We are Looking for Individuals to be a Part of our new Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC)
Enhancing the patient experience is about focusing on healthcare through the eyes of others. This is an opportunity to make a difference.
The PFAC member is a volunteer role that is advisory in nature. The role of the council is to inform the Temagami Family Health Team initiatives, programs, services and policies. PFAC members will provide the patient and family perspective and enhance principles of Patient and Family Centered Care, and are expected to be objective and balanced in their approach.
If you are interested in applying to become a member of our new Patient and Family Advisory Council, please call the office at (705) 569-3244 or drop by in person and ask for an application and a copy of the role description.
Applications are being received until May 17, 2019.
1 permanent full-time position
In Family Health Teams, family doctors work with other health care professionals such as nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, dietitians, occupational therapists and pharmacists to see patients and to keep them healthy. Our Family Health Teams focus on preventing illness and promoting health.
The Great Northern and Temagami Family Health Teams (FHT) are seeking a full-time occupational therapist to work across both teams equally as a shared resource. Our Occupational Therapist will offer assessments for patients with chronic conditions or disability around activities of daily living with a goal to assist them to optimize function and quality of life.
OT services will include, but are not limited to:
Interventions may include:
Deadline: Please provide cover letter, resume and three references to Shirley Watchorn, Great Northern FHT, 240 Shepherdson Road, Unit 2, New Liskeard, Ontario P0J 1P0.
Deadline to apply: November 24, 2017
Fax: (705) 628-2064
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Full Time Permanent PharmacistPosition Summary
As a key member of the four Family Health Teams (Temagami, Great Northern, Englehart and Haileybury), and an integral part of an interdisciplinary health care team, you will deliver pharmaceutical care in accordance with FHTs policies and professional practice standards. You will perform routine pharmaceutical duties, and ensure that the pharmaceutical needs of our patients are met.
The successful candidate may identify any of the four sites as their home base and will work under the direction of the Steering Committee and according to the annual work plan that will be developed and implemented. The position will require the candidate to work remotely with travel to the various sites each week.
Roles and Responsibilities
Skills, Knowledge Requirements
If interested please forward your resume by 4:00 p.m., December 1, 2017 to: Dianne Peplinski, Executive Director, Englehart & District Family Health Team, Box 1110, Englehart, Ontario P0J 1H0, email at DPeplinski@edhospital.on.ca Fax: 705-544-5224
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Many people feel a little sad when summer comes to an end and a long season of cold weather is approaching. Seasonal depression or seasonal affective disorder (otherwise known as SAD) is a type of depression that happens at certain times of the year, usually in the fall and winter. The symptoms are pretty much the same other types of depression including less energy, irritability and loss of interest in things that once made you happy.
If you’re feeling any of these symptoms already or they sound familiar from last year, there are a few things you can do to prevent SAD from getting worse and make yourself feel better.
Get Plenty of Exercise
Exercise not only helps to improve your physical health and reduce your risks for a number of chronic diseases, but it’s been shown to be a great mood booster.
Try Light Therapy
This has been tested as an effective treatment for SAD because it tricks the body into thinking the days are longer and brighter than they really are. It involves sitting under a special bright light for a certain amount of time each day. You could ask your health care provider about this or just try to get as much sunlight as you can outdoors every day and keep your curtains and blinds open to let the light in.
If you tend to make excuses for not going out in the fall and winter, you need to get yourself out of that habit. Keeping to yourself will only make you feel lonely and that’s what you’re trying to avoid so pick up the phone and call a friend or family member – make plans to go out for lunch and/or for a nice walk.
If you think you might suffer from seasonal depression and might be interested in light therapy, the Temagami FHT has a SAD light that is available free of charge for our rostered patients to use. Just call the office to schedule a time. We also have a 24/7 fitness centre available at very low membership rates, i.e. $20 per month for an adult, $12 for a senior or $15 for students.
The Temagami Medical Centre and Family Health Team
is committed to keeping you as healthy as possible!
Did you know?
Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Cancer
While any man can develop prostate cancer, you may be at a high risk if you are…
The sooner symptoms are reported to your health care provider, the sooner testing to help diagnose and treat the problem can begin. Symptoms may be caused by prostate cancer or by another health problem.
Symptoms are not always present especially in the early stages of prostate cancer. If detected and treated in its earliest stages, the chances of survival are greatly increased. Early detection is key!
Preventative Health Care – the Easiest Way to Protect Your Future!
What is FASD?
FASD is a brain injury that can occur when an unborn baby is exposed to alcohol. It’s a lifelong disorder with effects that include physical, mental, behavioural and learning disabilities that can vary from mild to severe. FASD is the leading known cause of preventable developmental disability in Canada.
Signs and Symptoms
Every unborn baby will be affected by alcohol differently. FASD is often called an invisible disorder because the majority of people with it have no obvious signs of disability. Their learning and behavioural challenges are often mistaken for other problems.
Some babies are born with facial features that are characteristic of FASD. These features are only evident when a fetus is affected by alcohol at a specific stage in pregnancy. Only a small number of people with FASD will have these features. The features include:
If you are a patient of the Temagami Family Health Team and are concerned about the possibility of FASD, please call the office at (705) 569-3244 to schedule an appointment with your primary care provider.
The Temagami Medical Centre and Family Health Team ...
committed to your health and well-being!