Nurse Practitioner

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Nurse Practitioner

Madawaska Valley Family Health Team
Location: Barry's Bay, Ontario
Posted: June 17th 2024
Deadline: August 16th, 2024
Description:

Family health teams are tasked with providing patients with timely access to high-quality, comprehensive team-based primary care in their local community.  We are a small, rural family health team associated with a group of up to six physicians. We 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 Madawaska Valley Family Health Team (MVFHT) is looking to recruit a passionate and collaborative clinician for the position of Nurse Practitioner (0.7 FTE). This is a permanent position.

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a valued member of our team, diagnosing and treating patients of all ages.  The NP provides 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.  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.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct skilled examinations appropriate to the age, sex, and 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 c,ounselling, 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 for 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 discussions.
  • Participate in team activities and attend team meetings.
  • Participate in the 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.
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 NPAO 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
  • Must be able to travel and hold a valid driver’s licence
  • Must be willing to work outside of regular business hours
Additional Information

This is a permanent position with a probationary period of three months. We offer a competitive salary and benefits including HOOPP.

To be considered, forward your curriculum vitae and cover letter.

The Madawaska Valley Family Health Team is committed to employment equity, diversity, and a supportive environment.  The MVFHT welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and aboriginal persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation, and all groups protected by the human rights code. The MVFHT offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by the MVFHT regarding a job opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation. Please note, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Contact Information
Diane Cross, Executive Director
Madawaska Valley Family Health Team
21 St. Francis Memorial Drive, PO Box 1102,
Barry's Bay, Ontario, Canada
K0J 1B0

Email: dcross@madawaskavalleyfht.com
Website: www.madawaskavalleyfht.com
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