Licensed Practical Nurse – 1.0 FTE – Comfort Clinic, Elk Point

About The Lakeland Region

The Lakeland region of Northern Alberta is approximately 3 hours northeast of Edmonton, north of the North Saskatchewan River and at the southern edge of the great boreal forest. The area, famous among Albertans for its many healthy lakes, includes the communities of Elk Point, Lac La Biche, Smoky Lake, and St. Paul, among others.

About The Lakeland PCN

The Lakeland Primary Care Network is a growing not-for-profit corporation serving fourteen communities in northeast Alberta, delivering programs and services to enhance the delivery of primary health care. Our teams of nurses, social workers, dietitian, kinesiologist, and physicians work together to provide excellent care for patients and their families.

This position is with the Lakeland PCN FTE: 1.0
Status: Permanent Hours per Week: 37.5
Hours per Shift: 7.5 Reference ID: LPNEP20230712
Primary Location: Comfort Clinic, Elk Point
Position Summary

We are inviting applications for the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) position with 1.0 FTE at Comfort Clinic, Elk Point.

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) position would provide a wide variety of nursing services to patients, families, communities, and populations, while taking necessary steps to ensure their safety and well-being.

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
  • Identify needs and set priorities in collaboration with the patient and other team members
  • 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 Licensed Practical Nurse diploma program
  • Two years or more of related LPN experience
  • Current CLPNA Registration in good standing and current CPR/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
  • Understanding EMR software is an asset
Application Instructions

Application Deadline:  5:00 pm on July 28, 2023

  • Please email your resume, cover letter, and professional references to cbandaru@lakelandpcn.com
  • Please include the Reference ID in the subject line of the email

The Lakeland PCN thanks you for your interest in this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Lakeland PCN is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds.

This position will remain open until filled.