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Advanced Pratice Clinician in Oakville at Halton Healthcare

Date Posted: 5/20/2018

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Job Description

Halton Healthcare Posting #2018-822299

Position:  Advanced Practice Clinician x 3 positions

Department: Outpatient Rehab Clinics

Status:  Regular Part-time (provide availability of up to .5 FTE)

Hours: Monday – Sunday – Days and Evenings (7.5 hour shifts)

Please note, some evening and weekend work will be required.

Site:  Oakville (requirement to work across the LHIN at more than one hospital site)

Halton Healthcare takes great pride in providing quality, compassionate healthcare services to our rapidly growing communities. As a progressive and vibrant healthcare organization, we take healthcare to a new level to meet the urgent needs of our community's growing and aging population. We are a distinctive centre of healthcare excellence that offers first-rate care in an innovative environment that supports the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of the community.

 Position Overview:

The Advanced Practice Clinician (APC) delivers expert-level clinical practice within an interprofessional model of care. In collaboration with Orthopaedic Surgeons and other members of the team, the APC facilitates timely access to quality musculoskeletal (MSK) care and provides referral to appropriate treatment and specialist consultations for patients referred to Trillium Health Partners. The APC is a champion for best practice, and innovative care models and contributes to quality improvement initiatives to achieve safe, effective, efficient care.

The Advanced Practice Provider has acquired an expert knowledge base and possesses sound decision-making skills in complex situations and clinical competencies for expanded practice. The core function of the position is expert clinical practice that is grounded in theoretical knowledge, advanced education, experience, teaching and research.

This opportunity offers experienced professionals a career progression by working collaboratively with the Orthopaedic surgeons and other members of the interprofessional care team, including APCs within the MH LHIN, the staff member:


This is what you'll be doing:


  • Applying advanced clinical skills to perform autonomous comprehensive assessments that incorporate results of the medical history, physical and psychosocial assessment of the health status of patients with musculoskeletal conditions
  • Performs comprehensive musculoskeletal assessment for select patient populations
  • Establishes, communicates and documents clinical impression within defined scope of practice
  • Initiates communication with and appropriate referrals to orthopaedic surgeons based on assessment finding and referral guidelines.
  • Reviews       appropriate imaging to support assessment, diagnosis and decision-making
  • Consults with orthopaedic surgeons and others on the care team, to establish appropriate care for patients with complex presentations and needs
  • Serves as a clinical consultant for the patient population
  • Provides education and recommendations to patients, families and their primary care providers to support the management of their condition and optimize function in keeping with best practice guidelines
  • Liaises with referral sources and community service providers as required
  • Contributes to the development, evaluation and improvement of team-based care and practice innovations
  • Participates in research to address problems and issues arising from practice
  • Acts as an ambassador for the program

This is what you'll need to do it:

Halton Healthcare endeavors to hire individuals who are competent in their chosen profession and who exemplify our mission, vision and values of accountability, respect and compassion which guide our individual behaviours and attitudes.

  • Registered Health Professional- Current registration with the applicable college in Ontario – required e.g. College of Physiotherapists of Ontario- required
  • Advanced formal education beyond entry to practice training and/or able to demonstrate the ability to work at an advanced level of practice. Examples of advanced formal education include a Master’s degree in a Health/Rehabilitation Sciences Graduate Program (research-based or course-based in a related area)- preferred
  • Minimum 5 years clinical expertise in the care of arthritis/MSK diagnoses - required
  • Completion of the Advanced Care Practitioner in Arthritis Care Credentialing Program - preferred
  • Expert knowledge, complex decision-making skills and clinical competencies to form a foundation for expanded practice - required
  • Experience in program development and outcome evaluation - required
  • Collaborative approach to teaching/learning - required
  • Demonstrated professional leadership, innovation and team building - required
  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with change - required
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills - required
  • Satisfactory performance and attendance required

Date Posted: April 19, 2018

Internal applications due by: April 26, 2018

If you are passionate about what you do, motivated by a job well done, and as committed to excellence, quality and patient satisfaction as we are, we'd like to hear from you. Please submit your application via our website at directly to this posting and include a current copy of your resume.

We thank all those who apply but only those individuals selected for further consideration will be contacted.

The selected candidate will be required to successfully complete an onsite residency for training and competency evaluation.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Halton Healthcare will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your accommodation needs to ensure your equal participation.


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