Functioning as a member of a Regional palliative care team in a collaborative practice model, you will be accountable for providing services to clients, the family, and the community, with a strong emphasis on health promotion, disease prevention, supportive and palliative care particularly in Retirement Home settings.
The Nurse Practitioner is a self-directed advanced practice nurse prepared at the graduate and post graduate level, who functions in an expanded nursing role in a collaborative practice model. Working in collaboration with a physician or group of physicians the RN (EC) manages and provides comprehensive care to formulate clinical decisions for adults faced with life threatening illnesses.
The target population for the Palliative Nurse Practitioner practice is individuals with advanced cancer, congestive heart failure, renal failure, and/or progressive life threatening or a life limiting illness who wishes to receive palliative care in their home environment. Principal responsibilities include: utilizing and demonstrating a comprehensive theoretical knowledge base and advanced level of clinical competence in caring for patients involving a palliative care to care to address psychosocial and spiritual concerns, collecting data about the health of the patient, determining a medical diagnosis for symptomatic concerns and treating complex responses of individuals and families to optimize their quality of life, comfort, dignity and security; playing a leadership role and performing quality improvement and administrative responsibilities; participating in policy and procedure development; performing research activities; delivering, coordinating and participating in education and professional development activities/programs.
The Palliative Nurse Practitioner demonstrates autonomy by assuming responsibility and accountability to independently communicate a diagnosis, prescribe drugs and order a range of diagnostic tests within the scope of practice; specifically, developing a comprehensive palliative approach to care in partnership with the patient and their family. The Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner works collaboratively to communicate the mutually negotiated plan of care with the most responsible physicians/NPs both in the acute and community setting. This includes WW LHIN care coordinators, retirement home staff team, community nurses, and the inter-professional team members within WWLHIN as well as Physicians included in the circle of care outside of the WWLHIN as required.
This position may be required to provide relief at other LHIN locations or teams as needed and may be part of the on call rotation as per the provisions of the ONA collective agreement.
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