Registered Nurse (Family medicine)

West Durham Family Health Team -Full-time Family Practice Nurse Job

Available Immediately – October 1st, 2018


The Family Practice Nurse will work in close collaboration with physicians and other interdisciplinary health professionals including Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Social Workers, Dietitian and Pharmacist.  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 with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)
  • BScN preferred
  • Current CPR or basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) registration


  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience providing patient care to patients of all ages in a comprehensive Family Practice or relevant Ambulatory care setting.
  • 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 and implement best practices in patient care
  • Ability to prioritize, manage time effectively and be flexible in a very active work environment


Roles and Responsibilities:

This is not intended as an all-inclusive list, but rather a sample of the duties and responsibilities required of the position.  Duties and responsibilities may vary over time.


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.
  • Perform telephone patient triage and monitoring within the clinic setting as required
  • Provide appropriate and accurate telephone assessment advice and follow-up (eg. Discuss test results, test preparations, medications, etc) as necessary
  • Provide health education, health promotion, counseling to patients and their families across the continuum of care including immunization, chronic disease management, well baby and family care
  • Report and record accurately and appropriately, using electronic charting


  • Initiate appropriate action in response to changing patient needs and collaborate 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/quarterly reports for the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC)
  • Willingness to routinely participate in staff meetings


  • Help patients to identify and use health resources
  • Support team health care programs including Diabetes, Smoking Cessation, COPD, etc. 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 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 with patients, team members and external agencies involved in the patient circle of care


If you enjoy working in a team and collaborative environment providing patient care and health promotion education, please e-mail your resume and cover letter immediately to:


Andrea Petroff, Executive Director, West Durham Family Health Team

For More Information about our team, visit our website at:


Thank you in advance for your interest.  Please note that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.