Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner 

Health Services Department



The Fort McKay First Nation (FMFN) is composed of over 800 band members, including those of Cree and Dene heritage, with approximately 400 members residing in the hamlet of Fort McKay — a community located approximately 65 km north of Fort McMurray. Fort McKay offers the best of both worlds: remote northern life for the nature lover and proximity to a large city of about 70,000 people with all the amenities you need.


We are seeking a highly dedicated and professional Nurse Practitioner to join our team!

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a member of the Fort McKay Health Care team and will be responsible for providing a range of health services to patients delivering preventive and continuous care toward the management of patients' health. The NP will use their in-depth knowledge of nursing with their legal authority and autonomy to order diagnostic tests, prescribe pharmaceuticals and perform specific procedures in the management and treatment of illnesses in a primary care setting.

The NP collaborates with home care staff, attending physicians and specialists to acquire and utilize best practices and resources needed to make adjustments and to optimize program delivery. This is a permanent full-time position reporting directly to the Executive Director, Health and Governance Administration and is based on seventy-five (75) hours bi-weekly.



Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Examine patients and take their medical histories and consult with physicians and other medical practitioners to evaluate patients' physical and mental health where necessary
  • Order laboratory tests, X-rays and other diagnostic procedures
  • Advise patients and their families on health care including health promotion, disease, illness and accident prevention
  • Collaborate with other health professionals such as physicians, therapists and nutritionists to plan, implement, co-ordinate and evaluate patient care in consultation with patients and their families
  • Provide expert clinical care in managing the health needs of the local Aboriginal population and apply further knowledge and decision making skills in assessment, diagnosis and clinical management
  • Provide leadership and actively participate in program development and evaluation, research and clinical teaching activities
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Completion of CARNA approved Master’s degree level Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Nurse Practitioner Program Registered OR eligible for registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the College & Association Of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA)
  • Successful completion of a Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner program or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years recent experience as an NP in a relevant outpatient clinical setting and/or front line clinical work with preference for those working across the life span and in primary care setting such as Family Medicine required
  • Completion of Trauma Nurse Core Course or other advanced clinical setting nursing skills preferred
  • Experience in a wide range of assessment, treatment and therapeutic interventions, health promotion, diagnostic procedures, and follow-up care in the community considered an asset
  • Able to submit a criminal record check for the vulnerable sector. This information is collected by authority of the Protection for Person in Care Act (Section 10[4]).
  • CPR and ACLS required
  • Class 5 driver’s license and able to submit a clear drivers abstract
  • Ability to speak, read and write Cree and Dene is an asset
  • Experience working in a First Nations community is a definite asset
  • Successful candidate will be required to live in (or relocate to) Fort McMurray, Alberta


At Fort McKay, we ask a lot of our employees, which is why we give so much in return. In addition to your Competitive Salary, we’ll shower you with perks, including:

  • Comprehensive Health benefits package for Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Company matched Pension Plan and Optional Tax Free Savings Account
  • A healthy work-life balance with an on-site fitness centre including  free fitness classes 
  • Opportunities for career growth, professional development, and volunteering within the community
  • Safe and reliable carpool transportation to and from the workplace




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Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Please ensure you indicate the Competition #016-2019

*Preference will be given to qualified applicants of Aboriginal ancestry in any hiring decision, please declare your Aboriginal status in your application

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