Primary Care Nurse – 0.7 to 1.0 FTE – Permanent

About The City of Grande Prairie

Grande Prairie is located in Northwestern Alberta, in the heart of the Peace Region, and is the largest city north of Edmonton. It is a thriving young city full of continuous growth and opportunity. The population of Grande Prairie is 69,088 (2018 census), with the greatest population being between the ages of 30 and 34. This population includes representation from more than 80 different cultural and ethnic groups.

Grande Prairie has been the hub of the Peace Region since the early 1900s, making it rich with the culture and heritage of its many residents past and present. Across the city, there are many ways to immerse yourself in the experience of Grande Prairie’s culture and heritage. Grande Prairie possesses several state-of-the-art recreational facilities and has a vibrant arts and culture community.

Grande Prairie has something for all those you live and work in this great city. Visit one of our many historic exhibits, check out a significant landmark or one of many other opportunities to explore the city in new ways today! To learn more go to

About The Grande Prairie PCN

The Grande Prairie Primary Care Network, in beautiful Grande Prairie, Alberta – a city rich in cultural and economic opportunities, and a great place to raise a family – was formed in 2010 to work with local primary care physicians in the delivery of primary healthcare services. The PCN provides innovative and collaborative initiatives that improve communication, increase coordination of services, and enhance medical clinic practices to better meet the needs of the community.

These positions are with the Grande Prairie PCN FTE: 0.7 to 1.0
Status: Permanent Hours per Week: 37.5
Hours per Shift: 7.5 Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm Reference ID: PCN20230228
Primary Location: Grande Prairie PCN Number of Positions: 2
Position Summary

The Primary Care Nurse role will work to full scope to support unattached complex patients who require follow up with a primary care provider. The incumbent will assess the needs of the patients, follow recommended instructions, and provide any necessary health education. The nurse will work collaboratively with the entire PCN multidisciplinary team, including Nurse Practitioners to ensure patient care and treatment can be managed in primary care.

There are two 1.0 FTE permanent positions available.

What you will do...
  • Work within the scope of practice as part of the clinic team to provide support to primary care providers and patients in day-to-day clinical activities
  • Coordinate sharing of patient medical information with clinic team members
  • Perform a variety of nursing duties to provide consistent high-quality care to meet patient needs
  • Assess patient conditions, needs, and goals in collaboration with the patient, primary care provider and multidisciplinary team
  • Provide short term interventions as needed
  • Provide relevant patient education to prevent and manage clinical conditions
  • Ensures the maintenance of accurate records in line with practice policy
  • Assists patients in navigating through the health system and provide direction in accessing local and regional health programs
  • Communicate with patients to determine the next appropriate health services required based on presenting concerns and test results
  • Support patients in facilitating appropriate referrals to community resources and programs
  • Participate in the evaluation of the PCN clinic and its services
  • Assist in planning, developing, and monitoring for services provided
  • Assist in the development of policies and protocols for clinic activities
  • Assist in setting up health promotion programs relevant to the needs of the practice population
  • Assist in developing and implementing patient self-management supports
  • Assist in the implementation of strategies for improving the quality and provision of care for the practice population
What you need to succeed...
  • Successful completion of an accredited Licenced Practical Nurse diploma program or a bachelor’s degree in nursing
  • Three years or more of related nursing experience
  • Current CLPNA Registration or CARNA practice permit in good standing and current BLS
  • Clinical experience in primary care nursing, after-hours or primary care practice settings an asset
  • Clinical skills in primary care nursing
  • Knowledge of nursing processes and practices, including intervention strategies and therapies
  • Strong oral, written, and analytical skills; self-directed and accountable and high level of perceptiveness
  • Ability to maintain patient privacy and confidentiality
  • Attention to details and problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Able to work independently and demonstrates ability to be proactive in completing duties
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, including the ability to handle multiple assignments and tasks while meeting deadlines
  • Ability to remain calm in difficult situations and deal effectively with those who are in distress
  • Ability to maintain effective working relations with employees and customers
  • Ability to maintain accuracy while multi-tasking or working under pressure
  • Ability to collaborate with other multi-disciplinary team members
  • Understanding of EMR software is an asset
Application Instructions

Please email your resume, cover letter, and professional references to

Please include the Reference ID in the subject line of the email.

All candidates will be required to undergo a security clearance check.

The Grande Prairie PCN thanks you for your interest in this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Grande Prairie PCN is an equal opportunity employer. The Grande Prairie PCN welcomes applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds.