Registered Nurse- Aurora-Newmarket Family Health Team (Newmarket)

Organization Name
Aurora-Newmarket Family Health Team (Newmarket)
Registered Nurse - 1 Year Contract
FTE Type
1.0 FTE

531 Davis Drive, Suite 405
Newmarket ON L3Y 6P5

Closing date

Job Description:

Position Summary:
The Registered Nurse (RN) will play an integral role in the care of the patients of the Aurora-Newmarket Family Health Team (ANFHT). The RN will assist the ANFHT in achieving its vision and mission. 

The role of the RN in the ANFHT requires a thorough knowledge of primary care nursing and the ability to function effectively in a team environment with physicians, other Inter Health professionals (IHP) and administrative team members. The role also requires a high level of interpersonal skills to deal with patients and their families in a holistic compassionate fashion. 


  • Professional/Education/Experience Required:
  • BScN in nursing 
  • Current membership with RNAO and evidence of liability insurance
  • Member in good standing of the College of Nurses of Ontario

Professional/Education/Experience Preferred:

  • Strong clinical skills
  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Competency in computer based programs (Microsoft Programs-Word and Excel)
  • Proficient computer skills, effectively uses EMR for documentation
  • Autonomous 
  • Ability to work effectively with all members of the health team
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team environment
  • Ability to prioritize, manage time effectively and be flexible in a very active work environment
  • Demonstrated experience in Community and/or Primary care
  • Demonstrated experience in the area of chronic disease management and prevention
  • CDE preferred but not required 
  • Preference given to those with at least 2 years of Primary Care experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Assist ANFHT physicians with day to day clinical responsibilities
  • Recording of vital signs
  • Wound assessment and care
  • Administering immunizations and injectable medications as required
  • Documentation of clinical encounters
  • Liaison with other health agencies (i.e. HCC, Public Health etc.)
  • Assessment of patient health care services
  • Triage of clients based on acuity of problems
  • Observe, collect and record patient data
  • Utilize the EMR for messaging, documentation etc.
  • Liaison with patients regarding laboratory, diagnostic results
  • Sterilization and maintenance of relevant medical equipment
  • Facilitate the implementation of relevant infection control guidelines
  • Ordering and proper storage of vaccines 
  • Assist in the transfer of patients to the ER as needed
  • Update patient Immunization records
  • Acquiring and processing patient specimens for laboratory analysis as required
  • Assist physicians with gynaecological examinations and other medical procedures as required


  • Coordination of diagnostic, therapeutic and management plans with the patient, family physicians and other inter health professionals
  • Procedures including immunizations, injections, immunotherapy, ear syringing, dressings, splinting, urinalysis, pregnancy testing
  • Participate in the development and implementation of all the ANFHT’s general and targeted clinical programs, including (but not limited to): Prenatal program, Anticoagulation program, Health prevention/promotion/education programs, Mental Health program and Urgent Care program
  • Leadership in Chronic Disease Management programs, involvement in Diabetic Management program


  • Help patients to identify and use health resources
  • Involve patients in decisions about their own health
  • Support patients in learning how to self-manage care
  • Initiate and support health education activities
  • Provision of individual, family, telephone advice to patients
  • Patient instruction for specific diagnostic tests and therapies
  • Identify community needs and resources
  • Provide clinical leadership


  • Work collaboratively with the ANFHT physicians to enhance patient care, enhance the physician-patient relationship and augment the effectiveness and efficiency of patient care
  • Ongoing consultation with physicians to ensure the best patient outcomes
  • Work collaboratively with all other team members to optimize patient care
  • Liaison with bookings and referrals to specialists, community agencies, hospitals diagnostic and therapeutic services, pharmacies etc.
  • Coordinate patient care

The Registered Nurse will maintain his/her clinical knowledge and skills by participating in a program of continuing professional development as required by the relevant nursing governing bodies. The RN will ensure that he/she has adequate professional malpractice insurance and will submit the appropriate documentation to the Executive Director. The RN will respect and maintain patient confidentiality at all times and sign and the Aurora-Newmarket Family Health Team’s confidentiality agreement. 

How to Apply

Submit cover letter and resume to