Employment Opportunities

Do you want to work in a supportive and rewarding healthcare environment?  Wetaskiwin PCN is committed to providing a great workplace environment so you can focus on doing your best for our patients.

Current Job Postings:

Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner

FTE: 1.0 FTE- Temporary 2 years

 

Salary: $48.45 – 63.15/hour depending on nursing experience.

Reports to: WPCN Clinical Manager

 

Location: Wetaskiwin and Area

 

Probation Period: 3 months 

 

Background Info:

The successful candidate will work 5 days per week supporting vulnerable populations in the Wetaskiwin and Area community. This position will work across several programs which include and not limited to - Open door Integrated Hub, Home to Hospital to Home transitions of care.

 

The Open Door is a 24/7 Integrated Response Hub that provides support to individuals aged 18 and older who are experiencing homelessness, or who are at risk of homelessness. It provides a safe and warm place for individuals to receive 24/7 wrap-around, coordinated service delivery, along with overnight accommodations, and a day time drop-in. There will be the opportunity to participate in programming, and/or work with staff and partnered service providors to be connected to additional supports within the community.

The NP is independent with a high level of confidence and capable of effectively dealing with clients, and external stakeholders. The NP will be physically capable of performing duties related to this position; including assisting clients with physical and mental challenges during clinic visits, and lifting a variety of clinical equipment and teaching materials.

Position Summary

The Nurse Practitioner will work with multidisciplinary teams to provide a patient centered approach using appropriate evidence-based strategies. The NP will support Vulnerable populations and program priorities by:

  • Supporting attachment to Wetaskiwin PCN Primary Care Physicians.

  • Increasing access to primary health care for Vulnerable populations in the community (e.g., after hours, weekends).

  • Supporting transitions in care for Vulnerable populations from hospital to home to hospital.

  • Coordinating and facilitating care for patients with other health care providers, agencies, and community resources.

 

Key Responsibilities

Include, but are not limited to the following:

 

General

  • Provides high-quality evidence-based health care according to CARNA regulations to the identified practice population.

  • Participates in the development and delivery of interdisciplinary, evidence-based health promotion programs to address educational and health needs of patients.

  • Acts as a nursing resource to other multidisciplinary team members, healthcare institutions and community agencies or programs.

  • Ensures accurate, objective, and timely clinical documentation in the appropriate medical record.

Clinical Service Provision:

  • Provides individualized health care services to patients, specifically individuals experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness, using current advanced knowledge in the diagnosis and treatment of disease by performing advanced, focused and/or comprehensive health assessments and prescribing medication according to CARNA regulations.

  • Orders, interprets, and performs diagnostic tests.

  • Provides immunization, opportunistic screening, and treatment of communicable disease.

  • Consults with other health professionals for complex care needs.

Leadership:

  • Acts as an advocate, resource, and role model for the provision of competent, holistic, and ethical care.

  • Advocates and educates on the role of NPs to other members of the health care team.

  • Identifies the need for change in a practice or policies.

  • Promotes excellence in clinical practice and patient safety through the application of clinical expertise and principles of continuous quality improvement.

  • Provides leadership in the development, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-informed practice.

  • Leads and participates in quality improvement and risk management activities.

Communication/Professional Relationships:

  • Facilitates communication/information sharing between PCN physicians, AHS health professionals, and/or community agency service providers to promote continuity and consistency in patient care.

 

Qualifications:

Formal Education

  • Nurse Practitioner currently enrolled with CARNA extended practice roster.

  • In accordance with the Health Professions Act, the NP must clearly identify any work restrictions to the NP’s license.

  • NP must be licensed to work with the family/all age’s patient population.

  • Current BCLS certification required.

  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training Required.

 

Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years direct experience in a community-based setting with an emphasis on primary care services. Other nursing experience will be considered.

  • Experience in rural settings and working with indigenous and vulnerable populations preferred.

  • Demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary teamwork.

 

Knowledge/Skills

  • An understanding of Harm Reduction, Population Health principles and health behaviour change methods (e.g. Motivational Interviewing).

  • Must have excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.

  • Must be comfortable accessing multiple Electronic Medical Records and other data bases such as NetCare.

  • Knowledge of health supports available for Indigenous and vulnerable populations.

  • Ability to be self-directed member of a multidisciplinary team who provides holistic patient care based on advanced clinical knowledge and skills using independent and collaborative problem solving and decision-making techniques.

  • Demonstrates good organizational skills in coordinating plan of care for individuals with other team members.

  • Reliable and dependable.

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Ability to safeguard organisational information as private and confidential.

  • Ability to follow and adhere to Wetaskiwin Primary Care Network procedures, guidelines, goals, and objectives.

 

Personal Attributes:

  • treats everyone with respect and dignity.

  • works collaboratively with patients and the health care team.

  • is committed to excellence and innovation.

  • can adapt and develop new skills and applied practice.

  • is comfortable working independently.

  • values relationships.

  • can work effectively in a highly complex, unstructured, and dynamic environment.

  • demonstrates problem-solving skills and initiative.

  • is flexible.

 

Others:

  • Must have a recent (within the past three months) criminal record check/police information check (including vulnerable sector search) prior to the first day of hire.

  • Must have a recent (within the past three months), Intervention Record Check (Child Welfare Check) prior to the first day of hire.

Please email a copy of your resume and cover letter to:

   Seinyenede (Sisi) Onobrakpor

   Email address: s.onobrakpor@wetaskiwinpcn.ca

 

Application Deadline: Competition will remain open until position is filled

We thank all applicants for applying; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

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