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Nursing - Nurse/Psych Nurse
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Alberta Health Services
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ALB00118335 Requisition #
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The Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of comprehensive patient and family centered care on an acute surgical unit in accordance with the UAH and AHS policy and procedures. 3E2 is an 18+ bed unit providing care to General Surgery patients received from the operating room, emergency department, intensive care unit and directly from home and/or surgery clinics. Decisions are made in a collaborative multidisciplinary team environment. As a Registered Nurse, you will provide a wide variety of nursing services to patients, families, communities and populations, while taking necessary steps to ensure their safety and well-being. In your role, you will utilize nursing processes, through critical thinking, problem solving and decision making, as well as teach, counsel and advocate on behalf of patients and families. You will play a leadership role in supporting an integrated and holistic approach to patient care, health promotion and maintenance. You will provide safe, quality patient and family centered care while reflecting the shared vision and values of AHS. The RN is expected to participate in quality improvement initiatives; supporting and maintaining high quality patient care strategies within the surgery program. The RN is expected to take on the responsibility of charge nurse as required.

Description:

As a Registered Nurse (RN), you will provide a wide variety of nursing services to patients, families, communities and populations, while taking necessary steps to ensure their safety and well-being. In your role, you will utilize nursing processes, through critical thinking, problem solving and decision making, as well as teach, counsel and advocate on behalf of patients and their families. You will play a leadership role in supporting an integrated and holistic approach to patient care, health promotion and maintenance. You will provide safe, quality patient and family centered care while reflecting the shared vision and values of AHS.

  • Classification: Registered Nurse (2022.75)
  • Union: United Nurses of Alberta
  • Department: UA-Unit 3E2 Gen Surgery-EDM
  • Primary Location: U of A Hospital
  • Multi-Site: At (UNA only)
  • FTE: 0.30
  • Posting End Date: 20-SEP-2019
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp Part Time
  • Date Available: 30-SEP-2019
  • Temporary End Date: 27-APR-2020
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 12
  • Shifts per cycle: 18
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $36.86
  • Maximum Salary: $48.37
  • 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:

Current adult surgical nursing experience within the last 3 years is required. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Demonstrated excellent assessment, documentation, clinical, organizational and patient care skills. Proficient at medication administration calculations. Candidates may be required to complete a medication calculation exam on interview. Failure to achieve a passing mark on the exam may impact decision to hire. Strong interpersonal, problem solving and conflict resolution skills is needed. Ability to communicate findings in a concise and accurate manner, both written and verbally. Demonstrated ability to deal with stressful situations and work in a fast paced, physically demanding environment, including standing, walking, lifting, pushing/pulling and reaching for patients who range from low to high BMI. Able to prioritize complex patient care needs and demands, prioritize workload assignment and cope with frequent interruptions. Demonstrate initiative, reliability, flexibility and critical thinking. Able to identify own learning needs and seek guidance in professional practice where knowledge deficits occur. Able to effectively maintain collaborative working relationships in a multidisciplinary environment. Basic computer skills are required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Current IV therapy, Pre-op/Post-op care protocols, Central line/PICC care, Ostomy care, basic surgical wound/drain care, complex wound care and negative pressure wounds (VAC dressing), NG tube insertion and management, TPN administration, PCA/PCEA/TAP management, blood product administration. Strong patient teaching skills. Charge Nurse trained. Preference will be given to applicants with General Surgery experience.

Please note:

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

Important:

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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