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.

Current positions available:

Algonquin Family Health Team Nurse Practitioner, Full Time, Contract with Flexibility
Dorset Community Health Hub, Dorset, Ontario
Start date June/July 2024

Come and fulfill your dream of becoming a comprehensive, primary care nurse practitioner in beautiful Dorset, Ontario.  We are looking for a 12-18 month contract providing primary care in an autonomous fashion at the top of your scope, with the support of a comprehensive team of providers. Live, work and develop, this role can be tailored to your unique needs and practice goals.

The Nurse Practitioner provides primary health care with a strong emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention within the scope of practice and standards of care outlined in The Practice Standard – Registered Nurses in the Extended Class, as per the College of Nurses. The NP is responsible and accountable for the management of their practice and is legally bound by the Standards of Practice outlined by the College of Nurses of Ontario.

AFHT Primary Care Nurse Practitioners have their own roster of patients. The full-scope Primary Care Nurse Practitioner makes clinical assessments, diagnoses, and manages physical and mental health challenges and disease processes for individuals of all ages. AFHT Primary Care Nurse Practitioners work in the community, both independently and in collaboration with the AFHT and health care partners as appropriate.

Organizational structure:

-Reports directly to Executive Director, AFHT.
-Liaison with Lead Physician, AFHT.
-Partners and collaborates with Physicians and interdisciplinary health care providers of the AFHT and other health care agencies.

Position Requirements:

-Certificate of competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario in the Extended Class.
-Demonstrated evidence of continuing education with emphasis on advanced clinical nursing practice skills related to primary health care, preferably in a rural and northern setting.
-Ability to problem solve independently, and to consult when appropriate.
-Able to facilitate positive relationships.
-Demonstrated exceptional attendance levels, work performance, disciplinary history and positive work references.
-Excellent oral and written communication, organization, leadership, and interpersonal skills.
-Demonstrate a willingness to learn new skills as they pertain to the community being served.
-Maintains the confidentiality and privacy of all patient related and FHT information.
-Proficiency with computers and associated software, Telus PSS a strong asset.
-Additional formal managerial training would be an asset.
-Impeccable communication skills and a willingness to work collaboratively.

The successful candidate will possess:

-Ability to perform duties in a professional and courteous manner.
-Ability to produce high quality work while meeting deadlines in accordance with AFHT standards.
-Demonstrate initiative and good judgment with the ability to multi-task.
-Effective organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
-Patient centered service orientation with sensitivity to and appreciation for diversity.
-Excellent decision making and problem-solving skills.
-Collaborative approach to clinical work.
-Ability to interpret and apply relevant policies and procedures.
-Knowledge and proficiency in current evidence-based methods and practices with an emphasis on health promotion and chronic disease management.
-Demonstration commitment to continuous quality improvement.

 To apply for this position, submit your resume and cover letter in confidence by email to Donna Hildebrand ( by May 24 2024. While we thank all who apply, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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 obstetrical 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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