Unit Manager - PCU Unit 27 and Psych Consult Liaison

Leadership - Management
Alberta Health Services
ALB00118228 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

Welcome to Peter Lougheed Centre (PLC). PLC Mental Health prides on its ability to be innovative with a focus on patient and family centered care. With 2 of the largest general psychiatry units, and a short stay unit that serves the Calgary zone, PLC Mental Health provides many opportunities for growth and development.


Reporting to the Patient Care Manager, the Unit Manager - PCU Unit 27 and Psych Consult Liaison facilitates the day to day clinical and operational needs of the acute inpatient mental health/psychiatric units. This position will provide daily support to the multidisciplinary team regarding decision making that will enhance patient care. The Unit Manager (UM) facilitates a collaborative approach to patient care. The UM exemplifies a leadership role within the multidisciplinary team by encouraging a biopsychosocial approach to patient care. The UM will participate in the planning, implementation and assessment of patient care with a focus on the nursing standards of care. The UM will assist with the implementation of changes to structure, process and procedures in order to achieve desirable patient outcomes. The UM will work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team, and all stakeholders to ensure appropriate resources are utilized across the care continuum. There must be a willingness to assist in program planning and quality improvement projects.

  • Classification: Manager
  • Union: Exempt
  • Department: (PLC) PCU 27 GENERAL PSYCH
  • Primary Location: Peter Lougheed Centre
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 06-DEC-2019
  • Date Available: 06-JAN-2020
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 4
  • Shifts per cycle: 20
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
  • Minimum Salary: $36.68
  • Maximum Salary: $62.91
  • Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Required Qualifications:

Active registration and practice permit with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA or CRPNA). Graduation from a recognized nursing education program. Knowledge and understanding of the mental health continuum required. Experience with crisis interventions, substance abuse issues, personality disorders, etc. is required.

Additional Required Qualifications:

As Required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous management experience preferred. Involved in Quality Improvement projects.

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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