Nurse Practitioner – 37.5 hours/week, Permanent

May 6th, 2022

Family Health Teams (FHT) use a patient-centered approach to primary care that brings together doctors, mental health clinicians, nurse practitioners, registered dietitians, registered nurses, registered practical nurses and pharmacists to coordinate the highest possible quality of care for patients- when they need it – as close to home as possible. FHTs, in collaboration with Family Health Organizations, are a key component of Ontario’s healthcare plan to reduce wait times, improve access to primary care and keep Ontarians healthy.


The Nurse Practitioner is an integral part of a multi-disciplinary team of physicians, nurses, mental health clinicians, pharmacists, social workers and registered dietitians whose work will increase access to primary care and enhance the quality of life for patients. This is a 1.0 full time equivalent (37.5 hours per week), permanent position located in Peterborough.


The Primary Care Nurse Practitioner will practice within his/her full scope of practice as outlined in the Standards of Practice by the College of Nurses of Ontario.

Including, but not limited to:

  • Complete health assessments including health history and physical examinations
  • Collaborates with physicians on practice issues
  • Provide wellness care and health screening
  • 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 X-Rays, ECG’s and diagnostic ultrasound.
  • Monitor the ongoing therapy of clients with chronic stable 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
  • Gathering and documenting statistical information as required
  • Regular attendance to all FHT/FHO meetings is mandatory.

The specific types of patients and any areas of specialty will be established between the Nurse Practitioner and the Collaborating physician(s) as mutually agreed upon.  Family Health Team Nurse Practitioners are encouraged to precept Primary Care Nurse Practitioner students whenever possible.  It is recognized by the Peterborough Family Health Team that the level of service provided during this period of time will be affected by this added responsibility.

Hours of Work:

Hours of service are pre-established per employment agreement and may require some evenings and weekends. Any deviation from the established schedule shall not negatively impact upon the provision of service to the patient population.  Hours of work and vacation are coordinated with colleagues and FHO family practitioners.


  • Current RN registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario in the Extended Class
  • Successful completion of the Nurse Practitioner education program
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years in community health nursing in a primary care and or rural setting

Additional benefits of joining the Peterborough Family Health Team:

  • A provincial leader among Family Health Teams in Ontario
  • Excellent team/office environment
  • Multidisciplinary team expertise
  • Organizational commitment to work-life balance
  • Optional dental and health benefits
  • Life and disability insurance
  • HOOPP Pension Plan

The Peterborough Family Health Team are leaders in advocating for full vaccination against the COVID-19 virus and its variants, for persons who are medically able to receive the vaccination. All applicants should know that PFHT employees are expected to support this position and if medically able, maintain full vaccination.

Interested candidates can email their resume and cover letter to by the application deadline.

  • Application deadline: Friday May 20, 2022
  • Hours: 1.0 FTE – 37.5 hours/week, Monday to Friday
  • Expected start date: Mid June 2022 (TBD)
  • Job type: Nurse Practitioner
  • Salary: $108,000-$122,000 per FTE

The Peterborough Family Health Team is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. The Peterborough Family Health Team offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes.

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