Reporting to the Director, Women & Children’s Program and in conjunction with the Director of Neonatology, the Nurse Practitioner (RN EC) provides comprehensive patient care using advanced clinical assessment skills and a sound knowledge of clinical therapeutics. To provide direct and indirect comprehensive patient care services to support patient care in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team.
The NP (RN EC) scope of practice incorporates both the caring paradigm of nursing and parts of the therapeutic paradigm of medicine.
The NP (RN EC) is responsible to support, promote, and lead through example, the adoption of the organization’s mission, vision and values.
The NP (RN EC) complies with the Occupational The NP (RN EC) complies with the Occupational Health and Safety standards for the hospital and is proactive in promoting a safe work environment.
- Registered Nurse in the Extended Class (RN, EC) with current Certification with the CNO– required.
- Minimum two (2) years relevant clinical experience – preferred
- Current certification in BCLA and NRP – required
- Successful completion of a graduate degree in nursing in the clinical specialty of neonatal nursing or a recognized equivalent graduate program at master level – required
- Demonstrated clinical competence and experience in neonatal intensive care nursing and advanced practice skills.
Maintaining close communication with the Neonatologist-on-Service and other team members responsible for specific infants, as well as appropriate communication with the family physician, obstetrician, paediatrician and medical consultants.
Coordinating the implementation of medical care with other health care team members, including nursing, perinatal follow-up, respiratory therapy, laboratory services and diagnostic imaging, social work, pharmacy, clinical nutrition, physiotherapy and occupational therapy.
Maintaining communication with parents of infants in the NICU, so that the families are adequately informed of the infant’s condition and treatment plans.
Participating as a member of the NICU leadership team
Collaborating with the Program Manager and CPC in identifying and implementing quality improvement initiatives
Participating in policy and procedure development
Collaborating with the CPC to identify and implement educational and other professional development initiatives
Participating in research activities
Performing activities to further develop and strengthen the profession
Acting as a resource and serving as a consultant to individuals and groups within the professional community and other hospital/agencies; performing cross-functional and/or other duties consistent with the job classification, as assigned or directed.
Demonstrated organizational, conceptual, and leadership skills.
Demonstrated advanced practice skills and competence in interpersonal relations, problem-solving, communication, negotiation, assertiveness and innovation.
Demonstrated ability to perform autonomously.
- Collaborating with neonatologists in providing for the medical care of sick infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Labour and Delivery Unit, and Maternal Newborn Units.
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