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Nursing - Nurse/Psych Nurse
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ALB00200932 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

Unit 10-2 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 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 Adult Acute Inpatient Addiction & Mental Health Unit at AHE is a dynamic and fast paced adult acute mental health unit dedicated to best practice patient and family centered care. Care is delivered by an interdisciplinary collaborative care team in accordance with the Edmonton zone Addiction & Mental Health program’s Principles of Care and AHS values. As a RPN/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.

Description:

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 Psych Nurse(2022.75
  • Union: United Nurses of Alberta
  • Department: AH-Unit 10-2 Acute Assess -EDM
  • Primary Location: Alberta Hospital Edmonton
  • Multi-Site: At (UNA only)
  • FTE: 0.54
  • Posting End Date: 19-APR-2021
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp P/T Benefits
  • Date Available: 29-APR-2021
  • Temporary End Date: 25-APR-2022
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 20
  • Shifts per cycle: 54
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Nights
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $36.86
  • Maximum Salary: $48.37
  • Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable
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:

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. 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.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.

Important:

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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