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Nurse Practitioner – 37.5 hours/week – 1 year Contract

Employer
Peterborough Family Health Team
Location
Peterborough (City), Ontario
Closing date
Jun 5, 2024

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Discipline
Nurse Practitioner
Work Setting
Outpatient Clinic
Area of Practice
Primary Care
Hours
Full-time, Contract

Overview

The nurse practitioner is an integral part of a multi-disciplinary team of physicians, nurses, mental health clinicians, pharmacists, social workers and registered dietitians whose work will increase access to primary care and enhance the quality of life for patients. This is a 1.0 full-time equivalent (37.50 hours per week) position working within the City of Peterborough with a small team of family physicians. 

Responsibilities

The primary care nurse practitioner will practice within their full scope of practice as outlined in the Standards of Practice by the College of Nurses of Ontario.

Including, but not limited to:

  • Complete health assessments including health history and physical examinations.
  • Provide wellness care and health screening
  • 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, ECG’s, diagnostic ultrasound MRIs and CT scans
  • 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 diagnosis or disorder.
  • Consult with a physician in accordance with the standards for physician consultation.
  • Prescribe drugs
  • Gathering and documenting statistical information as required
  • Regular attendance to all FHT/FHO meetings is mandatory.

The specific types of patients and any areas of specialty will be established between the nurse practitioner and the collaborating physician(s) as mutually agreed upon.

Family Health Team Nurse Practitioners are encouraged to precept Primary Care Nurse Practitioner students whenever possible. It is recognized by Peterborough Family Health Team that the level of service provided during this period of time will be affected by this added responsibility.

Hours of Work:

Hours of service are pre-established per employment agreement and may require some evenings and weekends. Any deviation from the established schedule shall not negatively impact upon the provision of service to the patient population.

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

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
  • HOOPP Pension Plan

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.

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

  • Application deadline: May 30, 2024
  • Hours: 1.0 FTE – 37.5 hrs/week, Monday to Friday
  • Expected start date: Mid to end June 2024
  • Job type: 1 year contract
  • Salary: $115,167-$122,187 per year based on fulltime equivalent

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

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