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Nurse Practitioner - Early Concussion Care Clinic  

Category Nursing  
Req Number NUR-19-00011  
Department Concussion Centre 

Work type Casual 

Grade Grade 8C ($47.00/hr to $58.88/hr) 

FTE 0.2 

Posting Close Date 08/15/2019 


Effective September 2, 2019, a new position is available in the Concussion Centre, Early Care Services Clinic at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. We are recruiting a Nurse Practitioner (NP) with clinical experience focused on children and youth with acute concussion to join our team. As an integral member of our inter-professional team, the NP’s responsibilities will consist of the provision of clinical care.

The NP as a member of the Concussion 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 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 and youth with a suspected or medically confirmed concussion. The NP will be registered as RN (Extended Class) and work to full scope of practice within the current legislative framework.


Clinical Practice:

  • Provides direct care to a defined population of clients and families with a suspected or medically confirmed acute concussion (within 4 weeks of the injury)
  • Provides comprehensive health assessment to diagnose health/illness conditions, and to treat and manage acute and chronic illness within a holistic model of care
  • Prescribes therapeutic measures in accordance with federal/provincial legislation and policy, and approved authorizing mechanisms such as medical directives and practice agreements
  • 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:

  • 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 the NP 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


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 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

Education and Mentorship:

  • 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
  • Educates clients, families, members of the health care team, referring facilities and other community providers



  • Graduate degree from an approved and accredited Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario – Registered Nurse (Extended Class)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers


  • Minimum 3 years pediatric and family nursing experience required
  • NP experience within an Academic Health Science environment preferred
  • Experience working with children/youth with concussion and/or disabilities preferred


  • Excellent conceptual and theoretical understanding of evidence-based practice and ability to articulate 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
  • Able to use computer software such as MS Office applications, email and web applications
About the Organization Join a world of possibility! Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital creates a world of possibility by supporting children and youth living with disability, medical complexity, illness and injury. Holland Bloorview is a top 40 Canadian research hospital that is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and serves over 7,500 families annually. Providing both inpatient and outpatient services, Holland Bloorview is renowned for its expertise in partnering with clients and families to provide exceptional care and is the only organization to ever achieve 100 per cent in two successive quality surveys by Accreditation Canada.

Holland Bloorview has won numerous awards including Greater Toronto's Top Employers, Canada's Top Employers for Young People and Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures. We offer an inspiring, innovative, and collaborative work environment with competitive compensation and benefit packages and programs that support ongoing learning and professional growth.

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is a fully affiliated teaching hospital of the University of Toronto and is committed to fostering a climate of equity and diversity and welcomes and respects the diversity of our clients, families, staff, trainees, volunteers, trustees and partners. As part of our commitment to fair and equitable recruitment and selection practices, we encourage applications from racialized persons, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas within our community.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their application by pressing the "Apply" button near the top of this page. Should you require accommodation during any stage in the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at or 416-425-6220.  

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