Nurse Practitioner - Geriatric specialty-Maple Family Health Team

Organization Name
Maple Family Health Team
Position
Nurse Practitioner - Geriatric specialty
FTE Type
0.6 FTE
Address

1036 Princess St, Unit D2
Kingston ON K7L 1H2
Canada

Closing date

Job Description:

Are you an experienced Nurse Practitioner with a special interest in geriatric care? One of our Maple clinics is seeking a Nurse Practitioner to provide wrap-around primary care for a small cohort of geriatric patients, allowing them to focus solely on this engaged and interesting population. 

About Maple Family Health Team
Maple is a primary health care organization that brings together family doctors, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, dietitians and other professionals to provide and coordinate the best possible primary care for patients. 
The Nurse Practitioner is a valued member of our team, caring for patients to provide assessment, education and management of mental health, chronic disease, as well as diagnose and treat episodic illness. Nurse Practitioners at Maple have a strong peer network, so advice and support are readily available. 

About the position

Education, Training and Qualities:

  • Current registration with CNO as a Nurse Practitioner – Primary Health Care (NP-PHC),
  • Evidence of liability insurance through CNPS or another reputable agency,
  • Demonstrated experience in community and/or primary care medicine,
  • Special interest and experience in geriatric care,
  • Leadership, organization, research, evaluation, time management, communication, critical thinking and interpersonal skills,
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team environment, 
  • Proficiency in the use of computers and electronic medical record systems. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide wrap-around care to a small cohort of geriatric patients
  • Conduct assessments using an age/sex specific list of recommended preventative interventions and risk assessment,
  • Order, perform and review diagnostic tests,
  • Employ critical thinking, evidence-based medicine and best practice as frameworks for practice,
  • Document observations, conversations, interventions and collaboration relating to patient care in the patent record,
  • Liaise with and arrange community supports as necessary,
  • Arrange for referrals (internal and external) as necessary,
  • Record activities and participate in evaluation of the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice, to initiate positive changes in programs and care.

Additional information about the position:

  • This is a part-time (3 days per week) permanent position,
  • Workdays will be Tuesday, Thursday & Friday,
  • The incumbent will be eligible for HOOPP, 
  • The incumbent must be compliant with Maple’s COVID vaccine policy which requires full vaccination,
  • Health and dental benefits begin at 4 months’ employment,
  • Compensation is commensurate with experience and is compliant with the amount set by the Ministry of Health for Nurse Practitioners in Family Health Teams. 

How to Apply

To apply to this position, please send your cover letter and resume to Elizabeth Cochrane, Human Resources Manager at hr@maplefht.ca, adding ‘2023-NP-01’ in the subject line of the email. The deadline for applications is January 25, 2023. Candidates requiring accommodation for the interview process are invited to state this at the time the interview is scheduled.