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Health Management Nurse, Extended Health Team

Location: Calgary, Alberta

Closing Date: July 02 2021

The Calgary Foothills PCN Extended Health Team is comprised of health management nurses, pharmacists, kinesiologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, family physicians, and mental health consultants. The Extended Health Team helps patients with complex chronic health conditions who struggle with psychosocial factors to self-manage chronic conditions, set achievable goals, and access additional resources and support. Group and individual appointments or home visits are tailored to the patient’s needs.

Reporting to the program manager, the health management registered nurse collaborates with family physicians, Calgary Foothills PCN multidisciplinary teams and community/external partners to provide patient-centered care for those with chronic disease and/or complex health conditions.

FTE: 0.8

The Calgary Foothills PCN Extended Health Team is comprised of health management nurses, pharmacists, kinesiologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, family physicians, and mental health consultants. The Extended Health Team helps patients with complex chronic health conditions who struggle with psychosocial factors to self-manage chronic conditions, set achievable goals, and access additional resources and support. Group and individual appointments or home visits are tailored to the patient’s needs.

Reporting to the program manager, the health management registered nurse collaborates with family physicians, Calgary Foothills PCN multidisciplinary teams and community/external partners to provide patient-centered care for those with chronic disease and/or complex health conditions.

Responsibilities

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

  • Working with patients on self-management by providing coaching and education to help advance their skills, knowledge, and self-efficacy in adopting healthy lifestyle behaviours that are meaningful to them
  • Helping to build care plans with patients who have, or are at risk of, chronic health conditions through biopsychosocial health assessment, collaborative goal setting, applicable interventions based on patient readiness, regular follow-up and evaluation of progress
  • Supporting the navigation of the health care system to connect patients and the medical home to applicable PCN, community and health system resources as needed
  • Promoting continuity of patient care through effective written and verbal communication with the Medical Home and those involved in the circle of care
  • Building relationships and developing the Health Management Nurse role within and outside of the Calgary Foothills PCN team
  • Identifying clinic/community needs and create individual or group-based programs in collaboration with those partners
  • Providing care through individual and facilitated group appointments
  • Consulting with hospital, community, and other Calgary Foothills PCN health care providers to ensure seamless care transitions
  • Participating in development, delivery, evaluation and quality improvement of health programs and evidence-based practice
  • Collecting and maintaining data for service indicators, progress reports and evaluations
  • Adhering to and performing activities and care within the full scope of practice as defined under the Health Professions Act

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Understanding regarding nursing scope of practice within community setting
  • Expertise in active listening and motivational interviewing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, organization and critical thinking skills
  • Strong skills in collaborating with team members and physicians
  • Maintains an individual’s dignity and self-worth during all interactions
  • Experience with trauma informed care an asset
  • Excellent group facilitation skills
  • Ability to provide evidence-based care
  • Ability to work well in a team setting and independently
  • Excellent computer skills are required
  • Strong health assessment and documentation skills
  • Ability to prioritize, manage time effectively, and be flexible in a very dynamic work environment
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings/weekends, when required
  • Accepts, implements and evaluates change with a positive attitude

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited diploma and/or degree program in Nursing
  • Licensed with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta as a practicing member
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and have access to a vehicle
  • AADL authorizer status is an asset
  • MoCA certification required

At Calgary Foothills PCN we offer:

  • Competitive compensation and flexible benefits package, including a Health Care Spending Account or Lifestyle Spending Account
  • RRSP program
  • Support for training and development, including reimbursement for professional/licensing dues
  • Flex and paid vacation days
  • An employee recognition program

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 and in subject line please include position title.

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

Licensed Practical Nurse

Location: Calgary, Alberta

Closing Date: July 02 2021

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

FTE: 0.35 – Temporary until September 2022

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

Responsibilities

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

  • Preparing patients
  • Completing full patient assessments and triaging
    • Greeting and rooming patients
    • Obtaining and recording vital signs, height, weight and blood pressure when appropriate
    • Recording a brief and concise history relevant to the patient’s chief complaint
    • Obtaining and processing urine samples when appropriate
  • Reviewing patient charts daily for completeness, ensuring all pertinent results are on chart and the chart is signed by the practitioner
  • Chaperoning all physicians during pelvic and breast exam when needed and appropriate
  • Processing specimens for transport
  • Using critical thinking to make decisions based on analysis of available information
  • Performing nursing interventions and managing the client during and after the intervention or has access to resources (O2 administration, dressing changes, injections, nebulizer treatments)
  • Working in consultation with health care team to meet care needs of the more complex client
  • Teaching and delivering elements of established health programs
  • Performing clinic autoclaving
  • Assist physicians with opportunistic screens for patients in accordance with the Alberta Screening and Prevention Maneuvers (ASaP)
  • Maintaining high standards in infection control practices
    • Using appropriate personal protective equipment 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
  • Being accountable for own practice in accordance with College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CPLNA) standards and the employment scope of practice
  • Collaborating with the health care team as required
  • Making a 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
  • Being 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
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • 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

  • Active LPN license (experience required) with immunization certification
  • Electronic Medical Record (EMR) proficiency – familiarity with PS Suite
  • CPR certified
  • 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 and in subject line please include position title.

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