Cold Lake is in northeastern Alberta and is named after nearby Cold Lake. Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake is situated within the city’s outer limits.
Cold Lake was first recorded on a 1790 map, by the name of Coldwater Lake. Originally three communities, the City of Cold Lake was formed by merging the Town of Grand Centre, the Town of Cold Lake, and Medley (Canadian Forces Base 4 Wing) on October 1, 1996. Grand Centre was renamed Cold Lake South, and the original Cold Lake is known as Cold Lake North. Because of its origins, the area is also known as the Tri-Town. The City of Cold Lake has a population of approximately 16,000 people.
The Cold Lake Primary Care Network is committed to improving primary care services in the community of Cold Lake by implementing a collaborative approach to care between physicians, nurse practitioners, and other health care professionals.
The Cold Lake Primary Care Network currently has two locations. Our main clinic is located on the second floor of the Cold Lake Healthcare Centre, and our secondary (satellite) clinic is on the second floor of the Canex mall on 4 Wing Cold Lake.
This position is with the Cold Lake PCN
FTE: 0.8 FTE
Status: Temporary 1 year with possibility of extension
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Reference ID: NP20230216
Primary Location: Cold Lake PCN
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. As a key clinician involved in the delivery of primary care services of the Cold Lake PCN’s operating strategy, the NP will work with a high degree of professional autonomy and judgement.
What you will do...
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 Cold Lake PCN 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
What you need to succeed...
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
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
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