30+ days ago


Oakville, ON


Posting #: 2021-876062


Position: Nurse Practitioner

Department: Rehabilitation & Geriatrics

Status: Temporary Part-time for 6 months (must provide availability up to 0.5 FTE)

Hours: Monday to Friday - 7.5 hour days (Hours are subject to change to meet operational requirements)

Site: Oakville - May be required to work at other Halton Healthcare sites

Halton Healthcare takes great pride in providing quality, compassionate healthcare services to our rapidly growing communities. As a progressive and vibrant healthcare organization, we are committed to being an innovative centre of excellence in community hospital care in the Halton and Peel Regions. We are a distinctive centre of healthcare excellence that offers first-rate care in an innovative environment that supports the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of the community.


The Nurse Practitioner (NP) - Geriatrics, works with the interprofessional team and physician partners to meet the unique needs of patients requiring geriatric consultation.S/he provides leadership and promotes excellence in nursing through the roles of practitioner, consultant, educator, researcher, and leader. By utilizing theoretical and clinical expertise in this specialty area, the NP delivers advanced practice nursing to patients and families with complex situations within the in-patient and community/ambulatory settings. S/he contributes to the education and professional development of nursing/interdisciplinary staff, students and the professional community within these areas of specialization, and participates in academic and research projects. The NP - Geriatrics integrates research into practice to ensure best practice standards are maintained and incorporated into clinical initiatives.

This is what you'll be doing:

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) – Geriatrics will utilize a comprehensive theoretical knowledge base and an advanced level of clinical competence in caring for both inpatients and outpatients. This will involve health assessment and diagnosis of medical and cognitive problems, developing and implementing a plan of care, providing health counselling and emotional support in the areas of health promotion and the prevention of illness, injury and complications. The NP will work in collaboration with consulting Geriatricians to facilitate early assessment and intervention for patients requiring geriatric consults. In this role the NP will provide geriatric consultation for the Inpatient population as well as support the inter-professional teams with geriatric consultations in the Outpatient Clinic.

For the Inpatient Gerontological population the NP will support the management of geriatric patients in collaboration with the interdisciplinary geriatric team. This includes a comprehensive nursing/medical history, physical and psychosocial assessment of the patient’s status. Utilizes established care paths and order sets to guide care practices for the geriatric population from admission through to discharge. Identifies opportunities to enhance care practice with this unique population. Supports the inpatient geriatric team through completion of comprehensive initial patient assessments and establishes individualized treatment and care plans for the complex geriatric patients in collaboration with the geriatrician.

Provides direct, specialized geriatric care, and /or consultation to patients, families, health care professionals and community partners in complex situations where advanced nursing expertise is required.

Further, the Nurse Practitioner (NP) will also support the Outpatient Clinics (ie. Urgent Care, Falls Prevention and Geriatric Assessment) utilizing a comprehensive theoretical knowledge base and an advanced level of clinical competence in caring for patients and families that are seen in these clinics. This will involve health assessment and diagnosis, health care management and therapeutic intervention (including diagnostic, pharmacological, complementary and counselling), as well as health promotion and the prevention of illness, injury and complications. The NP will work closely with the geriatrician and interdisciplinary team in the clinics to assess and manage the frail elderly clients seen in the clinics and to establish ongoing care plans and follow-up management.

Additional responsibilities may include:

  • Direct Comprehensive Care - Obtains and documents a comprehensive health history, performs a physical examination on patients requiring acute geriatric assessment, collaborates closely with the Geriatricians and other members of the Interdisciplinary team, and coordinates care involving other healthcare providers.
  • Leadership - Provides leadership in the development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of quality management programs.Participates and provides leadership in the strategic planning process for the delivery of Geriatric care. Supports educational initiatives directed at Nursing and Allied Health staff to promote and provide Geriatric care that meets best practice standards.
  • Education - Contributes to the development/implementation and evaluation of patient education programs.Conducts educational teaching sessions with patients and/or families with a focus on health promotion, disease prevention, and impact of illness experience on the patient and family.
  • Research - Encourages, supports, and facilitates the development of researchable questions in clinical practice.
  • Consultation - Provides consultation internally and externally for clinical practice issues within the NP’s area of specialty and scope of practice.

This is what you'll need to do it:

Halton Healthcare endeavors to hire individuals who are competent in their chosen profession and who exemplify our mission, vision and values of accountability, respect and compassion which guide our individual behaviours and attitudes.

  • Current registration in the Extended Class with the College of Nurses of Ontario required
  • Master’s Degree in Nursing required
  • Minimum 3 years Nursing Experience, with Geriatric expertise preferred
  • CNA Specialty Certification in Gerontology preferred
  • Eligible for cross-appointment to an academic institution preferred
  • Membership in related professional associations required, e.g. (NPAO, RNAO, Geriatric Nursing Association membership, etc.)
  • Innovative, creative and professional role model
  • Ability to prioritize/organize multiple demands
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Able to meet the physical demands of the position
  • Satisfactory employment and attendance record required

Salary: $51.02 - $62.39 per hour

Date Posted:May 4, 2021

Internal applications due by:May 11, 2021

If you are passionate about what you do, motivated by a job well done, and as committed to excellence, quality and patient satisfaction as we are, we'd like to hear from you. Please submit your application via our website at directly to this posting and include a current copy of your resume.

We thank all those who apply but only those individuals selected for further consideration will be contacted.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Halton Healthcare will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your accommodation needs to ensure your equal participation.

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Halton Healthcare is a smoke free facility in and around all three sites. Smoking is not permitted on hospital properties. We thank everyone who works at or visits our hospitals for respecting this healthy initiative. We are also a scent-free environment for all employees and visitors to accommodate individuals’ health concerns arising from exposure to scented products. We ask for everyone's cooperation in our efforts to accommodate health concerns.