Full-Time permanent Hybrid position
CHEO is one of the few stand-alone, global leaders in pediatric health and is home to nearly 4,000 staff and physicians dedicated to helping children and youth live their best lives. Every year, CHEO helps more than 500,000 children and youth from Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec, Nunavut, and Northern Ontario.
Across Canada and the world CHEO continues to be selected by local, national and international competitions showcasing employers who lead their sector in offering exceptional workplaces for their employees. CHEO is also recognized for excelling in our work delivering world-class care to children, youth and their families. Over the years, CHEO has been selected time and again as an organization that leads and innovates in the ways we support our staff and our community. These tributes are a testament to the passion and dedication of our exceptional staff, medical staff, learners and volunteers.
Here are examples of recent awards and recognition received by Team CHEO:
- CHEO among Newsweek’s 2022 World’s Best Hospitals
- CHEO celebrates 11th consecutive year as a National Capital Region Top Employer
- CHEO celebrates 5-star reward and recognition employer by Canadian HR Reporter
- CHEO named 2021 Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month® Great Employers.
- Forbes ranks CHEO among top Canadian hospitals
Nurse Practitioner new graduates are welcome to apply!
Incumbents will receive invaluable mentorship and feedback!
If you live outside of the National Capital Region, a relocation bonus may apply.
The Complex Care Kids Ontario (CCKO) is the provincial strategy that guides the Outpatient Complex Care Program and the NP lead satellite clinics to provide care closer to home. The goal of CCKO is to eventually provide care coordination to all medically fragile and technology dependent children (MFTD) of Ontario. The Complex Care Program is expanding and is engaging with community providers to provide more NP lead complex Care satellite clinics in CHEO’s catchment area. For more info on the program please visit: Complex Care Program – CHEO
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) at CHEO integrates clinical skills and knowledge from nursing and medicine within a broad framework of advanced nursing practice. The NP scope of practice has five key competencies, act as a change agent, research, leadership, collaboration, clinical competence; these are integral to the functioning of the NP in this role.
The NP will be a team member of the Outpatient Complex Care Program who will function autonomously within the scope of practice and will collaborate with an interdisciplinary team including the complex care physicians, nurses and CHEO specialist, community physicians and organizations social worker, nurses and many other health care providers. The role of the NP is to lead the current NP lead satellite clinics in Timmins, Montfort, Brockville and help grow future NP lead clinics. The NP is the “primary contact for families and professionals” who will:
- Coordinate the care of the medically fragile and technology dependent children and youth both in the hospital and in collaboration with the community partners Participate in clinic visits in person or by telemedicine and provide direct patient care
- Assess and engage in diagnostic reasoning process including ordering investigations, making and communicating a diagnosis and prescribing based on the scope of practice for a NP
- Collaborate community Physicians and consult with complex care pediatricians at CHEO or satellite clinics to direct and coordinate care. Consult with sub-specialists as needed
- Provide ongoing assessment and management of inter-current issues, care coordination, and overall patient care
- Management of acute care patient issues ensuring appropriate collaboration with pediatrician or on-call service and direct the care where appropriate such as assessment by emergency, assessment by community physician or urgent care in the MDU by the NP
- Assess, develop and update plans of care with the family and health care team
- Teach and empower families to independently manage child’s care (e.g. recognize signs of respiratory distress and what appropriate management plan would be for that child).
- Act as a consultant to the Pediatrician and team on the management of complex disease entities and technologies
- Develop and maintain Medical Care Plans
The NP will also assist with program development of satellite clinics and will participate in the program evaluation and research.
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) at CHEO is a nurse in an advanced nursing practice position with additional educational preparation from an accredited NP program and who has clinical expertise in a pediatric nursing subspecialty. The NP integrates the skills and knowledge from nursing and medicine within a broad framework of advanced nursing practice. Job responsibilities include the following areas: Direct Clinical practice and Consultation (60%), Case Management (20%), Education (10%), Leadership/ Change Agent (5%), Research (5%) and ongoing Professional Development.
- Master’s Degree in Nursing (Essential)
- Current certification with/or willingness/eligibility to obtain prior to start date: College of Nurses of Ontario as RN in the Extended Class (Essential)
- Three to five years of recent related clinical nursing experience (Essential)
- Current appropriate level of life-support training (e.g., BCLS) (Essential)
- Member of RNAO/NPAO or relevant specialty professional nursing association (Preferred)
- Clinical competence and minimum of 4 years’ experience in pediatric clinical care (Essential)
- Experience with children who depend on the use of medical technology in home care (Preferred)
- Experience with case management (Essential)
- Experience with data collection (Essential)
- Experience in Complex and medically fragile Pediatric Care (Preferred)
- Ability to function collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team and practice in a self-directed manner (Essential)
- Demonstrated experience in research and education activities (Essential)
- Teaching experience (Preferred)
- Demonstrated excellent leadership abilities excellent organizational abilities (Essential)
- excellent organizational abilities
- ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
- ability to participate as a member of an interdisciplinary team
- creativity, innovation, flexibility and initiative
- sound conflict resolution skills and problem-solving abilities
- Sound crisis management skills (Essential)
- Vulnerable Sector Check (Essential)
- Physical ability to perform the duties of the job (Essential)
- Bilingual (Preferred)