Nurse Practitioner – Oncology
Full time | Calgary, AB
Are you an experienced Nurse Practitioner (NP) that wants to use your expertise toward the treatment of Albertan’s fighting Cancer? AHS is seeking a Nurse Practitioner (NP) excited to join the dynamic Ambulatory Oncology team at Tom Baker Cancer Center (TBCC), Holy Cross (HCC) and soon to open state of the art Calgary Cancer Centre (CCC). The incumbent will be integral in providing superior cancer care, working within a collaborative and fast paced team. The principle focus of this position will be in clinical practice, supporting hematology patients both in NP-led and collaborative clinics with the hematologist, alongside a multidisciplinary team.
In addition, there are opportunities to attend and lead in education and research. The incumbent will have a fundamental role in leadership to the hematology nursing team and will be an important contributor to ongoing quality improvement with the new CCC. The NP requires strong interpersonal skills and ability to build collaborative and trusting relationships. These skills are crucial for the provision of exceptional care to patients and families, mentorship to the hematology nursing team, and in developing strong partnerships with other healthcare providers. They will demonstrate proven skills in organization, critical thinking, conflict resolution, advanced problem solving, and change management. Importantly, the successful NP will bring a core passion for caring for patients and their families.
The NP will enjoy a progressive, team-oriented environment that includes day schedules and protected office time for pursuits beyond clinic support. Excitingly, the new CCC at 1.3 million square feet is designed for the future of cancer care housing advanced technologies and new, exciting workspaces within an integrated environmental design to support optimal care for patients and clinicians.
AHS is seeking a Nurse Practitioner (NP) to join the dynamic ambulatory oncology team at Tom Baker Cancer Center (TBCC) and Holy Cross (HCC) sites. The incumbent will be an integral member of the healthcare team in providing cancer care, working within a multidisciplinary and fast paced team with a focus on patient and family centered care. The principle focus of this position will be clinical practice. The NP will provide consistent collaboration with the provider and nursing teams.
In addition, you will provide nursing education and leadership, and involved in ongoing quality improvement particularly with the pending move to the new Calgary Cancer Center. The NP requires strong interpersonal skills and ability to build collaborative and trusting relationships with staff, the management team, physicians, and all members of the interdisciplinary team. They will demonstrate skills in the areas of organization, critical thinking, conflict resolution, advanced problem solving, interdisciplinary leadership and change management. A passion for caring for patients with medical complexity, and their families, is essential.
PLEASE NOTE: The Alberta Union of Nurse Practitioners (AUNP) was certified by the Alberta Labour Relations Board on December 20, 2021, as the bargaining agent for all employees of Alberta Health Services (AHS) who are nurse practitioners performing advanced nursing care or nursing instruction.
NOTE: Applicants can request some flexibility/variability on the preferred position FTE which must meet operational requirements and can be confirmed during the selection process.
Masters of Nursing with Nurse Practitioner specialization. Active or eligible for registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA). A minimum of 2 years full time (or equivalent in hours) recent NP experience. Current BCLS-HCP.
Additional Required Qualifications:
Experience working independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team, including physicians. Experience promoting change processes. Experience mentoring and leading others. Strong written and verbal communication skills to navigate a fast-paced interdisciplinary environment, clarity and accuracy in patient care documentation for optimal continuity of care in a complex environment. Open to feedback. Experience with excellent patient and family centered care.
Canadian Nurses Association certification credentials in Oncology nursing. NP experience in Oncology, Hematology or evidence of expert level practice skills. Clinical experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Alberta’s Electronic Medical Records (Epic and Alberta NetCare).
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