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Nurse Practitioner – TFT – Emergency

Halton Healthcare Services

This is a Contract position in Oakville, ON posted November 22, 2022.

Posting #: 2022-910349


Position: Nurse Practitioner

Department: Emergency

Status: Temporary Full Time for approx. 12 months

Hours: Monday to Sunday, Various rotating 8 and 12 hour shifts (Hours subject to change based on operational requirements)

Site: Oakville

Halton Healthcare’s vision of Exemplary patient experiences, always, goes beyond just the patient experience; it has shaped our entire culture and remains at the core of every interaction in our organization, from our patients & families to our staff, physicians and volunteers. We believe in exemplary PEOPLE experiences always!

At Halton Healthcare you will thrive in a healthcare culture and environment that embraces inclusion, diversity and belonging with ‘exemplary patient care, always’ at the heart of everything we do.

We empower our people to be the very best they can be so they can make a difference for our patients and the communities we serve.

Halton Healthcare takes great pride in providing quality, compassionate healthcare services to our rapidly growing communities. As a progressive and vibrant healthcare organization, we are committed to being an innovative center of excellence in community hospital care.


The Emergency department Nurse Practitioner (ED-NP) is a Registered Nurse in the Extended Class with graduate education in nursing, additional clinical experience and specialty education and registration with the College of Nurses as a Nurse Practitioner – Primary Health Care (NP-PHC). The ED-NP functions in an expanded role demonstrating a high level of autonomy and expert skill to formulate clinical decisions and appropriately manage acute/chronic illness and promote wellness within the NP’s area of specialty and scope of practice.

This is what you’ll be doing:

The ED-NP utilizes a comprehensive theoretical knowledge base and an advanced level of clinical competence in caring for emergency care patients of all age groups. As a collaborative partner within the ED team, the NP competencies build and expand upon RN competencies. The NP demonstrates in practice, the competencies to use his/her legislated authority to diagnose, order and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe pharmaceuticals and perform procedures for patients in the ED. The ED-NP collaborates closely with the team to identify patients in urgent, emergent and life-threatening situations, and address the changing needs/status of patients within their level of competence. The ED-NP performs quality monitoring and improvement and administrative activities and participates in policy and procedure development or revision. Other key components of the role include: performing research activities; developing, delivering, coordinating and participating in education and professional development activities/programs; performing activities to further develop and strengthen the profession; acting as a resource and mentor serving as a consultant to individuals and groups within the professional community and other hospital/agencies.

This is what you need to do it:

Halton Healthcare endeavors to hire individuals who are competent in their chosen profession and who exemplify our mission, vision and values of accountability, respect and compassion which guide our individual behaviours and attitudes.

  • Current registration in the Extended Class with the College of Nurses of Ontario required
  • Completion of a Master Degree in Nursing required.
  • Nurse Practitioner Primary Health Care Specialty Certificate required.
  • Current certification in BCLS, Advanced Cardiac Life Support required at time of hire.
  • Current PALS certification and NRP certification preferred.
  • ACLS Instructor qualification preferred.
  • Membership in the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario.
  • Eligibility for cross-appointment to an academic institution preferred.
  • Membership in specialty related organizations e.g. The Nurse Practitioners Association of Ontario.
  • Minimum of 5 years nursing experience in a relevant specialty area required (i.e. medical/surgical and/or emergency nursing)
  • At least 1-year experience as an NP in an Emergency Department required (will consider candidates who have had an ED placement in their PHCNP program)
  • Recent experience with both adult and pediatric patients required.
  • Demonstrated competency to perform complete and appropriate clinical assessments and development of a treatment plan in accordance with College of Nurses standards and hospital policies.
  • Proven problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and with respect in both a verbal and written format with patients, public, colleagues and other health disciplines
  • Ability to work in a collaborative medical model of care with all members of the health care team
  • Innovative, creative and professional role model
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize/organize multiple demands
  • Proficiency in working with EMR/electronic environment required (i.e. Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Satisfactory employment and attendance record required
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the position
  • Other duties as assigned

Salary Scale: $51.53 – $63.01 per hour

Date Posted: November 22, 2022

Internal Applications Due by: November 29, 2022

If you are passionate about what you do, motivated by a job well done, and as committed to excellence, quality and patient satisfaction as we are, we’d like to hear from you. Please submit your application via our website at directly to this posting and include a current copy of your resume.

We thank all those who apply but only those individuals selected for further consideration will be contacted.

In accordance with Directive #6, Halton Healthcare has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. All new hires must be fully compliant with our Policy as a condition of employment with Halton Healthcare. Successful applicants will be required to provide proof of vaccination or proof of a documented medical exemption as part of the hiring process.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Halton Healthcare will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your accommodation needs to ensure your equal participation.

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Halton Healthcare is a smoke free facility in and around all three sites. Smoking is not permitted on hospital properties. We thank everyone who works at or visits our hospitals for respecting this healthy initiative. We are also a scent-free environment for all employees and visitors to accommodate individuals’ health concerns arising from exposure to scented products, We ask for everyone’s cooperation in our efforts to accommodate health concerns.

All Halton Healthcare staff, professional staff and volunteers are encouraged to be vigilant about identifying and reporting safety incidents in their everyday practice. They also have a role in analysis, recommendations and follow through to implementation.