Nurse Practitioner – Oncology
Full Time St. Catherines, ON
Are you a qualified, collaborative Nurse Practitioner with clinical palliative care experience, looking to share your expertise? If so, Niagara Health’s Walker Family Cancer Centre (WFCC) in the Department of Oncology has an exciting full-time position for you at our St. Catharines Site.
Working to promote clinical excellence, quality patient/client-centred care and high professional standards, you will provide leadership in the implementation of Niagara Health’s strategic priorities for palliative care consistent with the Declaration of Partnership and Commitment to Action (2011) adopted by the Province of Ontario.
As a Nurse Practitioner in Oncology, your emphasis will be on the early identification of patients who would benefit from a palliative approach and the integration of this approach into their current care, as well as ongoing supportive management. Demonstrating a high level of collaboration, critical thinking and expertise in clinical decision-making and system development, as a member of the palliative care team, you’ll assess and co-manage patients with palliative care needs, and participate in the development and delivery of education to all stakeholders regarding early identification of patients with a life-limiting illness. In addition, you’ll participate in, or lead, other activities designed to improve care for palliative patients across all care settings at Niagara Health. This is a highly collaborative role that will see you working closely with Oncologists, Physicians, Nurses, Allied Healthcare providers, Spiritual Care, Discharge Planners, LHIN partners, Primary Care and other community-based palliative care service providers.
While your home site will be the WFCC palliative care clinic, you must be willing to travel to all sites, supporting palliative patients as they transition between inpatient and outpatient settings.
To join our leadership team as a Nurse Practitioner – Oncology, you must be an experienced and qualified NP whose knowledge base and skill set include:
- Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario in the Extended Class
- Master’s degree in Nursing
- Learning Essential Approaches in Palliative and End of Life Care (LEAP Core Course)
- Certificate in Palliative Care CHPCN(c) or willingness to work toward certification
- Serious Illness Conversation Guide Training or willingness to obtain
- Minimum of three (3) years of related clinical experience in Palliative Care
- Strong understanding of Niagara Region Palliative Care approach and community resources
- Current BCLS
- Ability to apply knowledge, skills and judgment to meet nursing practice standards as outlined by the College of Nurses of Ontario
- Demonstrated leadership, critical thinking, interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
- Demonstrated ability to work in a consultative role with members of an inter-professional team
- Demonstrated ability to be flexible and adapt positively to constantly changing clinical situations
- Demonstrated ability to lead organizational change
- Demonstrated ability to implement, monitor, and respond to quality indicators
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and the ability to learn about other software/computer applications needed to carry out the role
- Ability to maintain consistent attendance and work independently with optimal time management skills.
Discover a team environment of Extraordinary Caring – and great quality of life
At Niagara Health, the major provider of acute care in Canada’s Niagara Region, Extraordinary Caring is what our patients, their families, our volunteers, our teams and our community need and deserve. Caring is so much more than care. Both the physical and emotional part of caring is at the heart of our purpose. Every person. Every time.
As a multi-site hospital, providing a wide range of inpatient and outpatient clinics and services, including Emergency & Urgent Care, Centres of Excellence for Women and Babies and Mental Health, and regional cardiac and cancer programs, we offer a wide variety of practice settings and opportunities to carry out interesting and challenging work.
To join Niagara Health is to spend more time enjoying life than commuting. Nestled between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie, and best known for its tourist attractions, the area offers great geographical advantages. Our hospital sites are located in thriving communities, where affordable housing, a myriad of recreational and cultural activities, and diverse settings make both family and single living a rewarding experience.
For more information on Niagara Health, visit www.niagarahealth.on.ca. Please apply online, by Sunday, June 30, 2019, at
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