We are currently seeking….


Temporary Full-Time

Maternity Leave Contract

Starting September 2019

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.

For more information about our organization, please visit www.nfht.ca.

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 abell-smith@nfht.ca. 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.



The Northumberland Family Health Team (NFHT) was established in 2011 to provide high quality, accessible patient-centered care that offers a comprehensive range of health care services to manage and prevent disease and improve the health status of the residents of the Northumberland area.

The interdisciplinary NFHT health care professional team works in an integrated and collaborative manner with hospital, community health and social service partners to provide high quality, efficient, seamless, and sustainable health care services.

Due to a retirement, the NFHT is seeking an innovative and energetic Executive Director (ED) with proven leadership, governance and collaboration skills to continue to manage and grow the organization as NHFT enters into an enhanced partnership with local health system stakeholders. The ED will be organized, goal-oriented, confident, and thrive in a challenging and changing environment. The role requires superior interpersonal and team-building skills, and a motivational leadership style.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ED is responsible for the leadership and administration of the NFHT, ensuring appropriate systems and structures are in place for the effective management and control of the NFHT and its resources, in compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. The ED represents the organization, develops strategic relationships with community partners and maintains confidence in the character and integrity of the NFHT with its clients, staff, health care partners, the public and funders.

The successful candidate will have a university degree and a minimum of five (5) years experience at the senior management level in health, public administration or business setting. You will have experience in financial and human resources management, governance, risk management, information technology management and experience in creating collaborative partnerships.

Interested, qualified candidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter by 4:30 p.m. June 28, 2019 to Leslie Orpana at hr@nfht.ca.

The NFHT is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes all interested qualified applicants. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. We sincerely thank all those who apply, however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

Role of the Executive Director/ Position Description

The Executive Director is the chief executive officer of the Northumberland Family Health Team (NFHT) and is responsible for the efficient and effective management and administration of its affairs. The Executive Director is accountable to the Board of the NFHT for all aspects of the operation of the Northumberland Family Health Team. The Executive Director works in close collaboration with the Medical Director to achieve the NFHT’s primary health care goals and objectives. The Executive Director collaborates with other community health partners to ensure delivery of appropriate and integrated services and programs to the community. The Executive Director will liaise with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.

Overall Responsibilities

Leadership and Working with the Board of Directors

  • Participate with the Board of Directors in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the organization.
  • Identify, assess, and inform the Board of Directors of internal and external issues that affect the organization (e.g. legislative or related policy issues).
  • Act as an officer of the organization as corporate secretary, with responsibility for board meeting organization and effective minutes of the organization.
  • Act as privacy officer for NFHT, ensuring that the organization understands and abides by the requirements of Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA), and ensuring training and investigations as required.
  • Act as a professional advisor to the Board of Directors on all aspects of the organization’s activities.
  • Foster effective team work between the Board and the Executive Director and between the Executive Director and staff.
  • Report regularly to the Board on activities of the NFHT.
  • Provide staff and administrative support to the Board and its various committees.
  • In addition to the Chair of the Board, act as a spokesperson for the organization.

Financial Administration and Budgeting

  • Ensure the development and implementation of a sound financial management plan that balances service delivery and funding requirement.
  • Prepare the annual budget for consideration and approval by the FHT’s Board in accordance with legislative requirements and regulations of the funder.
  • Ensure that the organization has adequate financial control policies and procedures.
  • Administer the funds of the organization according to the approved budget and monitor the monthly cash flow of the organization.
  • Provide periodic expenditure forecasts and financial reports to the Board.
  • Ensure public funds are used in a legal, effective and efficient manner to support the clients/programs of the NFHT within the allocated budget.
  • Ensure that the annual audit requirement is met, and that there is compliance with audit recommendations.
  • Develop, implement and maintain an effective process for facilities management, purchasing and information management systems.

Management, Planning and Organization and Policy Development

  • Develop, obtain Board approval for, and maintain a broad corporate planning framework as a foundation for annual planning, budgeting and program activities.
  • Conduct the work of the NFHT within the broad parameters and policies established by the Board of Directors.
  • Ensure compliance within accepted business, financial and human resources practices and standards.
  • Develop the annual operating plan and budget.
  • Ensure the development and maintenance of “risk management” policies and procedures, and other due diligence processes to minimize financial, public relations and other liabilities for the NFHT, its Board, staff, agents and clients (e.g. insurance, business continuity planning, regulatory obligations, etc.).
  • Provide effective and efficient strategic leadership, guidance and management to the NFHT staff including human resources and financial resources management.
  • Manage the design and implementation of the NFHT’s programs and services efficiently and effectively within the approved operating plan and budget, in consultation with the Clinical Program Manager and Medical Director, as appropriate.
  • Ensure structures and systems for the development, review and recommendation of new programs, program expansion or changes.
  • Develop new initiatives, with other service providers when appropriate, based on community need and to create efficiencies.
  • Effectively and efficiently manage the day-to-day operational activities of the NFHT and ensure achievement of the mandate.

Human Resources

  • Ensure effective human resources strategic planning and identify resource implications.
  • Determine the organizational structure of the NFHT (number and type of roles) within the staff complement determined by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
  • Manage all employee and contractor relationships, consistent with the provisions of applicable legislation, regulations, funding requirements, standards, Board policies, contracts and agreements.
  • Lead the recruitment and hiring of Interdisciplinary Health Professionals and support staff.
  • Provide direct supervision of the Clinical Program Manager and administrative staff.
  • Develop, implement and maintain effective strategies and programs for staff orientation, recruitment, retention, performance management, development and training, and succession planning to ensure maximum productivity and service continuity.
  • Determine training and development needs of staff based on current and emerging competency requirements, and allocate resources appropriately (including coaching and mentorship programs).
  • Conduct performance reviews and provide on-going performance feedback and coaching to direct reports.

Programs and Services Development

  • Ensure the development and implementation of plans to continuously improve programs and service delivery.
  • Ensure that appropriate systems are in place to enhance service provision and protect patient confidentiality.
  • Review and approve all short-term and long-term IT infrastructure plans and improvements for the FHT related to capital investments and operational needs (e.g. Website, Electronic Medical Records, Patient Registries, Self Management, linkages to labs and hospitals), securing Board approval as required.
  • Ensure that appropriate quality assurance systems are in place to measure and monitor the quality of the FHT’s activities, including patient satisfaction and compliance with standards.
  • Ensure required program delivery reports for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are accurate, outcome-based, and submitted on time.
  • Participate in research activities aimed at innovative and collaborative approaches to care, database development, and practice-based initiatives as directed by the Board.

Community Relationships

  • Build collaborative working relationships with stakeholders, including hospitals, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, community agencies, other FHTs, local government and provincial agencies.
  • Represent the NFHT externally to the community, government, media and other organizations, networks, committees and agencies at the local, regional, and provincial levels to address evolving infrastructure needs in primary care.
  • Identify and create opportunities for new partnerships in the public and private sector that benefit the NFHT or that support the local initiative to create a full and coordinated continuum of care in Northumberland County.
  • Develop, implement and maintain an effective communication and public relations strategy to provide information and promote services and the positive value of the NFHT.
  • Coordinate with the west Northumberland Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee and the Northumberland Hills Hospital for recruitment and retention activities.
  • Ensure client customer service is a priority of all staff members.
  • Build and maintain confidence in the character and integrity of the NFHT, with its clients, staff members, health care partners, the public, and respective levels of government.


  • Develop, recommend and foster the values, culture and philosophy of the Family Health Team.
  • Manage the buildings for which the FHT is responsible, including the sublease and lease responsibilities as appropriate.
  • Effectively manage Occupational Health and Safety and Employment Standards issues according to legislated practices.
  • Provide leadership and mentorship to staff as required.
  • Actively participate in staff, team, committee and Board meetings/development as appropriate.
  • Maintain and develop professional competence through ongoing professional development.
  • Communicate effectively with health care team members to create a cohesive team and seamless services to the community.
  • Model the values and philosophy of the NFHT.
  • Maintain confidentiality of team, personnel and client information.
  • Facilitate appropriate in-house and external education sessions.
  • The above responsibilities are not considered to be all inclusive.



  • Undergraduate degree from a recognized university in a relevant discipline.
  • A successful track record of several years (minimum 5 years) at the senior management level in health, public administration or business setting with preference given to experience in a primary care organization. Experience in human resources and financial management, governance, strategic planning, and risk management.
  • Experience in creating collaborative partnerships with diverse stakeholders.


  • Superior leadership, organization, research, evaluation, time management, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in the use of the computer hardware and software, particularly in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Prior experience and knowledge of electronic medical records preferred.
  • Skills and experience in Financial Management and Human Resource Management.
  • Experience with working with a Board of Directors.
  • Proven abilities in building a new or transformed organization for a new initiative, including knowledge and direct experience in: site/space development and facilities planning, policy and program development delivery, strategic planning, community collaboration and finance and human resources management.
  • Proven ability to lead, encourage and motivate staff in a team environment.
  • Strong problem solving skills and an ability to make decisions.
  • Exceptional change management and organizational development skills.
  • Desire and ability to update knowledge and skills through various means including technology-based opportunities, courses, workshops and conferences.
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