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Calgary West Central Primary Care Network

Nurse Practitioner, post partum


Posted 12 Days Ago1560594

Job Description

NURSE PRACTITIONER (Temporary up to 0.4 FTE, or Casual)

Reporting to the Clinical Program Manager and in Collaboration with the Physician Lead for In-Hospital Obstetrics, the Nurse Practitioner provides support to postpartum patients of the CWC PCN at the Rockyview Hospital. The Nurse Practitioner demonstrates autonomous and independent practice and is responsible and accountable for the provision of evidence-based maternal and infant or newborn care.



The Nurse Practitioner works to full scope of practice with an emphasis on providing comprehensive care, education and guidance to perinatal patients, their families and their newborns.

This position is accountable for:

  • Receiving patients and providing health services based on highly developed nursing knowledge and skills.
  • Performing and documenting a comprehensive patient history and in depth assessment (including ordering and interpreting tests, diagnosis, etc.), according to practice protocols, of health status including physiological, psychosocial, economic, learning, cultural and spiritual factors affecting well-being/health. Initiating and implementing management strategies and providing appropriate evaluation, follow-up, referrals and modifications to care plans.
  • Utilizing the hospital EMR or paper chart in maintaining accurate and timely records, documenting all phases of client care.
  • Integrating scientific theories and current research and evidence from nursing and allied healthcare professions to identify and articulate the rationale for selecting interventions, and in developing and implementing innovative approaches to support the health, learning and transition needs of the individual, family and community.
  • Assisting in the implementation of strategies for improving the quality and provision of care for the practice population.
  • Assisting in the delivery of disease management and health promotion programs and providing appropriate care and treatment.
  • Initiating appropriate investigations.
  • Integrating multidisciplinary team and community resources into the care plan.
  • Employing expert consulting skills with nurses and other professionals in various clinical settings to directly and indirectly influence patient/client care, in accordance with CWC PCN policies, procedures and established standards.
  • Supporting, fostering and implementing evidence-based practice.


Education: The ideal candidate will have completed a Masters of Nursing and a Nurse Practitioner Certificate.

Experience: A minimum of three to five years’ of experience in Maternal and Infant or Newborn Care is required; CARNA registration in good standing is required; Neonatal Resuscitation and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation program is required. Demonstration of clinical skills in obstetrical nursing, with evidence of own continued professional development is preferred.

Organization skills: Ability to multi-task and prioritize. Strong organizational skills. Proven ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines in a highly challenging environment.

Communications and customer relations skills: Strong communication, interpersonal and relationship building skills; ability to handle requests and complaints in a professional, non-confrontational manner. Excellent follow-up and problem solving skills, with the ability to make intuitive decisions. Discretion and ability to handle sensitive information and material appropriately. Proven ability to build good working relationships with healthcare professionals, clients and other members of community.

Attention to detail: Precision, accuracy, and high attention to detail in all aspects of work.

Team-Orientated: Ability to work effectively independently as well as with a team.

Technical: Proficiency in computers, Microsoft Office Suite. Knowledge of and experience with Electronic Medical Records (EMR).

Hours of work: This is a temporary position expected to end in July 2018. While this is a casual position, the position may require the successful candidate to work up to a 0.4 FTE (16 hours).

Additional Requirements: Clear Criminal Background with Vulnerable Sector check required to start.*

* If you have resided outside Calgary in the past 12 months, you will need to contact local police or the RCMP detachment in your previous residential municipality to be able to obtain a full report.



The CWC PCN is a leader in the provision of primary care through collaboration, innovation and teamwork; creating healthy patients and satisfied providers.



Due to the high volume of applications we receive, only those who apply through the CWC PCN website will be moved forward in the recruitment process. This step is important as we require some important information from our online application form. Please include your resume and cover letter when submitting your application.


Submit your application through the CWC PCN Careers website.


Only submissions received with the following three (3) documents will be considered:

  1. Completed and signed application form (available on the Careers page at

  2. cover letter, and

  3. resume.


We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Contact Information

Calgary West Central Primary Care Network