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West Durham Family Health Team

Family Practice Nurse (RN)



Company Information

The West Durham Family Health Team (WDFHT), located in Pickering, ON,  is a primary health care organization that is looking to add healthcare professionals to its team. Our interdisciplinary team consists of a group of Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Social Workers, Dietitian and Consulting Pharmacist. Specifically, our mission is to provide comprehensive, interdisciplinary primary health care services, to the patient population in the West Durham region. A key focus of our team is health promotion, prevention, early identification and support for chronic health conditions.

Job Description

Are you an energetic individual who is enthusiastic about becoming part of a progressive primary health care team? The West Durham Family Health Team (WDFHT) is immediately seeking a full-time Registered Nurse to add to its team of health care professionals.

Position Summary

The Family Practice Nurse works in close collaboration with physicians and other interdisciplinary health care professionals within the West Durham Family Health Team’s community setting. As a vital member of the team, the Registered Nurse is responsible for delivering quality nursing care to patients with a focus on assessment, health education, disease prevention, as well as the early identification and support for chronic health conditions.


• Certificate of Competence and current membership in good standing with College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)

• BScN

• Current CPR or basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) registration


• Must have a minimum of 3-5 years experience providing patient care to patients of all ages in a comprehensive Family Practice or relevant Ambulatory care setting.

• Must have 3-5 years experience providing patient care across the spectrum of problems encountered in Family Medicine/Primary Care

• Demonstrated achievement of good working relationships with colleagues, professional staff and the interprofessional team

• Previous experience with an electronic medical record (EMR) program or willingness to learn electronic record keeping using a clinical management system (CMS)

• Highly developed ability to organize time and set priorities effectively

• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

• Ability to make clinical decisions within professional domain


• Demonstrated leadership and strong interpersonal skills

• Effective verbal and written communication skills

• Excellent decision making, problem recognition, problem solving skills, negotiation and conflict resolution skills

• Ability to work in an inter-professional team environment

• Ability to prioritize, manage time effectively and be flexible in a very active work environment

Roles and Responsibilities:

Direct Care:

• Systematically assess patients’ physical and psychosocial needs

• Assist patients and their families in identifying resources to maximize the patient’s health

• Perform direct clinical care to patients including procedures such as: immunizations, throat swabs, TB skin test, suture removal, wound dressing, ear syringing, blood pressure monitoring, etc.

• Assist other team members with clinical procedures, etc.

• Provide appropriate and accurate telephone assessment advice and arrange for follow-up (eg. Discuss test results, test preparations, medications, etc) as necessary

• Provide health education and counseling of patients

• Report and record patient assessment information accurately and appropriately, using electronic charting


• Initiate appropriate action in response to changing patient needs and collaborates with the interprofessional team to assist patients

• Arrange appropriate follow-up, referrals, appointments and investigations according to established procedures.

• Collaborate on the design and delivery of chronic disease prevention and management programs. Assist in monitoring and evaluating the success in achieving CDM program objectives.

• Assist in coordinating programs and arranging follow-up care


• Collect accurate and comprehensive patient-related information and document this information in the electronic clinic management system.

• Prepare monthly reports for the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC)


• Help patients to identify and use health resources

• Develop and deliver health education programs for patients

• Participate in the educational process of other health team members and students of all disciplines

• Participate in the orientation of new staff members and students

• Actively seeks out formal and informal opportunities to enhance knowledge and expertise


• Work with the team to develop collaborative approaches to family practice for the management of common clinical problems in primary care

• Establish, promote and maintain good relations with patients and staff

• Support and maintain the goals and objectives of the West Durham Family Health Team

• Communicate effectively within the organization

We offer a competitive compensation package.  Interested applicants can contact Andrea Petroff, Executive Director, West Durham Family Health Team  at                                            

Please be advised that all successful candidates are required to have a satisfactory background/vertification/criminal reference check completed.  

Thank you in advance for your interest.  Please note that all responses are appreciated and will be handled in strict confidence.  However,  only candidates selected for interviews will be acknowledged and contacted.


Contact Information

West Durham Family Health Team
Andrea Petroff
Executive Director, West Durham Family Health Team
Posting Date: 17-Mar-2017Medical/Healthcare Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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