• Employment Opportunity - Nurse Practitioner

    Camrose PCN | October 7, 2021

    Nurse Practitioner, Rural Primary Care

    Location:  Camrose

    FTE:  0.8 - 1.0 FTE, Permanent

    Start Date:  As soon as suitable candidate found

    Closing Date:  November 30th, 2021 or until suitable candidate found


    About the Camrose Primary Care Network

    The Camrose Primary Care Network (PCN) serves the community as partners in health, with a vision of providing excellence in patient care through collaboration, cooperation & multidisciplinary teamwork.

    The Camrose Primary Care Network (PCN) seeks a driven, experienced and skilled Nurse Practitioner to provide patient centered care to full scope of practice, with a focus on vulnerable populations (such as but not limited to youth mental health and women’s health), complex patients and those without connection to a primary care provider/family physician. The NP will be a key person in supporting the Patient’s Medical Home model of care at CPCN.

    This is your opportunity to work alongside a multi-disciplinary team made up of nurses, mental health professionals, physicians, and allied healthcare providers, to positively impact lives through outcome driven, evidence-based care. In addition, your high level of confidence and competency is essential when collaborating with external stakeholders to support sustainable process changes to meet the needs of all residents in our community.  This position may be based from a variety of community settings such as Physician clinics, PCN offices and other local community agencies. Hours of work may include weekdays, evenings and/or occasional weekends.


    A Nurse Practitioner with current and active registration, enrolled with CARNA extended practice roster, and must be licensed to work with family/all ages of patient populations. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a community setting with a focus on primary care services, with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment requiring flexibility, balancing of competing priorities and a willingness to work collaboratively. The capacity to develop new skills and apply theory into practice is valued in your aptitude for aiding in program development. The role requires a constructive, empathetic, and respectful approach to interactions with both patients and colleagues.

    Formal Education and Additional Certifications:

    - Master’s degree in nursing, with Nurse Practitioner certification.
    - Full licensed and in good standing with CARNA.
    - Current BCLS certification for health care providers.
    - Youth Mental Health and Addictions experience an asset.
    - Women’s health an asset.
    - Non-violent crisis intervention training an asset.
    - CanREACH training an asset.
    - Must have a recent (within the past three months) criminal record check/police information check (including vulnerable sector search) prior to the first day of hire.

    Experience and Skills Required:

    - 3 or more years of nursing experience, preferably in a rural primary care setting.
    - Experience of working in a walk in medical clinic, as well as with youth mental health and women’s health is an asset.
    - Experience working within a multidisciplinary care team model.
    - An understanding of Harm Reduction, Population Health principles and health behaviour change methods (e.g. Motivational Interviewing). Comfortable working with Vulnerable populations in a variety of settings including but not limited to less traditional health care environments.
    - Knowledge of and interest in principles of a population-needs based approach, primary care, primary health care  and the medical home model is an asset.
    - Must have excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office products and experience with electronic medical record  (EMR) documentation.
    - Awareness of routes to access health resources for at risk and vulnerable populations.
    - Ability to be self-directed member of a multidisciplinary team who provides holistic patient care based on advanced clinical knowledge and skills using independent and collaborative problem solving and decision-making techniques.
    - Demonstrates good organizational skills in coordinating plan of care for individuals with other team members.
    - Ability to follow and adhere to Camrose Primary Care Network procedures, guidelines, goals, and objectives, and confidentiality policies.

    Core Competencies:

    - Self-motivated to work autonomously to full scope of practice.
    - Strong communication skills.
    - Ability to recognize and resolve conflicts.
    - Demonstrated high level critical thinking and decision-making skills.
    - Excellent time management skills.
    - Expertise in clinical guidelines.
    - Ability to manage a varied caseload.

    Salary:  Remuneration based on education and experience with a range of $48.45-63.15/hour

    Reporting Structure:  Direct - Clinical Manager

    Why Work for Us?

    Employees of the CPCN enjoy a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes health, dental and vision, health spending account, RRSP matching program, vacation and personal time off allowances, and professional development opportunities.  

    Camrose Primary Care Network is committed to ensuring the safety of staff and patients and requires all new employees to provide proof of qualifications and a satisfactory criminal record check and/or Vulnerable Sector Search prior to the start of their employment. 

    Camrose Primary Care Network values the diversity of the people and communities we serve and is committed to attracting, engaging, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

    Apply:  Please submit your resume and cover letter to: jtomaszewski@peakstoprairiespcn.com

    Please note that only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.  We thank all other candidates for their interest.

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