Nurse Practitioner - Prince Edward FHT (Prince Edward County)

The Prince Edward Family Health Team is seeking a full-time Nurse Practitioner (NP) to join our team 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. Prince Edward County is well-known to offer the best in rural living.  A high standard of living and minimal stress make “The County” very appealing.  800 km of spectacular shoreline and beautiful scenery at your doorstep, fresh air, family farms and warm communities, live theatre, artists' studios and galleries, unique regional cuisine and a growing wine industry all combine to make “the County” a location of choice. This NP position is a joint hire between the PEFHT and one of our physicians.  It is a full-time position until March 31, 2015, with a possibility of renewal. 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;
  • monitoring 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.
Qualifications:
  • BScN  (MScN an asset)
  • Graduate from a COUPN NP Program.
  • Registration in the Extended Class with the CNO
  • Registered as NP-PHC with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Member of RNAO+/-NPAO and carry liability insurance
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills.
  • 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.
For more information about the team, please see www.pefht.ca. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to: careers@pefht.com.  Closing:  April 30, 2014