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Saddle Hills County

Job Title:Nurse Practitioner
Salary (please specify hourly/monthly/yearly):130,000.00 – 160,000.00 annually
Application Open Date:2022-02-17
Application Close Date:open until suitable candidate is found
Job Time Commitment:Full Time
City/Region:Saddle Hills County
Province/State:AB

Description

POSITION SUMMARY:
Reporting to the CAO, the Nurse Practitioner will be responsible for providing Clinical Practice services to a rural population of over 2,000 residents as defined by the Health Professions Act, the Registered Nurses Profession Regulations as well as standards and guidelines developed by the CNRA. This is a new position, and the chosen candidate will be responsible for helping to develop the full scope and responsibilities of the position during and after the hiring process.

Salary Range -$130,000 to $160,000
Hours of Work – TBD – 36.25 hours per week.
Generous Vacation and Benefits Package

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Patient Care
• Perform advanced health assessments
• Order, interpret and perform diagnostic tests
• Conduct patient examinations and diagnose medical conditions and disease
• Screen for presence of chronic illnesses
• Develop plans of care
• Monitor ongoing patient therapy of patients with chronic stable illnesses by providing pharmacological and counseling interventions
• Offer phone consultation/triage for acute episodic illnesses
• Prescribe and distribute medications, devices and or other therapies
• Provide education to individuals and their families
• Actively participate in health promotion activities
• Perform home visits when required

Referral/Consultation/Collaboration
• Consult and work closely with the physicians and practitioners at the Central Peace Health Complex and Central Peace Health Center in Spirit River
• Refer patients when appropriate to the Central Peace Health Complex and Central Peace Health Center
• Consult with physicians in accordance with established standards

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education
• Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
• Current registration with College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta as well as current membership in the Nurse Practitioners of Alberta

General Skills, knowledge, and requirements
• Leadership, critical thinking, organizational and communications skills
• The successful candidate will be a highly motivated, self-starting professional who will be prepared to devote a significant amount of time and expertise to developing and shaping the role of Nurse Practitioner in Saddle Hills County
• Strong health assessment/clinical and organizational skills
• Ability to prioritize, manage time effectively and work well with other local health professionals and agencies
• Basic computer skills
• Familiarity with Mac environment
• Electronic documentation of health records using a Clinical Management System would be an asset

Experience

• Two to three years clinical experience as a Nurse Practitioner
• Community health nursing in a primary care and/or rural setting

Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered on a developmental basis at a lesser rate of pay. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the position and not a complete job description of all responsibilities and activities required for this position. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. Saddle Hills County would like to thank all those interested in the position. Only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

Job Application Methods

hr@saddlehills.ab.ca