|Primary Care Nurse Practitioner|
Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Company : Government of the Northwest Territories
Salary : $114,000–$137,000 a year
Location : Northwest Territories
The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) offers challenging and exciting careers in health and social services delivery and administration in Canada’s North. The Territorial Authority has service locations in communities across the territory and a staff of more than 1,600 serving over 43,000 residents of the NWT and 5,900 residents of the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. Challenging work, welcoming communities, and expanded opportunities are some of the benefits offered to employees of the NTHSSA.
Located within the Tuktoyaktuk Health Centre and reporting directly to the Regional Manager, Community Health Centres, the incumbent will provide comprehensive health assessment, make diagnoses and develop care plans within the nurse practitioners scope of practice. The Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (PCNP) and family physicians will collaborate as providers of primary care to individuals, families and the community as a whole. In addition, the PCNP provides clinical nursing leadership within the primary community care regional team.
The focus of the PCNP is community health nursing with particular emphasis on community development and health promotion as well as knowledge and skills in assessment, diagnosis intervention, treatment management, drug therapy and referral functions which are shared with physicians, pharmacists and other service providers.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- The PCNP must have advanced knowledge of, and an ability to, apply advanced nursing processes (assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation) and advanced nursing practice to ensure that the all patients' physical, emotional, psychosocial, spiritual, educational and daily living needs are met.
- An ability to educate patients and their families (where applicable) on appropriate self- care methods and techniques.
- An ability to provide emergency care and treatment, as the position is required to perform advanced nursing functions beyond basis nursing training. This would include using standards, policies and guidelines of the Department of Health and Social Services, NTHSSA and the RNANT/NU.
- Knowledge of and an ability resources within and outside the NTHSSA (i.e. Social Services, Public Health, medevac teams etc.) in order to ensure support of patients and their families.
Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
The successful completion of a Nursing Degree, a certificate as a Nurse Practitioner and 2 years directly related nursing experience.
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
YELLOWKNIFE CENTRE 5TH FLOOR
BOX 1320 YELLOWKNIFE NT X1A 2L9
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445
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