Nurse Practitioner – General Surgery Program


The Hospital for Sick Children




Nurse Practitioner – General Surgery

Choosing to work for The Hospital for Sick Children means that you’ve chosen more than a job – you’ve chosen a career where you can have a meaningful impact on the lives of children, youth and families every day. Our staff are our greatest strength and SickKids works hard to provide a supportive working environment where Nurse Practitioners can give their best work possible. Working in collaboration with the interprofessional health care team, Nurse Practitioners at SickKids have the opportunity to provide expertise in the areas of:

Clinical Practice
Education, Mentorship, Research and Knowledge Translation
Leadership and Organizational & Systems Management
SickKids is recognized as one of the world’s foremost paediatric health-care institutions and is Canada’s leading centre dedicated to advancing children’s health. Nurse Practitioners play a critical role to our success.

We are currently looking for a Nurse Practitioner to join the General Surgery Program. This NP will join an existing NP team, as we broaden our NP model, with the vision to provide enhanced inpatient and ambulatory care to our general surgery patient populations.

NP’s provide leadership and promote inter-professional excellence and collaboration in child and family-centred -care within the five main role components of expert practice, education, consultation, research and leadership/change agency in a dynamic clinical environment.

Here's What You'll Get To Do

Be responsible for the provision of comprehensive health care to various patient populations in general surgery, across inpatient and ambulatory care settings
Integrate clinical skills and knowledge within a broad scope of advanced nursing practice
Provide leadership in advancing clinical practice and the provision of safe and high quality child and family-centred care
Provide guidance to children and families as they progress through their treatment plans
Identify appropriate community resources and services, creating linkages
Assist in the acquisition of specialized equipment as required
Foster interprofessional collaboration in the coordination of plans of care
Assume a leadership role in advancing the quality of clinical practice and the provision of high quality, safe care, within the team, and in the development of others
Provide mentorship and coaching to support the development of nursing and Interprofessional colleagues
Provide leadership in the development and implementation of programming to effectively transition youth and their families to adult services
Identify, integrate, and evaluate research-based innovations for improving patient care
Commit to reducing preventable harm through Caring Safely –for example, role model error prevention behaviours in practice, and provide leadership with strategies to reduce hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) in the surgical patient population
Partner with children/families to navigate their illness trajectory
Create, utilize and/or disseminate new knowledge using formal and informal channels
Provide relevant health education to families that is based on their needs, learning styles and stage of development


Here's What You'll Need

Master of Nursing or equivalent, with a clinical focus
Completion of a Nurse Practitioner program (within MN or post-master certificate)
Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario within the RN (Extended Class)
3 – 5 years of clinical nursing experience
Experience in pediatric acute care, surgical patient care, or as an NP, is preferred
Proven ability in a leadership role
Ability to act as a change agent, and foster teamwork and consensus-building
Innovative critical thinking with excellent written and verbal communication and problem-solving skills
Knowledge of theoretical and conceptual frameworks and their practical application

Employment Type: Permanent Full-time, 35 hours per week (1.0 FTE)



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