Job ID: 29878

Updated: September 7, 2023

Location: Main Campus

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Position Overview

Student Wellness Services is currently seeking a Recurring Part-time Registered Nurse.

Student Wellness Services provides integrated and expanded health and wellness services to the University of Calgary community and its surrounding area. The population served includes approximately 40,000 students, staff and external clients. Student Wellness Services provides and supports the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of its clients within a supportive and inter-professionally collaborative clinical model.

This position reports to the Nurse Manager, Wellness Centre and works to provide day-to-day quality health care to students at the University of Calgary. 

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Directs patients to examination rooms, maintains an orderly and efficient flow in the clinic
  • Advises patients regarding health concerns, and reinforces self-care directions given to patients by the physicians, as required
  • Reviews medication schedules upon request by the physician, as well as teaching patients the correct use of medical supplies such as, wound care, etc., provides nursing assistance to physicians as required
  • Makes appropriate referrals to other healthcare providers, and books tests as requested by physicians
  • Advises patients as to preparation procedures for various laboratory tests and other investigative procedures
  • Checks vision, height, weight, blood pressure etc. for medical physical examinations
  • Reviews and assesses laboratory reports and informs appropriate persons
  • Responds appropriately to Campus Security and other departments regarding emergency medical situations on campus, oversees the completion of accident reports and forwards them to the Safety Office.
  • Maintains and assesses all medical equipment is in good working condition, and ensures all exam rooms are fully stocked with medical supplies as appropriate. Coordinates the ordering of medical supplies for the clinic by making recommendations to the Director, Wellness Centre
  • Safeguards confidentiality of patient information
  • Triages patients, including mental health concerns
  • Assists in disposing of bio hazardous wastes
  • Participates in health education and promotion on campus
  • Provides consultations and administers immunizations for health science students regarding appropriate vaccines for their individual programs
  • Pssists physicians and psychiatrists with mental health patients regarding appropriate referrals, follow-up appointments and case management within the clinic and also with internal and external campus referrals
  • Assists physicians with mental health emergencies
  • Acts as a liaison between counselling, student outreach access and support and Student Accessibility Services, reviewing patients in a collaborative model
  • Participates in health and mental health initiatives on campus
  • Actively participates as a member of the UHS team
  • Attends UHS staff meetings as required
  • Assists in policy development related to UHS, particularly with the other medical personnel
  • Assists with developing and implementing health education programs for students
  • Works as part of the UHS team
  • Preparation and updating of charts

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Registered Psychiatric Nurse with a Bachelor’s Degree and Registered Nurse designation or a Registered Nurse with 4 years recent or current experience in mental health setting
  • Current registration with CARNA or CRPNA
  • Current BLS required
  • Exceptional communication and documentation skills required
  • Excellent assessment skills required
  • The ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage workload and schedule independently is required.
  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary team with clear demonstration of the ability to work well with and be respectful of co-workers and students
  • Critical thinking and the ability to problem solve
  • Previous teaching experience an asset
  • A working knowledge of psychiatric pharmacology is an asset
  • Suicide/violence risk assessment course(s) an asset
  • Previous experience in case management an asset
  • The ability to be flexible and adapt to increased workload or different assignments based on clinic need.
  • Previous experience with a post-secondary student population an asset
  • Must be able to work closely with student support advisors
  • Manage referrals to other health professionals, campus and community resources
  • Consultation with physicians regarding medication review, risk assessment tools (PHQ9 etc.)
  • Must possess a calm, compassionate and reassuring manor
  • Experience with an EMR, preferably QHR/Accuro required
  • Working knowledge of Alberta Health immunization requirements for post-secondary students is required

Application Deadline:  September 21, 2023

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Technical Job Family, Phase 3.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

About the University of Calgary

UCalgary is Canada’s entrepreneurial university, located in Canada’s most enterprising city. It is a top research university and one of the highest-ranked universities of its age. Founded in 1966, its 36,000 students experience an innovative learning environment, made rich by research, hands-on experiences and entrepreneurial thinking. It is Canada’s leader in the creation of start-upsStart something today at the University of Calgary. For more information, visit

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ( and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources (

Do you have most but not all the qualifications? Research show that women, racialized and visible minorities , and persons with disabilities are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At UCalgary we are committed to achieving equitable, diverse, inclusive and accessible employment practices and workplaces and encourage you to apply if you believe you are right for this role. 

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


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