Nurse Practitioner - Eating Disorders

The Hospital for Sick Children

The Hospital for Sick Children

Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted on Sunday, July 7, 2024

Nurse Practitioner - Eating Disorders

Choosing to work for The Hospital for Sick Children means that you've chosen more than a job, you've chosen a career where you can have a meaningful impact on the lives of children and families every day. Our staff are our greatest strength and SickKids works hard to provide a supportive working environment where Nurse Practitioners can give their best work possible. Working in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team, Nurse Practitioners at SickKids can provide expertise in the areas of:

  • Clinical Practice
  • Education, Mentorship, and Research
  • Leadership through Organizational & Systems Management

SickKids is recognized as one of the world's foremost paediatric health-care institutions and is Canada's leading centre dedicated to advancing children's health. Nurse Practitioners play a critical role to our success. Within the Brain and Mental Health Program, Division of Adolescent Medicine and working in collaboration with the Department of Psychiatry, we are recruiting for a Nurse Practitioner to provide clinical services and interventions to the growing population of children and youth with Eating Disorders, inclusive of those with concurrent psychiatric disorders.

The NP will provide leadership and promote inter-professional excellence and collaboration in support of clinical services (inpatient, outpatient and day hospital) that are committed to child and family-centred-care across diverse and complex patient populations.

Here's What You'll Get to Do:

  • Assume a collaborative role in advancing the quality of clinical practice and the provision of integrated care across the Eating Disorders Services and the Department of Psychiatry.
  • Integrate nursing, clinical skills and knowledge within a broad scope of advanced nursing practice
  • Utilize evidence informed and evidence-based models while adapting and innovating approaches to meet the needs of complex and unique patients and populations
  • Provide relevant health education to children, families and caregivers that is based on their needs, learning styles and stage of development
  • Provide comprehensive health care, monitoring and follow-up for patients and their families with eating disorders
  • Prioritize integration and collaboration opportunities between Adolescent Medicine and Psychiatry to optimize service pathways across inpatient, day treatment and outpatient services for Eating Disorder patients.
  • Provide planning for successful transition of patients to adult services
  • Provide mentorship to support the development of nursing and interprofessional colleagues
  • Identify, integrate, and evaluate research-based innovations for improving patient care
  • Collaborate to create, utilize and/or disseminate new knowledge using formal and informal channels
  • Identify, link with, and collaborate with services and resources in the community as required

Here's What You'll Need:

  • Master of Nursing or equivalent with a clinical focus
  • Completion of a Nurse Practitioner certificate or equivalent
  • Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario, within the RN (Extended Class)
  • Minimum of three years of clinical nursing experience in pediatrics preferred, experience with Eating Disorders and Mental Health clinical practice an asset
  • Ability to interpret, incorporate and utilize evidence in the context of unique patient populations with varying levels of acuity and complexity
  • Knowledge and understanding of developmentally informed care for children and adolescents
  • Excellence in clinical nursing skills focused on medical monitoring, monitoring and follow-up of both medical and mental health related issues; demonstrated ability to collaborate with interprofessional colleagues around these duties and tasks
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver care using a culturally competent approach
  • Knowledge and appreciation of issues relevant to equity, diversity and inclusion, as well as social determinants of health and their impact on family centred care
  • Practice from a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive lens in your approach to care
  • Interest and capacity to act as a change agent, and foster flexible collaborative teamwork and inter-professional communication
  • Enthusiasm and capacity for innovative critical thinking; excellent communication, problem-solving and conflict resolutions skills; ability to work in a fast-paced dynamic, environment
  • Capacity to consider new innovative, evidence-based clinical models that augment established practices
  • Comfort with service models inclusive of both in-person and virtual care
  • Excellence and proficiency in the utilization of healthcare electronic systems inclusive of EHR, Microsoft platform, etc
  • Demonstrated commitment and actions in advancing equity, diversity and inclusion objectives

Employment Type: Full time permanent - 37.5 hours per week, 1.0 FTE.