Nurse Practitioner - Barrie & Community FHT

Nurse Practitioner – Permanent 

Organization Description The Barrie & Community Family Health Team (BCFHT) is one of the largest family health teams in Ontario. We are comprised of Physicians, Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Dietitians, Pharmacists, Diabetes and Respiratory Educators, Mental Health Counsellors and an Administrative team. Our team is focused on improving access to comprehensive, patient-centred, team-based primary health care, which supports self management, emphasizes health promotion and disease prevention, and enhances the management of individuals with chronic diseases through programs that are well linked with other local and community services. Position Description Join an experienced group of NPs who are working throughout our community within family physician offices. NPs on our team work collaboratively with a variety of other health care practitioners including Registered Dietitians, RNs, Pharmacists, Diabetes and Respiratory Educators, and Mental Health Counselors. Main Responsibilities
  • Provide primary health care to patients in accordance with standards set by governing body, and that is aligned with the overall strategic direction of both organizations
  • Provide health promotion, disease prevention, chronic disease management, and palliative care to patients
  • Augment access to enhanced assessment, diagnosis and treatment within the community and/or target population
  • Consult as appropriate, with members of an interdisciplinary team, the local hospital, medical clinics, community care system, attending and specialist physicians and the surrounding community to assess, plan, implement, evaluate and coordinate a patient's plan of care and treatment
  • Provide wound care and care for acute episodic illness
  • Advocate, educate, lead, provide mentorship, and consult as needed
  • Utilize medical directives where care falls outside the NPs scope of practice
  • Plan, implement and evaluate health promotion, disease and accident prevention strategies within the community
Education, Skills and Requirements
  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)
  • Completion of a recognized Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program: NP-PHC
  • Masters Degree in Nursing, considered an asset
  • Member of RNAO and NPAO
  • Independent health care assessment and patient management skills
  • Experience working with inter-professional teams and providing collaborative support
  • Demonstrated communication skills and problem solving abilities
  • Experience with electronic medical records and MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
How To Apply The BCFHT strives to be an employer of choice amongst health professionals.  We offer a competitive compensation package including group medical/dental benefits, retirement savings, ongoing learning & development opportunities and a quality work-life balance. Qualified applicants can forward their cover letter and resume to careers@bcfht.ca.  For more information on our team please visit our website at www.barriefht.ca. The Barrie and Community Family Health Team supports diversity, equity and a workplace free from harassment and discrimination.  We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and disabled persons.  Personal information contained in applications will be used for recruitment purposes and collected as per privacy legislation.  While we thank all applicants, only those contacted for an interview will be acknowledged.