Fairfield Park, located in Wallaceburg, Ontario is a 103-bed family owned & operated long-term care home that provides safe, quality and compassionate care & services to our community, continually striving for excellence. If respect, innovation, growth, holistic care, teamwork and safety are values that are important to you, we would love to meet with you and discuss this employment opportunity.
The Nurse Practitioner positionis a critical role in our organization, reporting directly to the Administrator with accountability to the Medical Director for policies, procedures, and protocols for medical service. This NP role is leadership-based and will involve collaboration with the leadership team, as well as our interdisciplinary team members, to ensure resident care is aligned to the needs of each resident and our home’s strategic plan, mission and values.
The Nurse Practitioner role shall contribute to our residents’ experiences in the following ways:
- Promoting a resident-centered care approach that engages residents, family members and employees to provide care that meets the individual needs of our residents.
- Completing daily clinical rounds, orders, interprets and evaluates diagnostic tests for residents to identify and assess resident’s clinical concerns and health care needs.
- Recording physical findings, formulates action plans in collaboration with the other interdisciplinary team members and prescribes or recommends drugs or other forms of treatment to improve resident care.
- Providing leadership and direction in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders for all activities related to nursing, evaluates clinical outcomes and works with other interdisciplinary team members to continuously improve these outcomes.
- Ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation including but not limited to: Ministry Acts, regulations, policies and procedures, and directives
- Collaborating with the Medical Director, other physicians and community services/agencies in the provision of quality health care for the resident.
- Conducting physical examinations and preventative health measures within prescribed guidelines and the standards of the provincial College of Nurses.
- Providing assessments for residents with High Intensity Needs (HIN).
- Investigating and providing information for Critical Incidents, in collaboration with the Director of Care, as needed.
- In collaboration with the Director of Care and Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Lead, assisting with outbreak management, including education to staff and residents regarding vaccines, hygiene, surveillance, routine IPAC procures, etc.
- Assisting BSO Team interventions and management of residents’ responsive behaviours.
- Assisting registered nursing staff with palliative care orders and end-of-life care, including education to family in regards to resident wishes and advanced directives.
- Assisting with onboarding of new hires and education of staff, as required.
- Developing and updating clinical policies and procedures to reflect best practices.
- Mentoring and developing nursing staff with respect to nursing practices.
- Actively participating in conferences, workshops and other educational opportunities for further development of best practices and nursing knowledge.
- Working in accordance with the organization's Health and Safety Policies and Procedures and in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
- Performing other duties as assigned.
What you will need to provide or demonstrate:
· Current registration as a Nurse Practitioner, in good standing with the provincial College of Nurses.
· Strong relationship building abilities and organizing skills with the ability to lead and influence others.
· Excellent written and oral communication skills.
· Knowledge of current trends and best practices relative to nursing.
· A passion to promote person-centered care and work with the senior population.
· Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Point Click Care and other computerized documentation systems.
· Current CPR certification.
· Certificate in Gerontology and current membership with the GNA would be considered an asset.
· Proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19, except due to legitimate established exceptions.
· A successful pass of the prescribed Vulnerable Sector check Police Check.
Job Types: Part-time, Full-time
Salary: $53.00-$60.00 per hour
MOLTC and Public Health directives are implemented in the home to prevent and/or manage the spread of COVID-19.
Work Location: In person
Expected start date: 2023-10-16