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The Registered Nurse - Public Health Nurse (PHN) is a key position working in partnership with a multidisciplinary team. The PHN partners with community stakeholders to provide integrated, strength based, family centered care in various settings. Nursing services include: provision of universal Public Health services including antenatal/prenatal care; routine postnatal care; health assessment, counseling, screening, immunization; follow up; & referral, linkage, advocacy, consultation, & teaching as they relate to preschool school aged children, families, adults and seniors. The PHN is required to pack, lift, move, and transport heavy and/or awkward supplies to various work sites. Service delivery may require walking several blocks and climbing several flights of stairs, awkward and repetitive movements, sitting, standing, and/or bending for long periods of time. This position requires travel within urban and rural communities during work hours. This position requires the successful candidate to follow appropriate hand hygiene techniques including the regular use of alcohol based hand sanitizer and antibacterial soap. The PHN’s practice in this position will focus primarily as a PHN for Healthy Young Families Program.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: Northgate Hlthy Young Families
- Primary Location: Northgate Mall
- Multi-Site: At or Out of (UNA only)
- FTE: 0.81
- Posting End Date: 19-OCT-2020
- Temporary Employee Class: Temp P/T Benefits
- Date Available: 29-OCT-2020
- Temporary End Date: 25-FEB-2022
- Hours per Shift: 7.75
- Length of Shift in weeks: 12
- Shifts per cycle: 46
- Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends
- Days Off: As Per Rotation
- Minimum Salary: $36.86
- Maximum Salary: $48.37
- Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Required
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:
Valid Driver's license and reliable vehicle required. Recent experience (within the past two years) in Public health nursing or other recent nursing experience in maternal/postpartum and newborn assessment and care, NICU, Pediatrics, Labour and Delivery or Occupational Health and Safety with immunization experience is required. Ability to be self-directed and to exercise independent nursing judgment required. Strong interpersonal skills required. Experience in interdisciplinary team work required. Strong written and oral communication skills required. Strong analytical, critical thinking, decision making, and organizational skills required. Working knowledge of computer applications including basic word processing, email, Internet access and data entry required. Additional preferred: Baccalaureate degree in Nursing (BN), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) or Bachelor of Nursing is preferred, but other skills and experiences relevant to nursing practice in the community sector will be considered.
Canadian Nurses Association Certification in Community Health Nursing an asset; International Board of Lactation Consultants certification an asset. Recent experience (within past two years) immunizing babies, preschool, school aged children and/or adults and working with an EMR is preferred. Experience working with teens, diverse cultures, and marginalized populations and knowledge, understanding and demonstrated use of the social determinants of health and health promotion is preferred.
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