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Registered Nurse (Academic/Clinical)

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Department: Academic Family Medicine

FTE: 1.0

Status: Term, up to two years with the possibility of extension or becoming permanent.

Competition No.: 17080-M

Salary Information: The salary range is $60,410 - $94,391 per annum (Specialist Professional, Phase 2).  The starting salary will be commensurate with education and relevant experience.

Primary Purpose: The Department of Academic Family Medicine is a full scope family practice clinical teaching unit operating out of the West Winds Primary Health Centre.  The successful applicant will be responsible for a wide variety of duties, including patient care and education, clinical education of Family Medicine residents and medical students, quality assurance, and nurse management duties.

Nature of Work: Accountable and reporting to the Saskatoon clinical Unit Head, this nursing position will require leadership, teamwork, teaching and nursing skills in a teaching clinic setting. This nurse will work collaboratively with faculty physicians, residents, medical students and staff in the Saskatoon Family Medicine Unit to achieve the educational goals of the Department while providing exemplary patient-centred care.  Supervision of medical office assistants and student-patient interactions will be expected.

Accountabilities:

  • Teach College of Medicine learners procedural skills of nursing
  • Assure patient safety in an educational and clinical setting
  • Support quality assurance and research projects done by faculty, residents and other College of Medicine or University students as necessary
  • Identify learners in difficulty and report appropriately to faculty
  • Integrate experience, skill and knowledge in the provision of patient care
  • Provide a clinic triage function and prioritize patient care
  • Contribute to quality assurance goals by participating in chronic disease management and initiatives
  • Supervision of clinic staff
  • Provide professional nursing advice and support to patients, physicians and residents
  • Develop professional relationships in an interdisciplinary primary health care environment
  • Ensure appropriate clinical supplies are available
  • Participate in clinic and lab quality assurance
  • Efficient use of the electronic medical record system
  • Provide nursing and other duties, such as assisting in the maintenance of the inventory of medical and clinical supplies, as well as, various clinical/management duties related to the operation of a busy outpatient family medical teaching practice

Qualifications

Education: Registered Nurse.  Must be a member in good standing and registered with the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association.

Experience: Must have at least three years of nursing experience in a family practice setting or the equivalent experience in an ambulatory or outpatient environment.  Experience as a nurse educator would be an asset.

Skills: The successful applicant will be able to communicate effectively with the team/learners, patients, staff and faculty.  The applicant will be involved in the academic scholarship of interdisciplinary primary health care services and education.  An ability to teach, assess, work independently, participate in teamwork and exercise initiative when dealing with stressful situations in an effective and courteous manner is an essential requirement.  Confidentiality and the handling of sensitive information in an appropriate manner is essential.  Computer literacy is required as the Department has an electronic medical record.

This position is in scope of the Administrative and Supervisory Personnel Association.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Kevin Kobialka at 306-655-4200.

Be sure to apply online as emailed applications will not be accepted.

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The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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