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<p><strong>Your Opportunity:</strong></p> <p>The University of Alberta Hospital (UAH) is one of Canada&rsquo;s leading clinical, research and teaching hospitals, treating more than 700,000 patients annually from western and northern Canada. The hospital offers a wide range of diagnostic and treatment services, including specialized services within cardiac sciences, neurosciences, surgery, medicine, renal, critical care, burns, emergency, transplant and trauma. The UAH is currently seeking a Nurse Practitioner to provide specialized patient care within the Medicine program for the General Internal Medicine program. This role will allow you to apply your clinical Nurse Practitioner (NP) experience and collaborate as part of a large interdisciplinary team. You will also be empowered and accountable to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders as well as work collaboratively with patients and families as partners in care. Alberta Health Services offers a challenging work environment that provides opportunities for personal achievement and career growth. AHS also supports on-going professional development through funding, internal and external educational opportunities. Eligible employees enjoy a full range of benefits including life insurance, short term disability, long-term disability, Local Authority Pension Plan, accidental death &amp; dismemberment insurance, as well as medical, dental, and extended health care benefits.</p> <p><strong>Description: </strong></p> <p>Reporting to the PCM, the Nurse Practitioner role will be to provide clinical care to admitted inpatients and efficient and effective discharge planning with a multidisciplinary, patient/family focused team. Comprehensive knowledge base and excellent ability to apply it in an integrated primary care facility required. The Nurse Practitioner will be a clinical resource and leader of ongoing professional development and excellence in clinical practice. There is an expectation of leadership ability, excellent clinical skills in acute care (general medicine focus), and strong interpersonal and written communication skills. Flexible team player required. The Nurse Practitioner is responsible for working within their scope of practice to provide care for patients including, but not limited to: Ordering diagnostic tests and medications, completing admissions, history and physical assessment on patients. Assisting with discharge planning, patient education and care planning.</p> <p><strong>Required Qualifications: </strong></p> <ul> <li>A Master&#39;s or equivalent in Nursing with focus on advanced clinical practice.</li> <li>Current BCLS-HCP certification required.</li> <li>Current registration as a Nurse Practitioner through CARNA required.</li> <li>Current registration with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) with a NP practice permit is required.</li> <li>A minimum of three full-time years of related experience as a Registered Nurse is required, although new Nurse Practitioner applicants welcome.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Additional Required Qualifications: </strong></p> <ul> <li>Computer Literacy.</li> <li>Effective demonstrated communication ability (both written and verbal).</li> <li>Demonstrated team work ability.</li> <li>Flexibility and adaptability.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Preferred Qualifications: </strong></p> <ul> <li>Acute Medicine experience preferred.</li> <li>Experience with acutely ill medical patients is preferred.</li> <li>Narcotics prescriber ability is preferred.</li> </ul> <p><strong><a href="https://careers.albertahealthservices.ca/jobs/nurse-practitioner-96920">Apply online and join our dynamic team today!</a></strong> Go to <strong>AHS.ca/careers</strong> and click on <strong>Apply Now</strong>, then <strong>search</strong> requisition number <strong>ALB00070609.</strong></p>