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.
Status: One-year contract, ending April 30, 2021
Hours of Work: 0800-1630 Monday to Friday
Start Date: ASAP
Salary: $43/hr - $50/hr, depending on experience
The Chinook Primary Care Network is one of 41 PCN’s operating in Alberta, with approximately 150 participating physicians operating out of 31 Family Practice Clinics serving over 176,000 enrolled patients.
This one-year grant funded contract position is part of a larger initiative within the South Zone Primary Care Network Committee to build capacity for family doctors and their teams to work with Complex Patients and Addiction and Mental Health Patients.
This position will build addiction and mental health capacity in primary care by providing addiction and mental health focused education and support to our 31 primary care clinics. Areas of focus will be identified and developed in partnership with our clinics and their health care teams and may include: Addiction and Mental Health education, screening, assessment, treatment, and navigation of existing addiction and mental health services for their patients.
Specific objectives for this role include:
- Identify existing promising practices related to Complex Patients and Addiction and Mental Health Patients.
- Develop and implement an education plan to build capacity for our family doctors and their teams to facilitate the adoption of promising practices in the Patient’s Medical Home related to Complex Patients and Addiction and Mental Health Patients.
- Develop and implement a plan to spread, scale, and integrate successful promising practices
- Support the implementation of the AHS Integrated Addiction and Mental Health Framework in Primary Care
- Participate in the evaluation of these objectives
Education / Required Qualifications:
- Minimum of Baccalaureate degree in related health discipline
- Minimum 3-5 years of experience delivering clinical education required
- Minimum 3-5 years of experience with mental health and addiction and/or complex patients preferred
- Certification in a recognized Change Management program is considered an asset
- 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
- 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
- Demonstrated initiative to maintain and improve professional growth and development.
- Valid driver’s license as frequent travel to clinics, rural communities & AHS facilities will be required.
Part time- permanent
Rate: to be negotiated based on qualifications
Start date: As soon as possible
Closing date: Until suitable candidate is found
The Registered Nurse Educator role provides ongoing education and support to individuals in building healthy lifestyles within the family practice clinic setting.
Working within the Registered Nurse scope of practice, the nurse educator will provide care to individuals and families who access services within the clinic setting. As part of an interdisciplinary team, the nurse educator provides comprehensive care with an emphasis on healthy living, illness prevention, health education, chronic disease management and clinical intervention.
- Current licensure with CARNA in good standing, baccalaureate preferred
- Minimum 2 years experience in a primary care setting or ambulatory care setting preferred
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Excellent clinical skills and knowledge
- Excellent skills in time management and working individually as well as part of interdisciplinary team
- Proficiency or willingness to develop proficiency in using electronic medical records
- Knowledge and skills in health education for individuals and groups
- Knowledge and skills in prevention, screening and management of chronic diseases
- Ability to maintain patient privacy and confidentiality
- Current certification in Basic Cardia Life Support
In person to Stacy Woodruff at 10-15 Southgate Blvd. S. Lethbridge, AB
Email resumes to email@example.com
Rate: Starting $24 - To be negotiated based on qualifications
Start Date: March 2019
Hours of Work: Mon-Thurs
Posting Date: January 22, 2020
Competition Closing Date: Until Suitable Candidate Found
Site Location: Family Medical Centre
The Primary Care Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) supports the delivery of Primary Care Services in the family practice clinic setting.
* Current CLPNA registration
* Recent acute, community, continuing care experience. Preference will be given to candidates with experience working to fullscope 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: 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 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
Submit Applications to: Family Medical Centre, 2931 20 th Ave South, Attention: Jim Seely email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information
Please contact Jim Seely @ Family Medical Centre for further information: 403 328 2326 ext 100
Permanent and Locum Opportunities Available
We have opportunities available in our beautiful mountain community of 6000 people in southwestern Alberta. This involves a clinical office practice with great staff, collegial environment with evidence-based practices. Physicians also staff the local 24/7 emergency department, manage inpatients/obstetrics, long term care, and also work with an active surgical department.
Located 1 hour and 30 minutes from Lethbridge and just over 2 hours to Calgary, Crowsnest Pass offers the best of small town living with ease of access to the amenities of the big city. Living and working in Crowsnest Pass provides an abundance of recreational and lifestyle opportunities. Within the townsite, Pass PowderKeg ski hill offers a family oriented downhill skiing opportunity with unparalleled convenience. Access to two world class downhill ski hills (Castle Mountain and Fernie Mountain Resort) are both within 45 minutes, as well as 30 km of track set cross country ski trails just outside of town. This area also has easy access to an abundance of snowmobiling in Alberta and just across the border in British Columbia. Crowsnest Pass was awarded the top choice for Favorite Overall Snowmobiling destination in Alberta. In the summer, access an incredible network of mountain biking, scrambling, and hiking trails that provide plentiful opportunities for getting outside. World class fly fishing is just out your backdoor on Crowsnest River and Castle Provincial Park beckons to be explored!
With a younger population moving into town for more affordable living conditions this area has a great deal of potential and opportunity for growth. Winter or summer, this area has plenty of opportunities for families or individuals with their eyes set on outdoor adventures. Crowsnest Pass plays host to the locally developed Sinister 7, a 100-mile ultramarathon race with over 1500 racers and full compliment of volunteers. Or, challenge yourself to Meet the Minotaur with a mountain race that will test your physical and mental toughness. After the race, drop by the newly renovated outdoor poor for a refreshing swim!
The United Riders of Crowsnest (UROC) have created an active community of involved mountain bikers that are engaged in community development and enhancing access to a multitude of mountain biking trails located within Crowsnest Pass. Their Bootleg Bike Fest has become popular with locals and tourists alike and is now a stop on the Norco Canadian Enduro Series. The Mountain Spirit Festival celebrates all the best parts of living in the Rocky Mountains through outdoor adventures, art, and culture exhibitions.
Dating back to the coal mines of the early 1900s, this area is a hub of eclectic history and stories. The Frank slide Interpretive center offers up spectacular views and an informative discussion of the 1903 rock slide that buried the old town of Frank. This slide is visible from the road and in some areas has become a must visit destination for climbers and boulderers. The Crowsnest Pass Museum offers up relics and stories of the area’s eclectic and sometimes scandalous history. During prohibition, this region was a hub of run running that made for some fascinating tales. The Crowsnest Doors Open and Heritage Festival provides a fun opportunity for the whole family to explore the unique culture and history of the area.
Office practice currently consists of 10 general practitioners committed to full scope practice with a dedicated staff team and integrated with the Chinook Primary Care Network (CPCN). The clinic was built in 2016 and provides a bright and spacious working environment. Energetic group of like-minded physicians that value strong clinical skills along with a desire for work-life balance. Renumeration for services in hospital and clinic are through fee for service billing, but supported by a contractor billing team to make it easier on everyone. As a rural community, billings are supplemented by a 15% top up through the Rural Remote and Northern Program, in addition to Alberta’s Business Cost program and Medical Liability Reimbursement Program (Brings CMPA costs to $1000/annum).
The Crowsnest Pass Hospital is a 17 -bed hospital serving several surrounding communities with strong winter and summer tourism opportunities bolstering the local population. The hospital has full time pharmacy, social work, physiotherapy, occupational and recreational therapy support along with an amazing team of care providers. Emergency call is supported by local on call surgical and anesthesia backup, as well as on call specialty services at Lethbridge Regional Hospital and in Calgary.
Consider the opportunities Crowsnest Pass has to offer you as a spectacular community to call home. email@example.com
Start Date: March 16, 2020
FTE: Full-time X 12 months
Posting Date: Jan 7, 2020
Department: Raymond Medical Clinic
Competition Closing Date: Jan 28, 2020
Hours of Work: 0830-1700 Weekdays
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.
- 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:
Raymond Medical Clinic, Dr. Regan Steed. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org
Rate: To be negotiated based on qualifications
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.
· 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.
Or via e-mail: email@example.com
For further information:
For further information about the Chinook Primary Care Network: www.chinookprimarycarenetwork.ab.ca