Registered Psychiatric Nurse

Nursing - Nurse/Psych Nurse
Alberta Health Services
ALB00117706 Requisition #
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The Registered Psychiatric Nurse will be working with the adult population within the Addiction & Mental Health program at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and the Addiction Recovery Center. This is a designated float position, supporting Emergency Mental Health Team, Unit 61/62, Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit, Complex Medical Detox, Addiction Recovery Center and ECT. The successful applicant will have a wide scope of practice and be able to adapt to the different unit routines. The RN/RPN is responsible for the comprehensive assessments, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care. The successful incumbent performs a variety of nursing duties by administering safe, effective, stage-matched nursing care according to clinical policies, procedures and evidenced-based nursing care standards. The incumbent works within a concurrent capable, recovery-oriented framework, within the context of a multidisciplinary team. Other duties include assuming Charge Nurse Responsibilities as well as supervising Licensed Practical Nurses and Mental Health Aides on shift. Successful applicants will be provided with an enriched and expanded orientation, non-violent crisis intervention training and ongoing coaching.


As a Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN), you will provide leadership through a wide variety of nursing services to patients (clients, residents) for the purpose of promoting, maintaining or restoring health, mental health and preventing mental illness, injury and disability. You will teach, counsel and advocate on behalf of patients and take necessary steps to ensure their safety and well-being. You will provide safe, quality patient and family centered care, while reflecting the shared vision and values of AHS.

  • Classification: Registered Psychiatric Nurse
  • Union: United Nurses of Alberta
  • Department: RA-Psychiatry Float Pool-EDM
  • Primary Location: Royal Alexandra Hospital
  • Multi-Site: At (UNA only)
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 23-SEP-2019
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • Date Available: 03-OCT-2019
  • Hours per Shift: 11.08
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 12
  • Shifts per cycle: 40
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Nights, Weekends
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $36.86
  • Maximum Salary: $48.37
  • Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Required Qualifications:

Completion of an accredited Psychiatric nursing education program. Active or eligible for registration and practice permit with the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta (CRPNA). Current Basic Cardiac Life Support - Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP).

Additional Required Qualifications:

Basic computer and email skills required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum 1-2 years’ experience in an adult acute practice setting. Experience working within the CoACT framework. Experience working with persons with significant mental illness and/or addictions. Strong interpersonal, organizational and assessment skills. Ability to work independently while maintain collaboration with team members. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with the interdisciplinary team. Ability to adapt quickly to changing and fluctuating workloads.

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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