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Registered Nurse - Transition Coordinator

Nursing - Nurse/Psych Nurse
Alberta Health Services
ALB00068545 Requisition #
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Reporting to the Manager, Continuing Care Access, the Registered Nurse - Transition Coordinator is part of the Community Support Team and will provide direct service to the community of High Prairie. The Transition Coordinator has a key role in facilitating positive discharge outcomes from acute care to home care, designated living options or other service providers, such as community programs. Through the use of advanced discharge planning and collaborative practice, the Transition Coordinator will work with the client, family, and their healthcare team to proactively plan for discharge and address any delays in services. The Transition Coordinator will assist to navigate the healthcare system, community services, and make appropriate referrals to other healthcare providers to meet the client’s care needs. This coordination of services may include providing education to clients, families or healthcare providers on resources, services or relevant AHS policies. The Transition Coordinator will maintain reports as required and identify opportunities to improve service delivery related to client transition through the continuum of care. The Community Support Team is centralized in the North Zone and operates as a virtual team. The Transition Coordinator will provide direct support to clients/families and the operations team in their assigned community. The position will also support tasks, projects and coverage assignments as part of the Community Support Team. The Transition Coordinator will demonstrate case management skills, critical thinking, and collaborative practice to support and advocate for clients, families, and healthcare providers. The position will work to improve client experience, decrease emergency department visits, acute care admission, and address delays in accessing services or transitioning clients through the continuum of 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: Case Management Support Team
  • Primary Location: High Prairie Health Complex
  • Multi-Site: At or Out of (UNA only)
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 04-MAR-2019
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • Date Available: 14-MAR-2019
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 4
  • Shifts per cycle: 19
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings
  • 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:

3 to 5 years professional experience that includes both home care and acute care nursing. Other Preferred Qualification: Baccalaureate in Nursing preferred. 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:

Home Care, Acute Care, discharge planning, & transition services experience; Knowledge of computer applications (Netcare, Meditech, MS Office); Experience with RAICA & RAIHC;AHS McMaster Case Management; Knowledge of Collaborative Care & experience working with interdisciplinary teams; Ability to advocate for clients/families; Experience navigating the healthcare system/community resources; Negotiation & conflict resolution skills; Knowledge of Advanced Care Planning & legal decision making.

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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