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Nursing - Nurse/Psych Nurse
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Alberta Health Services
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ALB00120253 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

An exciting opportunity exists for a Registered Nurses looking to work to their full-scope of practice in Northern Alberta. The Registered Nurse Locum Program provides the opportunity to work in short term assignments up to full time hours. Assignments are negotiable to all sites within the AHS North Zone in a variety of practice settings. As a RN/RPN Travel Nurse, you will be responsible for the assessment, implementation, and evaluation of nursing interventions for a diverse patient population, be responsible for collaboration as a member of the health care team, be able to balance numerous demands and conflicting priorities, and have a proven ability to work independently or within a multi-disciplinary team environment to effectively contribute to client care planning, implementation, and evaluation. Locum nurses receive extra incentive such as: A premium payment of $6.00 per hour for hours worked; Reimbursement for travel costs/per diem expenses; and accommodation provided by AHS. Covering a vast expanse of the province, Alberta’s north offers exceptional lifestyle opportunities. Assignments in Northern Alberta offer great benefits beyond your career – discover a different pace of life, meet new people, and find new recreational activities. The extra-long summer days deliver ample opportunity to enjoy the outdoors: hiking, biking, and riding horseback or ATVs along thousands of kilometres of trails, or enjoy fishing, swimming, or paddling along northern waterways. Winter sports are also hugely popular and locals enjoy skiing, skating, ice-fishing or snowmobiling through the varied terrain. From prairie grasslands to dense boreal forest, you’ll find yourself immersed in communities with unique cultures that are all their own.

Description:

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: RN Locum (1920.75)
  • Union: United Nurses of Alberta
  • Department: RN Locum Program Acute Float
  • Primary Location: North Zone RN Locum Program
  • Multi-Site: Multi Site - At (UNA only)
  • FTE: 0.00
  • Posting End Date: 31-DEC-2019
  • Employee Class: Casual/Relief
  • Date Available: 10-JAN-2020
  • Hours per Shift: Varies
  • Length of Shift in weeks: Varies
  • Shifts per cycle: Varies
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends
  • Days Off: Other
  • Minimum Salary: $36.86
  • Maximum Salary: $48.37
  • Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Provided
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). Minimum of one year nursing experience. Experience in at least one of the following departments is required; acute care, emergency, intensive care, operating room, obstetrics, continuing care, home care, public health and psychiatry.

Additional Required Qualifications:

Must have at least the equivalent of one full year (1920 hours) of recent nursing practice hours.

Preferred Qualifications:

Two or more years of recent nursing practice hours. Experience in a charge nurse role. Rural nursing experience.

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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We are an equal opportunity employer. AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve and is committed to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

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