**Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The WRHA Long Term Care (LTC) Program Team is an inter-professional team providing leadership and support for the Personal Care Homes (PCH) in Winnipeg. The team monitors quality of care, identifies opportunities for improvements and promotes best practices in Long Term Care.
Poseidon Care Centre is a 218‐bed accredited PCH located in the River Heights Community Area which has a care approach driven by a commitment to provide compassionate care in a respectful manner. South East PCH is an 80-bed facility located 4 blocks west of theUniversityofManitoba. South East is an 80-bed PCH dedicated to providing resident-focused care to the Aboriginal community.
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority is seeking an innovative, highly motivated, energetic team player for the position of Nurse Practitioner in the Long Term Care program. Reporting to the Director of Operations and as a member of the interdisciplinary teams, the Nurse Practitioner works as a member of both site and regional long term care program teams. As a member of the personal care home (PCH) site teams, the nurse practitioner provides geriatric clinical care, in a collaborative practice model, to residents of all ages. This skilled practitioner within their scope of practice applies advanced nursing and medical theory to the provision of geriatric clinical care – autonomously ordering diagnostic tests and pharmacologic agents, interpreting diagnostic tests and performing minor invasive procedures. As a member of the regional Long Term Care program team, the nurse practitioner is an active team member whose role includes practitioner, consultant, educator, leader and advocate.
Under the general direction of the Director of Operations Long Term Care, as part of the interdisciplinary team, the Nurse Practitioner (NP):
-Develops and applies evidenced-based nursing standards and clinical geriatric practices.
-Coordinates care and case management and provides support for families with personal care home and hospital care providers.
-Identify complex care situations and assist staff in addressing issues through education and consultation.
-Assists with the development, implementation and evaluation of quality improvement programs and initiatives.
-Provides for problem-solving among staff or between staff and residents/ families and with physicians and interdisciplinary team.
-Applies skills in consultation, collaboration and systems management in providing effective and appropriate care.
-Complements physician services in the delivery of comprehensive health care.
-Participates in research development.
-Demonstrates knowledge and support of Personal Health Information Act, Protection of Persons in Care Act, Mental Health Act, Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS), Principles of Routine Practices (Universal Precautions) and other legislated acts.
-Willing to work flexible hours.
-Valid driver’s license, required.
-Demonstrated strong geriatric clinical skills including health assessments, diagnoses and management of illnesses and chronic conditions within their scope of practice.
-Through the provision of advanced nursing practice, will work in collaboration with physicians and interdisciplinary teams.
-Exceptional skills of leadership, self-direction, problem-solving, interpersonal communication and ongoing professional development.
-Experience working across sectors and linking between programs/organizations considered an asset.
-Performs comprehensive medical/nursing history and physical and psychosocial assessment of the resident’s health status.
-Develop and document a plan of care for residents, including follow-up in collaboration with the physician and interdisciplinary team members.
-Order and interpret diagnostic and laboratory tests based on defined medical directives.
-In collaboration with the physician and pharmacist, prescribe pharmacological agents and therapeutic measures within scope of practice and medical directives.
-Proficient with computer systems and software such as MDS, Word and e-mail applications, etc.
-Masters of Nursing, Nurse Practitioner Stream or equivalent educational preparation as approved by the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (CRNM).
-Maintain a current and active registration on the RN Extended Practice (EP) registry at CRNM.
-Minimum of two (2) years geriatric nursing experience preferred.
-Minimum of five years (5) years recent clinical nursing experience required.
-Two (2) years of practice in the extended practice role an asset.
-Experience working with long term care residents of all ages an asset.
-Preference will be given to those applicants competent in an Aboriginal language and/or knowledge in Aboriginal customs, traditions and values.
-Excellent oral and written communication skills.
-Ability to perform independently as a member of the health care team.
-Ability to adapt quickly to changing situations.
-Ability to function in a demanding and stressful environment.
This position is subject to a Criminal Record Check. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred.
Interviewed candidates may be called upon to participate in a skills assessment and/or to provide evidence of educational achievements.
Any application/resume received after the deadline closing date will be marked late and not included in the competition.