Nurse Practitioner - Spinal Cord Program, Outpatients

University Health Network (UHN)

Toronto Rehabilitation Institute Lyndhurst Centre, Sutherland Drive, Toronto, ON, Canada
Permanent Full-time
$93,347.00 - $116,669.00 per annum (Commensurate with experience and consistent with UHN Compensation Policy)

Job Description

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) will work with adults (aged 16 and over) who have SCI, and co-existing wounds and/or pressure injuries, in an outpatient setting.  You will have a high level of autonomy for clinical decision-making related to your expertise in the comprehensive management of SCI and wound care.  As well, you will be expected to function as a consultant, collaborator and educator within an interprofessional team


The principal responsibilities of the NP role include: utilizing and demonstrating a comprehensive knowledge base and advanced clinical competence in the care of  SCI patients and wound care; collecting and interpreting data about the health of a patient to determine a medical diagnosis; treating complex patient wounds; playing a leadership role in clinical quality improvement; delivering, coordinating and participating in education for both patients and staff;  performing activities to further develop self and the nursing profession; acting as a resource and a consultant to individuals and groups within the professional SCI community, including other hospital/agencies; engaging in research activities, as appropriate; performing cross-functional and/or other duties consistent with the job classification, with potential career growth and mobility across UHN.

Requirements/Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing required

  • Registered as a Nurse in the Extended Class (RNEC) with the College of Nurses of Ontario

  • Nurse Practitioner (NP) Adult certificate completed, with NSWOC certification required

  • Additional education and experience in area of spinal cord injury,  preferred

  • A minimum of 3-5 years relevant experience, including experience working in acute care;   rehab experience an asset

  • Expertise and/or certification in wound care required

  • Confidence in the care of medically complex adults with multiple co-morbidities

  • Experience in nursing research, program planning, and evaluation methodologies

  • Eligible for cross-appointment with the University of Toronto

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Excellent decision-making, problem solving and critical-thinking skills

  • Excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills

  • Commitment to collaborative, interprofessional practice

  • Ability to work effectively independently and under stressful conditions.

  • Proficient computer skills and ability to utilize UHN’s Epic electronic health record

  • Ability to interpret and communicate appropriate policies and procedures to staff

  • Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code

About the Company

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto Rehab, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.


Toronto Rehab, a leader in adult rehabilitation and complex continuing care, is Canada’s largest adult rehabilitation hospital. Bringing together innovative patient care, cutting-edge research and education to help people overcome or recover from disabling injury, illness or age-related conditions.


Toronto Rehab’s Lyndhurst Centre provides specialized services for patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) or disease related to trauma (fall, motor vehicle accident) or disease (arthritis, cancer).  Our 60-bed rehabilitation facility, which also offers outpatient services, accepts patients from across the Greater Toronto area, other areas of the province, and, sometimes nationally or internationally. Our interprofessional health care team has extensive expertise in all aspects of SCI rehabilitation and integration into the community.