Selection Process

1. The Job Application

Apply for available jobs that match your qualifications and experience by completing the CWC PCN application form and uploading your cover letter and resume.

2. The Initial Pre-Screen

The CWC PCN Human Resources department and hiring managers will review all applications against the qualifications required for the job and create a shortlist. Only those candidates who are selected for a telephone pre-screen will be contacted.

3. The Interview(s)

The interview process will include one or more interviews with a representative from Human Resources and the hiring manager or a Senior Manager. If you are located outside of Calgary, we may conduct the first interview through a service such as Skype or 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 will 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?”

4. The Pre-Employment Background Check

The pre-employment background check includes verification of license/credentials, reference checks and a criminal record check, which may require a vulnerable sector search depending on the position applied to (please refer to the FAQs for complete criminal record and vulnerable sector check information).

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 co-worker from an organization you have worked for. Family members or current employees of the CWC PCN may not be used as references.

If you are successful in the reference check stage, you will be made an offer of employment contingent upon a criminal record check (inclusive of vulnerable sector search, if applicable). The CWC PCN requires all employees to complete a criminal background check prior to the commencement of employment. Those employees who will have direct patient contact or access to patient information are also required to complete a vulnerable sector search as part of the criminal record check.

If you are a candidate who has resided outside of Calgary (or any other Canadian jurisdiction) for a portion of the previous 12 months, you will be required to obtain an additional criminal record check from the police service or RCMP in your prior jurisdiction(s) of residence in order to complete the process.

The criminal record/vulnerable sector check can take approximately 3-6 weeks to complete, depending on current police/RCMP processing times, and the candidate is responsible for the cost of the check. Candidates will not be able to commence employment without a clear criminal record check (inclusive of vulnerable sector search, if applicable).

Depending on the position applied to, you may be asked to provide proof of your license/credentials to confirm that you have the specific educational requirements for the role and are in good standing with the relevant licensing body. Examples of roles where these requirements apply include Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Social Workers.

5. The Offer of Employment

After consideration of your application for employment, the interview(s) and pre-employment background check, you may be selected as the successful candidate for the job. You will receive a verbal offer followed by an email containing the written offer of employment and applicable forms. If you accept the offer of employment, you will sign and return the offer letter, along with all applicable forms, within the timeframe provided.

If you are not successful in the process, you will receive a phone call letting you know of our decision.

CWC PCN Physicians
If you are a CWC PCN member physician and you have questions about any of the services provided to our membership, or require access to our physician-only website, please email us at memberservices [at] cwcpcn [dot] com.