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2/13/2018 10:11:17 AM
9.18 Advanced Practice Nurse - Surgical Services - Transition Related Surgery Program
 Employer     : Women's College Hospital
 From         :
 City         : Toronto Job type:  Career
 Region       : ON Hours   :  Full-Time
 Country      : CA Duration:  Permanent
 Deadline     : 3/31/2018
 Education    : University or above Experience:  1 year or less  
 Salary       : N/A
 Description  : Women’s College Hospital is the first and only independent, academic, ambulatory care hospital in Ontario with a primary focus on the health of women. If you’re ready to be part of the future of healthcare, then you will want to join an institution in which the possibilities for creative innovation, breakthroughs in new thinking and groundbreaking work in academic ambulatory medicine are limitless. Women’s College Hospital is committed to patient safety as a key professional value and an essential component of daily practice.

An exciting Regular Full-Time opportunity as a Advanced Practice Nurse (Competition #9.18) exists in the Surgical Services – Transition Related Surgery Program reporting to the Director, Perioperative Services & Gynecology.
The Transition Related Surgery (TRS) Advanced Practice Nurse acts as a point of contact for the TRS program and clinics and provides comprehensive assessment and surgical care planning for patients who are seeking and or have undergone Transition Related Surgery. The Advanced Practice Nurse will demonstrate leadership in the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of WCH TRS program utilizing an interprofessional and community engagement collaborative approach.

Summary of Duties, but not limited to:

• Proactively coordinates care delivery and supports for TRS patients and acts as primary source of contact for patients and families/support person.
• Responsible for the assessment of patients’ physical, social, and psychological needs; counsels, and educates TRS patients
• Offers support and education to patients and their family/supports from throughout the referral process, initial consultation to post-operatively recovery
• Empowers patients and their families/supports by providing information and education to facilitate decision-making in order to enhance the patient’s choice of the best alternatives of care
• Partners with patient and families and/or supports, surgeons, and other health care team members to provide continuity of care through the health care system
• Triages new referrals and determines priority following established guidelines and collaboration with TRS surgeons
• Facilitates internal or external referrals and partners with community and hospital based clinics to support and improve Trans Health
• Ensures TRS clinics run smoothly and in a timely manner
• Navigates ministry approved TRS patients through the surgical portion of their surgical treatment; completes and reviews OR booking packages
• Provides telephone nursing practice as part of role; ensures patients have nurse’s contact information facilitating patient calls with questions or concerns regarding TRS
• Provides dressing, drain and wound care or other treatments and collaborates with physician providing follow-up procedures
• Liaises with community agencies/social supports to ensure patients in community are receiving appropriate care and follow up; intervenes to address concerns when required
• Develops patient teaching guides and other materials to support patients and their social supports

• Participates as an integral WCH member within the Trans Health Expansion Committee(s) and leads the WCH TRS subcommittee
• Acts as an internal hospital and external resource for care providers for WCH TRS program development

• Plans, coordinates, and facilitates meetings of program or project teams to improve access to and quality of care
• Establishes best practices associated with TRS pre and post care, procedural and resource planning
• Actively seeks out emerging research and literature in the field, and interprets, communicates and disseminates research and academic literature findings to support quality patient care and recommend practice change
• Takes a lead in the development, analysis and maintenance of policies and procedures, clinical guidelines, surgical best practices and innovative patient care supports in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders
• Works with Trans Health Expansion partners and related communities of care to develop, expand, evaluate and share TRS program knowledge and practice
• Collaborates on the development of program metrics to improve client, organization and system outcomes. Reviews data for program evaluation and makes recommendations for quality improvement. Takes a leadership role in the implementation and evaluation of quality improvement projects

• Contributes to nursing and health care system by disseminating evidence based Trans health knowledge and practice through formal and informal channels, including presentations and publications
• Enhances relationships among existing stakeholders and develops new partnerships
• Engages community members in program development ensuring integration in various decision making and problem solving aspect of the TRS program
• Develops and conducts patient education and/or social support for TRS in collaboration with TRS surgeons and Trans Health Expansion partnership

As a role model and champion you will work to identify and integrate safe, best practices into daily activities to foster the delivery of safe and exemplary care.

The responsibilities described above are representative and are not to be construed as all-inclusive.


• Current registration with the College of Nurses, Masters in Nursing required
• Advanced Practice Nursing or Nurse Practitioner experience required
• Previous experience providing transition related health services to trans community strongly preferred.
• Current Basic Life Support certification
• Must have recent experience providing care for surgical patients preferably in an ambulatory setting
• Solid knowledge base regarding trans health care and gender diversity with specific knowledge related to transition related surgery
• Previous community relations experience related to program development, collaboration and evaluation
• Experience providing telephone nursing practice
• Excellent computer skills, specifically with Electronic Medical Records and the Microsoft Office Suite
• Must have excellent organizational, assessment, communication, counseling, and teaching skills
• Strong analytical abilities with knowledge and skill in critical thinking and decision-making
• Experience in research methodologies with demonstrated commitment to and continuing participation in research
• Proficient in the utilization of information technology and data management
• Works effectively as a strong team player and able to work independently
• Ability to demonstrate empathy while remaining professional and respectful

• Demonstrated commitment to continuing education, professional growth and maintenance of clinical competency is required
• Professional behavior and communication that meets the standards of the professional regulatory college or association, as applicable, and the standards of Women’s College Hospital
• This position plays a critical role in acting as an advocate for safety and will demonstrate principles, practices and processes that will optimize a safe environment for all

POSTING DATE: February 13, 2018

Please forward resumes via email to with your name and the competition number 9.18 in the subject line. (Example: Jane Smith, 1.16)

We thank you for your interest, however, only qualified applicants who are selected to be interviewed will be contacted.

Women’s College Hospital is a fully affiliated teaching hospital of the University of Toronto and is committed to fairness and equity in employment and our recruitment and selection practices. We encourage applications from Aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, members of racialized groups, women and any others who may contribute to the further diversification of our Hospital community. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under our Access for People with Disabilities policy. Applicants need to make their requirements known in advance.

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