Licensed Practical Nurse – Tsuut’ina Clinic (Full-Time, Permanent)

Reporting to the Manger of Clinic Operations, the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible for providing comprehensive nursing services to patient populations within the Calgary West Central Primary Care Network (CWC PCN).

 

Responsibilities

  • Documents all phases of client care in Wolf EMR system; maintains accurate and timely records.
  • Works in conjunction with the physician and/or independently as appropriate to assess the needs of patients; supports delivery of high quality, evidence-based health care to the practice population.  
  • Situates patients to consulting rooms, collects and enters patient vitals in the EMR, and provides health services based on developed nursing knowledge and skills.
  • Works collaboratively to full scope of practice as a member of a healthcare team within a family practice environment to enhance the delivery of primary care services to patients.
  • Conducts assessments, initiates and implements management strategies and provides appropriate evaluation, followup and modifications to care plans according to practice protocols.
  • Assists in the implementation of strategies for improving the quality and provision of care for the practice population according to care and role algorithms.
  • Assists in the delivery of disease management and health promotion and provides appropriate care and treatment according to practice policy and protocols.
  • Provides care and coordinates services with other team members and community resources appropriate to the situation and in accordance with CWC PCN policies, procedures and established standards.
  • Communicates with Health Link, Rockyview General Hospital and referring physician member clinics regarding referral appropriateness and clinic capacity.
  • Enters statistical data for collection of key performance measures for organizational and provincial reporting.
  • Ensures clinic is stocked with medication and general medical supplies; maintains sterilization protocols, equipment standards and supply levels in clinic exam rooms.
  • Responsible for own self-directed professional development; participates in CWC PCN education programs and multidisciplinary and nursing meetings.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate is a Licensed Practical Nurse with a proven track record working with a primary care team to treat and manage patients with health problems efficiently and effectively.

Education: A graduate of an accredited Licensed Practical Nursing Program. Current College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta Registration in good standing is required, including injection, medication administration and immunization certification. Phlebotomy experience considered an asset. Current Health Care Provider CPR is required.

Functional knowledge: Knowledge of medical equipment and supplies usage according to established standards and procedures. Strong interest in advancing patient-oriented health services via new service delivery models; willing to play a leadership role in helping to define these new models. Knowledge of applicable data privacy laws.

Experience: Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in broad clinical practice required. Clinical experience in a primary care setting is desirable. Experience working in high-volume, physician-led clinic environment is preferred. Excellent proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and EMR systems required. Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information.

Organizational and problem-solving skills: Ability to manage time efficiently and prioritize tasks; ability to manage multiple conflicting priorities. Excellent organizational skills and proven ability to work under pressure in a dynamic environment. Meticulous attention to detail and records maintenance skills. Excellent problem-solving skills and follow-through with ability to make intuitive decisions. Must be flexible and adaptable toward change. Self-directed in the management of nursing responsibilities. Promotes a safe and healthy practice environment, recognizes safety issues and reports appropriately; participates in correction and prevention action plans.  

Communications and customer-relations skills: Strong communication, interpersonal and relationship-building skills; resilient, able to handle requests and complaints in a professional, non-confrontational manner. Superior telephone manners. Demonstrated strength in developing collaborative, effective working relationships with clients of cultural and socioeconomic diversity. Ability to work independently and effectively within a multidisciplinary team. Shares information and responsibility.

Background check: A clear Criminal Background check, inclusive of a vulnerable sector search, is required to start. If you have resided outside of Calgary in the past 12 months, you will need to contact the local police or RCMP detachment in your previous residential municipality to be able to obtain a full report.

Why Work for Us?

Employees of the CWC PCN enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes employer-paid premiums for health and dental benefits, health spending/wellness account, learning account, eligibility to contribute to our group RRSP plan and receive an employer match, flexible working options, generous vacation and personal time off allowances, and education days as well as professional development opportunities.

The CWC PCN is a leader in the provision of primary care through collaboration, innovation and teamwork, creating healthy patients and satisfied providers.

Apply

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, only those who apply through the CWC PCN website will be moved forward in the recruitment process. This is a necessary step as we require some important information from our online application form. Please include your cover letter and resume when submitting your application.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

 

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