continuing ACLS Certification is required.
Canadian Nurses Association Certification in Cardiovascular Nursing Canada CCN (C) is an asset.
Demonstrates ability to promote, facilitate and establish collaborative partnerships the interdisciplinary health care team.
Possess strong abilities in the areas of clinical reasoning, professional development, interpersonal effectiveness, conflict management and teamwork.
Demonstrate progressive clinical leadership skills.
Possesses strong communication, problem solving, decision-making, and teaching skills.
Demonstrates ability to function autonomously in an advance practice role.
Supports and participates in research to improve practice and client outcomes.
Skills in computer (Meditech, MS Office Suite) are required.
A satisfactory record of work performance and attendance is required.

*If there are no internal or external applicants who meet the above experience requirement, applicants who meet the education requirement may be considered following an assessment of their qualifications.

If this is an internal posting only, only applicants of the Eastern Health RNUNL Regional Bargaining Unit will be considered. Otherwise, if this is posted internal and external, we will accept all applications, but preference will be given to those qualified candidates who are internal to the Eastern Health RNUNL Regional Bargaining Unit.

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To become a part of our team, please submit your resume/cover letter or application form online, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications. Include your current mailing address, day-time contact number, e-mail address, competition and employee number if applicable.

Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries:

Telephone: (709) 777-7777 (5-2) or 1-800-563-3693

Email: Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.