Nurse Practitioner – Madawaska Valley FHT (Barry’s Bay)

Madawaska Valley Family Health Team

Barry’s Bay, Ontario

Job Posting – Nurse Practitioner

We seek to recruit one or more passionate and collaborative clinicians for the position of Nurse Practitioner in the newly created Madawaska Valley Family Health Team (MVFHT), located in Barry’s Bay, Ontario.

FHTs 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 (FHT) associated with a group of 6 physicians.  We 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 Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a valued member of our team, diagnosing and treating patients of all ages.  The NP providing 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.  The Nurse Practitioner works closely with our associated physicians, providing care to patients enrolled in their medical practices.  Under the director 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

Skills and 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 NPNAO 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

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct skilled examinations appropriate to the age / sex / 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 counselling, 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 to 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 discussion.
  • Participate in Team activities and attend Team meetings.
  • Participate in 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.

Additional requirements:

  • Must be able to travel and hold a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be willing to work outside regular business hours.

Term of Employment:

  • Part-time or full-time employment may be offered depending on availability and suitability. Starting date in October 2018.
  • Permanent with probationary period of 3 months


  • Competitive salary and benefits, dependent on experience

How to Apply:

To be considered, forward your curriculum vitae and cover letter to Susan Farrar, Executive Director via email at on or before October 5, 2018 by 5pm.

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.