Nurse Practitioner - CNS Inpatient Unit

by London Health Sciences Centre

Reference #: 101267
Position Type: Regular, Full-time
Remote work options: No
Location: London, Ontario
Date Posted: May 24, 2024
London Health Sciences Centre

Job Description

Posting Period


Open:          May 25, 2024

Deadline:     June 22, 2024


Department Name


Clinical Neurological Sciences (CNS) - Inpatient Unit 

LHSC provides neurological care to regional, provincial, and national populations. Patient care is provided across the spectrum of illness, with a focus on critical illness and acute care. Neurological  areas of expertise at LHSC include management of strokes and concomitant illnesses. In addition, CNS provides care to patients with the following neurological conditions: epilepsy, pain, movement disorders, ALC, Parkinson's Disease, and other neurological conditions.

Reporting to the Director, Clinical Neurosciences Program, the Nurse Practitioner (NP) works within the framework of advanced nursing practice. LHSC supports the NP’s full scope of practice for clinical care, and the advanced practice role in education, research & administration. The NP collaborates with Neurologists, Fellows, Residents, Nursing staff, Inter-professional Health Teams and Leadership. NP’s consult medical teams and associated services to enhance patient care, ensure continuity of care, connect with families and improve outcomes for patients in the CNS Inpatient unit,  Acute/Hyper Acute Stoke Unit and Ambulatory Care.. The NP role in adult neurology is well established and respected. The NP provides leadership in the management of this challenging patient population within a tertiary care hospital with the goal of exemplary patient care and positive family experience.

Regular Full Time

Rate of Pay:                $57.26 per hour to $69.76 per hour

Hours of Work:            37.5 hours per week


  • Masters Degree in Nursing (MScN)
  • Current Certificate of Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario Extended Class Registration (Adult or Primary Health Care)
  • Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers course: BLS-HCP (C)
  • Minimum five (5) years recent nursing experience preferably with the neurosurgery population and demonstrated ability to carry out relevant clinical practice skills
  • Current member of Nurse Practitioners’ Associate of Ontario (NPAO) through Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) (preferred)
  • Certification in Neuroscience Nursing (Canada) preferred and/or prepared to complete
  • Membership in Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses (CANN) preferred
  • Proficiency with MS Word and Excel, Internet, Power Chart and Outlook
  • Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communication
  • Demonstrated excellence in clinical practice and clinical teaching
  • Demonstrated clinical research expertise – knowledge of basic research designs, measurement techniques and statistical methods
  • Willingness and ability to active participate in clinical research
  • Demonstrated advanced skills in critical thinking, problem solving, negotiation and conflict resolution
  • Demonstrated excellence as a role model for clinical leadership while portraying a professional image
  • Effective organizational, conceptual and leadership skills
  • Advanced knowledge of, and experience with, professional practice & program development/evaluation tools
  • Ability to work effectively within an inter-professional team
  • Proven ability to be self-directed and function independently
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and adapt positively to constantly changing clinical situations
  • Demonstrated use of theory and research/evidence based outcomes in practice
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in change theory and adult learning principles
  • Demonstrated knowledge of & commitment to the principles of patient & family centered care
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to patient and staff safety
  • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis

Immunization Requirements:  
Before beginning employment at LHSC, all new hires will be required to: 

  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox), Hepatitis B, Tetanus/ Diphtheria/Polio; Meningitis;  
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing (two step);  
  • Provide proof of Health Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccination reflective of Ontario Health’s current definition of being fully vaccinated  
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We are committed to providing a safe, healthy and inclusive work environment that inspires respect.  LHSC is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from equity-denied groups including Indigenous people, racialized people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQIA+ persons. LHSC is also committed to ensuring an accessible and inclusive recruitment process.  Upon individual request, we will endeavor to remove any barrier to the hiring process to reasonably accommodate candidates, including those with disabilities, while maintaining a fair, consistent and equitable recruitment approach.  Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact Recruitment Services at 519-685-8500, extension #34321 or .

As part of the selection process applicants may be required to complete an examination or test. Please be advised that a reference check may be conducted as part of the selection process.

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Successful candidates, as a condition of job offer, would be required to provide a satisfactory police information check (original document) completed in the last 6 months.

Application Contact Information

Company Name:   London Health Sciences Centre
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