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There is an exciting opportunity to join our Child & Adolescent Addictions and Mental Health Unit! We are looking to add a team of experienced RPN professionals to support the stabilization of child and youth in central zone on Unit 39 at Red Deer Regional Hospital. The ideal candidate will have a passion for working collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team to support our young clients and their families through the path of care continuum. They will be responsible for daily care to our patients, liaising with the families and medical team, and being a part of the overall treatment team. Red Deer has an overarching Children's Team focus, supporting all other programs in the portfolio as needed. Multisite is listed to include Step Up Step Down (24 Michener Street), PChAD (Youth Detox and Stabilization) at Michener Bend, the outpatient clinic in Red Deer (currently at the provincial building downtown) and any other future programs. You understand the complex relationships between the youth's physical, emotional, mental, developmental, and spiritual health. You will be patient centered and family centered in your care practices, following AHS Values and Policies. As an RPN, you will provide mentorship and leadership within the team environment based on your scope of practice and skill set. An ability to create strong relationships with the youth, families, and our team are a critical asset to this position. You have strong assessment skills, ability to use critical thinking, flexibility, and ability to work in a high paced and acute environment. Open to RN/RPN candidates.Description:
As a Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN), you will provide leadership through a wide variety of nursing services to patients (clients, residents) for the purpose of promoting, maintaining or restoring health, mental health and preventing mental illness, injury and disability. You will teach, counsel and advocate on behalf of patients and take necessary steps to ensure their safety and well-being. You will provide safe, quality patient and family centered care, while reflecting the shared vision and values of AHS.
- Classification: Registered Psychiatric Nurse
- Union: United Nurses of Alberta
- Department: CZ RD REG HOSP Mntl Well Prog
- Primary Location: Red Deer Regional Hospital
- Multi-Site: At or Out of (UNA only)
- FTE: 1.00
- Posting End Date: 01-FEB-2021
- Employee Class: Regular Full Time
- Date Available: 11-FEB-2021
- Hours per Shift: 7.75
- Length of Shift in weeks: 12
- Shifts per cycle: 57
- Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends
- Days Off: As Per Rotation
- Minimum Salary: $36.86
- Maximum Salary: $48.37
- Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable
Completion of an accredited Psychiatric nursing education program. Active or eligible for registration and practice permit with the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta (CRPNA). Current Basic Cardiac Life Support - Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP).
Additional Required Qualifications:
Experience with the child, family, and youth population required. Critical thinking skills are required daily in this position. An ability to work independently and part of as team as necessary.
Preferred 5 years’ experience working with the child and adolescent population including the use of the DSM-V. Interest in program development and taking initiative in a new program is considered an asset.
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