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Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse - Short Stay Unit

Nursing - Nurse/Psych Nurse
Alberta Health Services
ALB00068097 Requisition #
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The Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse - Short Stay Unit works as a member of the multidisciplinary health care team in the in-patient acute psychiatric nursing unit collaborating on the delivery of holistic, comprehensive care to meet the needs of individuals, families and/or communities. The Registered Nurse (RN)/Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) scope of practice includes physical and mental status assessments, planning, coordinating, implementing and evaluating care as well as discharge planning for the purpose of promoting, maintaining or restoring mental health, and preventing mental illness, injury and disability. The RN/RPN provides care throughout the life span, in all stages of health and complexities of illness. This position is responsible for communicating with other departments and services, across the Addiction and Mental Health continuum, to ensure the provision of comprehensive, high quality care to promote recovery and wellness. The RN/RPN may also facilitate learning for clients and families as well as provide individual and group therapy.


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: (PLC) PCU 37 MH SHORT STAY UNI
  • Primary Location: Peter Lougheed Centre
  • Multi-Site: At (UNA only)
  • FTE: 0.70
  • Posting End Date: 22-OCT-2018
  • Employee Class: Regular Part Time
  • Date Available: 01-NOV-2018
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 12
  • Shifts per cycle: 40
  • Shift Pattern: 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:

Knowledge of the Addiction and Mental Health related resources across the Calgary Zone required. Demonstrated leadership, organizational and clinical skills in addition to being self-directed and able to work collaboratively in a team environment required. Computer proficiency required. Knowledge of verbal de-escalation techniques required. Minimum 2 years recent nursing experience in an acute in-patient psychiatric setting required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Certification in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) preferred. IV Certification preferred. Knowledge/Understanding of DSM-IV and 5 preferred.

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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