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Nursing - Nurse/Psych Nurse
ALB00219492 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

Experience the unique rewards and challenges of rural nursing in a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility! Work to your full scope of practice in the Acute Care, Emergency, or Combined Medical/Surgical department and work with patients of all ages – every day is different! Alberta Health Services, (AHS) is Canada’s first, fully-integrated provincial healthcare system, and has been counted among the Canada’s top 100 employers, Alberta’s top 75 employers, and a top employer for diversity and young people. You’ll get a comprehensive benefits plan, which includes health, dental, vision, disability, and lifestyle considerations – check it out on our website. You can also grow your career through in-house courses or external opportunities. With AHS, you can thrive! The Town of High Prairie, “Gateway to the Mighty Peace,” is located in northern Alberta’s Big Lakes County. Individuals and families have public and Catholic K-12 options, with adult and post-secondary programs available locally through Northern Lakes College. Offering arts, cultural, and social activities, you can hike, bike, or fish the best spots at nearby lake shores – there’s something for everyone. Opened 2017, the High Prairie Health Complex features 30 acute care beds, obstetrics and surgical programs, emergency and outpatient departments and a full suite of healthcare services from diagnosis through treatment and recovery. The attached JB Wood Continuing Care Centre attached to health complex has 67 beds. In addition to a competitive rate of pay, AHS currently has a Remote Retention Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $3,000. This allowance is non-pensionable and is payable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay. Apply today!


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: NZ HIPR HC NU09 CombMedSurg
  • Primary Location: High Prairie Health Complex
  • Multi-Site: At (UNA only)
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 18-OCT-2021
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
  • Date Available: 26-OCT-2021
  • Temporary End Date: 01-SEP-2022
  • Hours per Shift: 11.08
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 12
  • Shifts per cycle: 40
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends, On Call
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $36.86
  • Maximum Salary: $48.37
  • Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable
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 ACLS required. The candidate must have the physical capability to perform all aspects of the role, including the ability to lift up to and including 50 lbs. Basic computer skills required. Strong leadership and critical thinking skills, demonstrated by the ability to direct other healthcare workers, problem solve and escalate clinical concerns in a timely and appropriate manner. The position requires strong communication and organizational skills and must be committed to patient and family centered care. Demonstrated ability to maintain collaborative working relationships with patients, families, and team members.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to those with one or more of the following certifications: (ACLS), (TNCC), (PALS), and to applicants with acute care and emergency experience. Obstetrical and Operating Room experience is an asset. Emergency Practice, Interventions, and Care – Canada (EPICC), Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) preferred. Staff will work shifts in both acute care and ER and need to be comfortable in both environments.

Please note:

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

Hiring Requirements:

The following must be provided prior to your first day of work:

Security Screening: Satisfactory criminal record check and/or Vulnerable Sector Search. Additionally, all employees have an ongoing duty to disclose any charges or convictions that may occur during their employment with AHS.

COVID-19 Immunization: Proof of full immunization against COVID-19. See our Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.

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