Advance Practice Nurse

  • Full Time
  • Toronto

Runnymede Healthcare Centre

Advance Practice Nurse (APN)

If you would like to work with a team of professionals who are committed to enriching the lives of patients we invite you to join Runnymede Healthcare Centre as an Advance Practice Nurse .

Position summary:
The Advance Practice Nurse provides support for the overall day-to-day operationalization and coordination of patient care and patient transition on the patient care floor. He/she provides supervisory support for managing professional practice of nursing staff.

Responsibilities include:
Assign, supervise, and guide staff in providing high quality care
Provide leadership and support to nursing staff
Provide supervision to the patient care administrator of the assigned patient care floor
Collaborate with Clinical Educators to utilize and apply current specialized knowledge and expertise on recent advances in nursing practice
Participate in the development and review of policies, procedures and protocols
Demonstrate excellence in communication, coaching, mentoring and team building skills
Lead the implementation of quality improvement initiatives and best practices in collaboration with Clinical Educators
Serve as clinical resource for complex continuing care and rehabilitation nursing
Exemplify best quality communication and customer excellence while dealing with patients, families, and the inter- professional team
Mentor staff to manage challenging issues or patient and family needs.
In collaboration with the patient care manager, achieves hospital’s goals pertaining to material, fiscal, & human resource utilization
Assist patient care manager with management of unit staffing (i.e. vacation & shift change approval) to ensure appropriate staffing level and nursing skill mix ratio.
Work collaboratively with Patient Care Manager and the HR department to provide oversight and accountability for the attendance management program and labor relation issues
Identify and communicate professional practice related issues to the nursing leadership team and collaboratively support staff professional development
Participate in hiring, orientation, performance evaluation and termination of RNs, RPNs and patient care administrators
Commitment to providing an exceptional experience for patients during their stay
Ensure integrated care plans are completed and up to date and deficiencies are followed up with the RN or RPN assigned to the patient and unresolved issues are reported appropriately
Manage and lead transfer of accountability (shift hand-over) processes, purposeful rounding, inter-professional rounds, shift reports and patients’ concerns

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications/experience:
Current Registration with College of Nurses of Ontario in Good standing
Minimum of 3 years of clinical experience in a Hospital.

In addition, a minimum of two years of supervisory experience is preferred
Registered Nurse with Baccalaureate degree required, Masters Degree in Nursing required. Candidates who are actively pursuing their Masters of Nursing will be considered.
Specialty certification in gerontology or rehabilitation nursing is an asset
Education in clinical leadership, project management or management is preferred
Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification required
Evidence of good performance history and attendance record

While we thank all applicants, only those under consideration for the position will be contacted.

If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources.

Runnymede Healthcare Centre values inclusivity and diversity in the workplace. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds.

We are committed to employment equity and providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities (AODA).

Any information obtained during the course of recruitment will be used for employment purposes only and not for any other purpose.

Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Runnymede Healthcare Centre, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the hired employee’s first date of employment. Requests for exemption will be considered on a case-by-case basis in alignment with the Hospital’s obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Company pension
Dental care
Disability insurance
Employee assistance program
Extended health care
Life insurance
Paid time off
Monday to Friday
Weekends as needed

Ability to commute/relocate:
Toronto, ON: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Master’s Degree (required)

BLS Certification (required)
Registered Nurse (RN) License (required)

Work Location: In person