(807) 274-3131 info@gizhac.com

Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (Mental Health and Addictions)

To provide broad generalist services in prevention and treatment including performing physical examinations and diagnostic tests, developing and carrying-out treatment programs, or counseling patients, as part of an interdisciplinary team.  This position also supports Mental Health and Addictions services through increasing access to primary health care services and implementing the Mental Health and Addictions Strategy of the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.  All services are delivered while acting under the scope of practice as outlined by the College of Nurses of Ontario.  


§  A Baccalaureate Nursing Degree with an Extended Class Certificate of Competency from the College of Nurses of Ontario. 

§  Registration in the Extended Class with the College of Nurses of Ontario. 

§  Excellent health assessment skills, sound clinical judgment, and diagnostic skills. 

§  Ability to order and interpret results of screening and diagnostic lab tests, x-rays and ultrasounds. 

§  Knowledge of RN(EC)’s prescribing guidelines as set out by the College of Nurses of Ontario. 

§  Previous demonstrated experience in providing wellness care, and managing clients with mental health and addictions issues, as well as acute episodic and stable chronic conditions. 

§  Experience in health service and program planning, implementation and delivery, as well as knowledge of community resources. 

§  Effective client and family counseling skills, interpersonal skills, teamwork and networking abilities. 

§  Ability to prioritize and handle a variety of tasks. 

§  Excellent written and oral communication skills, computer literacy required. 

§  Three to five years’ experience in a community based health care setting. 

§  Previous experience and training in Mental Health and Addictions Issues. 

§  Ability to speak Ojibway and previous experience working with Aboriginal people and organizations is an asset. 

§  Valid Ontario driver’s license and the use of a vehicle. 

A complete Job Description is available by contacting Jackie Debenedet, Human Resources/Office Manager at 274-3131. 

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter, resume, three (3) work related references and written authorization to contact references: 

Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre
Attention: Personnel Committee
P.O. Box 686
Fort Frances, ON
P9A 3M9
Phone: 807-274-3131
Fax: 807-274-6280 

We thank all candidates in advance, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.