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St. Joseph's Health Centre Toronto

Urban Family Health Team

Full Time Temporary

$51.950 to $60.770 per hour, 25 year rate: $61.980 per hour

Full Time- Temporary for 15 months starting May 2018

Position Summary:
As a member of the interprofessional primary care team of the Urban Family Health Team, the Primary Care Nurse Practitioner will provide integrative primary care services to individuals with a specific disease or health problem and will manage (or co-manage with a specialist physician) a group of clients with chronic disease. The Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner will also support health promotion and disease prevention within our primary care population. The successful candidate provides primary care services that reflect the Mission, Vision and Values of SJHC and the surrounding diverse community.

The Primary Care Nurse Practitioner provides leadership and collaborates with the physician group and the interprofessional team to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate client, family and community centred programs and services. The successful candidate will model, promote, facilitate and evaluate primary care clinical practices supported by the best evidence and quality improvement initiatives. The Primary Care Nurse Practitioner collaborates in the implementation of strategic plans, evaluation and programming in alignment with the goals of the provincial Family Health Team initiative.
The successful candidate will perform duties within the scope of practice of the RN (EC) including conducting complete and focused physical assessments, communicating health findings and diagnoses, prescribing treatments and medications, ordering laboratory tests, diagnostic ultrasounds and x-rays. As well, they will provide health education and counseling to patients related to identified health issues; consult and collaborate with other professional staff concerning clinical issues, and as appropriate.

This position requires a solid communicator with excellent conflict management, negotiation, and computer skills; proven ability to maintain confidentiality and ethics and to interpret and evaluate information in order to make appropriate clinical decisions; coupled with sound knowledge of health promotion and disease prevention strategies, clinical therapeutics, community health care programs, services, agencies and referral physicians; as well as knowledge and experience in applying clinical assessment skills to lead to improved health outcomes, preferably in an ambulatory community or public health setting.

Other duties require the incumbent to provide strong leadership, teaching and functional guidance to professional staff and other learners from interprofessional group, including Family Medicine Residents and Nurse Practitioners; participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of policies, procedures and protocols; develop and administer a health care plan appropriate to client needs, including advocacy and referral to healthcare and/or social agencies, among others.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

- Diagnoses and treats previously undiagnosed clients for undifferentiated diseases, illnesses and conditions within the Nurse Practitioner's scope of practice; orders appropriate screening diagnostic investigations; interprets reports of investigations and analyzes information to monitor progress and plan treatment. As part of the interprofessional team, develops and implements treatment plans. Writes orders for treatment and medications, monitors ongoing care and provides first line of care in emergencies.
- Establishes priorities for management of health conditions; provides follow-up treatment; communicates with clients and families about health findings, diagnoses and prognoses; supports and counsels clients in their personal responses to diseases, disorders and conditions.
- Collaborates and/or consults with physicians or other health care and social service providers as appropriate to assess and diagnose client status. Accepts referrals from, or makes referrals to, physicians and other health professionals.
- Prescribes drugs and orders and interpret diagnostic imaging reports within the statutory and regulatory standards, limits and conditions of RN, Extended Class and within applicable employer policies and procedures. Applies knowledge of pharmacology and evidence based practice in selecting, prescribing, administering and monitoring the effects of drugs to treat diseases disorders, conditions or injuries.
- Participates in maintaining leading nurse research contributing to improved patient care and advances in nursing, health policy development and population health. Synthesizes qualitative and quantitative data from a variety of sources about determinants of health; maintains population health focus by participating in and implementing evidence based screening and health promotion for populations at risk and implements population based harm reduction strategies.
- Gathers and documents patient and statistical information for the purposes of quarterly and annual reporting to the Program and Ministry, and as required
- Some evening work required

1. Master's Degree in Nursing and completion of a Primary Health Care (PHC) Nurse Practitioner Certification required.
2. Current registration in the Extended Class (NP – PHC) in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario required.
3. Member of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario preferred, member of NPAO required.
4. Successful completion or NP Prescribing of Controlled Substances exam.
5. Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification required.
6. Three years primary care nursing experience in a community setting, preferably in an underserviced area, or in combination of community and hospital or public health settings required
7. Previous experience as a CNS and/or ACNP, preferred.
8. Advanced assessment, diagnostic reasoning skills
9. Knowledge of the principles of adult education and excellent verbal and written presentation skills
10. Strong interpersonal communication skills and ability to establish positive relationships with all physicians, staff, patients/clients, families, and community agencies
11. Excellent creative self-directive and problem solving ability and critical thinking skills and able to work both independently and in collaboration with physicians and interprofessional team
12. Experience with research methodology, program planning and outcomes evaluation
13. Experience in Change Management and Quality Improvement an asset.
14. Proficiency with computer applications, including clinical management systems and electronic medical record (preferably Practice Solutions Suite -PSS)
15. Strong knowledge of Quality improvement processes and Lean process improvement
16. Satisfactory attendance record.

How To Apply

If you are interested and qualified for this position, we invite you to send us your resume by one of the following methods.

  1. Upload your resume using the form below. Please note that only PDF or Word Documents may be uploaded.
  2. Email your resume to To be properly considered for a position, both the job title and department to which you are applying, must appear in the subject line of your email. Please note, St. Joseph’s Health Centre recommends using our resume uploader as a more secure means of transmission of your personal details. While we accept resume submissions from personal email accounts as well, we cannot ensure the security of submissions sent via third-party email providers.

In support of persons' with disabilities, St. Joseph's Health Centre asks that job applicants with disabilities who require accommodation in the recruitment and selection process, please advise Human Resources if contacted for an interview/testing, so that a suitable accommodation can be arranged. (In compliance with AODA, 2005, Integrated Accessibility Standards 2011, Employment Standards). If you require assistance in completing a job application due to a disability please contact Human Resources directly at 416-530-6460.

Current St. Joseph's Health Centre employees who wish to apply for the above position must submit an electronic transfer request to Human Resources.

Electronic transfer requests can be submitted internally by choosing the position from this link, clicking "APPLY NOW", and completing the form. To access the Electronic Transfer Request system from outside the Health Centre, please click on the "For Staff" section of this site, found in the top right corner, and log-in to Access SJNet. Postings are located under the Human Resources Section of SJNet.

  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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