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Nurse Practitioner (NP) – Part-time (0.4 FTE), Thursdays & Fridays

Title: Nurse Practitioner (NP) – Part-time (0.4 FTE), Thursdays & Fridays
Position Type: Leave Coverage
Reports to: Nursing Team Lead
Location: CUPS Health Clinic

Organization

Building resilient lives for Calgarians facing the challenges of poverty and trauma.

Since 1989, CUPS has helped Calgarians overcome adversity. Today we have evolved into an evidence-based organization, using the latest in brain development, to deliver trauma-informed care that builds resilience in individuals, families and the community. CUPS looks beyond short-term solutions to provide lasting, significant impact that spans generations. Together with our Partners we provide integrated care plans across Health Education and Housing to over 11,000 Calgarians each year to help them become self-sufficient. CUPS has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top Ten Most Impactful charities and was also awarded the United Way Spirit of Gold Innovation award.

Position Summary

The Nurse Practitioner (0.4 FTE Thursdays & Fridays) at CUPS is a registered nurse, working in an expanded role with a community focus using concepts of primary health care in the care of women. Through collaboration with professionals and the community, the NP facilitates the provision of health care to people through health assessment, health education and health promotion. The NP works with individuals, families and the community to enhance the quality of life as the individual, family or community defines it.

Responsibilities

  • Works interdependently with the other health care team members to provide nursing services in an extended practice context and provides advanced, comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and treatment. Ordering diagnostic tests as required

  • Assessment of social and mental health supports and providing referrals to internal staff and external agencies

  • Assessment for disability eligibility including Income Assistance, AISH, EI Disability, CPP Disability, and private or 3rd party assessments, along with completing the required forms and documentation

  • Assists in the development of programs through partnerships with the community, based on needs expressed by health care providers and the community.

  • Participates in triage and facilitates referral to other services at CUPS. These may include referral(s) to a physician, Family Development Centre or Housing Department

  • Pediatric healthcare including developmental screens and providing anticipatory guidance

  • Complex case management and advocacy for clients

  • Chronic disease management

  • Facilitates the design and implementation of health education programs with staff and clients on a regular basis particularly prenatal education.

  • Participates in formal and informal health teaching including the preventative health concepts concerning health issues

  • Organizes continuing Education for clinic staff and volunteers, as well as clinical outreach opportunities to provide improved access to prenatal and Women’s Health Services

  • Research involvement including the composition and recruitment of subjects, data collection, and evaluation

  • Preceptors for NP and MD students, residents, and IMGs

  • Prescribing (including chronic/acute pain & Opioid Agonist Therapy)

  • Participates with other agencies in the provision of services to clients in the most acceptable and accessible manner possible.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Registered Nurse with a Masters Degree

  • Member in good standing with the Extended Practice Roster of the Alberta Association of Registered Nurses

  • Experience in expanded practice environments

  • Knowledge of issues related to the socio-environmental determinants of health, in particular issues related to poverty, mental health, and addictions.

  • Ability to develop proposals and evaluate programs

CUPS offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Qualified candidates who are interested in this opportunity, please apply via indeed with a resume and cover letter.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.