Skills Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner in the Northeast Region

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "primary health care nurse practitioner" was moved from the group Allied primary health practitioners (NOC 3124) to the group Nurse practitioners (NOC 31302).

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a primary health care nurse practitioner in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Allied primary health practitioners (NOC 31302).

Tasks

  • Death counselling
  • Drug and alcohol rehabilitation
  • Infection control
  • Care for, assess and monitor the health of newborns and refer infants to appropriate medical services as required
  • Manage labour and spontaneous normal deliveries
  • Provide advice and guidance regarding care for newborns and young infants
  • Provide primary, full-course, care to women and their babies during pregnancy, labour, birth and the post-natal period including monitoring the health of mother and baby
  • Advise patients on health care
  • Collaborate with members of an interdisciplinary health team and plan, implement, co-ordinate and evaluate patient care
  • Examine patients and take their medical histories and consult with physicians and other medical practitioners to evaluate patients' physical and mental health
  • Order laboratory tests, X-rays and other diagnostic procedures
  • Conduct patient interviews, physical assessments and take medical histories
  • Formulate and implement treatment plans and monitor patients' progress
  • Inoculate and vaccinate patients to prevent and treat diseases
  • Perform and assist in routine surgery
  • Perform or order diagnostic tests and interpret results
  • Provide health maintenance education

Skills and knowledge

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.

    Skills

  • Analysis Help -
    • Projecting Outcomes
    • Researching and Investigating
    • Planning
    • Examining and Diagnosing
    • Analyzing Information
    • Inspecting and Testing
  • Service and Care Help -
    • Counselling and Nurturing
    • Treating People/Animals
    • Protecting and Enforcing
    • Serving Others
    • Cooking, Preparing, Serving
    • Tending to Daily Needs
    • Cleaning and House/Shop Keeping
  • Management Help -
    • Strategic Planning
    • Leading and Motivating
    • Allocating and Controlling Resources
    • Evaluating
    • Co-ordinating and Organizing
    • Recruiting and Hiring
    • Supervising
  • Communication Help -
    • Negotiating and Adjudicating
    • Liaising and Networking
    • Teaching and Training
    • Professional Communicating
    • Advising and Consulting
    • Promoting and Selling
    • Interviewing
  • Information Handling Help -
    • Managing Information
    • Processing Information
  • Working with Technological Equipment and Machinery Help -
    • Installing and Setting-Up Technical Infrastructure
    • Debugging and Reprogramming Technical Systems
    • Using Specialized Instrumentation and Equipment

    Knowledge

  • Social Sciences and Arts Help -
    • Languages (English and French)
    • Languages Foreign
    • Psychology
    • Sociology and Anthropology
    • Geography
    • Philosophy and Theology
    • History and Archaeology
    • Library and Heritage
    • Fine and Applied Arts
  • Mathematics and Science Help -
    • Mathematics
    • Statistics
    • Physics
    • Earth Sciences (Geosciences)
    • Chemistry
    • Biology
  • Business, Finance and Management Help -
    • Business Management
    • Business Administration
    • Finance
    • Economics
    • Accounting
    • Personnel and Human Resources
    • Clerical
    • Sales
    • Marketing
    • Client Service
  • Health Services Help -
    • Medicine
    • Therapy and Counselling
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