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Nurse Practitioner

NL Health Services - 1,166 Jobs
St. John's, NL
$50.28 - $62.38 / hour
Posted 17 days ago

Job Description

Location: Multi-Site (St. John's and region)

Nurse Practitioner (Family/All Ages): Vulnerable Populations *repost
(Subject to Classification Review)
Primary Health Care and Chronic Disease
Mental Health and Addictions - Harm Reduction
Temporary, Full-Time (until October 1, 2024, with possible extension)

About Us
Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services (NL Health Services) brings together five former separate health entities - Eastern Health, Central Health, Western Health, Labrador-Grenfell Health, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information. The creation of a provincial health authority was announced following recommendations from Health Accord NL.

NL Health Services is responsible for delivering health and community services to more than 528,000 people living in Newfoundland and Labrador and employs over 21,000 people.

Job Summary
This position works within the Nurse Practitioner's (NP) scope of practice in the category of practice of Family/All Ages. This is an advanced practice role providing professional, analytical and an autonomous comprehensive range of health services to clients and patients including but not limited to health assessments and diagnosis of diseases, disorders, injuries and conditions; treating and managing acute and chronic illnesses and identifying health risks and needs within a holistic model. In this role the nurse practitioner performs all activities utilizing a harm reduction approach within the primary health care framework.

In keeping with the organizations' vision of "Healthy People - Healthy Communities", Eastern Health is pleased to support its Primary Health Care Harm Reduction Team in achieving its goals of providing exceptional and high-quality care to vulnerable clients within the St. John's-Metro region, and beyond.

The PHC Harm Reduction Team mandate is to provide low barrier access to harm reduction focused, primary health care services for individuals who are homeless or precariously housed. Many of these individuals are navigating complex mental health and/or substance use conditions and often experience marginalization because of their circumstances; many have trouble accessing traditional health care services.

The nurse practitioner is a member of a harm reduction team of health professionals including, but not limited to, registered nurses, pharmacist, occupational therapist, community outreach workers, social worker, peer support workers and others, working across programs and services to provide the best possible care. Health services in this context are provided in a variety of ways including street reach and mobile clinics, home visits, PHC walk-in clinics, community partnerships, and acute care partnerships.

The nurse practitioner, as a member of the team, provides for the presenting needs of the client and includes all routine primary health care and treatment as well as Hepatitis C, HIV, latent TB, STBBI testing and treatment, mental health single session counselling, client education, and is a satellite site for provision of SWAP supplies. All services are intended to reach the most vulnerable, under served individuals in our community.

In keeping with Eastern Health Values, the harm reduction team members operate in an environment of mutual respect where the contribution of every team member, regardless of personal or professional background, is considered when providing care to clients. Team members are supported and encouraged to use their education, knowledge, strengths, experience, and expertise to practice to their full scope in the performance of their work, in support of the client, and in support of one another. Low barrier access to care is the foundation of service, meeting individuals wherever they are in their life journey and regardless of their personal circumstances. By working with the individual to address concerns impacting their personal health, the team endeavors to attach clients to permanent providers wherever possible and to connect them with long term services when necessary.

Job Demands
By applying for this job, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands of this job include (but are not limited to):
Constantly moves, lifts, or operates equipment/machinery up to 10 lbs. and regularly is required to lift/move equipment, books, supplies, and sometimes children up to 25 lbs. (may need to be deleted or added depending on the position). Occasionally, may have to reposition a patient over 50 lbs.
Physical effort also includes regular sitting to conduct patient histories, performing work on the computer and when assessing patients, regularly stands or walks.
When performing procedures, regularly uses fine finger/precision work and hand tools (i.e., medical instruments, computer mouse, stethoscope, dopplers, etc.) requiring accurate control and steadiness.
Visual concentration is required when performing physical assessment and procedures, completing charts/reports, observing patients, reading equipment/monitors, and completing work-related correspondence on the computer.

Job Qualifications
Completion of an approved/recognized Nurse Practitioner program is required.
Current registration with the College of Registered Nurses of NL and Licensed (or eligible for licensure) as a Nurse Practitioner (Family/All Ages) with the CRNNL.
A minimum of five years clinical experience in the last seven in Primary Health Care is required.
Current BCLS Certification is required
Possessed strong abilities in the areas of collaboration, clinical reasoning, professional development, interpersonal effectiveness, conflict management and teamwork.
Demonstrated progressive clinical leadership skills.
Possessed strong communication, problem solving, decision-making, and teaching skills.
Demonstrated ability to function autonomously in an advanced practice role.
Support and participate in research to improve practice and client outcomes.
Demonstrated skills in computer and database management skills
A satisfactory record of work performance and attendance is required.

*The successful applicant must complete Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Training at the first available opportunity.

*If there are no internal or external applicants who meet the above experience requirement, applicants who meet the education requirement may be considered following an assessment of their qualifications.

*Open to external applicants

Employees, to review your attendance record please refer to your employee portal on the Intranet for details. The attendance record is only available to employees who are currently in positions that accumulate sick time.

If this is an internal posting only, only applicants of the Eastern Health RNUNL Regional Bargaining Unit will be considered. If this is an internal and external posting, all applications will be accepted and preference will be given to those qualified candidates who are internal to the Eastern Health RNUNL Regional Bargaining Unit.

Please note that job offers will be made in accordance with Article 23.12 of the RNUNL Collective Agreement.

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Upon successfully applying for a vacancy then you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive this email please contact Recruitment 777-7777 ext 5-2 immediately

To become a part of our team, please submit an up to date resume/cover letter or application form online, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications. Include your current mailing address, day-time contact number, e-mail address, competition and employee number if applicable.
Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries:

Telephone: (709) 777-7777 (5-2) or 1-800-563-3693
Email: [email protected]. Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.

If you are no longer interested in the position, you can withdraw your application by emailing [email protected] as soon as possible.

Eastern Health is committed to inclusive and barrier-free recruitment, selection, and onboarding processes. We will be happy to work with applicants requesting support during the process. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Recruitment Line at 777-7777 press 5 then press 2 (long distance 1-800-563-3693) outlining how we can help.

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Certificate of Conduct from the RCMP or local Police (Vulnerable Sector Check may be required), educational documents, registration/licensure if applicable and Social Insurance Number.

Competition Number: 2023005978
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About NL Health Services

About NL Health Services

If you come from away, you’ll discover just how special Newfoundland and Labrador is. If you're a local, you already know this. It’s our people. It’s our culture. It’s our stories (and oh do we love our stories).

If you’re looking to grow your health career in a place with adventure around each corner and a strong sense of community, then let’s put on the kettle and have a chat. Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) Health Services might just be the perfect fit for you.

Why join NL Health Services?

There are many reasons. You will put your skills to great use in a unique and remarkable part of the world, be part of interdisciplinary and talented health-care teams and have access to state-of-the-art equipment and modern facilities.

  • We also offer incentives for local talent, those looking to return home and those new to our province.
  • Competitive remuneration and attractive benefits package.
  • Generous vacation packages and paid time off.
  • Full-time and part-time pension plans options.
  • Health insurance, dental and long-term disability plans.
  • Financial incentives and relocation support.
  • Student placements and clinical residencies.
  • Remote work options available.
  • Fast pathways to nursing for out-of-province applicants.

With a rich and unique culture, and tremendous natural beauty, Newfoundland and Labrador is an ideal place to call home, with a growing diverse population and among the safest places in the world to live.

About NL Health Services

At NL Health Services, we are responsible for delivering health and community services to more than 528,000 people living in Newfoundland and Labrador. Our team consists of more than 21,000 dedicated health workers who are committed to providing the best care in communities across the province, in five geographical areas.

The provincial health authority was created in April 2023, following recommendations from Health Accord NL, and brings together five former separate health entities. Our goal is to improve the health of the people of Newfoundland and Labrador and to create a more integrated, accessible, technologically enhanced, equitable and sustainable health system.

We know that it is the people – employees, physicians and volunteers – that together make NL Health Services a great place to work. We believe that every person carries valuable knowledge, experience and perspective, and it is in this diversity that we find strength. At NL Health Services, we embrace the distinct and complementary characteristics of all our members as we seek to eliminate health disparities by providing fair, equitable and quality health care to all patients, residents and clients.

If your passion is to provide extraordinary health care to the residents of the communities of Newfoundland and Labrador, we want to hear from you.

Come, work with us, and be extraordinary every day!

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