Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner

Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre is hiring a Nurse Practitioner! For more information on this LEAP job posting, check out the details below!

The Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre is a community based, Indigenous controlled, Primary Care service that combines western curative care with traditional Ojibway healing philosophies and practices. The Access Centre provides clinical, social, health promotion and preventive services, as well as, access to traditional Ojibway healers.

The Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre, located in the heart of the Fort Frances Tribal Area and the Rainy River District, is the result of a unique partnership between area First Nations, the United Native Friendship Centre and the Sunset Country Metis.

Employer Name: Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre
City: Fort Frances
Province: Ontario
Postal Code: P9A 3M9
Application Deadline: June 11th, 2022
Phone: 2743131
Hours of Work: Full Time, 35 hrs/week
Job Type: Full-Time
Wages: TBD

Duties of this LEAP Job Posting:

Summary of Position

The Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre is currently accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner. This is a full time, permanent position. As a part of our team, we offer competitive compensation and benefits, including the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan.


Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Clinical Programs Manager, the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner will 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. All services are delivered while acting under the scope of practice as outlined by the College of Nurses of Ontario.

Qualifications for this LEAP Job Posting:
  • 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 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 working in Aboriginal Health care, an asset.
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license
  • As per policy, applicants should note that COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment within Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre.



  • Experience and understanding of local Indigenous communities and culture within the Rainy River district an asset
  • Ability to speak Ojibway, an asset.
  • First Nations, Inuit or Metis candidates are encouraged to apply. Please self-identify.
How To Apply to this LEAP Job Posting:

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


Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume, covering letter, 3 work related references (one must be from a current or most recent supervisor) and written authorization to contact references.


Attention: Personnel Committee

Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre

P.O. Box 686

Fort Frances, ON

P9A 3M9


We thank all candidates in advance, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Gizhewaadiziwin is committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If contacted for an employment opportunity or interviewing, please advise if you require accommodation

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