Registered Nurse - Primary Care - North York FHT (North York)

POSITION:                Registered Nurse - Primary Care                                    Full Time - 12 Month Contract Position Commencing December 8, 2014 REPORTING TO:        Clinical Manager POSITION SUMMARY: The Primary Care Registered Nurse (RNPC) will provide comprehensive nursing services to the patient population of a family physician(s) practice clinic within the North York Family Health Team. The RNPC will assess, manage and support patients, providing appropriate documentation, and will work collaboratively with the physicians and multi-disciplinary team to develop and implement care plans and provide follow-up with the patient. The RNPC will work to their full scope of practice within the primary care setting; some duties will vary depending on the Clinic and patient population. The RNPC will work with North York Family Health Team Physicians in the community, other health professionals and local and regional programming in a multi-disciplinary environment to ensure a high quality of evidence based health care to the practice population. MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • To work collaboratively within a family practice environment to enhance the delivery of primary care services.
  • To receive patients and provide individualized disease prevention, health promotion and other appropriate services based on nursing knowledge and skills.
  • According to practice protocols, conduct assessments, initiate and implement management strategies and provide appropriate nursing interventions and follow-up.
  • To assist in the implementation of quality improvement strategies and possibly research activities to improve the quality and provision of primary care.
  • To participate in community needs assessment and program development, where and when required.
  •  To educate, communicate, advocate, coordinate/navigate, and support patients as needed
  • To work in conjunction with the physicians or independently as appropriate to incorporate the nursing process to provide patient centered, goal oriented care.
  • To develop long-term, trusting relationships with both patients and peers in providing primary care services.
  • To assist in the delivery of disease screening, management and health promotion programs according to clinical practice guidelines.
  • To participate in prenatal, perinatal, infant, child and elder care – previous experience is preferred.
  • To perform immunizations and other injections, venipuncture, and ECGs as required.
  • To ensure the maintenance of accurate records in line with practice policy.
  • To act as a resource to other multidisciplinary team members, physicians, and community agencies where and when necessary.
  • To offer training support for other team members and assist in their professional development.
PROFESSIONALISM: The primary care Registered Nurse should:
  •  Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Be able to work in a team while respecting the views/opinions of others.
  • Have the ability to act responsibly, accountable, excellent problem solving/critical and thinking skills.
  •  Have the ability to work independently and prioritize workload.
  • Be responsible for their own professional development through a variety of strategies highlighted in their personal development plan.
  • Member in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Baccalaureate degree in Nursing preferred
  • Preference given to those with at least two years of nursing experience in a primary care setting
  • Practical experience in diabetes management (counselling and assessment) – Diabetes Educator Certificate preferred
  • Demonstrated computer literacy
  • Experience with electronic medical records preferred
  • Current CPR — Healthcare Provider
  • Must have own vehicle and valid driver’s license
  • Knowledge of and ability to use electronic medical records
If interested, please apply to the attention of Human Resources, quoting the Job Posting ID: RN111114 by: Email:, or Fax: 416-623-7425.  Please note only qualified candidates will be contacted. The North York Family Health Team is committed to equity in employment and encourages applications from all qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of our community, including men and women, aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities. We seek to attract and retain individuals who will work together to create and sustain a vibrant, healthy, safe and caring community.  While all responses will be appreciated and handled in strictest confidence, only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.