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Licensed Practical Nurse - Renal Dialysis

Nursing - Practical Nurse
Alberta Health Services
ALB00081736 Requisition #
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We have an exciting opportunity in our program for a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) within the Northern Alberta Renal Program (NARP). As a member of the multidisciplinary team, the LPN is responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care. Decisions are made in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team. The Licensed Practical Nurse - Renal Dialysis provides patient and family centered care to acute and chronic renal failure patient populations. The LPN will practice within the guidelines and philosophy of the NARP. You will be encouraged and be expected to work at your full scope of practice and provide a variety of nursing duties in accordance with current policies and nursing care standards. The varying hours per shift are 11.08, 5.75 and the varying shifts per cycle are 16, 18 for this position. In addition to a competitive rate of pay, AHS currently has a Fort McMurray Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $12,480. This allowance is non-pensionable and is payable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay.


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: LPN - Renal Dialysis
  • Union: AUPE AUX
  • Department: Northern Light HC Hemodialysis
  • Primary Location: Fort McMurray N Lts HC/Mnt Hlt
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 0.60
  • Posting End Date: 21-JAN-2019
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp P/T Benefits
  • Date Available: 04-MAR-2019
  • Temporary End Date: 10-JAN-2020
  • Hours per Shift: 11.08, 5.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 12
  • Shifts per cycle: 16
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $26.73
  • Maximum Salary: $34.97
  • 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:

Demonstrate effective time management and organizational skills. Demonstrated critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making abilities required. Must have Physical Assessment, IV Therapy and Medication Administration course. Successful candidate must be able to lift 40lbs (18kg). Basic computer skills required. The NARP program requires candidates to complete/pass Hemodialysis Training. Candidates with previous experience will be required to complete Hemodialysis Training as per Manager/Educators discretion. Hemodialysis Training is held in Edmonton or Red Deer. A passing mark of 80% on the final exam and satisfactory performance during clinical component is required to move on to buddy shifts. Upon successful completion of the orientation the LPN will be able to proceed to the unit specific orientation - shifts as assigned by the Unit Manager. Required to attend 2-day mandatory post orientation (3Months Post).

Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum 1-2 years recent Adult Acute Care experience. Recent acute and chronic hemodialysis and/or nephrology nursing experience.

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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