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RN - Family Practice

Position: RN - Family Practice (Permanent Full-Time)

Reports To:  Executive Director


Position Summary:

As a key member of the Couchiching Family Health Team (CFHT), and an integral part of an interdisciplinary health care team, the Registered Nurse will work with a variety of patients, from pediatric to geriatric, to promote and restore patients' health by completing the nursing process; collaborating with physicians and multidisciplinary team members, and provide physical and psychological support to patients, friends, and families.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Establish treatment plans, operating medical equipment
  • Perform diagnostic testing
  • Perform frequent and accurate patient evaluations, including monitoring and tracking vital signs and respond appropriately
  • Coordinate and review lab work
  • Prepare patients and administer physical examinations
  • Follow procedures for obtaining and returning or cleaning and disposing of equipment and supplies
  • Answer and refer telephone calls or other inquires to ensure accurate and timely communications are facilitated.
  • Communicate with the physician regarding patient needs, the nursing assessments, and recommendations
  • Maintain correct and proper records and files with respect to patients in accordance with applicable legislation, and the regulations as required by the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Identify patient care requirements by establishing personal rapport with patients and other persons in a position to understand care requirements
  • Establish a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends, and families
  • Promote patient's independence by establishing patient care goals; teaching patient, friends, and family to understand condition, medications, and self-care skills; answering questions
  • Assure quality of care by adhering to therapeutic standards; measuring health outcomes against patient care goals and standards; making or recommending necessary adjustments
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Protect patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations
  • Maintain patient confidence and protect operations by keeping information confidential
  • Maintain nursing supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies
  • Collaborate with members of an interdisciplinary health team
  • Handle patient phone calls, provide telephone advice and arrange for follow up
  • Work in compliance with Health and Safety laws adhering to safe work practices and procedures established by the CFHT
  • Other duties as required


Skills/Knowledge Requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated time management skills 
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills to make clinical decisions through identification, evaluation, and management of the individual needs of patients/families
  • Accountability and dependability
  • Politically and culturally sensitive


Education/Specific Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or equivalent
  • Current membership with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)
  • Current membership in professional associations: Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO)
  • Ability to work evenings or weekends if required
  • Police Record/Vulnerable Sector Check



  • Preferred experience working in a Family Physician’s office, within a clinic and/or community setting


Please submit cover letter and resume including position title in subject line to:

The Couchiching Family Health Team (CFHT) supports diversity, equity and a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, including women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and disabled persons. CFHT is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please advise our Human Resources Manager.  Personal information contained in applications will be used for recruitment purposes and collected as per Freedom of Information (F.O.I.) and Protection of Privacy Act, 1987. While we thank all applicants, only those contacted for an interview will be acknowledged