NP-30 Hours/Week Permanent Position

May 30th, 2018

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.


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


  • 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

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

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