Family Practice Nurse (RN)

0.8 FTE Temporary Position (1 year)
Reference: FPN20210421

Position Summary

The Registered Nurse (RN) position 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. The RN will work to full scope of practice providing comprehensive care to patients of the Grande Cache Medical Clinic. The RN will aim to increase continuity of care and improve accessibility of health services for patients. The RN will provide leadership, facilitate interprofessional collaboration, and support clinical decisions for all patients. The RN will coordinate care, assist with medication management, and provide education and support for patients with a variety of health conditions.

Major Duties & Responsibilities:

 General

Clinical

  • Conduct assessments, initiate and implement management strategies, and provide appropriate follow-up according to practice protocols
  • Document patient health history, assessment, treatment information, reports, and referrals in the EMR
  • Review and order lab work as directed by physician and follow up with patients as needed
  • Assist with medication management as directed by primary care physician
  • Provide opportunistic screening, outreach screening, and follow up
  • Coordinate routine screening for patients with Diabetes and other chronic diseases
  • Conduct screening assessments for dementia, mental health, and addictions, and STIs
  • Provide wound care, administer injections, and utilize additional clinical skills as required
  • Organize consultations and coordinate patient care/services with other team members and community agencies
  • Provide patient/family education on chronic disease management and management of complex medical conditions
  • Evaluate and document patient response to treatment and revise the treatment plan based on reassessment of patient’s condition, progress, and physician direction
  • Other duties as required

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Fluency in English language (written and verbal)
  • Computer skills: email, MS Word, MS Excel, scheduling
  • Effective teaching and communication skills
  • Ability to recognize change in a patient’s health status and determine when to collaborate with family physician
  • Ability to effectively utilize Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software
  • 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, 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
Required Qualifications

 Education/Certification:

  • Registered Nurse (Baccalaureate degree or diploma)
  • Registered with College and Association of Registered Nurses in Alberta (CARNA) and in good standing
  • Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification – BLS for Health Care Providers
  • Current Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check

 Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing or diploma in Nursing
  • Combined minimum of 3 years of home care, designated supportive living facility and chronic disease management nursing experience preferred
  • Experience working in a care team preferred

To apply for this position, email your cover letter, resume, and professional references to careers@bighornpcn.com.

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