Join the Chinook Primary Care Network Team


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.

 

Job Description
The Primary Care LPN 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 CLPNA
  • CPR certificate required, other certifications an asset
  • Minimum two years experience in a primary care, community health, LTC, and/or acute care setting 
  • Interest in Women’s Health required
  • Cervical Cancer Screening/Pap Certification Course complete or willingness to take course and provide cervical cancer screening to patients a must.
  • 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
  • IM/ID/SC injection certification required
  • Immunization competency required or willingness to complete
  • 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 independently and as part of a team in a collaborative setting
  • Willingness to take on a clinical leadership role
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience working to full scope of practice
  • Ability to maintain patient privacy and confidentiality

Rate: Negotiable
Status: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
FTE: 0.3-0.4

Posting Date: August 10, 2022
Department:  Milk River Medical Clinic – Primary Care Nursing
 
Competition Closing Date: Suitable Candidate Found
Hours of Work: flexible


For further information:

For Inquiries please contact Dawn at the Milk River Medical Clinic (403) 647-3599 or mrclinic@mrcable.ca

Submit Applications to: Kimberly.daniels@ahs.ca

Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Job Description:
The Chinook Primary Care Network (CPCN) is seeking a dedicated Pelvic Health Physiotherapist to provide evidence-based practice that is in alignment with professional standards of practice, Alberta legislation and regulations, code of ethics and AHS policy and guidelines.

The Pelvic Health Physiotherapist will:
  • Provide rehabilitation for pelvic health issues such as urinary or fecal incontinence, diastasis recti, dyspareunia, post-partum return to activity, pelvic organ prolapse, post-prostatectomy incontinence, and pelvic pain.
  • Review clinical referrals, conduct comprehensive assessments, develop, plan and implement appropriate physiotherapy services.
  • Work both independently, and as part of an interdisciplinary team while maintaining effective communication with patients and colleagues.  
  • Participate in client, family and caregiver education; produce and maintain client information, documentation and verbal reports to support the delivery of physiotherapy services.
  • Maintain a practice knowledge base including knowledge specific to the defined service area, relevant services and resources and regulatory college standards and requirements.
  • Meet with Chinook PCN Clinical & Quality Improvement Lead on an ongoing basis to discuss learning, develop processes and define issues to be brought forward to ensure optimal outcome of this project.

Accountability:
The CPCN Pelvic Health Physiotherapist will work from the Lethbridge Pelvic Health Clinic located in the Breast & Cervical Health Clinic at the Chinook Regional Hospital and will be accountable to and report to the Chinook PCN Clinical & Quality Improvement Lead.

Requirements:
  • Completion of master's degree in Physiotherapy from an accredited university program or bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy from an accredited university program and related experience.
  • Active or eligible registration and practice permit with Physiotherapy Alberta College + Association.
  • Pelvic Health Courses and certification
Site: Pelvic Health Clinic Lethbridge
 
Start Date: ASAP
Status: Contract: Opportunity to renew.  March 31, 2023
 
Posting Date: July 27, 2022                                        
FTE: 0.4-0.8 FTE
 
Competition Closing Date: Suitable candidate

Submit Applications To: CPCN Clinical and Quality Improvement Lead: Kim Daniels at Kimberly.daniels@ahs.ca

THE ASSOCIATE CLINIC in Pincher Creek is a 6 physician Primary Care practice providing high quality care for our patients in a dynamic team environment.

We are currently seeking applications for a Full-Time Licensed Practical Nurse.

Job Description
As a member of an interdisciplinary family practice team the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides comprehensive health care for patients of all ages with an emphasis on health promotion and prevention, health education, and chronic disease management.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Provide evidence-based nursing care within full scope of LPN practice.
  • Participate in quality improvement and ongoing educational activities.
  • Schedule and coordinate patient referrals for tests and follow ups.
  • Serve as a patient advocate and assist patient to advocate for themselves.
Position Qualifications
  • Current CLPNA registration is required.
  • Injection and medication administration certification including immunization is preferred.
  • Previous experience working in a primary care setting is an asset.
  • Knowledge and experience working with chronic disease.
  • Strong computer skills and efficiency working with electronic medical records.
  • Able to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to be flexible, creative and effectively manage competing priorities.

Interested applicants should submit their resume with cover letter to the attention of Jeff Brockmann, Executive Director via email or fax.
Email: info@pinchermedical.ca
Fax: 403-627-1782

We thank everyone for their application. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Site Location: The Taber Clinic
Rate: Competitive wages, benefits and RRSP matching available
Status: 0.6 FTE Permanent
Start Date: Sept 5, 2022
Posting Date: July 11, 2022
Competition Closing Date: Until a suitable candidate is found

Qualifications:
  • Current CRNA registration
  • Current CPR-HCP
Role:
Consistent with the principles of primary health care, provides access to first level basic health care within the scope of nursing practice for individuals, families, groups and communities. As a member of an interdisciplinary family practice team, the RN provides comprehensive healthcare with emphasis on healthy living, illness prevention (primary and secondary), health education, chronic disease management, clinical assessment, intervention, and links clients with resources.

Tasks (included but not limited to):
  • INR Management
  • Wart Treatment
  • Ear Lavage
  • ECG
  • Cervical Cancer Screening (Paps)-requires additional certification
  • Suture/Staple Removal
  • Dressings
  • Patient Education/Chronic Disease Management
  • Patient Assessment/triage
  • Arrange Screening (Cancer, Hypertension, Diabetes, etc.)
  • Injections
  • Assist with CPR/Defibrillation if required
Further Inquiries/To Submit a Resume:
Email: info@taberclinic.ca

Please Note: Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Reports to:
South Zone PCN Implementation Steering Committee Co-Chairs

The Opportunity:
The South Zone PCN Committee is working to integrate and align health service delivery between Primary Care Networks, Alberta Health Services and community-based organizations. Accountable and responsible to the South Zone PCN Committee Co-Chairs, but reporting to the Co-Chairs of the South Zone PCN Implementation Steering Committee, the Project Manager will work with the South Zone PCN Committee to lead the ongoing development and implementation of the South Zone PCN Committee Service Plan (“service plan”). The Project Manager will engage with multiple stakeholders including primary care physicians, PCN and Alberta Health Services leadership, Alberta Health and Alberta Medical Association representatives and other community stakeholders. The Project Manager will provide facilitation, coaching, consultation and leadership supporting evidenced-informed, patient-centered and community-focused healthcare in service delivery planning.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Working with the South Zone PCN Committee, the Project Manager will lead the development and implementation of the service plan and detailed work plan including planning and allocation of resources, defining tasks, assigning responsibility, monitoring quality and performance
  • Ensure continuous quality improvement and refinement of the service plan, recommend modifications of service plan and budget as needed, and lead refinement process as required
  • Support service planning delivery and assist in identifying gaps and opportunities of the priorities identified by the Zone Committee
  • Ensure delivery of the service plan is consistent with relevant funding agreements, requirements and goals, and in compliance with Zone Committee direction, policies and processes
  • Develop and prepare proposals for funding, including engagement with stakeholders, needs assessments and budget planning
  • Prepare progress reports as required by the Zone and Provincial PCN Committees and Alberta Health
  • Assist the Service Plan Implementation Steering Committee to support planning, integration and implementation
  • Provide administrative support to the Committees, including scheduling and arranging meetings, agenda package preparation, minute taking, preparation of correspondence and reports and other general administrative support duties as requested.
  • Other duties as required 
Education/Required Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor level or higher degree in education, healthcare, business or healthcare administration, project management or related field (graduate degree is preferred) in combination with relevant work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in project management, with proven ability to plan, lead, implement, manage and evaluate complex projects with multiple stakeholders and inspire positive change
  • Knowledge of the Alberta healthcare system and experience working with physicians and healthcare providers
  • Strong skills in systems thinking and strategic program and partnership development
  • Training or equivalent experience in project management and change management.
  • Design thinking (co-design) experience preferred

In addition, the incumbent will possess a record of accomplishment in the following areas:
  • Demonstrated ability to manage change within a complex environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and lead innovative and client-centered processes
  • Presentation, training, planning, analysis, collaboration, conflict management and interpersonal relationship skills
  • Self-directed with strong ability for critical thinking and decision-making
Conditions of Contract:
  • This is a temporary (until March 2023) with a strong likelihood of the possibility of extension, part-time (16-24 hours per week) contract position.
  • As a contractor, you are required to provide your own office equipment and worksite, and possess and maintain appropriate liability insurance
  • Attendance at evening meetings will be required
  • A valid driver’s license is essential, as this role will require travel across the geographic boundaries of Alberta Health Services South Zone
Interested contractors are invited to submit a Letter of Intent and a summary of relevant experience and qualifications by July 15, 2022 to: andrea.schultz2@ahs.ca


This posting will remain open until suitable candidates are found.

Job Title:
Nurse Practitioner (September 2022 - May 2023)

Hours per week/FTE:
0.2-0.8 (negotiable)

Responsibilities:
*This position is a 9-month contract (first week of September to last week of May) with the possibility of renewal.

Reporting to the Wellness Services Manager, Clinical Care Coordinator and clinic lead physician where applicable, the Nurse Practitioner provides a patient centered approach to client care consistent with the philosophy of building a medical home where patients can access appropriate and timely health care.

The NP will work with a multi-disciplinary team of physicians, registered nurses, psychiatrists, counsellors and admin staff within a primary care facility operated during set clinic and extended clinic hours.

The NP performs restricted activities within their scope of practice as defined by Schedule 24 of the Health Professions Act, the Registered Nurses Profession Regulations and the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA). The NP will support the Chinook Primary Care Network mission and vision and patient centered care within a medical home.

Job Duties:
Provide care for a panel of patients within the clinic medical home:
  • Perform advanced, focused and or comprehensive health assessments autonomously
  • Differential medical diagnosis
  • Order, interpret and perform diagnostic tests
  • Prescribe and refill Schedule 1 medications according to NP scope of practice
  • Meet the unique needs of a patient population including but not limited to Lethbridge College students, staff and their families
  • Make referrals and consult with specialists and other services

Treat complications and potential complications (including but not limited to):
  • Upper respiratory infections,
  • Urinary tract infections,
  • Confirmation of pregnancy,
  • Suturing and suture removal,
  • Contraception Counseling,
  • STI testing,
  • Women’s health exams,
  • IUD referrals
  • Wart removal,
  • Viral infections,
  • Assessment and treatment of minor injury,
  • Mental health and addictions.

Required Qualifications
  • Successful completion of an approved NP 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
  • Comfortable with accessing or ability to learn Med Access EMR and Netcare
  • Willingness to complete additional education and/or certifications specific to area of practice
  • Addictions and Mental Health experience (preferred)
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • 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) and clear criminal records check including vulnerable sector search prior to start date
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

Salary:
$55/hr

Posting Detail Information: 

Posting Number
C22-00267

Open Date
06/03/2022

Close Date
Open Until Filled


For More information: https://lethbridgecollege.peopleadmin.ca/postings/3676



Position Summary:

Reporting to the Palliser Medical Clinic lead physician, the Nurse Practitioner provides a patient centered approach to client care consistent with the philosophy of building a medical home where patients can access appropriate and timely health care. 

The NP will work with a multi-disciplinary team composed of physicians, nurses, behavior health clinicians, a social worker and medical office assistants within a primary care facility operated during set clinic and extended clinic hours.

The NP performs restricted activities within their scope of practice as defined by Schedule 24 of the Health Professions Act, the Registered Nurses Profession Regulations and the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA).

The NP will support the Chinook Primary Care Network mission and vision and patient centered care within a medical home. 

Major Duties and Responsbilities:

·        Provide care for a panel of patients within the clinic medical home and be able to see walk-in patients at short notice.

·        Perform advanced, focused and or comprehensive health assessments autonomously

·        Differential medical diagnosis and attention to proper documentation

·        Order, interpret and perform diagnostic tests

·        Prescribe  and refill Schedule 1 medications according to NP scope of practice

·        Make referrals and consult with specialists and other services

·        Treat complications and potential complications (including but not limited to):

·        Upper respiratory infections,

·        Urinary tract infections,

·        Confirmation of pregnancy,

·        Suturing and suture removal,

·        Cast removal,

·        Women’s health exams,

·        IUD referrals

·        Wart removal,

·        Viral infections,

·        Assessment and treatment of minor injury,

·        Mental health and addictions


Required Skills and Ability:

·        Successful completion of an approved NP 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

·        Comfortable with accessing or ability to learn Med Access EMR and Netcare

·        Willingness to complete additional education and/or certifications specific to area of practice

·        Addictions and mental health experience (preferred)

·        Refugee health experience (preferred)

·        Ability to work independently and as part of a team

·        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) and clear criminal records check including vulnerable sector search prior to start date

·        Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

Submit Resume to:
Dr. Rozemin Kizuk   docmom@shaw.ca 
cc to sandra@pallisermedicalclinic.com

Please Note: Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Site Location: Bigelow Fowler Clinic
Rate: To be negotiated based on qualifications
Status: Casual (covering a 10 week full time position starting June 1st)
Start Date: June 1, 2022
Posting Date: April 26, 2022
Hours of Work: As needed but maximum of 40 hours/week .
Competition Closing Date: Until a suitable candidate is found

Job Description:

The Primary Care Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) will require to be self-motivated and able to work in a team environment with commitment to excellent customer (patient) service. The LPN will be required to support the delivery of Primary Care Services in a compassionate, effective and efficient delivery of high quality clinical care for patients 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: 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
  • Ability to maintain patient privacy & confidentiality

For further information:

Inquiries and applications are typically submitted to the clinic by e-mail/fax. 

Submit Applications To:
HR Coordinator- Deanna Charlesworth
Email: deanna.charlesworth10@gmail.com
Fax: (587) 800-3694

Department: Laboratory/X-ray
Location: Blood Tribe Department of Health Inc.
Reporting To: Clinic Manager
Salary Range: Salary Grid as established by BTDH.
Deadline for Application: Until suitable candidate is found.

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 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. Maintain “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

Technical duties and responsibilities: 
• Follow radiation protection practices, regulations, and philosophy to reduce risk to patients, staff and visitors.
• Knowledge of all applicable legislation and regulations involved.
• Perform phlebotomy procedures (macro and/or micro) in a manner both safe to phlebotomist and patient
• Provide patient instructions on various sample collections utilizing current supplied patient instruction sheets
• Book all patient referrals for ultrasound, CT, MRI, UGI, etc., to appropriate facilities
• Work closely with Clinic physicians, Clinical Care Coordinator, LPNs, Health Information Manager and other staff members to ensure steady patient flow
• Perform routine urinalysis and urine HCG testing according to methodology with results sent back to physician to assist with patient diagnosis
• Make every effort patient wait time for laboratory testing and radiology examinations are kept to a minimum
• Be accountable for ensuring that laboratory tests and radiology examinations are done with utmost accuracy
• Be able to recognize any errors regarding testing and contacting appropriate individuals
• Report all abnormal results and findings to appropriate individuals

Professional Qualifications:

  • Graduate from an approved Combined Laboratory & X-ray Program
  • CPR & First Aid
  • Two (2) years’ work-related experience
  • Eligible member of good standing in the College of Combined Laboratory & X-ray Association
How to Apply:
Please forward a Cover Letter, Resume, Criminal Record Check, 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: Rana.tm@btdh.ca


Please Note:  Incomplete applications will not be accepted. 

BTDH Thanks all of those whom apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you.