Nurse Practitioner – Palliative Care 5M at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto Toronto, Ontario, Canada- Apply Now

May 24
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The St. Joseph’s Health Centre site of Unity Health Toronto is opening up a state of the art Palliative Care Unit. This 10 bed unit will support patients with a palliative care diagnosis who require pain and symptom management and end of life care in a tranquil environment. This position offers a unique opportunity to be a part of this units foundational care team. The Nurse Practitioner (NP) works collaboratively within the Palliative Care Team to provide advanced nursing care that optimizes patient outcomes and enhances safety, efficiency, effectiveness and accessibility to care for patients that reflects the vision, mission and values of Unity Health Toronto.

The NP Works Within 4 Domains Of Practice

Clinical Domain: the NP

  • Demonstrates the NP competencies in providing clinical care to patients and their families as the central part of the NP role. The NP works autonomously to diagnose, order and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe pharmaceuticals and perform procedures within the legislated scope of practice and a defined Collaborative Practice Agreement.
  • Provides Palliative clinical care for patients including making independent decisions for patient treatment and transfer of accountability to community care providers
  • Provides support to the Ambulatory Palliative Care service for patients including making independent decisions for patient treatment and transfer of accountability to community care providers

Knowledge Translation: The NP

  • Analyzes, appraises and synthesizes research and best practices to use as a foundation for enhancing the delivery of quality patient care.
  • Uses knowledge translation techniques in innovative ways to put research-based knowledge into daily practice and to support and educate other members of the health care team.
  • Contributes to the dissemination of nursing knowledge through presentations and publications.
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Scholarship: The NP

  • Contributes to the culture of discovery at Unity Health Toronto by advancing and/or appraising nursing research.
  • Evaluates outcomes of practice, practice patterns and systems of care against local and national benchmarks to identify variances in practice outcomes and population trends.
  • Identifies issues related to clinical practice and patient care and develops innovations to improve care and care delivery for patients, families, and communities.
  • Designs, directs, participates in and evaluates quality improvement methodologies to promote safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable, and patient-centered care.

Leadership: The NP

  • The NP acts as a transformational leader by using ideals, inspiration and intellectual stimulation to influence the behaviours and attitudes of others towards the goal of excellent patient care
  • Acts as a consultant and resource to members of health care team and external groups in the process of decision-making strategic planning and problem solving by committee involvement, participation in program development and evaluation
  • Is eligible for cross-appointment to an academic institution
  • Is a member in the Nurse Practitioners’ Association of Ontario (NPAO) and other relevant organizations


  • Adult or Primary Health Care NP (Registered Nurse in the Extended Class) in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario (or eligible for registration)
  • Masters degree in Nursing
  • Current experience and demonstrated success as a Nurse Practitioner Practice in acute care
  • 3-5 years relevant RN experience in Palliative care an asset
  • Completion of education to prescribe controlled substances required by the College of Nurses of Ontario or equivalent
  • Current BCLS certificate
  • Completion of the Certificate in Hospital & Acute Care for Nurse Practitioners is an asset
  • Demonstrated experience and leadership in education and research
  • Ability to function as an independent practitioner and a collaborative team member
  • Excellent team-building, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
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As a condition of employment, all external hires will be required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination or documentation unless a valid accommodation under the Ontario Human Rights Code exists. Please note, if you are extended an offer of employment, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination in Ontario QR Code format. All internal candidates must be in compliance with Unity Health Toronto’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

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