Full-time | High Prairie, Alberta
High Prairie is a thriving community with a population of 2,600 and a trading area of more than 17,000. Residents in the area enjoy an abundance of outdoor recreational activities including golf, hiking, fishing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, and a professional rodeo. Close to High Prairie are the Métis Tri-Settlement areas of Peavine, Gift Lake and East Prairie.
As the Nurse Practitioner, you will provide general medical care to all age groups with a wide variety of medical conditions focusing on services to these communities. You will acknowledge and incorporate Indigenous ways into your practice and engage individual clients, families, and community in the planning, implementation and evaluation of health services. AHS will provide support for travel, accommodation, education and research opportunities. You will have a network of Community Health Representatives, LPN’s, fellow NP’s, and other health professionals to collaborate with. You will make referrals to the High Prairie Health Complex and actively participate in program development and clinical teaching activities.
High Prairie is included under the Government of Canada Student Loan Forgiveness program for Nurse Practitioners. Please visit https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/education/student-aid/grants-loans/repay/assistance/doctors-nurses.html for more information.
AHS currently has a Remote Retention Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $3,000. This allowance is non-pensionable and is payable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay.
As our Nuse Practitioner, you are authorized and competent to perform comprehensive assessment, diagnosis (including the ordering and interpretation of tests), intervention (including the prescribing of medications), management, referral, and evaluation of client care across the continuum of health care services. You will utilize the nursing process, critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills to provide care to individuals, families, groups and communities. You will contribute to quality collaborative inter professional patient care through advanced clinical practices, leadership, consultations, referrals, education and research. You will foster an environment of empowerment engaging individual clients, families, and the community in the planning, implementation and evaluation of health services. These areas include health promotion, illness/injury prevention, illness diagnosis and treatment, chronic disease management, harm reduction, rehabilitation and support. You will also provide leadership within the facility and actively participate in program development and evaluation, research and clinical teaching activities.
Successful completion of a recognized Nurse Practitioner Program at a minimum of a Master of Nursing level or equivalent. Active registration and practice permit with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) in the Family/All Ages Stream. Basic Cardiac Life Support – Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP). Proficiency in lab interpretation and other diagnostic results.
Additional Required Qualifications:
Demonstrated ability to function effectively both independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to enable working directly with patients and their family members. Demonstrated strong decision making/problem solving abilities. Experience in a wide range of assessment, treatment and therapeutic interventions, health promotion, diagnostic procedures, and follow-up care in the community. Computer literacy skills (i.e. TELUS Wolfe, NetCare, etc). This position requires a vehicle for business use. Possession of a valid driver’s license and access to a motor vehicle in good repair for work related travel.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Basic Trauma Life Support. Emergency Nursing Course, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Trauma Nurse Core Course. CTAS scoring and ECG interpretation. Broad knowledge of Indigenous history and cultures within Alberta. High degree of cultural competence as it relates to working with Indigenous people. Ability to foster partnerships, establish and maintain strong working relationships with First Nations and Metis communities, public agencies and government.