Nurse Practitioner


Nurse Practitioner

St. Francis Memorial Hospital
Location: Barry's Bay, Ontario
Posted: August 29th 2023
Deadline: October 28th, 2023

Rainbow Valley Community Health Centre (RVCHC) and St. Francis Memorial Hospital (SFMH), currently have an opening for a permanent, full-time Nurse Practitioner. This position will work at both sites providing a range of primary health care, illness prevention, client education, and health promotion services at RVCHC, and expert practitioner and patient advocate at SFMH, assuming autonomous responsibility in the emergency department and inpatient unit.

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) functions as a member of the interdisciplinary health team in the provision of health care services. The Nurse Practitioner must be aware of, understand, and adhere to the Standards of Practice set out by the College of Nurses of Ontario. NPs have courtesy privileges for diagnostic tests ordered through St. Francis Memorial Hospital.

In this position, you will have the opportunity to work to your full scope of practice with a strong practice emphasis on disease prevention, health promotion, education, community partnerships, and group sessions. 

You will be a vital part of our multidisciplinary team comprising of physicians, NPs, nurses, a social worker, and administrative support staff.

  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario in the Extended Class
  • Experience in community health nursing in a primary care setting
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Strong clinical skills
  • Experience in program development and evaluation
  • Knowledge and understanding of primary prevention and health promotion theory and practice
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of rural communities and rural healthcare challenges is an asset
  • Access to a vehicle
  • The ability to work independently is essential
Additional Information

Why Work With Us:

St. Francis Memorial Hospital is a 20-bed, fully accredited facility, offering medical, and complex continuing care. Special in‐patient services include palliative care, diabetes clinic, telemedicine and cardiac rehabilitation. A two-bed hospice is directly down the hall from our inpatient unit. The hospital has an extensive ambulatory care program with over 10,000 emergency visits per year. A six-station satellite hemodialysis unit is located at the St. Francis Memorial Hospital in Barry’s Bay.

SFMH offers comprehensive in-patient, out-patient and telehealth clinics in addition to regional programs such as addiction treatment, diabetes education, hemodialysis and nephrology and Ontario Breast Screening. There is full diagnostic support within the hospital including staff radiologists providing radiological, ultrasound, bone density and mammography support.  

In 2019, SFMH implemented a new state-of-the-art electronic health information system in collaboration with five regional partners including The Ottawa Hospital, the Hawkesbury and District General Hospital, Renfrew Victoria Hospital, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, and the Ottawa Hospital Academic Family Health Team. As part of the health information system, each health partner has real-time access to patient medical information allowing healthcare providers to make timely, informed decisions based on the most comprehensive, and connected information.

SFMH shares senior leadership and administrative roles with Renfrew Victoria Hospital (RVH). RVH has been designated as a Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO) by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) and through these collaborations and integration efforts, SFMH also remains on the leading edge of practice. Together, we have implemented many best practice Initiatives. We welcome new graduates to our hospital and provide a comprehensive orientation and mentorship.

RVCHC and SFMH would not continue to evolve and thrive without the dedication of our entire staff. We pride ourselves on creating and maintaining an environment where people are family, valued, recognized, and treated with respect. We do this by providing our employees with competitive and comprehensive benefit plans such as dental, health, long-term disability, vision, HOOPP pension program (with more than matching employer contribution), professional development opportunities, employee and family assistance program, health and wellness programs and a learning fund for educational development. Exploring new positions, programs, or development initiatives is encouraged as it contributes to your personal and professional growth. We offer an education fund that supports staff pursuing educational opportunities. This position is unionized with the Ontario Nursing Association (ONA). 

Our mission is to provide high-quality, patient-centered healthcare in collaboration with our partners.

We welcome and encourage applications from members of all groups and backgrounds, especially those applicants who are members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the Ontario Human Rights Code based on race, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nations, Métis or Inuk-Inuit person.

Join our innovative team today!

St. Francis Memorial Hospital is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation for job applicants with disabilities are available on request. Although we appreciate all responses, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Contact Information
Joanne Pecarskie
St. Francis Memorial Hospital
7 St. Francis Memorial Drive,
Barry's Bay, Ontario, Canada
K0J 1B0

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