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.



 

Licensed Practical Nurse – Southgate Medical Centre

Site Location:
Southgate Medical Centre
Rate:
tbd
Start Date:
Feb. 2021
FTE:
Full Time, Maternity Leave Coverage
Hours of Work:
8:30-5:30
Competition Closing Date:
tbd

Job Description

The Primary Care Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) supports the delivery of Primary Care Services in the family
practice clinic setting.

Position Qualifications:
  • Current CLPNA registration
  • Recent acute, community, continuing care experience. Preference will be given to candidates with experience
  • working to full scope of practice.
  • Current certification in CPR
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficiency OR a willingness to develop proficiency in use of computers including electronic medical record
  • Experience working as part of a team in a collaborative setting
  • 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 diseases
  • IM/ID/SC injection certification required
  • Immunization competency required or willingness to complete
  • Ability to maintain patient privacy & confidentiality

For further information
Inquiries and applications can be directed to Genny Steed in person or by email at
southgatemedicalcentre@gmail.com

Submit Applications in
person to:
10-15 Southgate Blvd South
Lethbridge, AB

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Chinook Primary Care Network Education Consultant(s)

Status: 0.5 FTE – 1.0 FTE Temporary
Department:     Chinook Primary Care Network
Hours of Work: 7.75 hrs Monday to Friday (typically but extended hours may be required)
 
This is a unique opportunity for one full-time (FT) or two part-time (PT) committed individuals to gain experience in the role of Education Consultant.  We have a temporary vacancy, available until November 21, 2021, which may be filled by a single individual or by two individuals who are seeking PT employment.  Applications are encouraged and accepted from those interested in either PT or FT hours. 

Reporting to the Director, Clinical & Quality Improvement, the Education Consultant supports the Chinook Primary Care Network’s Vision, Mission and strategic plan by taking a lead in promoting excellence in clinical practice.  Deployed from the Chinook Primary Care Network central office (currently working remotely due to COVID-19), the Education Consultant will create, develop, implement, and evaluate curriculum consistent with current clinical practice guidelines focused primarily on chronic disease management.  Using this curriculum as a foundation, this individual will educate all levels of staff, including RN, LPN, MOA & other allied health care providers across the Chinook PCN clinics.  This work will be achieved through positive communication & collaboration within the clinic teams and CPCN central staff. 

Job Description:

·         Provision of skill competency training i.e. assessment skills, use of equipment, performing procedures.
·         Develop/utilize teaching tools relative to adult learning principles, both in person and online.
·         Organize workshops, in services, on-site staff, group or 1:1 sessions appropriate to subject matter and staff skill set.
·         Market and promote workshop opportunities.
·         Educate & provide guidance in the development & running of group visits for patients.
·         Take a leadership role to promote a continuous learning environment within the CPCN.
·         Support and mentor clinic staff to meet competency, scope of practice standards and assist in their professional development.
·         Coordinate educational session in partnership with the Clinical Care Coordinators.
·         Act as a support to clinic staff to find, produce and share patient and health care professional resources.
·         Utilize a variety of methodologies to assist with and coordinate relevant team development activities at clinic staff retreats as needed.
·         Other education responsibilities as required.

Education / Required Qualifications:

·         Minimum of Baccalaureate degree in Nursing or equivalent experience
·         Minimum 3-5 years of experience in clinical education required
·         Independent with a high level of confidence & capable of effectively working with physicians, clinic staff, and AHS employees
·         Proven ability to apply adult learning principles to interactions with individuals and groups, including via virtual platforms
·         Proven ability to market and promote educational opportunities
·         Current unrestricted registration with CARNA or appropriate professional college required.
·         Demonstrates excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
·         Demonstrates strong problem solving and leadership skills.
·         Must have a keen willingness to be a team player and collaborate closely with colleagues
·         Excellent organizational skills, ability to multi-task, self-motivated and flexible in work schedule
·         Excellent computer skills including: knowledge of MS Office Suite, Microsoft Outlook, Mailchimp, and Content Management Systems
·         Demonstrated initiative to maintain and improve professional growth and development as well as modeling this to others.
·         Frequent travel to clinics, rural communities & AHS facilities will be required.


Submit Applications to: Nolan Schaaf at: nolan.schaaf@ahs.ca

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Chinook Primary Care Network Virtual Behavioral Health Consultant

Status: Full-Time Temporary (to March 31, 2022)
Start Date: ASAP
FTE:1.0
Posting Date: January 8, 2021            
Department:     Chinook Primary Care Network
Competition Closing Date: February 15, 2021
Hours of Work: 0800-1630 Monday to Friday (typically but flexible/evening hours will be required)
 
Reporting to the Director of Clinical and Quality Improvement, the Virtual Behavioral Health Consultant (VBHC) supports the Chinook Primary Care Network mission by providing virtual comprehensive functional assessment services and care to patients.  Adding value to the Patient Medical Home, the VBHC will virtually (i.e. via remote technology from our CPCN office) work with patients referred from our primary care clinics and assess, plan, implement and evaluate behavioral based treatment plans.  In addition, the VBHC provides ongoing service coordination and links clients with Alberta Health Services and other community resources.  The VBHC participates directly in all aspects of the Chinook Primary Care Network including team meetings, clinic meetings, projects, education, and evaluation.

Job Description:

·         Identifies and, within the scope of the VBHC’s practice:
·         Assesses and treats mental, emotional, cognitive, behavioral and interpersonal challenges of referred patients
·         Enhances or restores the social functioning of individuals by improving developmental, problem-solving and coping capacities of the individual and where appropriate, their support network
·         Facilitates effective linkages with community and AHS mental health partners.
·         Regularly monitors, evaluates, and adjusts the health plan in collaboration with the patient, family physician, and team members.
·         Using clinic EMRs, documents the assessment, care plan, intervention, and evaluation for patient care.
·         Supports and participates in continuing education of Primary Care Network staff regarding primary care of chronic/complex mental health conditions.
·         Coordinate & provide guidance in the development & running of patient group education, as appropriate during regular and evening hours (virtual and in-person)

Education / Required Qualifications:


·         Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing, Social Work, or other related profession.
·         Master’s Degree or specialized training in applicable field considered an asset.
·         Current and ongoing license in good standing issued from the profession specific regulatory body required.
·         Minimum 3-5 years of experience in behavioral health consulting required
·         Independent with a high level of confidence & capable of effectively working with physicians, clinic teams, and AHS employees
·         Proven ability to apply behavioral health principles to interactions with individuals and groups
·         Demonstrates excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
·         Demonstrates strong problem solving and leadership skills
·         Must have a keen willingness to be a team player and collaborate closely with colleagues
·         Excellent organizational skills, ability to multi-task, self-motivated and flexible in work schedule
·         Knowledge of, or willingness to learn, multiple clinic EMRs
·         Excellent computer skills including: ZOOM, MS Office Suite, Microsoft Outlook


Submit Applications to: Nolan Schaaf at: nolan.schaaf@ahs.ca

Registered Nurse–Southgate Medical Centre


Site: Southgate Medical Centre, 10-15 Southgate Blvd S, Lethbridge, AB
Rate:
Compatible with CARNA
Status: Part Time (Permanent) 
Start Date: ASAP
FTE: 0.4 FTE
Posting Date: Nov 10, 2020
Position: RN Educator
Competition Closing Date:When suitable candidate is found
Hours of Work: 10-16 hours per week

Job Description
The Primary Care RN is a member of the interdisciplinary family practice team and supports whole person care with emphasis on healthy living, illness prevention, health education, chronic disease management, self-management and clinical support. Consistent with the goals of Primary Health Care and Patient Medical Home, they provide access to first level basic health care for individuals, families, groups and communities. 

Position Qualifications:
  • Current licensure with CARNA
  • CPR certificate required, other certifications an asset
  • Minimum two years experience in a primary care, community health, LTC, 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 electronic medical record
  • Experience working as part of a team in a collaborative setting
  • Knowledge and skills in quality improvement
  • Knowledge and skills in health assessment, adult education and nursing intervention.
  • 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
  • Ability to maintain patient privacy and confidentiality

For further information:
Inquiries & applications are submitted to the clinic through the information below.


Submit Applications To:
Stacy Woodruff and/or Genny Steed
10-15 Southgate Blvd S
Lethbridge, Ab T1K 6S5
Fax: 403-942-0651
Email: stacy@southgatemedical.ca


Stand Off Clinic
Reporting to: Clinic Team Lead
Date Posted: April 9, 2020
Closing Date: June 30, 2020
Start Date: July 20, 2020
Locations: Stand Off, Alberta
Employee Class: Twelve (12) Month Term Position

SUMMARY OF WORK:
The Laboratory/X-ray Technician will perform laboratory tests and radiology examinations using appropriate requisition
forms as ordered from authorized professionals in a timely fashion. The individual works closely with patients, referring
professionals and care teams. Must be skilled in general human relations particularly with patients. Will advocate for
patients and ensure they are in a comfortable mental and physical state during procedures. Projects a positive image for the Health Centre to the clients with whom he/she comes in contact with. Person must be culturally sensitive when
performing laboratory and x-ray procedures. Maintains “Code of Confidentiality” regarding highly classified information
regarding patient and Health Centre information. Accountable to the patients and physicians of the Blood Tribe
Department of Health, Inc. for ensuring prompt, reliable and accurate laboratory and radiology services

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:


Education

  • Graduate from an approved Combined Laboratory & X-ray Program
  • CPR & First Aid
Experience
  • Two (2) years’ work-related experience.
Registration
  • Eligible member of good standing in the College of Combined Laboratory & X-ray Association

Salary Range:
In accordance with the BTDH Salary Grid.

Deadline for Application: June 30, 2020 by 4 pm.

Please forward a Cover Letter, Resume, Current Criminal Record Check, Proof of Registration(s) and Three (3) updated
references to:

Blood Tribe Department of Health Inc.
C/O: Human Resources
P.O. Box 229
STANDOFF, AB T0L 1Y0

Phone: 737-3888 Ext 8408
FAX: 403-737-3985
Email: Melinda.tr@btdh.ca

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

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