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Your Opportunity:

The RAH ICU is a 25-bed unit characterized by high acuity and high occupancy. The ICU is funded for 25 beds and cares for critically ill patients from the medicine, surgery (including the regionalized thoracic surgery program), obstetrics, gynecologic, neurosurgical, and trauma programs. The unit provides evidence based services within an inter-disciplinary team model. Specialized services include continuous and intermittent renal replacement for acute and chronic renal failure, rhabdomyolysis and sepsis; therapeutic plasma exchange for hematological and auto-immune disorders; and critical care support for the regional bariatric program. The Registered Nurse is responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care. The successful candidate will perform a variety of nursing duties and work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team, the patients and their families to achieve positive patient outcomes and improvements in quality care. Nursing care will be administered safely and effectively, according to hospital policies and nursing care standards.

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:
  • Registered Nurse
  • Union:
  • United Nurses of Alberta
  • Department:
  • RA-ICU Combined Medical/S-EDM
  • Primary Location:
  • Royal Alexandra Hospital
  • Multi-Site:
  • At (UNA only)
  • FTE:
  • 0.80
  • Posting End Date:
  • 19-OCT-2020
  • Temporary Employee Class:
  • Temp P/T Benefits
  • Date Available:
  • 29-OCT-2020
  • Temporary End Date:
  • 20-JUN-2021
  • Hours per Shift:
  • 11.08
  • Length of Shift in weeks:
  • 12
  • Shifts per cycle:
  • 32
  • Shift Pattern:
  • Days, Nights
  • Days Off:
  • As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary:
  • $36.86
  • Maximum Salary:
  • $48.37
  • Vehicle Requirement:
  • N/A

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).

Additional Required Qualifications:

Recent completion of a recognized Critical Care course with a minimum 1 year of adult critical care experience is required. Candidates with less than 1 year recent adult critical care experience will not be considered. Candidates must display excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills and have the ability to critically think. Leadership skills and proven mentorships skills are a must. Candidates must show the ability to identify own learning needs, seek guidance in professional practice when deficits occur and demonstrate a commitment to ongoing professional growth and development. A commitment to providing quality patient and family centered care in a team environment must be demonstrated. Must demonstrate exceptional understanding of advanced team dynamic concepts and conflict management. Charge Nurse duties may be required following successful orientation to the role.

Preferred Qualifications:

Certifications or training with: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) or International Trauma Life Support (ITLS), CNA Critical Care Certification, intermittent hemodialysis and/or CRRT training, cardiac monitor experience and cardiac rhythm analysis training. Completion of AHS Specialized Clinical Competencies for adult critical care relevant to unit. Past participation and experience with Quality Improvement initiatives.

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