Licensed Practical Nurse / Registered Nurse – 0.5 FTE – 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.

This position is with the Lakeland PCN FTE: 0.5
Status: Hours per Week: 18.75
Hours per Shift:  Reference ID: LPNRN20230401
Primary Location: Elk Point & District Medical Clinic
Position Summary

We are inviting applications for the Licensed Practical Nurse(LPN)/Registered Nurse(RN) position with 0.5 FTE (37.5 Hours Bi-weekly) at Elk Point & District Medical Clinic, Elk Point.

The LPN/RN works in partnership with the family physician and other members of the healthcare team to provide care to the patient population of the practice.

What you will do...

Health assessment

  • Obtains a history of the presenting health issue(s)
  • Maintains an accurate list of all current medications by reviewing at each visit and assessing adherence
  • Documents health assessment and clinical data in visit note and patient profile or summary as appropriate
  • Provides telephone and in-person triage according to established practice protocol

Health education

  • Utilizes all health-care encounters as an opportunity to identify educational needs and provide health education (e.g., immunizations, screening, health lifestyle, smoking)
  • Engages patients in education regarding chronic illnesses such as diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hypertension, cardiac disease, cancer, and chronic pain

Health promotion and prevention of illness, injury and complications

  • Provides and co-ordinates screening for health issues such as diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, cancer screening, cardiovascular health, mental health, cognitive function and osteoporosis
  • Works as a navigator to ensure the appropriate referrals and connections to other services and programs that would enable the patient to achieve their health goals e.g., the Primary Care Network

Health-care management and therapeutic interventions

  • Assists and supports patients with implementation of the health plan including interventions and diagnostic testing
  • Provides telephone care, follow-up and consultation. Documents this care in patient record or according to practice policy
  • Informs and educates patients regarding the meaning and implications of test results and interventions
  • Prepares prescriptions for signing or facilitates the ordering of medications according to practice policy
  • Completes referrals or consults, lab requisitions, and diagnostic requisitions
  • Provide interventions including but not limited to wound care, suture/staple removal, insulin starts, specimen collection, INR adjustment, injections, dressing changes, ear syringing, wart treatment, foot care, assisting with procedures, and other interventions as directed by the physician and approved by provincial college or association scope of practice guidelines

Professional role and responsibility

  • Recognizes personal attitudes, beliefs, feelings and values about health in their interactions with patients and their families
  • Maintains and applies evidence-based knowledge to the nursing process
  • Demonstrates leadership in areas such as chronic disease management, reproductive health, shared care models, safety and health
  • Completes documentation, accurate statistical data, and reports
  • Participates or leads quality improvement programs or initiatives in the practice
What you need to succeed...


  • Successful completion of an accredited Practical Nurse Diploma program
  • Current registration with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta
  • Current health care provider CPR certification
  • A minimum of two years experience in primary care, community and continuing care


  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing or diploma entry registered nurse
  • Current CPR and BCLS
  • Minimum of two years’ experience as a registered nurse
  • Current nursing registration with the provincial/territorial professional college or association
  • Knowledge of concepts of health promotion, disease prevention, behavior change counselling, program planning, individual and group counselling
  • Nursing care knowledge related to primary care/community health/chronic disease management
  • In-depth knowledge of health assessment and interventions in the family practice context


  • Ability to work independently and be self-directed
  • Ability to work well with other health-care professionals
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to adapt communication styles to meet the needs of patients, health team members and community partners


  • Experience working in a family practice, community or primary health care setting
  • Experience in an STI Clinic or Sexual Health setting
  • Experience collecting genital specimens, including PAP smears and microscopy
  • Preference will be given to the candidates who were qualified/experienced to conduct the PAP Smears in the clinic or interested in obtaining the certificate in PAP Smears, ASAP
Application Instructions
  • Please email your resume, cover letter, and professional references to
  • Please include the Reference ID in the subject line of the email
  • All candidates will be required to undergo a security clearance check

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.