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Registered Nurse - Palliative Care Resource

Nursing - Nurse/Psych Nurse
Alberta Health Services
ALB00038821 Requisition #
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Pleasant summer days and midnight sunsets make living in Northern Alberta a truly unforgettable experience. Are you an experienced Registered Nurse who has a passion for palliative care? Do you have an interest in ensuring healthcare professionals are educated and supported in palliative care best practice? Do you have experience in care coordination, advance care planning, assessment and consultation and you’re looking for the opportunity to expand on this experience? If you’re looking to make the difference in the lives of Albertans and have an impact on the healthcare they receive, the position of a Palliative Care Resource Nurse (PCRN) with our team could be for you. As a Registered Nurse - Palliative Care Resource, you will function as a member of an interdisciplinary healthcare team in acute care, continuing care and home care settings to provide specialized assessment and intervention on a consultative and limited direct service basis. You will be responsible for working collaboratively health care professionals, physician consultants, primary care physicians, patients and families along the continuum of care to ensure the provision of quality palliative care services follows evidence-based best practices. This position is negotiable to work out of Beaverlodge, Hythe and Valleyview, with service being provided to these communities as well as Spirit River, Fox Creek and Grande Cache. Travel to these communities is required. 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.


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: Palliative Home Nursing
  • Primary Location: Valleyview Health Centre
  • Multi-Site: At (UNA only)
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 25-FEB-2019
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • Date Available: 07-MAR-2019
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 12
  • Shifts per cycle: 57
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends, On Call
  • 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 five (5) years nursing experience with two (2) years of Palliative Care experience within the last 10 years. Commitment to continuing education in Palliative Care and to significantly expand knowledge and skills in a short time. Strong interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to lead a team and promote collaboration and partnership. This position will be expected to participate in an on-call rotation to provide 24/7 telephone consult coverage throughout North Zone. Note: 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in at least two (2) care sectors, including Home Care. CNA Certification in Hospice Palliative Care or willingness to obtain. Case Management Education. Familiarity with using a PC, Internet, Meditech and Microsoft Office applications. Demonstrated abilities in program planning, education of adults, interdisciplinary practice and research activities and experience in delivery of care in the community setting.

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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