Nursing - Practical Nurses
ALB00334770 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre have an opportunity for a Licensed Practical Nurse to join our team. As a Licensed Practical Nurse at our rural hospital, you will work in a variety of areas: this includes a 10-bed Emergency Room, a 19-bed acute care unit, a 10-bed Goal (goal-oriented active living) unit, and our busy labour and delivery area. As a Licensed Practical Nurse working at our facility, you will be a vital part of our collaborative healthcare team. Previous experience will be valuable in transitioning to the Rural Nurse role; however, you will be provided with mentorship and education opportunities to increase competence and confidence in the rural Licensed Practical Nurse role. You will be expected to provide safe and competent care to our patients in a collaborative, family-centred care approach. As a member of our team, you will be flexible in what area of the hospital you work in, as priorities will change rapidly between each unit. Ponoka, which means Elk in Blackfoot, serves a large First Nations community. Our town is located along Highway 2 in the Battle River Valley, within an hour's drive to major cities. Our community provides a great opportunity for families, adventurists, and people wanting a rural life.


As a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), you are part of an interprofessional health care team utilizing nursing processes, critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills. You will be guided by your education, experience, demonstrated skill level and AHS policies and procedures. 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: Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Union: AUPE AUX
  • Unit and Program: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Emergency Department
  • Primary Location: Ponoka Hospital and Care Centr
  • Location Details: As Per Location
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 0.70
  • Posting End Date: 31-JAN-2023
  • Employee Class: Regular Part Time
  • Date Available: 09-FEB-2023
  • Hours per Shift: 11.08
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 12
  • Shifts per cycle: 29
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Nights, Weekends
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $27.04
  • Maximum Salary: $35.42
  • Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable
Required Qualifications:

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

Additional Required Qualifications:

As Required.

Preferred Qualifications:

CAM-A, CAM-B, Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale (CTAS), and Neonatal Resuscitation Program.

Please note:

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

Security Screening:

A satisfactory criminal record check and/or Vulnerable Sector Search is required prior to your first day of work. Additionally, all employees have an ongoing duty to disclose any charges or convictions that may occur during their employment with AHS.

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