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Nurse Practitioner – Prince Edward FHT (Picton)

Nurse Practitioner

The Prince Edward Family Health Team (PEFHT) is seeking a Nurse Practitioner (NP) to join our team on a
1-year temporary contract basis serving the residents of Prince Edward County.

The PEFHT provides a single point of access to health care services for all County residents.  Our interdisciplinary care team offers comprehensive patient-centred, primary health care including disease diagnosis, treatment and management, prevention and cure, rehabilitation, palliative care and community health promotion.

The NP role has been developed over the past 10+ years by the NPs and their collaborative partners within the PEFHT.  NPs engage in autonomous decision making and authority within their scope and shared decision-making when it is beyond the NP Scope of Practice. NP clients include individuals, families and the community as a whole.  NPs provide safe, effective and ethical care.

Within the context of a client-centred care model and working within a multidisciplinary team, the NP will:

  • provide shared care for their patients along with their  physician partners;
  • assess, investigate, diagnose and treat patients across the lifespan, utilizing critical thinking and evidence-based medicine and nursing as a guide to practice;
  • make referrals independently to physician specialists as per CNO Standards of Practice;
  • provide expert coaching, guidance, and counseling – e.g.  patient education, supportive counseling, options counseling, grief counseling, CBT if qualified;
  • obtain and maintain QHC Hospital privileges to facilitate continuity of care and have the authority to order hospital-based tests within their scope of practice;
  • monitor patients EMR for test results and consultants notes;
  • provide service encounter statistics to MOHLTC as requested by the NPAR Program;
  • consult with multidisciplinary team members, physicians and other health care professionals to achieve excellence in client-centred care.
  • lead or participate in PEFHT patient-centred programs, e.g. Collaborative Care Program and Hospital@Home, which require home visits, assessment, and working collaboratively with multiple community agencies.

Qualifications:

  • BScN  (MScN an asset)
  • Registration in the Extended Class with the CNO
  • Member of RNAO or NPAO and carry liability insurance
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills; ability to build and nurture positive working relationships both within and outside of the PEFHT.
  • Knowledge of health care facilities and community health services, social agencies etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team, and within a brisk work setting.
  • Proficient with electronic medical records and standard office software.
  • Valid driver’s license, access to a reliable vehicle, willingness to provide home visits.
  • Willingness to obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check.

Visit our website at www.pefht.ca for more information about our team.  To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to: careers@pefht.com.  Closing:  January 25, 2019.

PEFHT is a HOOPP employer.