Neo Nurse Practitioner - Residency Program

Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation - Hamilton, ON (11 months ago)

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Job Number: 81048
Job: Nursing
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: McMaster University Medical Centre
Organization: NEONATAL
Status: Regular Full-time
Hours per week: 37.5
Number of Openings: 1
Union Code: Non Union Employees
Minimum Salary: 50.0100 Hourly
Maximum Salary: 64.1200
Post Date: Mar 20, 2020, 1:04:54 PM
Close Date (Period for Applying) - External: Ongoing

Unit Summary

The McMaster Children's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit has 54 tertiary and 16 intermediate care beds and an annual admission rate of 1,200 infants. The Unit is the regional referral centre for South Central Ontario. The program includes in-house high-risk deliveries, a dedicated neonatal transport team to support out-born mothers and/or infants and comprehensive care for L3, L2 and L1 premature and term infants.

Position Summary

The Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP)- is part of a dynamic care team that includes Neonatologists, Physician Assistants, and Neonatal Fellows. This triad works seamlessly with an extended interdisciplinary team to diagnose and treat all disorders affecting critically ill and convalescing newborns. In addition to direct clinical care, the NNP functions fully in the other domains of practice embedded in the role, including education, research, quality improvement, and leadership. The NNP is eligible for Clinical Cross Appointment with the Faculty of Nursing at McMaster University. The NNP is considered a highly respected leader and key member of the Interprofessional team at MCH. With over two decades of service, the Neonatal Nurse Practitioner team was recently recognized for their innovation and care with the Hospital’s distinguished Cornerstone of Care Award.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (McMaster Children’s Hospital) has established an internal residency program for current Pediatric Nurse Practitioners to attain their Neonatal Practitioner experience. The residency opportunity will provide a training program for Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, inclusive of didactic and clinical components, which will develop their skillset in a Neonatal Intensive Care Setting over a period of 12 months. NPs who participate in this internal residency program will be expected to commit to continued full-time employment within the NICU for a period of 36 months from the commencement of the internal residency program.

The department is currently looking to fill five Neonatal Nurse Practitioner positions.

Schedule Work Hours

days, evenings, nights, weekends


1. Current Certificate of Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse in the Extended Class, pediatrics or primary care
2. Advanced preparation at the Masters level with specialized training
3. Current NRP Certification
4. Current BCLS Certification
5. Minimum 2 years of nursing experience in a neonatal ICU preferred
6. Advanced knowledge of pre-term and full-term infant pathophysiology
7. Knowledge of the Regulated Health Professionals Act
8. Knowledge of family dynamics as it relates to role change with respect to the birth process crisis/stress situation and death and dying
9. Critical analysis and problem-solving skills to formulate medical and nursing diagnosis
10. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
11. Ability to collaborate with members of a diverse interprofessional healthcare team to provide and promote patient-centred care in a clinically complex environment


Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact HR Services at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment

Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset

If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements:

Article 30 (k), CUPE Collective Agreement
Article 10.7 (d), ONA Collective Agreement
Article 13.01 (b) (ii), OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement
Article 14.04, OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement
Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreement