Nurse Practitioner

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Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, Alberta is the epicenter for cardiovascular care in Southern Alberta and is looking for a full time Cardiology Nurse Practitioner (NP). The NP will manage patients admitted to the cardiology wards including a high observation stepdown area as part of a team, including cardiologists, nursing, pharmacy, and allied health members. The NP will provide directed, autonomous, comprehensive, holistic care to the medical cardiology population. The NP will also have the opportunity to contribute to the program and patient care through advanced clinical practice, leadership, consultations, referrals, education and research. Reporting to the Manager, PCU 81, 82 and Cardiac Intensive Care, this position functions as part of a multidisciplinary team working closely with the Division of Cardiology within the Medical Cardiology Units. As a regulated member of the health care team, the NP utilizes critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making skills to provide care with a focus on medical cardiology to patients who present with acute medical illness for medical assessment, care, and treatment. The primary responsibility of the NP is to provide comprehensive direct patient care as a central member of the team. The NP is authorized and competent to perform comprehensive assessment, diagnosis (including the ordering and interpretation of tests), intervention (including the prescribing of medications), management, referral, and evaluation of client care across the continuum of health care services. The NP provides leadership and actively participates in program development and evaluation, research, and clinical teaching activities. The NP participates in interdisciplinary collaboration in the practice setting to ensure consistency for drug prescribing and distribution in accordance with provincial guidelines.

Description:

As a Nurse Practitioner (NP), you will provide a full range of comprehensive health services to individuals across their lifespan. You will be responsible for integrating clinical skills associated with nursing and medicine to assess, diagnose, order, and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe treatment, and perform procedures to manage and meet the health needs of patients. Additionally, you will utilize advanced practice nursing competencies related to Clinical Practice, Leadership and Optimizing Health Systems, Education, and Research to increase care quality, promote appropriate use of health services, and inform and influence healthcare systems. PLEASE NOTE: This position is unionized and represented by the Alberta Union of Nurse Practitioners (AUNP). For more information on this union, please contact AUNP: https://www.aunp.ca/

Required Qualifications:

Successful completion of an approved Nurse Practitioner program and a minimum of master's degree. Registration with CRNA on the Nurse Practitioner Registrar including Provisional Graduate Nurse Practitioner licensure. Current Basic Cardiac Life Support - Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP).

Additional Required Qualifications:

Valid Nurse Practitioner in the adult stream practice permit from the College of Registered Nurse of Alberta (or eligible to be registered). Minimum of 2 years recent experience as an NP in a relevant clinical setting and/or front-line clinical work with preference for those working in an acute care setting. Minimum of 5 years recent clinical nursing experience relevant to the specialty area. Computer literacy skills mandatory.

Preferred Qualifications:

Connect Care and MS Office Suite knowledge preferred. Experience in a wide range of cardiac assessment, treatment and therapeutic interventions, health promotion, diagnostic procedures, and follow-up care.