Algonquin Family Health Team


The Algonquin Family Health Team is a team of health care and administrative professionals who focus on improving quality of primary health care for the patients in our community.  Our organization strives to provide a supportive and inclusive organizational culture for all team members. We are dedicated to the development of our team and provide training and growth opportunities.

Employment opportunities available:

Quality Improvement Decision Support Specialist (QIDSS) – 1 Full Time Permanent

The North Simcoe Family Health Team (NSFHT) in Midland Ontario is the lead organization and seeking one shared quality improvement resource, QIDSS, to advance the impact of data and performance measurements within a primary care setting. To support this effort, the partnership requires a skilled QIDSS to work collaboratively with the inter-professional care teams within found family health teams. The QIDSS will assist the family health teams in moving forward with their use of data for reporting and to help guide clinical decision making which may include quality improvement initiatives, patient centered programs and services and other improvement activities.

As a key member of our team the QIDSS responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Responsible for supporting partner sites and shares their time equally between Midland, Collingwood, Orillia and Bracebridge;
  • Review data quality, support teams in the implementation of data quality initiatives, improve the flow and use of information, develop queries and analytical products to support boards and leads in their quality improvement goals and teams engaged in clinical process change;
  • Extract health information from one or more electronic medical records (EMRs) [Practice Solutions (3 locations) and Accuro (1 location)];
  • Supports Quality improvement decision support capacity building;
  • Improves data integrity and comparability;
  • Improves data access and use;
  • Develops effective working relationships and manages work independently.The successful candidate will possess:
  • University degree in a related discipline (Business Administration, Statistics, Health Sciences or Information Management) or equivalent education and experience (masters level preferred);
  • Demonstrated expertise in data quality and clinical information management best practices;
  • Knowledge of primary care and demonstrated interest in the use of data for quality improvement;
  • Sound knowledge of performance improvement techniques and practices used in healthcare settings, process redesign and system implementation experience;
  • Highly effective communication, presentation and interpersonal skills and a proven ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with partners;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in quantitative analysis and report writing skills;
  • Ability to handle a variety of concurrent assignments and to work independently;
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license.

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Qualified applicants will email a cover letter and resume to:  Tammy Johnston, Executive Assistant at no later than May 10, 2019.

 The NSFHT is an equal opportunity employer. Thank you to all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.


TEMPORARY PART-TIME POSTING – Primary Health Care Registered Nurse/Registered Practical Nurse
1 Year Contact 2-3 Days/Week
The Algonquin Family Health Team is seeking a Registered Nurse (RN) or Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) to provide comprehensive primary health care to patients at The Dorset Community Health Hub.

 The Dorset Community Health Hub is an innovative Nurse Practitioner Led, Primary Health Care Facility in the heart of beautiful Dorset Ontario.
The Dorset Community Health Hub is looking for a RN/RPN is to provide comprehensive nursing care within the scope of practice of the RN/RPN as per the College of Nurses in Ontario (CNO) with a focus on health promotion and illness prevention. The successful applicant will be self-directed and independent and also a dynamic team-member. The successful candidate will be working closely with the Nurse Practitioner to provide patients with constantly changing comprehensive care in a rural community. This role will deliver care in both a clinical setting and in the community. Core responsibilities will require a strong background in: blood and specimen collection, vaccination and immunization clinics, allergy immunizations, wound care, removal of staples and sutures. This role will require home visits.

Duties and responsibilities will range. As such, this role will also provide: acute, curative – episodic care, rehabilitative care, intake support, research and quality assurance, chronic disease management, case management. This will evolve to reflect the evolving nature of the community’s needs.

Applicants must possess:

– Excellent communication and diplomacy skills.

– Understanding of the importance of fostering collaborative relationships with team members and patients.

– The ability to independently plan, organize and prioritize, and work diligently towards a common goal.

– The ability to act as a clinical resource for individuals/families/ and other team members.

– The ability to distill feedback into action and persist towards success.

 Qualifications for this position include current registration with the CNO, CPR certification, an undergraduate degree or diploma in nursing, and a minimum of two years of relevant experience.

 The successful candidate will have experience in a variety of specialties and health-care settings and experience in rural/primary care will be considered an asset.

As per the Accessibility for Ontarian’s with Disabilities Act, applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued and respected. The Dorset Community Health Hub provides accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of our recruitment process. If you are contacted to arrange an interview, please advise us if you require an accommodation.

 Please submit your resume and cover letter to: Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2019 and will be kept on file until the position is filled. Only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.


Family Physicians seeking a diverse practice in beautiful Muskoka

Huntsville is in the heart of Muskoka.  Known for the region’s stunning landscape and waterways, it is a permanent home to 20, 000 residents, and a haven for nearly 85, 000 seasonal residents and nearly 2.1 million visitors annually. The town has endless outdoor activities to offer in all seasons, and has a thriving arts community.  It is a beautiful and vibrant community to  live , work and raise a family in.

Huntsville physicians enjoy a collegial work environment with supportive family physician colleagues, specialists and interdisciplinary health professionals.  Our family physicians work in a FHO model and within the Algonquin Family Health Team (AFHT).  The AFHT offers palliative and geriatric care teams, smoking cessation, cardiac rehabilitation, diabetes prevention, mental health counselling and dietician services. There are office locations located on the Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare (MAHC) hospital site as well as in downtown Huntsville.  We are committed to supporting care for everyone in our community.  As such, our family practices include office-based care and hospital care for our own admitted patients and for orphan patients on a rotating basis.   There are opportunities to work in ER, long term care, anesthesia and as surgical assist.  We are currently in particular need of Family Physicians with Obstetrics to provide low-risk obstetrial care.

Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare – Huntsville site has 37 beds and includes a full time ER department, surgical services, ICU, chemotherapy, and dialysis.  We are also supported by our general internists, gastroenterolgist, physiatrist, neurologist, sports medicine specialists, urology, GP-OB and GP-anesthesia.

More of the Huntsville Advantage:

  • Office support – our turnkey offices are fully electronic and utilize Practice Solutions (Telus) with IT support within the AFHT.
  • Financial incentives – under the Northern & Rural Retention and Recruitment Initiative you may be eligible to receive $101 040.00 over 4 yrs.
  • Supportive work environment – we take pride in being a part of a very collegial healthcare community of physicians and interdisciplinary health professionals
  • Progressive – we have been recognized by the Ministry of Health and Long Term care for being proactive in our approach to maintain quality and sustainable  health services in our area.
  • Teaching opportunities – we are a popular rotation and consistently receive the highest reviews from Nothern Ontario School of Medicine clerks and residents (family medicine, internal medicine and surgery)
  • Live in Cottage Country all year round! –  We have endless lakes to enjoy in the summer, beautiful fall colours, excellent nordic and alpine ski facilities and an abundance of camping and hiking in our provincial parks.

If you are interested in joining our physician team, please contact:

Dr. Melanie Mar
Lead Physician for Algonquin Family Health Team
Co-Chair for MAHC Family Practice Committee
Cell:  705-783-0725

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