Nursing - Nurse/Psych Nurse
Alberta Health Services
ALB00123929 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

Please note that this Registered Nurse position works in both recovery room and the surgical suite. Under limited supervision of the OR Manager and Charge Nurse: Assumes responsibility and accountability for the management of patient care as outlined by AHS policies, professional association standards and ORNAC standards. Will competently and effectively be able to assume the role of team leader or charge Nurse.


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
  • Union: United Nurses of Alberta
  • Department: SZ MEDHAT REG HOSP OperatingRm
  • Primary Location: Medicine Hat Regional Hospital
  • Multi-Site: At (UNA only)
  • FTE: 0.55
  • Posting End Date: 18-NOV-2019
  • Employee Class: Regular Part Time
  • Date Available: 28-NOV-2019
  • Hours per Shift: 11.08
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 12
  • Shifts per cycle: 22
  • Shift Pattern: Days, 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:

Recent perioperative and recovery room experience required. Ability to communicate effectively and adept communication style to meet the needs of patients/clients and to communicate with physicians in a concise and accurate manner. Reliable and dependable. Ability to safeguard AHS information as private. Assessment skills to recognize and respond appropriately to patient/client change in status. Proven ability to anticipate and respond to critical situations. Work effectively in a team environment. Balance numerous demands and conflicting priorities. Ability to follow and adhere to AHS policies and procedures, goals and objectives. Ability to perform duties as outlined on the Physical Demand Statement (PDS) for the position. Demonstrated ability to assess own educational needs regarding knowledge and skill development and to participate in the appropriate educational opportunities. Demonstrated skills in written and verbal communication. Demonstrated ability in the use of principles of time management and effective problem solving. Demonstrated skills in conflict management. Proven technical and clinical skill. Ability to interpret 3 lead ECG. Demonstrated ability to identify and resolve the immediate complications of anesthesia in PARU. Flexibility to function in multiple perioperative and PARU situations. Proven ability to mentor/precept new staff members.

Preferred Qualifications:

Baccalaureate degree in nursing preferred; however, skills and experience relevant to nursing practice will be considered. 3 years recent OR/recovery room experience. Patient transfer assessment. Current certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Certification or successful completion of perioperative course. Teaching and mentoring skills desired. Basic computer skills.

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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