Nurse Practitioner - Jane-Finch FHT (Toronto)

Employer: Jane-Finch Family Health Team Position: Nurse Practitioner Salary Range: $78,054.00 - $89,203.00, plus Benefits Location: Jane - Finch Intersection, Toronto, ON Hours: 9:00 - 5:00 in general  FHT History Jane-Finch Family Health Team (FHT) is a relatively new FHT that that opened its doors at it’s new location to provide comprehensive primary care to the community in August 2012. Qualifications and Requirements:
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing with a Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate.
  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as an RN(EC) required
  • Current Membership with RNAO and evidence of liability insurance
  • Basic CPR certification.
  • Experience and/or training in chronic disease management, mental health and child and family health preferred.
  • Experience and/or training working with a mental health and/or addiction patient population including patient with serious and persistent mental illness and/or addiction.
  • Knowledge and a demonstrated nursing ability in community health and public health sciences and chronic disease management.
  • Ability to work with patients from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of client-centred philosophy, change management, basic principles and practices of community service delivery, short-term treatment options and chronic disease management models.
  • Knowledge of community resources connected to the provision of health promotion and illness prevention related services.
  • Demonstrated skills in assessment, program planning, implementation and evaluation.
  • Clinical nursing practices within the scope of the RN(EC) class
  • Work effectively, both independently and as part of an inter-professional team.
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to change.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Ability to utilize an electronic documentation of health records using a Electronic medical Record system
  • Ability to work flexible hours (some evening work will be required).
Position Summary The Nurse Practitioner (NP) will play an integral role in the care of the patients of Jane Finch Family Health Team (FHT). He/she will assist the FHT in achieving its vision, mission, values and goals. The NP will support patient care and the delivery of FHT programs working collaboratively within an inter-professional healthcare team. The NP will practice within his/her full scope of practice as outlined in the Standards of Practice by the College of Nurses of Ontario. Roles and Responsibilities Diagnosis and Treatment:
  • Work collaboratively with other team members to manage the needs of the patient roster of Jane-Finch FHT including same day appointments for acute illness.
  • Individual patient assessment and treatment – health assessment, immunization, ordering laboratory-screening tests, diagnosis, treating illness and follow up, health promotion and disease prevention counseling
  • Conduct full patient assessment and prepare a plan for intervention and/or for referral to FHT programs as appropriate.
  • Identify, analyze and provide appropriate treatment and/or referral for patient’s physical and psychosocial health care problems.
  • Share results of assessment and intervention with referring physicians and other Team clinicians as requested within a specified timeframe.
  • Coordinate appropriate diagnostic tests and procedures as per RN(EC) scope of practice, and/or in consultation with family physicians or in accordance with medical directives.
  • Arrange physician consultation for issues falling outside the NP’s scope of practice.
  • Recommend and arrange specialist referrals and appointments in consultation with physician(s)
  • Provision of individual, family, telephone advice to patients
  • Patient instruction for specific diagnostic tests and therapies
  • Implement various goal-oriented, time-limited intervention plans, including education in collaboration with patient and/or family and inter-disciplinary team.
  • Apply self-management and other strategies to support the development of an informed activated patient.
  • Evaluate and document outcomes of individual patient care in collaboration with the team.
  • On a rotating basis, provide service at the after-hours clinic.
  • Provide acute same-day appointments using Advanced Access Appointment system
  • Organize, implement and Conduct programs at the request of the Executive Director and/or Physician Lead
  • Other responsibilities may be added from time to time at the discretion of the Executive Director and/or Physician Lead
A further description to be detailed at the interview stage.  Job Specifications Hours of Work:  40 hours per week and will generally correspond to the FHT practice operations but there will be a requirement of one after-hours clinic (5-8 pm) every other week. Status: 1 position 1.0 FTE New graduates are encouraged to apply To Apply, Please FAX to: Mark Smith 1 888 734-1583 or Email: