The area covered by the Borealis PCN includes the towns of Peace River, Manning, Beaverlodge, Hythe, Wembley, Sexsmith, and Spirit River in northwest Alberta. People in the region enjoy, museums, arts, parks, and various recreation facilities. The region is also home to a wide array of wildlife and big game including moose, white-tailed deer, mule deer, and elk.
About The PCN
The Borealis PCN was formed to provide timely and accessible primary health care services to the patients in our communities. The Borealis Primary Care Network was formed by the merging of the Peace Region and Saddle Hills PCNs on April 1, 2023. Primary Care Networks have been active in the region since 2007.
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) works collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team to enhance the delivery of primary care services to patients. The role will work within the scope of practice to participate in the provision of care to patients with a variety of clinical conditions. This posting is for two 0.5 FTE permanent positions.
What you will do...
Works within the scope of practice as part of the clinic team to provide support to physicians and patients in day-to-day clinical activities
Perform a variety of nursing duties to provide consistent high-quality care to meet the needs of the patients through the lifespan
Assessment of patient conditions, needs and goals in collaboration with the patient, attending physician and interdisciplinary team
Provide short term interventions as needed
Provide relevant patient education to prevent and manage clinical conditions
Ensure the maintenance of accurate records in line with practice policy
Assist patients in navigating through the health system and provide direction in accessing local and regional health programs
Communicate with patients to determine the next appropriate health services required based on presenting concerns and test results
Support patients in facilitating appropriate referrals to community resources and programs
Participate in the evaluation of the PCN clinic and its services
Assist in planning, developing, and monitoring for services provided
Assist in the development of policies and protocols for clinic programs
Assist in setting up health promotion programs relevant to the needs of the practice population
Assist in developing and implementing patient self-management programs
Assist in the implementation of strategies for improving the quality and provision of care for the practice population
What you need to succeed...
Successful completion of an accredited Licenced Practical Nurse diploma program
Five years or more of related LPN experience
Current CLPNA Registration in good standing and current BLS
Clinical experience in primary care nursing, after-hours or primary care practice settings an asset
Clinical skills in primary care nursing
Knowledge of nursing processes and practices, including intervention strategies and therapies
Strong oral, written and analytical skills; self-directed and accountable and high level of perceptiveness
Ability to maintain patient privacy and confidentiality
Attention to details and problem-solving and critical thinking skills
Able to work independently and demonstrates ability to be proactive in completing duties
Strong organizational and time management skills, including the ability to handle multiple assignments and tasks while meeting deadlines
Ability to remain calm in difficult situations and deal effectively with those who are in distress
Ability to maintain effective working relations with employees and customers
Ability to maintain accuracy while multi-tasking or working under pressure
Ability to collaborate with other multi-disciplinary team members