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Registered Nurse - Alberta Vulnerable Infant Response Team

Nursing - Nurse/Psych Nurse
Alberta Health Services
ALB00081885 Requisition #
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The Registered Nurse - Alberta Vulnerable Infant Response Team works in partnership with a specialized multidisciplinary team which includes Children and Family Services and the Edmonton Police Service. The goal of the Alberta Vulnerable Infant Response Team (AVIRT) program is to reduce risks to infants (0-3 months) deemed endangered under the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act. In collaboration with team partners, the Registered Nurse will be part of a specialized approach to provide comprehensive assessment, risk mitigation, safety planning and parenting support. The Registered Nurse provides expert infant and maternal assessment skills and clinical judgment to support care, short term follow up, referral, linkage, advocacy, consultation, and teaching.


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: Edm AB Vul Infant Resp team
  • Primary Location: Plaza 124 Building
  • Multi-Site: At or Out of (UNA only)
  • FTE: 0.58
  • Posting End Date: 21-JAN-2019
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp P/T Benefits
  • Date Available: 04-FEB-2019
  • Temporary End Date: 08-SEP-2019
  • Hours per Shift: 9.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 15
  • Shifts per cycle: 33
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $36.86
  • Maximum Salary: $48.37
  • Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Required
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:

A minimum of 3 years current Healthy Beginnings Postpartum Program experience required; however related skills and recent experience working with the newborn/infant population may be considered. Knowledge of the determinants of health required. Ability to be self-directed and to exercise independent nursing judgment required. Strong interpersonal skills required. Strong clinical, analytical, critical thinking and decision making skills required. Experience in multidisciplinary team work required. Experience working with teens, diverse cultures, and marginalized populations required. Strong written and oral communication skills required.

Preferred Qualifications:

As Required.

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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Everything we do at AHS reflects a patient and family centred approach; it’s about putting patients’ and families’ experiences, priorities and trust first.

We are an equal opportunity employer. AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve and is committed to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

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