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Registered Psychiatric Nurse - Registered Nurse

Nursing - Nurse/Psych Nurse
Alberta Health Services
ALB00050774 Requisition #
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Exciting opportunity for a Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN)/Registered Nurse (RN) in Correctional Health. The opportunity is a full time permanent nursing position. Come and experience the beautiful northern country in and surrounding Peace River. The area is filled with crystal clear lakes, fresh, crisp forest air, and it holds endless opportunities for wilderness adventures. The community of Peace River is located in the Mighty Peace Country area which is the hub for many seasonal activities, such as fishing, golfing, camping and skiing. The area is also known for its cultural and heritage offerings found in multiple museums and arts centres. Reporting to the AHS Site Manager, the Correctional Nurse provides comprehensive health services to the adult in custody. Duties include medication administration, ongoing monitoring of patient response to intervention and evaluating progress. Develops, promotes and maintains collaborative linkages within the Correctional Institution, the Mental Health system and community agencies, professionals and para-professionals. Educates staff, clients, agencies and the community as appropriate, regarding the functions of the unit. Assists in providing in-service education to Correctional staff. 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 paid on an hourly basis for all hours worked at the basic rate of pay


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: PeaceRiver CC Corrections Clin
  • Primary Location: Peace River Correctional Ctr
  • Multi-Site: At (UNA only)
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 01-OCT-2018
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • Date Available: 11-OCT-2018
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 5
  • Shifts per cycle: 25
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, 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:

Current registration with the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta or the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in Correctional Nursing, Mental Health or addictions preferred. A mature attitude, solid assessment and critical thinking skills are an asset.

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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