JOB POSTING: Nurse Practitioner at IWK Pediatric Hematology/Oncology [closes 14-May-2018]

Job Title: Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Department/Program: Hem/Onc/Neph, Children’s Health Program
Type of Employment: Regular Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Req ID: 19906
Union Status: NSNU Nursing, Nursing Bargaining Unit
Compensation: $45.8417 $55.4696/hour
Posting Date: May 4, 2018
Closing Date: May 14, 2018 [11:59 pm]
Start Date: ASAP

The IWK Health Centre is an internationally recognized and respected academic health sciences centre located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, providing tertiary and primary care for two million women, children, youth and families across the Atlantic region. The IWK is committed to a workplace where our staff, physicians, learners and volunteers reflect the patients, families and communities that we serve.  We seek and encourage applicants who reflect our broad diversity, and we are committed to reducing barriers to employment and career growth.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Manager of the Hematology/Oncology, Nephrology and Pediatric Advanced Care Team, the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurse Practitioner will function in an advanced practice role including the role components of clinician, educator, consultant and researcher. The Nurse Practitioner’s (NP) practice is based on in-depth knowledge of nursing and other sciences with emphasis on health assessment, diagnosis and management of illness. The focus of the NP’s practice will be on providing services to manage the health and needs of children and adolescents requiring hematological/oncological intervention and follow up. The NP works collaboratively with other health professionals to provide safe, competent and ethical nursing and inter-professional care. The Nurse Practitioner will work within an approved Collaborative Practice Agreement signed with the division of pediatric hematology oncology.


The Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurse Practitioner will have responsibilities that include:

  • Utilizing and demonstrating advanced knowledge and decision-making skills to conduct comprehensive assessments, diagnose and manage the clinical care of children requiring hematology/oncology care;
  • Practicing within an approved Collaborative Practice Agreement
  • Developing, promoting and maintaining an interdisciplinary collaboration in a team environment;
  • Working in partnership with nurses and other disciplines to provide holistic patient/family centred care and advance the practice of pediatric hematology/oncology nursing;
  • Participating in planning and implementing change related to clinical, educational and research issues;
  • Participating in policy and procedure development related to pediatric hematology/oncology;
  • Providing leadership and modelling of behavior related to nursing practice issues, through the role components of clinician, educator, consultant, and researcher;
  • Promoting communication among nursing and other health disciplines in the care of the patient and family in the  IWK Health Centre and in the community;
  • Dedication to continuing learning for self and team.

Hours of Work:  Mon – Fri (0800-1600)


  • Successful completion of a graduate degree in nursing with a Nurse Practitioner component and the clinical specialty of pediatric hematology/oncology nursing or a recognized equivalent graduate program.
  • Graduate degree in Nursing with a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner focus required.
    Licensed or eligible for licensure by the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia as a Nurse Practitioner.
  • Current successful completion of CPR Level C Health Care Provider within the last 12 months required.
  • Minimum two (2) years experience in Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology nursing required.
  • Certification in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology nursing(CPHON) preferred
    APHON Chemotherapy Biotherapy Provider Status required.
  • Demonstrates understanding of evidenced based practice and utilization of research in practice.
  • Demonstrates ability to work and practice autonomously.
  • Ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking skills, including clinical judgment, problem solving skills and strong decision making ability.
  • Demonstrates strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills with patients, families and colleagues.
  • Demonstrates organizational, conceptual, and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to constantly changing, unpredictable situations
  • Commitment to patient safety and continuous quality improvement
    Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred.

Thank you for your continued interest with the IWK Health Centre.

Please Note: Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.