Position Summary:

The Primary Care Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Footcare, will work within an inter-professional team of physicians and allied health professionals. This position’s aim is to support the goals and objectives of the Calgary Rural Primary Care Network’s (CRPCN) Clinical Innovation Strategy. This strategy focuses on developing a program of comprehensive, proactive care along with family physicians, in order to improve the health and wellness of individuals residing in PCN communities.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Advanced Foot care: Nurses will learn assessment and treatment of ailments of the foot, as well as how to care for high-risk clients.
  • Follow standards for sterilization protocols, and records management.
  • Ensure patients are assessed and screened according to current best practice guidelines, and referred to appropriate health providers and services to ensure their needs are met in a timely manner. This will involve actively engaging in patient navigation and clinical process redesign activities, as well as working with Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) to optimize patient care.
  • Support the PCNs Clinical Innovation Strategy, which includes chronic disease management, patient education, and lifestyle counselling (within LPN scope of practice guidelines) for patients living with, or at risk for, a wide range of chronic and/or complex health conditions (e.g., Mental Health, Addictions, Type 2 diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, obesity, COPD, etc.) may be required. 
  • Tasks follow CRPCN prescribed policies, practices, routines and procedures.
Educational Requirements:
  • Successful completion of an accredited Practical Nurse Diploma program
  • Current CLPNA registration is required.
  • CPR level C Heart and Stroke
  • Accredited Advanced Foot Care Certification
Experience and Skills Required:
  • 5 or more years of Licensed Practical Nursing experience, preferably in a primary care setting.
  • Experience in foot care.
  • Strong communication skills, as well as experience working within an inter-professional care team model are required.
  • Knowledge of chronic disease management principles and processes using current best practice guidelines.
  • Knowledge of Clinical Information systems an asset
  • Knowledge of and interest in primary health care, health promotion and prevention and chronic disease management would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of and/or interest in working in rural and remote communities is essential
Core Competencies:
  • Self-motivated to work autonomously to full scope of practice
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to recognize and resolve conflicts
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Expertise in clinical guidelines
  • Comfortable working with various health care providers (both internal and external to the PCN)
  • Ability to manage a varied caseload.
Working Conditions:
  • Clinical office environment
  • Occasional travel to CRPCN work sites required
  • Valid driver’s license & access to reliable vehicle

Reporting Structure:
Direct - Director, Clinical Innovation; Indirect - Executive Director
About the Calgary Rural Primary Care Network (CRPCN):
The Calgary Rural PCN works together with communities, family doctors and other health team members to do whatever we can help you be as healthy as possible. We are working together to change the delivery of health care in our communities from reactive to preventative by providing services to patients that fit their needs through supports we have in our member clinics, such as nurses, dietitians and other health care professionals. We collaborate to provide the tools and education to empower patients to work on their everyday health needs.
Please submit your resume and cover letter in confidence to careers@crpcn.ca.  
Please note that only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted. We thank all other candidates for their interest.