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Assistant Head Nurse - Unit 26/Pediatrics

Nursing - Nurse/Psych Nurse
ALB00168265 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

The preferred candidate for this unit is one who has a passion for the Pediatric population and their families. The Assistant Head Nurse reports to the Manager of the Neonatal Intensive Care/Pediatric program and demonstrates the ability to consistently maintain and facilitate effective relationships within an interdisciplinary setting. Recent facilitation or management/leadership experience and/or education is an asset. You are self-motivated, progressive, results orientated with experience in the supervision of nursing care. You possess the ability to effectively mentor and act as a clinical resource for the team while applying evidence based knowledge and critical analysis of patient care needs. You have demonstrated efficient utilization of financial and clinical resources. At the unit and department level, you have participated in quality improvement activities and contributed to the development and revision of policies and procedures. You proactively take responsibility for maintaining competence through professional development activities. You demonstrate the ability to anticipate and problem solve issues while initiating effective solutions.


As an Assistant Head Nurse, you will be responsible for staff assignments, patient flow and acting as a role model, clinical resource and advocate for nursing staff. In addition to providing frontline nursing care, as required, you will take a leadership role in the promotion of quality patient care and the implementation of operational priorities. Your in-depth knowledge and skills, advanced judgment and clinical experience, will assist in providing solutions for complex health care issues at all levels with patients, interprofessional teams, administrators and policy makers. You will play a key role in providing safe, quality patient and family centered care while reflecting the shared vision and values of AHS.

  • Classification: Assist Head Nurse
  • Union: United Nurses of Alberta
  • Department: PCU Pediatric
  • Primary Location: Red Deer Regional Hospital
  • Multi-Site: At (UNA only)
  • FTE: 0.84
  • Posting End Date: 27-OCT-2020
  • Employee Class: Regular Part Time
  • Date Available: 09-NOV-2020
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 4
  • Shifts per cycle: 16
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $38.09
  • Maximum Salary: $50.67
  • Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Required Qualifications:

Completion of an accredited nursing education program. Active or eligible for registration and practice permit with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA). Current Basic Cardiac Life Support - Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP).

Additional Required Qualifications:

Baccalaureate degree in a health/education program required Minimum of 3 years recent Pediatric experience required. 2 years proficient progressive leadership and facilitation experience preferred. Graduation from a recognized nursing education program. Inter-professional Communication. Patient/Client/Family/Community-Centered Care. Ability to balance numerous demands and conflicting priorities. Ability to work within a team environment and to effectively contribute to patient and family care planning processes. Understanding of teaching/learning concepts.

Preferred Qualifications:

Basic computer skills. Good communication skills and the ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships. Competence in relevant technical nursing skills and a willingness to learn new skills as required. Demonstrated ongoing responsibility for maintaining own continuing competence through professional development activities. Ability to work shift work. Ability to meet the physical demands of the job.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.


Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to ensuring the safety of staff and patients and requires all NEW employees to provide a satisfactory criminal record check (CRC) and/or Vulnerable Sector Search(VSS) prior to the start of their employment. The CRC/VSS must be specific to the role at AHS and must be dated no more than 90 days prior to the date on your written offer from AHS.

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