The Nurse Practitioner (NP) in the Skin Wound and Ostomy (SWO) Program will be registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario in the Extended Class – Adult, with the advanced education and specialized skills/knowledge to provide clinical care grounded in evidence based standards for SWO patients at HHS. The NP works autonomously, and in a collaborative practice model with Infectious Disease Specialists, and in consultation/collaboration with the interdisciplinary team, interprofessional practice leaders, physicians and other key stakeholders to ensure high quality safe care according to their professional, ethical and legal standards outlined by the CNO. The components of the NP role include: Clinical Practice, Education, Research, Consultation/Collaboration Leadership and Optimizing Health Systems. Collaborating with interdisciplinary team members, and using a patient and family centered model of care, the NP is responsible to: provide direct patient care, including the assessment and treatment of patients with SWO care needs, coordination of care, and the coordination of related community and other resources for this patient population; tutor and mentor nursing and other health professional students as appropriate, and participate in continuing education activities; initiate, participate, and/or lead programs, presentations, publications, evaluations and other system changes to continue the enhancement of interdisciplinary care teams. The Nurse Practitioner will work in partnership with physicians, nursing and other members of the health care team within HHS and with community stakeholders to provide comprehensive, holistic, patient and family centered care, and to provide advanced skills, knowledge and education in health assessment, diagnoses and management, as well as health promotion and disease prevention. In addition, the Nurse Practitioner will be instrumental in working with Program Leadership and stakeholders to develop and execute strategic plans, and to advance best practices for operational excellence and sustainability in SWO care.
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
Current Certificate of Registration in the College of Nurses of Ontario Extended Class – Adult
2. Completion of a Master’s Degree in Nursing
3. Minimum of 5 years recent (within 2 years) clinical experience in an acute hospital inpatient and/or outpatient setting with thorough understanding of skin, wound and ostomy care and hospital service delivery
4. Expert knowledge and demonstrated application of Skin, Wound and Ostomy best practices with Nurses Specializing in Wound Ostomy Continence (NSWOC) certification or equivalent program
5. Demonstrated leadership and critical thinking skills
6. Demonstrated knowledge of the chronic disease management framework
7. Demonstrated ability for independent action, initiative, problem solving, organization and prioritization
8. Demonstrated experience in research and program development
9. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and competency to work within interprofessional teams
10. Demonstrated evidence of commitment to continuous learning through pursuit of education endeavours.
11. Demonstrated ability to promote professional development in nursing
12. Eligible for Faculty appointment with McMaster University
As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Employee Health Services.
As Ontario’s most comprehensive healthcare system, and the only one in the province to provide care from pre-birth to end of life, we offer endless opportunities. You can explore advancement opportunities, take professional development courses, and stretch yourself as a leader, all at HHS. We are the largest employer in the greater Hamilton region, and play a vital role in training the next generation of health professionals in collaboration with our academic partners, including McMaster University and Mohawk College. We are a world-renowned hospital for healthcare research—ranked fourth in Canada—and we focus on improving the quality of care for our patients through innovation and evidence-based practices. Our multi-site hospital has over 1,400 beds and we offer world-leading expertise in many areas, including cardiac and stroke care, cancer care, palliative care and pediatrics. Open the door to a career that evolves with you. Start exploring opportunities now and join our team of over 15,000 dedicated staff, physicians, researchers and volunteers.
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