Specialized Nurse Practitioner (SPN) in adult care

Founded in 1967, the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to basic and clinical biomedical research in a wide variety of fields, as well as the training of the next generation of scientists in an innovative technological environment. 
The IRCM clinic is a reference centre for care and clinical research. It is affiliated with the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM). It welcomes patients from the province of Quebec referred for subspecialized follow-up of rare or complex diseases in four clinics, including diabetes (type 1, complex type 2 and cystic fibrosis-related), genetic dyslipidemias, primary immunodeficiency, and rare kidney diseases. The management of the clinic is based on the use of an electronic medical record which allows for in-person or tele-care. Patients are being followed by a multidisciplinary team including nutrition, nursing, and genetic counseling. In addition, numerous clinical research projects are underway and the expertise developed at the clinic contributes to the training of healthcare professionals.
The IRCM clinic is currently looking to recruit a Specialized Nurse Practitioner (SNP) in adult care.

Summary of responsibilities

Under the administrative supervision of the Operations Manager, Clinical and Clinical Research, and the supervision of the IRCM Clinic Director for medical procedures, the SNP is responsible for the care of patients of the IRCM diabetes (primarily type 1 diabetes), and genetic dyslipidemia clinics.

Main tasks and responsibilities: 

Activities related to clinical care
  • Assesses patient's health status, identifies health problems and determines appropriate therapeutic interventions within his/her specialty class, including prescribing diagnostic tests, medical treatments and medications.
  • Collaborates with clinic physicians to establish priorities of care and treatment.
  • Carries out or contributes to the follow-up and management of previously diagnosed patients, in partnership with the treating professionals.
  • Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team.

More specifically, care in both clinics (diabetes and genetic dyslipidemias) includes interpretation of continuous glucose monitoring profiles, adjustment of insulin therapy (insulin pumps and multiple injections), all lipid-lowering therapies, including PCSK-9 inhibitors, and prescription of diagnostic and follow-up tests.

Activities related to teaching
  • Contributes to the training of students and trainees in training related to his/her specialty.
  • Collaborates in the development of training programs for nurses and may supervise the activities of nurse practitioner candidates and trainees in training.
Activities related to clinical research
  • Conducts or collaborates in biomedical research (inclusion or follow-up visits, supervision of physiology tests, etc.).

The IRCM hosts an important academic research program and conducts some studies in collaboration with the pharmaceutical industry to which the SNP contributes.

Required qualifications:

  • Graduate diploma leading to a specialist certificate from the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ).
  • Attestations of training prescribed by regulation.
  • Specialist certificate from the OIIQ.
  • Functional bilingualism (French, English).

Knowledge and abilities:

  • Excellent clinical judgment.
  • Leadership, team player, good communication skills, ability to listen.
  • Demonstrate professional rigor, integrity, judgment, flexibility, discretion and diplomacy.
  • Demonstrate organizational skills to adequately cover the two targeted pathologies (diabetes and genetic dyslipidemias).
  • Knowledge in the field of metabolism would be an asset.
  • Experience with the Medesync electronic medical record would be an asset.

Conditions of employment:

  • Regular part-time or full time (21.75 to 36.25h/week), daytime (Monday to Friday).
  • Flexible hours and teleworking possible.
  • Start date as soon as possible.
  • Benefits in accordance with IRCM policies:
    • Contribution to the Régime de retraite des employés du gouvernement et des organismes publics (RREGOP).
    • Group insurance and employee assistance program.
    • 20 days of vacation.
    • 14 paid statutory holidays and 10 days of sick leave per year.

How to apply:

Send your resume and cover letter specifying the Competition – Specialized Nurse Practitioner to the following email address: Katherine.Desjardins@ircm.qc.ca
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Visit our website.

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