POSITION: Nurse Practitioner, Rural Primary Care
FTE: 0.8 FTE positions – 1 year with possibility of extension
START DATE: As soon as a suitable candidate is found
Role Summary: The Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care (NP) will work within a multidisciplinary care team with the goal of
optimal community wellness. The NP will work in a flexible, responsive manner to provide primary care services within
the Cold Lake Primary Care Network (CLPCN). As a key clinician involved in the delivery of primary care services of the
CLPCN’s operating strategy, the NP will work with a high degree of professional autonomy and judgment.
Key Responsibilities: Primary care service delivery including but not limited to chronic disease management, prenatal
care, and mental health/addictions. Identify and manage patients with chronic disease in collaboration with physician.
Autonomous case management of patients with highly complex needs. Apply holistic approach to individual patient
needs and develop health care plan in collaboration with family physician to support patient in their health journey. As
per current best practice guidelines, ensure patients are assessed and screened. Actively lead/engage in patient
navigation and clinical process redesign. Lifestyle counseling for patients with, or at risk for, a wide range of chronic
and/or complex health conditions. Facilitate group programs including mental health & addiction programming as
required. Participate in CLPCN and ongoing quality improvement initiatives. Work in partnership with Covenant, Alberta
Health Services (AHS) when appropriate. Other duties as required within Nurse Practitioner scope of practice.
Educational Requirements: Master’s degree in nursing, with Nurse Practitioner certification Fully licensed and in good
standing with regulatory body. Current BCLS certification for health care providers. Mental Health and Addictions
experience an asset. Prenatal and Obstetrics experience an asset.
Experience and Skills Required: 3 or more years of nursing experience, preferably in a rural primary care setting.
Experience working within a multidisciplinary care team model. Experience working with the Indigenous population.
Experience working with Addictions & Mental Health programming & principles. Knowledge of chronic disease
management principles and processes using current best practice guidelines. Knowledge of EMRs and clinical process
redesign is an asset. Knowledge of and interest in principles of a population-needs based approach, primary care,
primary health care and the medical home model is an asset.
Core Competencies: Self-motivated to work autonomously to full scope of practice. Strong communication skills. Ability
to recognize and resolve conflicts. Demonstrated high level critical thinking and decision making skills. Excellent time
management skills. Expertise in clinical guidelines Ability to manage a varied caseload.
Working Conditions: Clinical office environment. Reporting matrix structure of CLPCN management and
representatives of physician clinics. Working under minimal daily supervision.
Reporting Structure: Direct – Executive Director
About the Cold Lake Primary Care Network (CLPCN): The Cold Lake PCN works together with the community, family
doctors and other health team members to do whatever we can to help you be as healthy as possible. We are working
together to change the delivery of health care in our communities from reactive to preventative by providing services to
patients that fit their needs through supports we have for our member physicians, such as nurses, dietitians and other
health care professionals. We collaborate to provide the tools and education to empower patients to work on their
everyday health needs.
Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter in confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted. We thank all other candidates for their interest.