Nurse Practitioner – 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: NP020823
Primary Location:  McLeod River PCN area
Position Summary

The Nurse Practitioner provides care and management of patients living with chronic disease and multiple co-morbidities. Some travel within the McLeod River PCN catchment area may be required.

What you will do...
  • Promote an understanding of the Primary Care Network service and benefits for all stakeholders in support of the Patient’s Medical Home model of care
  • Participate in the care of individual patients, practice populations, and associated communities
  • To assist in the development and delivery of chronic disease management and health promotion programs and provide appropriate care and treatment according to currently accepted evidence-based practice.
  • To provide restricted activities and care within the full scope of practice as defined under the Health Professions Act (HPA)
  • To make professional, competent, and autonomous decisions with patients as a member of the multidisciplinary team
  • To act as a nursing resource to other multidisciplinary team members, healthcare institutions, and community agencies or programs
What you need to succeed...
  • Ability to function cooperatively with physicians and clinic staff in a multidisciplinary setting
  • Ability to build a good working relationship with patients, families, and other healthcare professionals
  • Understanding and adherence to confidentiality
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team, respect other’s views and opinions
  • Ability to act responsibly and accountably
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Flexibility in approach to work, including the ability to work on own initiative and to prioritize workload
  • Awareness of strengths and limitations, attention to Nurse Practitioners’ Competencies and Scope of Practice
  • Ability to develop new skills and apply theory to practice
  • Ability to make evidence-based decisions
  • Ability to monitor clinical standards
  • Current Registration & Practice Permit as a Nurse Practitioner with the College and Association of Registered Nurses in Alberta (CARNA)
  • Eligible for registration as a prescriber with Tracked Prescription Program (TPP) Alberta
  • Successful completion of an approved NP program at a Master of Nursing level or equivalent
  • Experience working within a primary care setting preferred
  • Current CPR (submitted yearly)
  • Must have own vehicle and valid driver’s license
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.