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Clinical Pharmacist

Location: Calgary, AB

Closing Date: August 29 2019

The Pharmacist collaborates with the multidisciplinary team and family physician to provide care to the patient with chronic disease and/or complex health conditions.

FTE: 1.0

The Calgary Foothills Primary Care Network (Calgary Foothills PCN) is a group of family physicians and health care professionals in North (west of Deerfoot Trail) Calgary and Cochrane collaborating with Alberta Health Services – Calgary Zone to deliver the best possible primary care. The Calgary Foothills PCN has established a team environment where individuals are encouraged to take initiative, be creative and contribute to ongoing decision-making.

The Calgary Foothills PCN Health Team is comprised of Health Management Nurses, Pharmacists, and Behavioural Health Consultants. The Health Team works closely with physicians in their clinics to help patients set achievable health goals, access additional resources and support, learn more about their health issues, manage their health, and prevent illness.

The Pharmacist collaborates with the multidisciplinary team and family physician to provide care to the patient with chronic disease and/or complex health conditions.

Responsibilities

Key aspects of the position may include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing medications as part of a primary care team, including patient assessment, prescribing/deprescribing medications, ongoing monitoring, and follow-up
  • Conducting medication reconciliation and medication reviews
  • Providing drug information and evidence-based therapeutics information to physicians and clinical teams
  • Providing consultation for member physicians through a pharmacy outreach program
  • Helping patients learn to self-manage their health by providing education and advancing their skills, knowledge, and self-efficacy in adopting healthy lifestyle behaviours
  • Helping to build care plans for patients with, or at risk of, chronic health conditions using health assessment, collaborative goal setting, regular follow-up and evaluation of patient progress
  • Connecting patients to community and health system resources
  • Building relationships and developing the Pharmacist role within the clinic team
  • Participating in the development, delivery, and evaluation of health programs
  • Consulting with hospital, community, and other Calgary Foothills PCN health care providers to ensure seamless care transitions
  • Participating in quality improvement programs with clinic teams

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Expertise in motivational interviewing
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), organization & critical thinking skills
  • Strong skills in collaborating with team members and physicians
  • Maintains an individual’s dignity and self-worth during all interactions
  • Ability to successfully facilitate group appointments and classes
  • Ability to provide evidence-based care for patients with chronic diseases
  • Ability to work well in a team setting and independently
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, evolving environment
  • Good computer skills are required
  • Strong health assessment and documentation skills
  • Ability to prioritize, manage time effectively, and be flexible in a very active work environment
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy
  • Licensed with the Alberta College of Pharmacists as a practicing member
  • Additional prescribing authority required (may be completed within the first year of employment)
  • Ability to speak Cantonese and/or Mandarin an asset

If your background matches the qualifications listed above and are looking for an opportunity with a dynamic organization that is making a difference in the community, please submit your resume and cover letter in confidence to careers@cfpcn.ca.

Please submit cover letter and resume in one document

Please note that only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

Licensed Practical Nurse

Location: Calgary, AB (Riley Park Primary Care Centre)

Closing Date: August 21 2019

Reporting to the Clinic Manager, the Licensed Practical Nurse works with the multidisciplinary team and physicians to provide care to the patient and support to the family physicians.

FTE: 0.4 (16 hours a week)

Reporting to the Clinic Manager, the Licensed Practical Nurse works with the multidisciplinary team and physicians to provide care to the patient and support to the family physicians.

Responsibilities

Key aspects of the position may include, but are not limited to:

  • Patient preparation
    • Greet and room the patient
    • Obtain and record vital signs, height, weight and blood pressure when appropriate
    • Record a brief and concise history relevant to the patient’s chief complaint
    • Obtain and process urine samples when appropriate
  • Review patient charts daily for completeness, ensuring all pertinent results are on the chart and the chart is signed by the practitioner
  • Chaperone male physicians during pelvic and breast exam
  • Process specimens for transport
  • Using critical thinking makes decisions based on the analysis of available information
  • Performs nursing interventions for which she/he can manage the client during and after the intervention or has access to resources (O2 administration, dressing changes, injections, nebulizer treatments)
  • Works in consultation with the health care team to meet the care needs of the more complex client
  • Teaches and delivers elements of established health programs
  • Clinic autoclaving (rotating schedule)
  • Assist physicians with opportunistic screens for patients in accordance with the ASaP (Alberta Screening and Prevention Maneuvers)
  • Maintaining high standards in infection control practices
    • Use appropriate PPE when required
    • Cleaning the room between patients
    • Maintaining a neat and tidy workspace
  • Complying with privacy legislation
  • Complying with Calgary Foothills PCN administrative policies and procedures
  • Accountable for their own practice in accordance with CPLNA standards and the employment scope of practice
  • Collaborate with the health care team as required
  • Commitment to working together in a climate that promotes respect, trust, safety and support for shared decision-making.
  • Collaborating for the benefit of patients, families and providers to create a positive working environment.
  • Collaborating with physicians and other health care providers to provide an integrative approach to care for patients and families.
  • Be able to learn the receptionist role and assist with reception duties when necessary

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the comprehensive primary health care model and the broad determinants of population health
  • Knowledge of concepts of health promotion, disease prevention, program planning, individual and group teaching
  • Communicating with other providers critical information regarding the patient and pertinent issues related to decision-making
  • Ability to perform specific skills required for the practice role of a Primary Care practice nurse in their particular practice setting in accordance with CLPNA standards of practice
  • Experience with electronic medical records is required
  • Specialty certification (e.g. foot care, wound care) preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal & written
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Accepts, implements and evaluates change with a positive attitude
  • Clinical nursing skills to care for medically-complex patients
  • Ability to work well in a team setting

Qualifications

  • Clinic nursing experience an asset
  • EMR Proficiency (Telus PSS EMR)
  • CPR certified
  • Immunization certificate preferred or has a willingness to complete certification within four months of the date of hire
  • Experience in primary care will be considered an asset

If your background matches the qualifications listed above and are looking for an opportunity with a dynamic organization that is making a difference in the community, please submit your resume and cover letter in confidence to careers@cfpcn.ca.

Please submit cover letter and resume in one document

Please note that only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.