Nurse Practitioner - Peterborough FHT (Peterborough)

Organization Name
Peterborough FHT (Peterborough)
Position
Nurse Practitioner – 37.5 hours/week, Permanent ‘float’
FTE Type
Full Time
Address

185 King St. 5th floor
Suite 500
Peterborough ON K9J 2R8
Canada

Closing date

Job Description

Family Health Teams (FHT) use a patient-centered approach to primary care that brings together doctors, mental health clinicians, nurse practitioners, registered dietitians, registered nurses, registered practical nurses and pharmacists to coordinate the highest possible quality of care for patients- when they need it – as close to home as possible. FHTs, in collaboration with Family Health Organizations, are a key component of Ontario’s healthcare plan to reduce wait times, improve access to primary care and keep Ontarians healthy. This is a full time (37.5 hours per week) permanent ‘float’ position to support a variety of established practices and locations throughout Peterborough City and County.

Overview
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) will practice within their full scope of practice as outlined by the College of Nurses of Ontario.

Major Responsibilities
Include but are not limited to:

  • Complete health assessments including health history and physical examinations
  • Provide wellness care and health screening
  • Have an openness to learning about and from patients who identify as Transgender/Gender Non Conforming/Non Binary and their allies and a commitment to providing a welcoming and safe environment for them
  • Diagnose and treat minor illnesses and injuries
  • Screen for and treat chronic illness and monitor stable chronic illnesses
  • Care of episodic illness
  • Determine the need for, and order and interpret reports of X-Rays, ECGs and diagnostic ultrasound
  • Monitor the ongoing therapy of clients with chronic stable illnesses by providing pharmacological and counseling interventions
  • Determine the need for, and the implementation of health promotion and prevention strategies for families and individuals
  • Use nursing strategies based on evidence based information
  • Formulate and communicate medical diagnoses or disorders
  • Consult with a physician in accordance with the standards for physician consultation
  • Prescribe medications as appropriate
  • Gathering and documenting statistical information as required

Qualifications

  • Current RN registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario in the Extended Class
  • Successful completion of the Nurse Practitioner education program
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years in community health nursing in a primary care and/or rural setting

Skills and Abilities

  • Proficient in a current word processing program
  • Leadership, critical thinking, organizational and communication skills are required
  • Have expertise in developing and maintaining excellent working relationships with a broad range of individuals and partner organizations
  • Self-motivated
  • Work in a collaborative practice model
  • Good physical and mental health to meet the demands of the position
  • Must possess a dependable, consistent and reliable work record including attendance at work

The Peterborough Family Health Team are leaders in advocating for full vaccination against the COVID 19 virus and its variants, for persons who are medically able to receive the vaccination. All applicants should know that PFHT employees are expected to support this position.

Additional benefits of joining the Peterborough Family Health Team:

  • A provincial leader among Family Health Teams in Ontario
  • Excellent team/office environment
  • Multidisciplinary team expertise
  • Organizational commitment to work-life balance
  • Free parking
  • Optional dental and health benefits
  • Life and disability insurance
  • HOOPP Pension Plan

Application deadline: January 14, 2022
Hours: 37.5 per week, Monday to Friday
Expected start date: As soon as possible
Job Type: Full-time, permanent ‘float’
Salary: $110,000 to $122,000 per year

The Peterborough Family Health Team is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Peterborough Family Health Team offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes.

How to Apply

Interested candidates can email their resume and cover letter to resumes@peterboroughfht.com by the application deadline.