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The West Durham Family Health Team

Registered Practical Nurse - Primary Care, Part-time


Posted 10 Days Ago1560976

Company Information

The West Durham Family Health Team (WDFHT) was established in 2007 as part of the third wave of Family Health Teams announced by the Ontario Ministry of Health. Since that time, we have worked towards building a collaborative, multidisciplinary team to meet patients health care needs in the West Durham region. Our team, which became operational in April 2008, is dedicated to the delivery of care that is in the best interests of patients.

Since the inception of the West Durham Family Health Team, we have grown from one site with an initial group of three physicians to fourteen physicians in two sites.

Job Description



The part-time Registered Practical Nurse will function in close collaboration with physicians and interdisciplinary health care professionals within the West Durham Family Health Team (WDFHT).  As a vital member of the team, the part-time Registered Practical Nurse provides comprehensive primary care health services in conjunction with Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Dietitian, Social Workers, and a Pharmacist.



  • Current Certificate of Registration with the Ontario College of Nurses as a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN)

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as a Registered Practical Nurse in a physician’s office or hospital.  Experience working in a group medical practice is an asset.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Demonstrated proficiency working with peers in a multi-disciplinary team setting.




1. Procedures

  • Triage patients for examinations in clinic; take brief history and physical examination as required

  • Administer and record immunization and allergy injections

  • Perform procedures such as skin scraping, throat swabs, TB skin test, suture removal, wound dressing, ear syringing, etc.

  • Accurately complete requisitions

  • Arrange community services for patients


2. CDM Programs and Health Promotion

  • Provide patients with health teaching and promotion

  • Arrange appropriate follow-up, referrals, and investigations according to established procedures.


3. Telephone Advice

  • Triage patient phone calls that require a level of medical expertise beyond the secretary’s scope. 

  • Discuss test results as appropriate, provide instruction and patient education regarding health promotion and illness protection


4. Miscellaneous

  • Participate in the orientation of new staff members and students

  • Routinely participate in staff meetings and continuing medical education

  • Communicate effectively with patients, team members and external agencies involved in the patient circle of care

  • Ensure cleanliness of all clinic areas including the nursing/POD workstation, examination rooms, washrooms, etc.

  • Refresh and prepare patient examination rooms before and after patient encounters as required

  • Collect accurate and comprehensive patient-related information and document this information in the EMR

  • Prepare quarterly reports for the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC).

  • Other duties as required.



Contact Information

The West Durham Family Health Team
Andrea Petroff
Executive Director