Temporary Full-Time Maternity Leave Contract Starting March 2020

Northumberland Family Health Team (NFHT) is seeking a Primary Care Nurse Practitioner to work in a fast-paced medical clinic as part of an inter-professional team. This NP will work within the full scope of the RN (EC) class in a patient-centered and collaborative model of care to facilitate access to primary care services for patients of the Northumberland Family Health Team:

  • Provide shared care for patients along with physician partners
  • Assess, investigate, diagnose and treat patients across the lifespan, utilizing critical thinking and evidence-based medicine and nursing as a guide to practice
  • Independently prescribe, order diagnostics and make referrals to specialists as per CNO Standards of Practice
  • Provide wellness coaching, guidance and counselling to patients and their care partners
  • Document within and monitor patients’ Electronic Medical Record (EMR) for test results and consultants’ notes;
  • Provide service encounter statistics for reporting to the Ministry of Health
  • Consult with interprofessional team members, physicians and other health care professionals to achieve excellence in patient-centered care

The successful candidate will be well organized with excellent clinical/critical thinking skills and able to work both independently and within a team environment. This position comes with paid vacation and an opportunity to enroll in the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP).

NFHT is a non-profit, primary health care organization providing over 26,000 patients with timely access to a comprehensive range of services and programs aimed at managing and preventing disease and improving health status. The inter-professional team includes family physicians and professional staff, including nurses and nurse practitioners, occupational and physical therapists, dietitians, social workers, pharmacist, chiropodist and respiratory therapist, who work together to provide person-centred, effective, collaborative and integrated care.

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Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Baccalaureate or Masters in Nursing
  • Successful completion of post-graduate Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program and current extended class registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Current membership with RNAO/NPAO, including professional liability insurance program
  • Basic CPR certification
  • Current Ontario Drivers’ License and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Demonstrated experience in Community and/or Primary Care Setting
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills with the ability to build and nurture positive working relationships both within and outside of NFHT
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team
  • Proficiency in the use of computers and electronic medical record systems

Interested, qualified candidates are asked to submit a resume to Adrienne Bell-Smith at  We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

NFHT is committed to an inclusive and accessible work environment and supports the compliance of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). NFHT requests that job applicants requiring accommodation inform them so that suitable arrangements can be prepared to take into account the applicant’s accessibility needs.


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For those with or without a family doctor, individuals in Northumberland can use the new website to find the best way to reach a family doctor or nurse practitioner during the COVID-19 outbreak. Click here for the press release.Northumberland Care Press Release 2020-03-22

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