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Emergency Department Nurse Practitioner (ED NP)

Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital
Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital
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Business Location:
Tillsonburg, Ontario
Position type:
Full Time
Work Place Location:
In Person

Job Description

Position Summary

The Emergency Department Nurse Practitioner (ED NP) is a self-directed advanced practice nurse, who functions in an expanded nursing role in a collaborative practice model. Working in collaboration with emergency physicians, the Nurse Practitioner manages, directs and provides comprehensive care for a select patient population in a collaborative interdisciplinary team environment.

Current Scheduled Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm

Hours are subject to change based on operation needs of the hospital.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide comprehensive patient care using advanced assessment skills and a sound knowledge of clinical therapeutics.
  • Direct, provide and evaluates holistic patient care based on advanced nursing and medical management knowledge and skills.
  • Perform and document comprehensive patient assessments based on thorough history taking and physical examination.
  • Identify and analyze patient's physical and psychological health care problems.
  • Develop plan of care in collaboration with ED Physician and the interdisciplinary team.
  • Identify health education needs of patients and families independently and in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team.
  • Identify, order and prioritize appropriate diagnostic test and procedures in consultation with physician or in accordance with algorithms within medical directives.
  • Interpret laboratory/radiology and other test results.
  • Prescribe pharmalogical and other therapeutic interventions in consultation with physician or in accordance with algorithms within medical directives.
  • Communicate with and interpret to patients/families and community health care members diagnosis, treatment plan and related implications in accordance with algorithms within medical directives.
  • Accurately document assessment, plan, intervention and evaluation of patient/family responses in the hospital chart/emergency room record/outpatient clinic notes and documents telephone advice given.
  • Liaise with staff regarding patients to communicate pertinent information and facilitate follow-up care and treatment.
  • Direct referrals to appropriate health care professionals or services.
  • Act as a patient/family advocate in areas such as the treatment plan, complex conflict management and patient/family dissatisfaction situations.
  • Manage acute/emergency situations including assessment of patients in the emergency department.
  • Identify and support patient/family in crisis situation and direct to appropriate resources.
  • Provide individual counselling/instruction to facilitate patient/family understanding and management of specific health and lifestyle problems.
  • Assist individuals and families in coping with illness and treatment plan by guiding and supporting while providing an environment that promotes independence.
  • Provide independent consultation for the management of healthcare issues related to identified patients and families who are under the care of another service.
  • Follow Hospital policies and procedures and those applicable to assigned duties;


Masters Degree

Experience Required

Qualifications Required

  • Successful completion of a Masters degree in nursing.
  • Current registration in the Extended Class with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • Current member of the Nurse Practitioner's Association of Ontario (NPAO) or Registered Nursing Association of Ontario (RNAO).
  • Mandatory current professional liability protection.
  • Minimum of three year's recent experience in acute or emergency nursing.
  • Current Certification in B.C.L.S. and A.C.L.S.
  • Canadian Nurses Association certification in Emergency Nursing preferred.
  • Five (5) years' experience in Emergency Services preferred,
  • Demonstrated experience and leadership in clinical practice, education, program development and nursing research methodology.
  • Excellent interpersonal and critical decision making and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to utilize process of planning, implementing and evaluating patient care.
  • Knowledge of community resources to consult for on-going support of patient care.
  • Knowledge of and experience with, the concepts and operations of Patient and Family Centered care.
  • Exercise initiative and good judgement with ability to multi-task.
  • Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) including knowledge regarding the legal requirements associated with documentation/health record.
  • Ability to work self-directed independently as well as collaboratively with physicians and other health care providers.
  • Demonstrated skill in insight, self-awareness and self-management consistent with high emotional intelligence.

Applying to this position:

Must be available to work all shifts as required, which may include; weekends, statutory holidays, days, evenings and night shifts. Hours are subject to change based on operation needs of the hospital.

As a part of our commitment to the health and safety of our patients, staff and community from COVID19, the Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital requires that all staff have received the required doses of COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada.


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