Careers

Our team is continuously growing and if you are interested in working with our Peterborough Family Health Team, we are regularly seeking Nurse Practitioners, Registered Dietitians, Mental Health Clinicians, Social Workers, Pharmacists, Registered Nurses and medical secretaries.

As a member of one of Ontario’s largest Family Health Teams, you will:

  • Focus on patient care
  • Enjoy independence and team support
  • Share experiences with peers
  • Join a vibrant community

Check here frequently for new postings in your field or email your résumé and a cover letter to hr@peterboroughfht.com. We will keep it on file for the next available position.

The Employee Handbook outlines the employer-employee relationship with Primary Health Care Services of Peterborough.

 

 

Current Postings


Board/Committee Opportunities


No open postings

There are currently no job postings within the Peterborough Family Health Teams. However, we are always willing to accept your résumé for future consideration.


FHT Employed


NP-30 Hours/Week Permanent Position

Posted on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 by Susy Snopek

Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

The Nurse Practitioner is a Registered Nurse in the Extended Class who uses advanced nursing knowledge and skill to provide optimal care to patients. The Nurse Practitioner promotes judicious use of resources by using good clinical judgment when ordering medications and diagnostic tests, managing chronic and acute conditions and communicating with patients and colleagues.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) will practice within his/her full scope of practice as outlined by the College of Nurses of Ontario.  This is a 30 hours per week.

This position has been mandated by the Ministry and is specifically to address the following category of patients:

  1. Those from the community with no family physician.
  2. Those visiting from outside the community who may or may not have a family physician and require care for acute or episodic events

Key Points for the NP to consider:

  • 30 hours per week
  • 2 Sunday shifts per month (that potentially could be covered by another NP)
  • Manage the clinic, including scheduling, ordering supplies, etc.
  • At least 2 evening shifts per week
  • May 1 to Sept 1 only week of vacation
  • No additional pay for shift or weekend premiums
  • Required to conduct small procedures such as suturing, removing fish hooks
  • Flexible to work anywhere including at 185 King St

Major Responsibilities

Including, but not limited to:

  • Practice to the Full Scope of  a Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Follows Best Practice Guidelines in order to provide optimal patient care
  • Complete health assessments including health history and physical examinations
  • Provide wellness care and health screening
  • Have an openness to learning about and from patients who identify as Transgender/Gender Non Conforming/Non Binary and their allies and a commitment to providing a welcoming and safe environment for them
  • Diagnose and treat minor illnesses and injuries
  • Screen for and treat chronic illness and monitor stable chronic illnesses
  • Care of episodic illness
  • Determine the need for, and order and interpret reports of Blood work,  X-Rays, ECG’s and diagnostic ultrasound.
  • Monitor the ongoing therapy of clients with chronic illnesses by providing pharmacological and counseling interventions.
  • Determine the need for, and the implementation of health promotion and prevention strategies for families and individuals.
  • Use nursing strategies based on evidence based information.
  • Formulate and communicate medical diagnosis or disorder.
  • Consult with a physician in accordance with the standards for physician consultation.
  • Prescribe drugs as allowed in NP scope of practice
  • Gather and document statistical information as required
  • Manage resources and staff of the NP Clinic  including ordering of supplies and scheduling

Qualifications:

  • Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Controlled Substances Certification
  • Current CPR course

Education and Experience:

  • Successful completion of a Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner education program
  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario in the Extended Class-Primary Health Care
  • Control Substance Certification required
  • Minimum 2 years experience working to full scope as a Primary Health care NP
  • Minimum 5 years experience in an acute/urgent care and/or emergency or outpost practice setting
  • Experience working independently with off-site collaborating physician
  • Management experience an asset
  • Additional training, courses and experience considered an asset ie. IUD insertion; Diabetes certification or training; CBT training; advanced hypertension management

Skills and Abilities

  • Comfortable building a comprehensive EMR database and care plan for a patient and then transitioning that care to a physician when one becomes available
  • Proficient in a current word processing program
  • Leadership, critical thinking, organizational and communication skills are required
  • Have expertise in developing and maintaining excellent working relationships with a broad range of individuals and partner organizations
  • Self-motivated
  • Work in a collaborative practice model
  • Good physical and mental health to meet the demands of the position
  • Must possess a dependable, consistent and reliable work record including attendance at work
  • Availability including working 10 am to 6 pm and some weekends

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume, by June 15, 2018 to hr@peterboroughfht.com.

Peterborough Family Health Team is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Peterborough Family Health Team offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process or require an accessible version of a document/publication, please contact hr@peterboroughfht.com.


If what you're looking for isn't listed here but you think you'd be a good fit for our teams, we're always willing to accept your résumé for future consideration.


Physician Opportunities


Peterborough FHT/FHO Practice Share Opportunity – 500 patients

Posted on Friday, April 28th, 2017 by lrichey

FHO Physician in established FHO/FHT is seeking a partner to assume care for 500 patients

An exciting opportunity to join a well established practice and assume care for 500 patients.  This positions would be part of the practice and would receive all compensation for the patients cared for and in return would be responsible for the comparable overhead. This practice is part of a highly integrated Family Health Organization (FHO) and has a flexible start date.  The FHO is part of a larger Family Health Team (FHT), encompassing  5 Family Health Organizations in Peterborough. The practice has a current roster of 1700 patients of all ages and stages.   The practice operates in a collaborative environment with 24 other family physicians who provide extended hours coverage for the entire team.  The practice and entire FHO is fully electronic and has a well established Electronic Medical Record in Practice Solutions (Telus Health).   You will have complete administrative support as well as EMR/IT support.

For more information regarding this opportunity please contact Lori Richey, Physician Recruiter @ 705-772-1777;  email lori.richey@peterboroughfht.com.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from an accredited institution
  • CCFP Certification or equivalent practical experience is an asset.
  • General license to practice from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.
  • Membership in the Ontario Medical Association.
  • Membership in the Canadian Medical Protective Association.
  • Three to five years primary care experience is preferred, preferably in a community health setting.
  • New Graduate Family Physicians and General Practitioners are welcome to apply

About the Peterborough Family Health Team


Kinmount – CCM Physician Opportunities

Posted on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 by lrichey

Kinmount is located approx. 2 hours north of Toronto in a modern 7,000sq. ft. Health Centre currently housing 2 doctors, physiotherapy, pharmacy , specimen lab and various allied health services.  This site is eligible for Return of Service and is also wiling to take students for their rural placement.

There are numerous opportunities in Kinmount:

  • Seeking a 3rd physician to join and build a practice from scratch – currently 700-1000 unattached patients in catchment area
  • Seeking a replacement physician for December 2019 for approx. 750 patients
  • Seeking a replacement physician for June 2020 for approx. 1000 patients

All positions have flexible hours but must include one evening per week.  Current physicians are enrolled in a CCM model which also provides a yearly preventative care bonus and capitations payments for the number of patients enrolled. The location qualifies as an under-serviced area and therefore a successful applicant would be eligible for the Northern and Rural Recruitment and Retention grant from the MOH of approx.$83K payable over four years, provided they have not received the grant before, and provided the position is full-time (40 hrs/wk).

The patient population covers all age groups and provides a variety of acute and chronic care experience. The clinic has a full EMR (Accuro) system and there are no on-call requirements.

The general overhead is very competitive at between 18% to 20%

The Foundation provides all medical equipment, fixtures and furnishings and computers.

Physicians need only bring a stethoscope! Four season recreation at the doorstep and much lower living expenses than a large city.

For more information call  1-705-928-0048 or mbrel@sympatico.ca or visit www.doctorwanted.org 


Build Your Own Practice

Posted on Thursday, July 20th, 2017 by lrichey

Peterborough City and County are on the underserviced list of communities and as such we are currently seeking Primary Care Physicians who are interested in building their own practice as part of one of our five Family Health Organizations (FHO) which are all part of a large community wide Family Health Team (FHT).  We have a variety of business models and locations within our FHO’s which offer everything from turn key practice sites, to completely independent.

Physicians working in a FHT environment benefit from:

  • access to the expertise and knowledge of a wide range of inter-professional providers to support patients, leading to a more effective use of physician time and improved care for patients.
  • ability to share an optimize overhead costs
  • an avenue to participate in and contribute to system change and transformation
  • ability to work as a team and to share responsibility for patient care
  • access to IT and analytics to improve patient metrics and patient care

Interested candidates can contact Lori Richey@ lori.richey@peterboroughfht.com or 705-749-1564 x317 for more details or to express an interest in this opportunity.


Lakefield – Family Physician Full and/or Part Time

Posted on Friday, November 10th, 2017 by lrichey

FAMILY PHYSICIAN Full-Time and/or Part Time

Overview: This is an opportunity to join the Chemong FHO and be a part of one of Ontario’s largest Family Health Team’s (Peterborough). The community of Lakefield and surrounding areas continue to grow and as such we are seeking providers who are looking to build their own practice. Visit www.peterboroughfht.com for more information on the FHT.

Location: Morton Community Health Centre – https://goo.gl/maps/jSYNeGPiLFA2

This position is eligible for a maximum of $80,400 payable over four years as part of the Ministry of Health’s Rural Recruitment & Retention Fund.  More details can be found at http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/northernhealth/nrrr.aspx

Facility Details: Practice in a beautiful medical facility located in the quant village of Lakefield, Ontario. This site is supported by the Morton Community Healthcare Centre Foundation who are willing to complete renovations to suit as well as outfit your office with the required medical equipment. Visit http://www.mchclakefield.ca/ for more details about the site as well as the foundation.

Practice Size: We are seeking individuals who are willing to build a practice from scratch as well as provide fee for service seasonal care to the many cottagers who come to this area.

Medical Record Details: TELUS Health Practice Solutions

FHT Allied Health Professional Support:
• Registered Nurse
• Mental Health Clinician
• Registered Dietitian
• Pharmacist

In House Support:
• Reception
• In-house AHP (specify)

FHT Programs offered to patients:
• FHT to Quit (smoking cessation)
• INR (Point of Care AntiCoagulation)
• Mindfulness /MBCT
• Craving Change
• Diabetes Prevention
• Health Health
• Trans Care Clinic
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Qualifications:
• Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from an accredited institution;
• Certification from the College of Family Physician of Canada;
• Practical experience is an asset;
• Licence to practice from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO);
• Membership with the Ontario Medical Association (OMA); and
• Membership in the Canadian Medical Protective Association.

Contact Information:
If you require further information about this position; or are interested in submitting your CV for this position, please contact:

Lori Richey
Executive Director, Peterborough Family Health Team
Email: lori.richey@peterboroughfht.com
Phone: (705)749-1564 ext. 317
Mobile: (705)772-1777

 


FHT/FHO Primary Care Physician – Buckhorn – 650 Patients

Posted on Thursday, May 17th, 2018 by lrichey

PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN  Part-Time Permanent

Overview: An exciting opportunity to join a well-established, highly integrated Family Health Organization (FHO) available July 1, 2018. The FHO is part of the Peterborough Family Health Team. This part time practice of 650 patients (with opportunity for growth) operates in a collaborative environment with 24 other family physicians  at other sites, who provide extended hours coverage for the whole team.

The Buckhorn site has 2 part-time family physicians who together provide Monday – Thursday clinic hours, and who cover each other’s patients for absences. 

The FHO provide a nurse practitioner and registered nurse, each 3 days a week.  The building is Township owned and supported resulting in very low overhead costs for the physicians.

Location: Buckhorn

Facility Details: A new clinic building in 2008 that houses 2 family physicians, a nurse practitioner, as well as visiting mental health clinician, registered dietitian, and phlebotomist

Practice Size: 650

Medical Record Details: TELUS Health Practice Solutions (PS Suite)

FHT Allied Health Professional Support:

  • Registered Nurse (in house)
  • Nurse Practitioner (in house)
  • Mental Health Clinician (visiting)
  • Registered Dietitian (visiting)
  • Pharmacist (off site) provides full inr management for all patients on warfarin

Support Staff:

  • Clinic Manager (does all billing)
  • Reception
  • EMR/IT Support (off site)
  • Administrative support (off site)

Incentives:

  • Rurality Index Ontario (RIO) score of 50; qualifies for MOHLTC Rurality Gradient Premium of $6000 per annum, and for Rural Locum program vacation/cme support

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Qualifications:
• Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from an accredited institution;
• Certification from the College of Family Physician of Canada;
• Practical experience is an asset;
• Licence to practice from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO);
• Membership with the Ontario Medical Association (OMA); and
• Membership in the Canadian Medical Protective Association.

Contact Information:
If you require further information about this position; would like to know more about the incentives; or are interested in submitting your CV for this position, please contact:

Lori Richey
Executive Director, Peterborough Family Health Team
Email: lori.richey@peterboroughfht.com
Phone: (705)749-1564 ext. 317
Mobile: (705)772-1777


Peterborough Clinic FHO – Full & Part Time Opportunities

Posted on Thursday, May 24th, 2018 by lrichey

The Peterborough Clinic:  Our Family Health Organization has an immediate need for primary care physicians who are interested in accepting roster transfers.

Our Clinic is a full service, multi-speciality clinic with 40 physicians located directly beside Peterborough Regional Health Centre.  Our primary care department offers a group practice setting which includes 21 full-time and part-time physicians.  Our patients benefit from extended hours services and in-house and on-site programs run by allied health professionals in partnership with our local health team.

We take care of all business administration including finance, human resources, EMR and all other technical support to create a turn-key start up process and to ensure that our physicians valuable time is respected. We even provide relief reception and nursing when employees are absent so that a physician’s office is not disrupted.

Our upscale clinic has been promoting group practice and partnership opportunities for almost 100 years! We are
uniquely situated to offer full-time and part-time FHO positions to family practice physicians.
You will have options to mentor with a retiring physician, accept a partial or full roster
transfer and/or build your own practice. We are also interested in new graduates who may be
considering locum opportunities and other creative models of group practice as we embark on our
next 100 years!

Please contact: Andrea Cromie, CAO at administration@ptboclinic.com for more
information.


If what you're looking for isn't listed here but you think you'd be a good fit for our teams, we're always willing to accept your résumé for future consideration.


Physician Employed


Medical Receptionist – Full Time One Year Contract in Peterborough

Posted on Thursday, May 31st, 2018 by Susy Snopek

Are you highly motivated and energetic? Do you have the ability to multi-task, communicate courteously and effectively with patients and other medical offices, hospitals and surgical facilities on the phone? Are you a person with good judgement in the clinical environment, dependable, attentive to detail and the ability to cope effectively with stressful situation?

The Medical Receptionist provides support with daily activities of a medical office including greeting patients, telephone coverage, appointment scheduling, patient registration, scanning medical documents and coordinating patient referrals.

This is a 1-year maternity leave, full-time position (32 – 35 hrs./wk) with occasional weekend work for after hour clinics in an established family practice with the Peterborough Community FHO, located at the Turnbull Medical Building.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in Family Practice Medicine.
  • Candidate must be professional, articulate with excellent communication skills
  • Attention to detail with meticulous record keeping skills
  • Ability to multitask essential
  • Excellent computer skills with experience in medical software, preferably Practice Solutions
  • Thorough understanding of medical terminology
  • Ability to triage
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Understanding of preventative care billing structure within the Family Health Team model.
  • Understanding of our community resources.
  • MoH billing experience preferred.

Interested candidates should submit their resume and covering letter electronically to elaine.gerelus@peterboroughfht.com, no later than June 15, 2018.

We are an equal opportunity employee striving to build an inclusive and barrier-free environment in which all individuals have access to our services. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. We thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Registered Practical Nurse – Full Time, Permanent in Lakefield

Posted on Friday, June 8th, 2018 by Susy Snopek

Are you a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) who has a curious mind, desires greater autonomy and is keen for a new challenge?

Would you prefer to focus less on repetitive nursing tasks and more on identifying and solving patients’ health problems?

If so, why not consider a groundbreaking and collaborative nursing role in an Ontario Family Health Team!

Our family practice team is looking for an RPN who:

  • relies more on careful listening than on giving advice to patients;
  • demonstrates exceptional skills verbally and in documentation;
  • readily employs advanced features of modern medical record systems;
  • sees value in empowering patients to take responsibility for their own health;
  • is motivated to work to (and be accountable for) the full scope of practice as defined by the College of Nurses of Ontario;
  • focuses more on the person than on the disorder;
  • is drawn to health issues associated with the latter half of the life span;
  • views patients’ mental and physical limitations as caregiving opportunities;
  • appreciates an interdisciplinary approach in which administrative and nursing staff, allied health professionals and physician pool their strengths;
  • has achieved first-rate skills and proficiency in wound care;
  • sees real value in a “customer service” approach to health care;
  • reacts quickly and meets challenges effectively when unusual needs arise;
  • has a reputation for reliable work attendance;
  • deals with outstanding patient issues before the work day ends;
  • is open to additional training e.g. in performing Pap, pelvic or breast exams.

If these attributes sound like you – keep reading!

Located in Lakefield’s Morton Centre, Dr. Arthur’s team services a practice population made up entirely of older persons. While practicing cooperatively with other Lakefield and Bridgenorth family practices, Dr. Arthur independently recruits and employs his own medical staff.

This is a permanent full-time position. Flexible working hours can be distributed over 4-5 days per week to suit your personal and professional needs – NO night or weekend shifts.  Remuneration will be competitive within the Family Health Team and commensurate with experience and training.

To learn more about Ontario’s new model of primary care nursing, check out the Primary Care Nurse Toolkit at http://primarycaretoolkit.ca/.  Consider the testimonials from North Perth Family Health Team and Rideau Family Health Team.

If your choice is to explore the unfolding NEW world of family practice nursing, forward your cover letter and resume to bethann.handley@peterboroughfht.com by June 29, 2018.  Only applications selected for interview will be acknowledged.

Alternatively, if you know a Registered Practical Nurse for whom this opportunity could be a great fit, please pass the word along.

We are an equal opportunity employee striving to build an inclusive and barrier-free environment in which all individuals have access to our services. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Requests can be made to bethann.handley@peterboroughfht.com.

 

 


If what you're looking for isn't listed here but you think you'd be a good fit for our teams, we're always willing to accept your résumé for future consideration.


Non FHT Employed


No open postings

There are currently no job postings within the Peterborough Family Health Teams. However, we are always willing to accept your résumé for future consideration.