Licensed Practical Nurse - Regular Relief Team Medical

Nursing - Practical Nurse
Alberta Health Services
ALB00141074 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) working within the Regularized Relief Team –Medicine may work on the following units: Unit 38 Medicine/Hematology Unit 39 Medicine/Pulmonary Unit 42 Medicine/Alternate level of care (ALC) Unit 43 Medicine /Med Psych Unit 44 General Medicine Unit 49 Medicine/Cardiology Unit 51 Sub-acute care Staff on these units provide inpatient care to acute medical patients. These units foster a strong collaborative team environment with Nurses, Physicians, Allied Health Professionals and Support Workers. These units have begun the process of adopting initiatives that are outlined in the CoACT model of care. In general, each unit targets a specific cohort of patients and a unit specific orientation is required prior to provide shift relief on any of these units. In addition, the LPN staff within the Regularized Relief Team –Medicine will require an annual skills review based on these units he or she supports in addition to completing the Alberta Health Services Annual Compulsory Education (ACE). Reporting to the Manager Access, the LPN within the Regularized Relief Team – Medicine is responsible for providing patient care on a variety of units. The successful candidate should to be committed to providing open communication and feedback with respect for colleagues, care providers, patients and families. This position offers the opportunity for both personal and professional development within a variety of teams. The LPN will also work as a member of a health care team, collaborating on the delivery of care to meet the needs of the patients/clients. The LPN participates in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care and should expect to work to their full scope of practice. This position requires the successful candidate to work eight (8) hour shifts.


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
  • Department: Peter Lougheed Ctr Float Pool
  • Primary Location: Peter Lougheed Centre
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 0.75
  • Posting End Date: 06-APR-2020
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp P/T Benefits
  • Date Available: 16-APR-2020
  • Temporary End Date: 18-APR-2021
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 12
  • Shifts per cycle: 45
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Nights, Weekends
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $26.45
  • Maximum Salary: $34.63
  • Vehicle Requirement: N/A
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:

Minimum 1-year experience (within the last 2 years) in acute care medical nursing. Fluent in SCM. Experience with the following skills: chest tubes, Patient Controlled Analgesia, blood transfusions, Peripherally Inserted Catheter, VAC Therapy. Ability to be self-directed and exercises independent decision-making, nursing judgment and critical thinking skills. Demonstrated ability to function effectively in a multidisciplinary environment. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to effectively maintain collaborative working relationships with members of the multidisciplinary team. Excellent time management and prioritization skills, with a demonstrated ability to function effectively within a dynamic environment. Demonstrated problem solving, critical thinking and conflict resolution skills. Actively integrates patient and family centered care principles within own nursing practice. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification. Consideration may be given to nursing graduate students who have completed a final focus on an acute care medical unit. Current N95 Fit Test preferred and it is your move.

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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