The acronym FTE stands for Full-Time Equivalent. A full-time position is 1.0 FTE, which is 40 hours per week. A part-time position is one that is less than 1.0 FTE. The FTE of a position describes its percentage of a full-time job. For example, if a full-time nurse works 40 hours per week, then a part-time nurse working 0.4 FTE would work 16 hours per week.
Employees in roles such as Primary Care Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Social Worker, Pharmacist and Nurse Practitioner must maintain a valid practice permit in good standing with the applicable regulatory body in Alberta.
Visit the Current Opportunities page and view the available positions. Apply for jobs that match your qualifications and experience by completing the CWC PCN application form and uploading your cover letter and resume. Your submission will be received by the Human Resources department who will go through the selection process to determine candidates for telephone prescreens and interviews.
Please complete the CWC PCN application form and upload your cover letter and resume for each position for which you would like to be considered.
Your cover letter, resume and CWC PCN application form will be kept on file for a period of 12 months. Please note that you must check the CWC PCN website and apply to an available position each time a new one is posted.
Once you have completed the CWC PCN application form and uploaded your cover letter and resume, you will receive an automated email acknowledging your submission.
Due to the high volume of applications received, only shortlisted applicants will receive a telephone call regarding consideration for an available position.
PDF or Microsoft Word documents are the best format when submitting your cover letter and resume for an available position. The CWC PCN posts available positions on various websites that allow submission directly through their website. To avoid losing your formatting, as can commonly occur through other job-search websites, please proceed to CWC PCN’s Careers page at and submit the CWC PCN application form with your cover letter and resume in PDF or Microsoft Word format.
The telephone prescreen is the first stage in the selection process. A Human Resources team member contacts shortlisted candidates to arrange a telephone call that is approximately 15 minutes in duration. During the call, you will be asked general questions about the reasons why you are seeking a position at the CWC PCN as well as questions about what you are looking for.
The interview process will include one or more interviews with a representative from Human Resources and the hiring manager. If you are located outside of Calgary, we may conduct the first interview through a service such as Skype, FaceTime or over the telephone. In the interview, we will seek to understand more about your education and experience relevant to the role and your motivation for pursuing employment with the CWC PCN. In preparation for the interview, you may want to think about competency-based examples that highlight your skills and experience relevant to the role. An example of a competency-based interview question is: “Tell us about a time when you had to explain something complex to a colleague or a patient. What did you do to make your message clear? How could you tell that you had been understood?”
Face-to-face interviews will take place in Calgary, AB. Please note that the CWC PCN does not provide reimbursement for travel costs associated with an interview.
A typical interview will be scheduled for 30 to 60 minutes.
If you are successful in the interview stage, you will be asked for two work-related references. The reference must include your former manager or someone to whom you have reported plus another former manager or coworker from an organization for which you have worked. Family members or current employees of the CWC PCN may not be used as references.
The CWC PCN is committed to fair and equitable employment practices in accordance with applicable legislation and regulations outlined within the Alberta Human Rights Act. A candidate will be shortlisted based on their qualifications and experience relevant to the role as well as their legal eligibility to work in Canada.
Candidates who possess qualifications from a foreign country may seek to obtain an International Qualifications Assessment Service assessment as you may be required to provide this as proof of your credentials. Furthermore, for roles requiring specific licensing and registration, a candidate will be required to present a valid practice permit in good standing from the applicable regulatory body in Alberta.
If you are a candidate from another Canadian province and you are applying for a role requiring specific licensing and registration, you will need to transfer your out-of-province practice permit to Alberta, a process that may take four to six weeks to complete.
The CWC PCN is contacted by educational institutions within Calgary who are looking for practicum opportunities for their students for the Fall, Winter and Spring semesters. Depending on CWC PCN’s operational requirements at that time, we are able to host Medical Office Assistant and Licensed Practical Nurse students at our Primary Care Centre, as well as Health Information Coordinator students providing service to physician member clinics. Students must meet the criminal record and vulnerable sector check requirements prior to commencement of the practicum.
At this time, the CWC PCN does not offer locum opportunities. Other Primary Care Networks or healthcare organizations in Calgary and the surrounding areas may offer such opportunities. The CWC PCN’s dedicated physician member website contains a Classifieds section where links to locum opportunities at physician clinics may be advertised.
At this time, the CWC PCN does not offer volunteer opportunities. Other Primary Care Networks or healthcare organizations in Calgary and the surrounding areas may offer such opportunities.
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