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Nurse Practitioner, Glomerulonephritis (GN) Clinic - Nephrology Program

Toronto, ON
  • Number of positions available : 1

  • To be discussed
  • Part time
  • Starting date : 1 position to fill as soon as possible

Position Profile

Humber River Health. Lighting New Ways In Healthcare.


Since opening our doors in 2015 as North America’s first fully digital hospital and we remain unwavering in our belief that we can change the hospital where we work, the community where we live, and the world of healthcare beyond our borders. Serving a community of 850,000 residents in North West Toronto, Equity Inclusivity and active participation in the North West Toronto Ontario Health Team are key initiatives important to our Team.  At Humber River Health, we use a custom combination of technology and clinical expertise to rebuild elements of care. We make technology work for staff and physicians; giving them more time to spend with patients, to eliminate inefficiencies, and to reduce the chance of errors. Humber River Health is formally affiliated with both the University of Toronto and Queen’s University and committed to becoming a community academic hospital. Clinical Excellence, Optimizing Care through Technology and Community Connection frame our Research Strategy.   


At Humber River Health, we’re not hoping for a renaissance, we are making it happen. As part of our dynamic team, you can lead the way, as we continue our journey towards high reliability care!

We are currently looking for a Nurse Practitioner to work at our Glomerulonephritis (GN) Clinic. Join our professional team as we work together to deliver compassionate care that is responsive to the healthcare needs of our community.


Reporting Relationship: Program Director, Nephrology

Hourly Rate Range: $61.51-$76.82

Schedule Requirements: Days and some evenings

Employee Group: ONA



Job Summary: 


The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a leader within a multidisciplinary and inter-professional team. Working as a Registered Nurse in the Extended Class RN (EC), the NP will formulate clinical decisions and develop adult client care plans for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The Nurse Practitioner works in partnership with all relevant stakeholders, excelling in all four domains of their practice: clinical care, leadership, education and research. The NP will utilize a comprehensive theoretical knowledge base and an advanced level of clinical competence in caring for patients in the Nephrology program. This will involve health assessment and diagnosis, health care management and therapeutic intervention. The NP will demonstrate in practice, the competencies to use their legislated authority to diagnose, order and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe pharmaceuticals and perform specific procedures. The NP role works in collaboration and consultation with medical staff, nursing and members of the inter-professional health care teams to ensure a timely response to a client’s changing health status and needs.


As an integral team member of the Nephrology Program, the NP will assist the Program by utilizing a Chronic Disease Prevention and Management (CDPM) and self-management approach and philosophy, as the Program continues to achieve the deliverables under the Ontario Renal Network, and strives to achieve the targets of the Ontario Renal Plan III.

  • Empower and support patients to be active in their care
  • Integrate patient care throughout the kidney care journey
  • Improve patient access to kidney care

The NP will participate in and lead quality improvement and administrative activities focus on advancing patient care outcomes. 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; and serving as a consultant to individuals and groups within the professional community and other hospitals/agencies.

The incumbent will be the key liaison with the Nephrologists, primary care, referral partners and the community to ensure seamless transitions, in and out of the Nephrology ambulatory clinics, facilitating collaboration among all partners involved in the ongoing care of the client. Primary work will be in the In Centre Hemodialysis unit. 


  • Providing a specialty-based focus, functions in an extended class nursing role demonstrating advanced assessment skills and sound knowledge of clinical therapeutics to formulate clinical decisions and provide comprehensive patient care for clients with CKD;
  • Facilitating interdisciplinary care by participating in regular team meetings, providing a linkage between the client, members of the interdisciplinary team, physicians and other members of the health care team;
  • Liaison with community-based providers, advocating on behalf of clients and families and participation in patient and family conferences as needed;
  • Acting as a role model and resource for expertise in clinical nursing practice in the area of CKD to members of the interdisciplinary team;
  • Providing the key liaison role with the client’s primary care provider, referral partners and the community to ensure seamless transitions in an out of the Nephrology clinics, facilitating collaboration amongst all partners;
  • In collaboration with other members of the health care team, identifying and analyzing the learning needs of Nephrology staff; teaching staff, clients, family and other inter-disciplinary members issues related to CKD and associated comorbid care management modalities;
  • Providing internal and external nursing consultation to clients/families, health professionals, groups and organizations related to CKD management;
  • Participating in decision-making process at the unit and the regional program level on issues impacting on clinical practice;
  • Participating in advance practice nurse meetings, self-management process, and administrative related activities; provides indirect patient care services to support patient care, promote professional education, and advance knowledge through research and scholarly activities;
  • Attending clinics, patient care rounds and educational sessions for patients with CKD conditions as required;
  • Participating in the design, implementation and evaluation of continuous quality initiatives;
  • Collaboration with other NP’s at other Nephrology Programs/sites within Ontario.
  • The NP will formulate clinical decisions and develop adult client care plans for patients with glomerular disease. The incumbent will be the key liaison with the Nephrologists, primary care, referral partners and the community to ensure seamless transitions, in and out of the Nephrology ambulatory clinics, facilitating collaboration among all partners involved in the ongoing care of the client.  Primary work will be in the GN Clinic; however, work across the program and in all service areas will be required depending on the emerging priorities



Humber River Health is seeking individuals who are leaders in their chosen profession, patient/customer focused, team players, effective communicators, caring and respectful and are fiscally responsible.

  • Current registration in the Extended Class with the College of Nurses of Ontario required
  • Masters Degree in Nursing required
  • Nurse Practitioner Certificate required
  • 1-2 years of demonstrated experience in acute medicine
  • Nephrology experience would be an asset
  • Innovative, creative and professional role model
  • Demonstrated experience in adult education
  • Experience in Change Management
  • Experience in Program Development
  • Experience of Quality Improvement Methodology
  • Demonstrated strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with physicians, inter-professional team members, and other stakeholders
  • Possesses highly developed analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent oral, written, communication skills
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational and coordination skills and the ability to prioritize multiple competing workload demands
  • Embraces a philosophy of patient and family centered care.
  • Demonstrates leadership in clinical excellence, high level of initiative and self -direction.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent attendance and  a discipline free record is required (candidates are required to inform HR and the hiring manager of their attendance and discipline status)


Why choose Humber River Health?


At Humber River Health, our staff, physicians, and volunteers are lighting new ways in healthcare. We are proud to be recognized as a part of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc. We support employees by providing evidence-based leadership and cultivating a culture that consistently wows as a Huron Consulting hospital. We are a member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN) and are deeply involved in research and academic collaboration. We are dedicated to high-quality patient care and demonstrate our values of compassion, professionalism, and respect.


Attracting and retaining a workforce that represents the diverse communities surrounding Humber River Health, is a priority.  We encourage applicants from all equity-deserving groups, including but not limited to, individuals who identity as Indigenous, racialized, seniors, persons living with disabilities, women, and those who identify as 2SLGBTQ.


Applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, disability, medical condition, or any protected category prohibited by the Ontario Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.


Accommodations are available throughout the recruitment process as well as during employment at Humber River Health. Please direct any accommodation requests to our recruitment team.





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