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.


Status: Permanent Part-Time
FTE: 0.6 FTE
Site Location: Haig Clinic
Hours of Work: Weekdays - 8:30 - 17:00
Rate: Negotiable - Depending on qualifications
Start Date: ASAP
Posting Date: November 28, 2019
Competition Closing Date: Until a suitable candidate is found

Job Description/Required Qualifications:

·         The Primary Care RN supports the coordination and delivery of primary care services in the family practice clinic setting.
·         RN to develop programs for patients as needed in clinic
·         Preference given to mental health nurse
·         Leadership experience preferable

Position Qualifications:

-Current licensure with CARNA
-Diploma in Nursing required, Baccalaureate in Nursing preferred
-Basic Cardiac Life Support certificate required
-Minimum 2 years experience in a primary care, community health, outpost, and/or acute care setting
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills
-Strong organizational skills
-Proficiency in use of computers including MS office, e-mail, and MedAccess electronic medical record
-Experience working as part of a team in a collaborative setting
-Experience in educating clients with diabetes, asthma, congestive heart failure, weight management
-Knowledge and skills in quality improvement
-Knowledge and skills in health education for individuals
-Knowledge and skills or a willingness to develop knowledge and skills in the prevention, screening, and management of chronic disease
-Preference will be given to candidates with experience working to full scope of practice
-Mental health nursing background preferred
Submit Applications To:

Melanie Tunall RN, Clinical Care Coordinator
c/o Haig Clinic
601 6th Ave South
Lethbridge, Alberta  T1J 0Z2

For further information:
Inquiries please contact: Melanie Tunall RN, Clinical Care Coordinator (403) 328 6641

For further information about the Chinook Primary Care Network:

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

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


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.


·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.

·         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:

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:

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