Family Practice Nurse (LPN) – 1.0 FTE

About The McLeod River PCN

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.

This position is with the McLeod River PCN FTE: 1.0
Status: Permanent Hours per Week: 37.5
Hours per Shift: 7.5  Reference ID: FPN210723
Primary Location:  
Position Summary

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 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
Application Instructions
  • Please email your resume, cover letter, and professional references to
  • 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.