Nurse Practitioner (PT) - Madawaska Valley FHT

Organization Name
Madawaska Valley FHT
Position
Nurse Practitioner (PT)
FTE Type
Permanent, Part-time 0.5-0.8FTE
Address

21 St. Francis Memorial Drive
Barry's Bay ON K0J 1B0
Canada

Closing date

The Madawaska Valley FHT seeks to recruit a passionate and collaborative clinician for the position of Nurse Practitioner in the newly created Madawaska Valley Family Health Team (MVFHT), located in Barry’s Bay, Ontario.

FHTs are tasked with providing patients with timely access to high-quality, comprehensive team-based primary care in their local community. They are a small, rural Family Health Team (FHT) associated with a group of 6 physicians. They are located in an area that has a high burden of chronic disease, low average socio-economic status and is historically under-served for health care services. The Madawaska Valley is known for its beautiful scenery of lakes, rivers and forests characteristic of the Algonquin Park area, ample outdoor recreation opportunities, and a strong sense of community. 
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a valued member of their team, diagnosing and treating patients of all ages. The NP providing medical care, education and coordination of care for patients experiencing a spectrum of medical issues from new life events to episodic illness to chronic disease. The Nurse Practitioner works closely with their associated physicians, providing care to patients enrolled in their medical practices. Under the direction of the Executive Director, and within the supportive structure of our team, the NP functions in keeping with MVFHT policies, procedures and values. 

Please note that this position may require travel and flexible work hours, including evening and weekend clinics, patient home visits and off-site programs.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Current registration (or eligible for registration) with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Nurse Practitioner - Primary Health Care (NP-PHC).
  • Graduate of a recognized Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner program.
  • Current registration with the NPNAO and evidence of liability insurance.
  • Strong clinical skills
  • Demonstrated experience in community and/or primary care medicine.
  • Skilled in leadership, organization, evaluation, time management, verbal and written communication and critical thinking.
  • Strong computer skills and familiarity with Electronic Medical Records

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct skilled examinations appropriate to the age / sex / risk factors of each patient, including preventive interventions and immunizations as per current clinical guidelines.
  • Determine the need for, order, perform and review appropriate diagnostic tests.
  • Provide patients with appropriate and understandable clinical advice, education and counselling, based on sound and up-to-date medical knowledge.
  • Accurately document in the patient record all assessments, observations, conversations, interventions and clinical discussions relating to patient care.
  • Collaborate and liaise positively with physicians, office staff and other team members to optimize outcomes to the patient.
  • Communicate effectively with hospital and community staff (and other inter-professional team members as required), ensuring smooth transitions of patient care between sites.
  • Arrange for referrals (internal and external) as necessary.
  • Participate in case management discussion.
  • Participate in Team activities and attend Team meetings.
  • Participate in evaluation of the quality and effectiveness of practice, to contribute to positive changes in programs and care. 
  • Contribute to the preparation of periodic government reports as required.

Additional requirements:

  • Must be able to travel and hold a valid driver’s license. 
  • Must be willing to work outside regular business hours.

Term of Employment:

  • This is a permanent, part-time position. Start date in July 2019.
  • Permanent with probationary period of 3 months. 

Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits, dependent on experience.

How to Apply
To be considered, forward your curriculum vitae and cover letter to Susan Farrar, Executive Director via email at sfarrar@madawaskavalleyfht.com. Only strong candidates will be contacted.