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Registered Nurse - Continuing Care

Thorsby, AB
  • Number of positions available : 1

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  • Starting date : 1 position to fill as soon as possible

AHS is dedicated to Enhancing Care in the Community, helping people be healthy, well and independent in their homes and communities. For more information https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/cc/Page15339.aspx . Edmonton Zone Continuing Care provides services through five main program areas: Home Living, Supportive Living, Facility Living, Transition Services and Palliative Care. We are looking for a Registered Nurse to join our Home Living team to provide professional support services in the homes of clients of all ages and stages of life. As a self-directed team member with Continuing Care in the Edmonton zone, the Registered Nurse works collaboratively with the health care team and has responsibilities, including assessment of needs, delivering appropriate therapeutic nursing services within professional practice standards, coordinating resources, establishing goals for client delivery, and evaluating outcomes. In addition, this position provides case management as well as direct client care that meets established clinical standards, and is evidence based and client centered. In collaboration with family and other partners, the Registered Nurse acts as a consultant on the team providing clinical expertise and direction to other team members regarding client cases, developing a care plan, based on those unmet needs, using the appropriate internal and external resources. As a member of the multidisciplinary team, the Registered Nurse is responsible for participating in staff development and mentoring student clinical experiences. This position is based out of the Thorsby Home Care office but will provide support to the Suburban/ Rural East team, which includes travel to other home care network offices, as required.

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. PLEASE NOTE: Provisional Permit Holders shall be paid $35.87/hour - $43.82/hour. Upon being entered into the register of Registered Nurses, the rate of pay shall be adjusted to the rate of pay applicable to a Registered Nurse in accordance with AHS/UNA Article 25.02(b)(i) or (ii) as applicable. This posting is scheduled to close at 23:59 MT of the posting end date but may be filled earlier if a Regular Employee who holds a position within the unit, program, or office expresses their interest in this vacancy by 23:59 MT on the 5th calendar day following the posting date, under LOU #25. In the event that no Regular Employee from this workplace expresses their interest by the deadline, the vacancy shall be filled under the provisions of Article 14: Promotions, Transfers and Vacancies. Please be advised this posting may be used to fill multiple identical vacancies arising as a result of the administration of the Trial of Modified Posting Provisions.

Completion of an accredited nursing education program. Active or eligible for registration and practice permit with the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA). Current Basic Cardiac Life Support - Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP). If you have not practiced as a Registered Nurse within the last five (5) years, completion of the following free courses is required: CRNA Medication Management - Chapters 1 - 4 (https://connect.nurses.ab.ca/home/%2Flearning-and-development%2Flearning-modules%2F) and the NextGenU Health Assessment Resources Certification (https://courses.nextgenu.org/course/view.php?id=271#section-0)

Two years of recent nursing experience (obtained within the last 5 years) or completion of a refresher program within 2 years. Self-directed and the ability to work independently and use sound professional judgement. Excellent organizational skills - to be able to prioritize and efficiently organize many details in a timely manner. Communication and assessment skills to work cooperatively and effectively with the healthcare team members, clients, and their families in a fast-paced environment. At the time of interview, you may be required to demonstrate your computer knowledge and proficiency by completing a hands-on assessment. You must demonstrate sufficient typing speed to meet workload demand and navigate through various computer programs including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), Visio, Outlook and Internet. Physically capable of performing nursing tasks which could include transfer of clients. The successful candidate will work independently in clients’ homes, which could include congregate settings, single family dwellings, condos and/or walk-up apartments. Therefore, the successful candidate must be able to work in different settings and environments (home environments and weather conditions), as well as be able to lift and carry medical bags, which weigh approximately 25-30 lbs.

Baccalaureate degree in nursing preferred; however, skills and experience relevant to nursing practice in community sector will be considered. Palliative care experience. Previous Continuing Care and/or geriatric experience. Experience with Meditech, Connect Care and the RAI Home Care assessment tool. 2 years current Case Management experience in Continuing Care.


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