Obstetrical Nurse (RN)- 0.2 FTE – Primary Care

About The City of Cold Lake

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.

To learn more go to www.coldlake.com

About The Cold Lake PCN

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: 0.2
Status: Casual Hours per Week: 
Hours per Shift:  Reference ID: ONRN010823
Primary Location: Cold Lake PCN
Position Summary

The Obstetrical Nurse is a Registered Nurse who will work collaboratively within a family practice environment to enhance the delivery of primary care services in alignment with the Patient’s Medical Home Model of Care, with particular focus on obstetric patients. This is a 0.2 FTE casual position.

What you will do...
  • Facilitate continuity of care and support comprehensive team-based care under the supervision and leadership of the primary care physician(s)
  • Coordinate and manage patients’ care within professional scope of practice
  • Utilize a patient and family-partnered care approach to care delivery which ensures that patients/families are partners in their health care planning and treatment
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with primary care physicians, PCN team members, health care professionals from external agencies, and contacts at other health/social care organizations
  • Integrate best practices in the maintenance and management of patient panel(s)
  • Organize and standardize the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software for optimal use
  • Assist in reviewing and providing feedback for developing clinical policies and protocols
  • Utilize quality improvement activities to improve care delivery
  • Attend relevant PCN education and training opportunities, interdisciplinary team meetings, and nursing meetings as required
  • Provide education and counselling on chronic diseases, preventative care, and other health conditions
  • Offer wound care, injections, ear syringing, fetal heart monitoring and other clinical skills as required and directed by physician
  • Routinely review chronic disease registries to ensure patients are completing routine screening and managing health conditions
  • Identify patients who are due for preventative screening measures (Alberta Screening and Prevention)
    • Work collaboratively with physician to provide requisitions and follow up for same
  • Provide routine follow up to patients after medication or lifestyle changes
  • Coordinate referrals to PCN programs and community agencies
What you need to succeed...
  • Fluency in English language (written and verbal)
  • Computer skills: email, MS Word, MS Excel, EMR software
  • Effective teaching and communication skills
  • Knowledge of Nursing Competency Profile and Standards of Practice
  • Ability to recognize change in a patient’s health status and act accordingly
  • Ability to maintain accurate records in line with practice policy
  • Ability to make evidence-based decisions in accordance with best practice guidelines
  • Knowledge of privacy legislation and associated obligations within a health care setting
  • Ability to build collaborative and respectful relationships with patients, families, and other healthcare professionals
  • Awareness of the Patient’s Medical Home Model of Care, social determinants of health, Alberta Screening and Prevention maneuvers (ASaP) and principles of self-management
  • Ability to occasionally work outside of normal business hours
  • Use of vehicle for business use will be required which necessitates possession of a valid Alberta driver’s license and access to a motor-vehicle insured for work-related travel
  • Registered with the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta and in good standing
  • Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification – BLS for Health Care Providers
  • Experience working in a care team preferred
  • Experience working in obstetrics
Application Instructions
  • Please email your resume, cover letter, and professional references to m.dybaylo@coldlakepcn.ca
  • Please include the Reference ID in the subject line of the email
  • All candidates will be required to undergo a security clearance check

The Cold Lake PCN thanks you for your interest in this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Cold Lake PCN is an equal opportunity employer. The Cold Lake PCN welcomes applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds.

This position will remain open until filled.