Nurse Practitioner – Endocrinology
Women's College Hospital
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The Young Adult (YA) Diabetes Program provides supportive evidence-based care to the young adult with Type 1 diabetes transitioning from pediatric care. The Nurse Practitioner acts as a point of contact for the YA Program and together with the diabetes team, provides patient-centered care that will enhance the experience of patients in the program. The Nurse Practitioner will demonstrate leadership in the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of YA program utilizing an interprofessional and community engagement collaborative approach.
Summary of Duties, but not limited to:
• Proactively coordinates care delivery and supports for YA patients and their families, collaboratively with the YA care team.
• Acts as primary source of contact for patients and families/support person.
• Responsible for the initial assessment of patients’ physical, social, and psychological needs; counsels, and educates YA patients.
• Together with the diabetes team, ensures the YA clinics run smoothly and in a timely manner.
• Assists with downloading information from pumps and glucose monitoring devices and performs point of care testing as needed.
• Serves as a facilitator for patients to liaise with YA team members (physician, social worker, dietitian) and other healthcare teams (primary care, pharmacists, referring physicians, other specialists)
• Establishes a caring and therapeutic relationship with patients; demonstrates trust, respect, and honesty.
• Offers support and education to patients and their family/supports from throughout the referral process, initial consultation, and follow-up care.
• Advocates for patients by mobilizing resources and identifying and addressing gaps in service to meet supportive care needs of patients.
• Liaises with community agencies/social supports to ensure patients in community are receiving appropriate care and follow up; intervenes to address concerns when required.
• Ensures continuity of care as patients transition across the continuum through appropriate discharge planning, patient education, and coordination of services to access community support and resources.
• Assists with completion of Ministry of Health forms (ex. transportation, assistive devices program, etc.).
• Provides telephone nursing practice as part of role; ensures patients have nurse’s contact information facilitating patient calls with questions or concerns regarding their care.
• Develops/revises patient teaching guides and other materials to support patients and their social supports.
• Participates as an integral member of the Diabetes program, within the Endocrinology Program.
• Leads the development and evaluation of policies, standards of care, and clinical services in relation to the assessment and management of patients and families.
• Collaborates on the development of program metrics to improve client, organization and system outcomes. Reviews data for program evaluation and makes recommendations for quality improvement. Takes a leadership role in the implementation and evaluation of quality improvement projects.
• In collaboration with the Education department and the Endocrinology program participates in teaching of students and residents.
• In collaboration with Professional Practice and Research departments initiates and participates in clinical research and integrates research into practice to ensure best practice standards are maintained.
As a role model and champion you will work to identify and integrate safe, best practices into daily activities to foster the delivery of safe and exemplary care.
The responsibilities described above are representative and are not to be construed as all-inclusive.
• Current registration with the College of Nurses in the Extended Class is required.
• Master’s degree in nursing is required.
• Nurse Practitioner Certification is required.
• Previous nursing experience in diabetes education required; previous experience as a NP in a diabetes education setting preferred.
• Certification or evidence of pursuing certification as a “Certified Diabetes Educator” from the Canadian Diabetes Educator Certification Board an asset.
• Current Basic Life Support certification.
• Previous experience with in-depth knowledge of insulin pump report analyses.
• Certification in insulin pump training an asset.
• Previous experience providing transition related health services strongly preferred.
• Experience providing telephone nursing practice.
• Excellent computer skills, specifically with Electronic Medical Records and Microsoft Office Suite.
• Must have excellent organizational, assessment, communication, counseling, and teaching skills.
• Strong analytical abilities with knowledge and skill in critical thinking and decision-making.
• Works effectively as a strong team player and able to work independently.
• Ability to demonstrate empathy while remaining professional and respectful.
• Demonstrated commitment to continuing education, professional growth and maintenance of clinical competency is required.
• Professional behavior and communication that meets the standards of the professional regulatory college or association, as applicable, and the standards of Women’s College Hospital.
• This position plays a critical role in acting as an advocate for safety and will demonstrate principles, practices and processes that will optimize a safe environment for all.
75 hours, Biweekly
$55.526 -$68.256 /Hour
Temporary Full-Time opportunity until March 1, 2025
76 Grenville St,
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