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Company Name:
The Alex
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Calgary, Alberta
Country:
Canada
Industry:
Health
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
Not specified
Education level:
Not specified

Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner – Ref. 18057 

Family Clinic & Complex Care Clinic

Term Contracts 

 

The Alex: Changing Health. Changing Lives.  The Alex Community Health Centre is a not-for-profit organization that is changing how we look at health care in Calgary. Our health, housing and food programs support our most vulnerable neighbours, tackling tough health and social issues head-on.

Since 1973, our cost-effective programs have provided preventative care in a welcoming, easy-to-access environment, moving people from poverty to stability and from crisis to wellness. Using a multi-disciplinary team approach, we focus care on assessment, intervention and promotion of all aspects of health. We embrace a model of health care that is accessible, responsive and participatory. In addition to the Family Health Centre, we run a Seniors Health Centre, a Youth Centre, two Mobile Community Health Buses, one Dental Health Bus, four Housing First Programs, a Community Food Centre and the Children’s Legal & Educational Resource Centre (CLERC).

What we do and why we do it:

The Family Health Centre improves quality of life in our communities through a comprehensive model of healthcare.  Our focus is on prevention, and our team of professionals work hard to step in before long-term interventions are needed, giving preventative care in a welcoming, easy to access environment.

In response to the growing opioid crisis, The Alex recently integrated the Complex Care Clinic into our Family Health Centre. The CCC is a referral-based clinic caring for clients with complex medical, social, mental health, and addictions needs. The CCC also provides Suboxone treatment for those wishing to recover from opioid addiction, while adding additional wraparound care and services to address the root causes of addiction.  We are currently seeking two Nurse Practitioners to work 1.0 FTE and 0.6 FTE, which may include days, evenings & weekends with our Health Centres and the Mobile Health Buses.

What you will do:

  • Diagnose and manage both common and complex health conditions
  • Promote health and provide patient education
  • Order and interpret diagnostic tests
  • Prescribe pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and other therapies
  • Perform procedures, interventions and treatments
  • Provide mentorship to members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Adhere to all health and safety regulations including: policies and procedures;  protecting your own and others’ physical and psychological health and safety; as well as, refraining from behaviors of violence and/or harassment

What you bring: 

  • Licensed with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta
  • Completion of an approved Nurse Practitioner program, BLS-C and triplicate prescribing authority
  • Knowledge, skills and abilities to work with complex individuals experiencing addictions, mental health, isolation, homelessness and poverty concerns
  • Strong communication skills and ability to adapt communication style to meet the needs of a specific individual
  • Must be comfortable working using harm reduction, strength based, natural and logical consequences, and trauma informed care techniques as well as an understanding of anti-oppressive practice
  • Firm boundaries yet able to effectively build relationships with hard to engage patients
  • Assertive, professional and positive, with an ability to effectively represent the organization
  • Experience with starting and maintaining opioid replacement therapy (Suboxone and methadone)

The Alex is an innovative and diverse organization which seeks to invest in its employees and see them succeed in their chosen careers.  If you are seeking a deeply rewarding, yet challenging career helping Calgary’s vulnerable populations, this might be the place for you!  

How to apply:

If you are as passionate as we are about making a difference in people’s lives, please email your resume to [email protected] and be sure to include the job title, reference number, and 0.6 or 1.0 FTE preference in the subject line.  

For further information about The Alex and its programs, we encourage you to visit our website at www.thealex.ca

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