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Registered Nurse/ Registered Psychiatric Nurse

Nursing - Nurse/Psych Nurse
Alberta Health Services
ALB00109135 Requisition #
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Unit 61 at the Royal Alexandra Hospital is part of the Adult Acute Services portfolio of the Edmonton Zone Addiction & Mental Health program. We provide patient and family centered care, with all team members working within the CoACT collaborative care model and the Addiction and Mental Health - Edmonton Zone Principles of Care. Reporting to the unit manager, the Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RN/RPN) is responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care for adults presenting with acute addictions and mental health concerns. The successful applicant will provide safe, effective, and stage-matched nursing care according to clinical policies, procedures, and evidence-based nursing care standards. The RN/RPN works within a concurrent capable, recovery-oriented framework, within the context of a multidisciplinary team. Other duties include assuming charge nurse responsibilities. The Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton is an exciting and fast-paced facility. Some of our accomplishments include being the site of numerous recent renovations and our patient and family centered Circle of Care program that supports the involvement of a patients primary support person in all aspects of their care.


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: PCU 61 Mental Health
  • Primary Location: Royal Alexandra Hospital
  • Multi-Site: At (UNA only)
  • FTE: 0.79
  • Posting End Date: 22-JUL-2019
  • Employee Class: Regular Part Time
  • Date Available: 01-AUG-2019
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 12
  • Shifts per cycle: 45
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Nights
  • 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 Basic Cardiac Life Support - Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP) from Heart & Stroke Foundation. Strong communication skills. Working knowledge of patient and family centered care principles. Working knowledge of psychotropic medication and psychopathology. Working knowledge or the DSM 5, concurrent disorders and stage matched interventions. Non-violent crisis intervention skills. Demonstrated ability to assess health status (including systems examination). Demonstrated ability to independently conduct a mental status assessment, formulates a problem list, and plan care. Demonstrated ability to assess multiple conditions of risk and develop and evidence based risk mitigation plan. A demonstrated knowledge of evidence-based addiction and mental health treatment modalities is required, i.e. harm reduction. Working knowledge of trauma informed care principles. A working knowledge of relevant legislation is required, including the Alberta Mental Health Act and Health Information Act.

Preferred Qualifications:

2 years of recent experience working within addiction and mental health adult acute care inpatient setting is preferred. Knowledge of collaborative care framework.

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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