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Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Job Title / Position:Nurse Practitioner
Position Closing Date:October 9, 2023
Time Commitment:Part Time

Job Description

Holland Bloorview is committed to fostering a climate of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. This commitment is central to, and mutually supportive of, our research excellence mandate within our corporate No Boundaries strategic plan. We welcome and respect the diversity of all members of our community and we support an inclusive culture for our clients, families, research scientists, staff, participants, trainees, volunteers, trustees, and partners. We welcome applications from Black individuals and other racialized persons, Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2SA+ persons, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas within our community. Holland Bloorview is committed to fair assessment of a candidate’s abilities, and consideration for diversity of thought, method, and experience, including non-traditional career paths.

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) as a member of the Holland Bloorview Team, provides leadership and promotes excellence in pediatric, client and family-centered nursing care through the key domains of practice (i.e. Clinical practice; Inter-professional Collaboration, Consultation and Referral; Leadership, and Scholarly Activities – Research, Education & Mentorship).

The NP integrates in-depth knowledge of advanced nursing practice and theory, health management, health promotion, disease/illness /injury prevention and other relevant biomedical and psychosocial theories to provide comprehensive health services.

The NP works in collaboration with their clients and families and other inter-professional health-care providers in the provision and coordination of high quality client and family-centred care.

The NP provides autonomous direct care and clinical leadership for a defined population of children, youth and young adults. The NP will be registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) as a Nurse Practitioner – Pediatrics or Primary Healthcare (RN-Extended Class), able to work to full scope of practice within the current legislative framework.

This is a temporary part-time (0.6 FTE, or 3 days a week) position expected to be one year in length.


Clinical Practice:

-Provides direct care as an outpatient Most Responsible Provider (MRP) to a defined population of clients and families within the Child Development Program-Psychopharmacology Clinic who have complex neurodevelopmental, behavioral and psychosocial needs includes the triaging and determination of needs for new clients, direct clinic care, and leading transitions back to community providers
-Provides comprehensive health assessment related to behavioural and mental health concerns to new and existing clients to make diagnoses, , and to treat and manage these concerns within a holistic model of care
-Orders and interprets appropriate screening and diagnostic tests, and places referrals
-Obtains detailed medication histories and prescribes pharmacologic agents and therapeutic measures in accordance with federal/provincial legislation and policy
-Communicates effectively with clients and families and health care team members
-Coordinates care to ensure smooth transitions for clients and families between and across services
-Monitors, evaluates and revises the plan of care and therapeutic interventions based on current evidence and on client goals, preferences, health status and outcomes
-Participates in systems improvement and innovations to ensure access and efficient use of clinical services
-Inter-professional Collaboration/Consultation/Referral:
-Prescriber for interprofessional clinical team including Board Certified Behaviour Analyst, Registered Nurse, Pharmacist, and Social Worker.
-Consults and collaborates with inter-professional team members clients and families as well as community healthcare providers and agencies to achieve the best health outcome for clients and families
-Consults with and/or refers clients to other health-care providers (e.g., physicians, specialists) when appropriate and when the client`s condition is not within scope of practice
-Collaborates and participates in planning, promoting, implementing and evaluating new ideas, concepts, and interventions to facilitate care to clients and families
-Provides consultation to health care team regarding clinical situations within expertise area
-Build collaborative relationships with key partners (e.g. SickKids, Surrey Place, Geneva Centre for Autism, Kerry’s Place, Respite, School services, Pediatricians and Primary Care Providers) in conjunction with other clinicians and the operational team


-The NP will use strength based leadership to develop themselves and engage others, build partnerships and networks to achieve results, and use systems/critical thinking to champion and orchestrate change.
-Provides leadership in the management of clinical care and is a resource person and role model
Guides, initiates and provides leadership in the development/revision of standards, practice guidelines, protocols, policies, and quality improvements, education and research initiatives
Participates in professional, program and hospital-wide initiatives
-Actively promotes professional role through participation in external forums such as the Nurse Practitioner Association of Ontario, Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN) NP Community of Practice
-Advocates to influence and improve health care practice, health services, policy and outcomes
-Examines current processes, identifies opportunities for change and provides recommendations for improvements
-Serves as a resource and consultant to in strategic program planning, decision-making, and problem-solving within the program team and the organization

Research, Education, Mentorship & Scholarly Activities:

-Uses evidence in practice, develops and uses clinical practice guidelines, pathways and protocols in care provision
-Critically reviews, analyses, interprets and applies evidence to clinical practice
-Participates in the generation of new knowledge through active engagement in research initiatives and partnership with the Bloorview Research Institute and Centres for Leadership,
-Acts as a change agent through knowledge translation and dissemination of new knowledge that may include formal presentations, publication, seminars, and the development of clinical practice guidelines and policies.
-Functions as a content expert and resource person in their specialized field of practice, and takes advantage of informal learning opportunities to educate the interprofessional team
-Participates in the academic community by providing education, clinical supervision and mentorship through university cross-appointment
-Educates clients, families, members of the health care team, referring facilities and other community providers
-Enhances personal and professional development through reflective practice and by attending educational opportunities and /or conferences in clinical specialty, research & scholarship, and/or leadership topics

Job Requirements



-Graduate degree from an approved and accredited Nurse Practitioner Program
-Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario – Registered Nurse (Extended Class) with no restrictions and the ability to prescribe controlled substances
-Eligible for cross-appointment with the University of Toronto
-Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers
-Non Violent Crisis Intervention Training an asset


-Minimum 3 years pediatric and family nursing experience required
-NP experience within an Academic Health Science environment preferred
-Experience working with children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and similar presentations preferred
-Experience working with children and youth with Mental Health conditions including ADHD, GAD, OCD, and MDD preferred
-Experience working with behavioral and psychopharmacological treatments preferred
-Experience supporting families through challenging circumstances and system navigation an asset
-Evidence of active involvement/participation in scholarly activities


-Excellent conceptual and theoretical understanding of evidence-based practice and ability to articulate the concepts as they relate to advanced nursing practice
the concepts as they relate to advanced nursing practice
-Superior clinical decision-making, ethical practice, assessment, diagnostic, and therapeutic management skills
-Demonstrated problem-solving and critical thinking skills
-Effective communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written
-Demonstrated leadership skills and effectiveness in collaborative relationship development
-Proven ability to work independently, and as part of an interprofessional team
-Demonstrated ability to identify and meet own learning needs in pursuit of ongoing professional development. Membership to external nursing interest groups preferred
-Able to use computer software such as Meditech, MS Office applications, email and web applications

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