Nurse Practitioner - VH IP Vascular/Cardiology

by London Health Sciences Centre

Reference #: 95425
Position Type: Regular, Full-time
Remote work options: No
Location: London, Ontario
Date Posted: Mar 26, 2024
London Health Sciences Centre

Job Description

Posting Period

 

Open:          March 27, 2024

Deadline:     April 25, 2024

Non-Union

Department Name

 

Vascular Surgery Program - Victoria Hospital

 London Health Sciences Center Vascular Surgery program serves as a regional referral center supporting London and the greater South West region, providing specialized vascular surgical care in both traditional open surgical procedures and endovascular surgeries. The Vascular Surgery 28 bed unit, is part of the In-Patient Surgical Services Program at Victoria Hospital. The program is supported by a dynamic collaborative, interdisciplinary team, in close association with Western University academic center.

The Nurse Practitioner is a self-directed advanced practice nurse prepared at the graduate and post-graduate level, who demonstrates a high level of autonomy working to scope, both independently and within a collaborative practice model. Using advanced assessment skills and a sound knowledge of clinical therapeutics, the NP demonstrates a comprehensive knowledge base in Vascular Surgery and exhibits a high degree of clinical competence in caring for Vascular Patient population.

The NP in the Vascular Surgery Program will report to the Director of Inpatient Surgery Services and will work collaboratively with members of the Vascular Surgery. The NP will interact daily with the interdisciplinary team to manage, direct and provide comprehensive care for a select patient population. The NP works with key stakeholders to provide advanced care that optimizes patient outcomes and enhances safety, effectiveness and accessibility. The NP in this program will engage in scholarly activities and advance knowledge by providing clinical leadership, identify opportunities for improving patient care, advancing best practices, promoting professional education and engaging in research.

With a focus on service excellence and patient safety, principal responsibilities include:

The Vascular Nurse practitioner will work within the Vascular Surgery unit within Surgical Services, providing care for adult elective and emergency vascular patients. Within the unit there are 4 level-two cardiac-monitoring beds to provide closer observation for medically acute vascular surgery patients. The NP will interact daily to manage, direct and provide comprehensive care for the Vascular patient population in an exciting collaborative interdisciplinary team environment; as well as lead and work collaboratively with other members of the healthcare team to ensure timely and comprehensive discharge planning for the select patient population.

All duties and responsibilities of the NP conform to professional standards and hospital guidelines.

What we offer:

  • Rate of Pay: $57.26 - $69.76 per hourr
  • Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week
  • Pension Plan (HOOPP)
  • Health & Dental Benefits
  • Career Development & Training Opportunities
  • Employee Wellness Initiatives

Qualifications

 
  • Successful completion of a Master’s Degree in Nursing
  • Current registration in the extended class in any of the following specialties: Primary Care or Adult Care, and in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Minimum of 5 years recent related experience with Vascular/Surgical Care adult patient population
  • Current member of the Nurse Practitioner's Association of Ontario (NPAO) or Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO)
  • Mandatory Current Professional Liability Protection
  • Current Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers course: BLS-HCP (C)
  • Demonstrated experience and leadership in clinical practice, education, program development and research
  • Expertise in functioning in an inter-disciplinary health care environment
  • Recent experience in Vascular /Surgical Care preferred
  • Ability to establish effective interpersonal relationships with colleagues and therapeutic relationships with patients and families
  • Expertise in critical thinking, clinical problem solving, negotiation and conflict resolution
  • Effective organizational, conceptual and leadership skills
  • Ability to provide project management skills to promote evidence-based strategies and initiatives for Vascular Surgery and ability to work in partnership with relevant LHSC staff and physicians 
  • Experience in/or understanding research, program development and evaluation
  • Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal relations and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Demonstrated excellence as a role model for clinical leadership
  • Demonstrated experience with clinical teaching in an academic environment
  • Advanced presentation skills including the application of adult learning principles, change theory and systems theory in a clinical environment
  • Demonstrated excellence in clinical practice
  • Self-directed and function independently
  • Demonstrated practice and commitment to the principles of patient and family centered care
  • Demonstrated skill in insight, self-awareness and self-management consistent with high emotional intelligence
  • Demonstrated ability to express oneself assertively and effectively in a non-judgmental and respectful manner
  • Demonstrated experience and leadership in education and research
  • Ability to function as an independent practitioner and a collaborative team member
  • Eligible for cross-appointment to an academic institution
  • Proven ability to act empathically, while establishing and maintaining productive relationships
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt positively to constantly changing clinical situations and multiple demands
  • Computer proficiency with Internet, Microsoft Office 365 including Outlook, Automated Clinical Systems and Virtual meeting platforms
  • Demonstrated practice and commitment to the principles of patient and family centered care
  • Demonstrated practice and commitment to patient and staff safety
  • Demonstrated practice and commitment to LHSC’s vision, purpose and values
  • 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  

  • For more information visit https://www.lhsc.on.ca/careers/health-review-requirements 

If interested in this role, please apply with a resume that outlines all current and previous experience relevant to the position. 

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 recruitment@lhsc.on.ca

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. 

Please be advised, if you are seeking employment on a temporary work or study permit we recommend reviewing work permit restrictions as it applies to healthcare organizations in Canada. As per the Government of Canada, LHSC is considered a hospital/healthcare organization, even if an employee is functioning in a non-patient facing role. Individuals on a work or study permit seeking employment in this sector may be required to complete additional steps in the process, including but not limited to a medical exam, which may also apply to employees looking to renew their work permits. It is the employee’s accountability to ensure they are adhering to their specific work permit restrictions, and we encourage all candidates and LHSC employees to be proactive and review restrictions as soon as possible as it could be a lengthy process. 

Application Contact Information

Company Name:   London Health Sciences Centre
Company Website: http://www.lhsc.on.ca/Careers/LHSC/index.htm
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