Established in 2010 through a trilateral agreement between the Alberta Medical Association, Alberta Health, and Alberta Health Services, Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are an extension of a family physician’s services. McLeod River PCN works with local primary care physicians in Whitecourt, Edson, Fox Creek, and Mayerthorpe in the delivery of primary healthcare services. Our team focuses on health promotion, disease and injury prevention, and care of patients who are medically complex or who have a chronic health condition.
The Family Practice Nurse (FPN) position will work collaboratively within the PCN to enhance the delivery of primary care services in alignment with the Patient’s Medical Home Model of Care. The FPN will work to the full scope of practice providing comprehensive Foot care to patients in the Whitecourt and Mayerthorpe area. This post will also support navigation for newly diagnosed Cancer patients and work collaboratively with community agencies. The FPN will coordinate care and provide education and support for patients with a variety of Health needs.
What you will do...
Provide comprehensive team-based care under the supervision and leadership of the primary care physician(s)
Coordinate and manage patients’ care within the professional scope of practice while complementing care offered directly by physicians
Support development and monitoring of treatment plans and coordinate care for patients
Utilize a patient and family-centered care approach to care delivery which ensures that patients/families are partners in their health care planning and treatment
Utilize quality improvement activities to improve identified gaps or knowledge in clinical care
Participate in evaluation and reporting activities related to the clinical role
Assist in developing clinical policies and protocols
Attend relevant PCN education and training opportunities, interdisciplinary team meetings, and nursing meetings as required
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 the physician and follow up with patients as needed
Assist with medication management as directed by the primary care physician
Provide opportunistic screening, outreach screening, and follow-up
Provide wound care, administer injections, and utilize additional clinical skills
What you need to succeed...
Fluency in English language (written and verbal)
Computer skills: email, MS Word, MS Excel, scheduling
Effective teaching and communication skills
Able to recognize a change in a patient’s health status and determine when to collaborate with the family physician
Ability to effectively utilize Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software
Ability to maintain accurate records in line with practice policy
Able to make evidence-based decisions per best practice guidelines
Knowledge of privacy legislation and associated obligations within a healthcare setting
Able to build collaborative and respectful relationships with patients, families, and other healthcare professionals
Registered with or College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA)
Experience working in a patient care team preferred
3 years of community-based health experience
Direct chronic pain clinical experience preferred
Please email your resume, cover letter, and professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include the Reference ID in the subject line of the email
All candidates will be required to undergo a security clearance check
The McLeod River PCN thanks you for your interest in this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The McLeod River PCN is an equal opportunity employer. The McLeod River PCN welcomes applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds.