Join the Chinook Primary Care Network Team

Career opportunities available within the CPCN clinics.

Please apply to any of the posted career opportunities through the email, address or phone number given within the post.  Do NOT call the CPCN directly.

Thank you.



 

Position Details

Reporting to the University of Lethbridge Health Centre Manager and clinic lead physician where applicable, the Nurse Practitioner (NP) provides a patient centered approach to client care consistent with the philosophy of building a medical home where post-secondary students can access appropriate and timely health care.  The NP will work with a multi-disciplinary team of physicians, nurses and administrative staff within a primary care facility operated during set clinic and extended clinic hours. The NP performs restricted activities within their scope of practice as defined by Schedule 24 of the Health Professions Act, the Registered Nurses Profession Regulations and the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA).

This is a position funded through Alberta Health Services, and the Chinook Primary Care Network and will exist as long as funding remains in place. The position can be terminated if funding ceases to be provided

 
Duties and Responsibilities

·         Perform advanced, focused and or comprehensive health assessments autonomously
·         Differential medical diagnosis
·         Order, interpret and perform diagnostic tests
·         Prescribe  and refill Schedule 1 medications according to NP scope of practice
·         Meet the unique needs of a post-secondary student population including but not limited to sexual health,          mental health and addictions.
·         Make referrals and[PA2]  consult with specialists and other services
·         Treat complications and potential complications (including but not limited to):
·         Upper respiratory infections,
·         Urinary tract infections,
·         Confirmation of pregnancy,
·         Suturing and suture removal,
·         Cast removal,
·         Women’s health exams,
·         IUD referrals [PA3] 
·         Wart removal,
·         Viral infections,
·         Assessment and treatment of minor injury,
·         Provide Sexual health information and treatment,
·         Mental health and addictions.

 

 Position Education and Experience

·         Successful completion of an approved NP program at a minimum of a Master of Nursing level or equivalent;
·         Current non-restricted registration with CARNA as a NP
·         BLS certification
·         Recent clinical experience in Primary Care;
·         Comfortable with accessing or ability to learn EMR systems and Netcare.
·         Willingness to complete additional education and/or certifications specific to area of practice
·         Sexual health treatment experience preferred
·         Addictions  and Mental Health experience (preferred)
·         Ability to work independently and as part of a team
·         Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

 

Post Date:  November 5 – 15, 2019

For more information please contact Alison Pilsner at alison.pilsner@uleth.ca.


 

Are you looking for a change in pace or no overhead charges?

Lethbridge College Wellness Services supports a community of 6000 students and 1000 employees and their families.

Our current health care team consists of:

·         4 physicians: Dr. Andrea Haner (lead), Dr. Michael Amatto, Dr. Adele Engelbrecht, and Dr. Louise Dalphond,

·         3 psychiatrists: Dr. Joan Kowe, Dr. Estelle Opperman and Dr. Wallace Smart,

·         2 full-time registered nurses,

·         2 part-time receptionists,  

·         1 full-time student support specialist (case management of high-risk students),

·         1 full-time counsellor,

·         1 full-time department manager, and

·         1 full time-health promotion coordinator.

 
In 2018-2019 the top 5 physician appointment diagnosis were: contraceptive management, depression, pain, anxiety and upper respiratory infection. 

Wellness Services pay physicians an hourly rate with no overhead charges. The physician determines when and how long their clinic will operate. Our clinic is open Monday-Friday 8 am - 4 pm, September thru April. Typically physicians work either full days consisting of 9 am - 3:30 pm or half days of their choosing from 9 am – 12 pm or 1-3:30 pm. We are quite flexible in accommodating physician’s schedules.
 
If you would like an opportunity to work in a highly supportive team environment, the Wellness Services clinic at Lethbridge College is the place for you.
 
For more information, contact Harmoni Jones, Manager of Wellness Services,
at 403-320-3202 ext. 5485 or harmoni.jones@lethbridgecollege.ca.

Status: Permanant 
FTE: 1.00 FTE
Hours: Mon - Fri
Start Date: ASAP
Posting Date: October 25, 2019
Closing Date:  Until a suitable candidate is found

POSITION SUMMARY:

Reporting to the clinic Physician Lead, the NP will work with a multi-disciplinary team of physicians, nurses and administrative staff within a primary care facility operated during set and extended clinic hours. The Prairie Treatment Clinic (PTC) offers opiate replacement therapy (ORT), including methadone and suboxone for individuals struggling with opiate addiction. The NP working in this primary care clinic adopts a patient-centered approach to client care consistent with the philosophy of supporting a medical home where vulnerable populations can access appropriate and timely health care and receive safe, supportive and confidential care. PTC is often the first point of contact with individuals who are not currently connected with a primary care provider and are not receiving regular primary care. By addressing their addictions, the PTC team help patients stabilize and connect with primary care providers. A NP would facilitate this process, increasing access for an underserved population.  The NP will work closely with the Prairie Treatment Clinic staff and physicians to provide support and mentorship in Buprenorphine/Naloxone prescribing and addictions management. Nursing activities performed will be determined by legislation, regulation, regulatory body standards and guidelines, policy, educational preparation, practice setting, patient need and competency of the individual NP.

MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

·Perform advanced, focused and comprehensive health assessments autonomously on vulnerable population especially regarding addictions. 
·Differential medical diagnosis
·Order, interpret and perform diagnostic tests
·Prescribe  and refill Schedule 1 medications according to NP scope of practice
·Provide and monitor opioid replacement therapy and addiction management: this may include but is not limited to phone calls to patients for follow up care, phone call and refills of medications to pharmacies.
·Provide phone consultation and information in an outreach capacity to family physicians and other health care providers in regards to starting and maintaining ORT.  May require travel to other facilities.
·Address the unique needs of a vulnerable population
·Make referrals and consult with specialists and other services and help transition patients to ORT within physician offices.
·Provide after hour and weekend clinics to help expand available services. 
·Knowledge or willingness to learn shadow billing and maintain own billing practice.
·Provide/facilitate on call services to paneled patients.

REQUIRED SKILLS & ABILITIES
·         Successful completion of a Nurse Practitioner program at a minimum of a Master of Nursing level or equivalent;
·         Current non-restricted registration with CARNA as a NP
·         BLS certification
·         Recent clinical experience in Primary Care with special consideration for addictions and mental health.
·         Has completed or is willing to complete a CARNA recognized prescribing course in opioid use disorder and has met the standards set out by CARNA Prescribing Standards for Nurse Practitioners: Management of Opioid Use Disorders (June 2018)
·         Willingness to complete additional education and/or certifications specific to area of practice
·         Comfortable with accessing or ability to learn EMR systems and Netcare
·         Addictions  and Mental Health experience required·         Ability to work independently and as part of a team
·         Provide on call for paneled patients after hours.
·         Willing to work with the Chinook Primary Care Network Mission and Vision for patient care and adhere to CPCN policies.
·         Recent (within last 90 days) clear criminal records check including vulnerable sector search prior to start date.
·         Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
·         Has a valid driver’s license and own vehicle.

 

Submit Resume To: Kimberly.daniels@ahs.ca

Status: Part-time/Casual
Rate: To be negotiated based on qualifications
FTE: 0.00
Hours of Work: Monday - Friday
Start Date: ASAP
Posting Date: October 9, 2019
Competition Closing Date: Until a suitable candidate is found


Job Description/Required Qualifications:

The Primary Care Medical Office Assistant supports the delivery of primary care services in the family practice clinic setting.


Position Qualifications:

·         Office and clerical experience working in a medical office setting preferred
·         Medical Office Assistant course preferred
·         Medical Terminology course preferred
·         Above average communication skills, both verbal & written
·         Strong organizational & multi-tasking skills
·         Ability to maintain patient privacy and confidentiality
·         Good prioritization skills
·         Ability to collaborate with other multi-disciplinary team members
·         Proficiency in the use of computer & office equipment
·         Basic clinical assessment skills within scope preferred or willingness to develop knowledge and skills in basic                clinical assessment
·         Ability to work independently

 



 
Submit applications in person to: Dr. McKay Steed
                                                  Southgate Medical Centre
                                                  10-15 Southgate Boulevard, S.
                                                  Lethbridge, AB

Or via e-mail: southgatemedicalcentre@gmail.com



 
For further information:
For further information about the Chinook Primary Care Network: www.chinookprimarycarenetwork.ab.ca

Status: Temporary (1 year)
Posting Date: October 21, 2019
Competition Closing Date: November 1, 2019


Position Information 

Job Title:
Licenced Practical Nurse / Medical Office Assistant

Position Details:
The University is seeking applications for a temporary 1 year position of Licensed Practical Nurse/Medical Office Assistant. As a member of an interdisciplinary medical team, the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)/Medical Office Assistant (MOA) provides physician and medical office support to the medical services provided by the University of Lethbridge Health Centre. While this position provides evidence-based nursing care within full scope of the LPN practice, the incumbent is also responsible for the delivery of office administrative tasks to support the clinic.
Position Qualifications
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)/Medical Office Assistant (MOA) must be able to greet and check-in patients upon arrival to the clinic and perform any other assorted duties as assigned that fall within the scope of practice of the LPN. These duties include thorough and comprehensive patient assessments and documentation, collection of vital signs, administer injections, ear syringes, cryotherapy treatments, concussion assessments, wound care, first aid assessment and treatment, laboratory review with patient follow-up as well as RN and or Physician support/backup. Medical Device Reprocessing (MDR) of reusable instruments is also a requirement of this position; this entails pre-cleaning, manual cleaning, rinsing, drying, inspection, packaging and sterilization as per the Health Centre’s Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).

The LPN/MOA prepares lab forms and patient specimens for submission to the Chinook Regional Hospital (CHR) laboratory, and books patients for specialized appointments. The LPN/MOA must be able to explain procedure requirements to patients when needed. The LPN/MOA must have an understanding of referral/specialized testing processes as well as tracking and redirection of referral/specialized testing if needed. This position must ensure all medical areas, exam rooms and equipment are cleaned, disinfected and stocked.

Position Education and Experience:
- Graduate of accredited School of Nursing
- Member of CLPNA
- Current CPR certificate required
- Immunization course
- Medication course
- Medical Device Reprocessing course

 
Campus:
Lethbridge

Posting Detail Information:
Open Date - 10/21/2019
Close Date - 11/01/2019
Open Until Filled
 

 
Employment Equity
The University of Lethbridge hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.
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