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The Rapid Access Unit (RAU) service is seeking a Nurse Practitioner (NP) to join their dynamic team at South Health Campus (SHC). SHC is more than just a hospital, it is a campus environment which includes inpatient, outpatient, prevention and public health learning for the community, and wellness services. SHC has four key pillars of service: Collaborative Practice, Wellness, Patient and Family Centered Care, and Innovation. This NP position will provide frontline clinical care to patients with presentations that include a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions in an acute care inpatient setting. The NP will collaborate with the Hospitalist Team, unit based nursing staff and leaders, allied health team members, subspecialists and SHC administration in providing comprehensive, holistic and patient-family centred care. The NP will act as an advocate and will contribute to collaborative inter-professional patient care through advanced clinical practice, leadership, consultations, referrals, education, and research. The NP will perform advanced comprehensive health assessments; order, interpret and perform diagnostic tests; provide input related to semi-complex patients in acute care and clinic areas; communicate assessment findings/diagnoses including outcomes and prognoses; prescribe and distribute pharmaceuticals, medical devices and other therapies; and utilize complex reasoning to safely coordinate and manage care for patients while promoting continuity across the continuum of care. The NP requires strong interpersonal skills and ability to build collaborative and trusting relationships and will demonstrate skills in the areas of organization, critical thinking, conflict resolution, advanced problem solving, interdisciplinary leadership and change management. A passion for caring for patients with medical complexity, and their families, is essential.Description:
The role of the NP in this position is to provide clinical assessment, management and coordination of care to patients within the RAU service at the South Health Campus. These patients have moderate to high acuity and/or complexity. Working closely with the attending physicians and bedside RNs, the NP will obtain comprehensive histories, perform comprehensive physician examinations to assess the health status of the patient and will develop, implement, communicate and document a care plan for medical and nursing diagnoses, including comprehensive discharge planning. The NP will work with the team to revise treatment goals as the patient and family needs change, and will order and interpret appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. The NP will prescribe pharmacological agents within the scope of the Nurse Practitioner License.
- Classification: Nurse Practitioner
- Union: Exempt
- Department: Nurse Practitioners Cardiology
- Primary Location: South Health Campus
- Negotiable Location: Within Calgary Zone
- Employee Class: Casual/Relief
- FTE: 0.00
- Posting End Date: 04-NOV-2020
- Date Available: 16-NOV-2020
- Hours per Shift: 7.75
- Length of Shift in weeks: Varies
- Shifts per cycle: Varies
- Shift Pattern: Days
- Days Off: Other
- Minimum Salary: $48.27
- Maximum Salary: $62.91
- Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Completion of a Master’s Degree in Nursing - Nurse Practitioner Program (Adult). Active or eligible for registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA). Basic Cardiac Life Support - Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP) - (within past year). Must be able to support flexible work schedule (hours of work are 0800-1600 Monday to Sunday; excludes stat holidays).
Additional Required Qualifications:
Minimum 5 years current RN experience in a medicine setting within the last 7 years.
3 years’ experience in a Hospitalist or Internal Medicine care setting within the last 7 years. ACLS certification within the past 2 years or commitment to obtain within 6 months of hire. Experience in research, education and quality improvement initiatives. AHS AIW and/or AHS PROSCI certification (or equivalent). Completion of leadership related courses within last 3 years. Progressive nursing leadership experience within last 3 years. Demonstrated commitment to professional development.
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