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The Registered Nurse - Critical Care Nurse (ICU RN) is a leader and pivotal member of the inter-professional team. The ICU RN acts as a primary caregiver to the patient and family in the critical care setting, and is trained in advanced critical care certifications, including Code Blue and Outreach (Rapid Response, MET) Team membership. Critical Care Nurses work collaboratively with physicians, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, pharmacists and social workers in order to achieve the best patient outcomes through a team-based approach. One of the largest and busiest critical care units in Alberta, Foothills Medical Center ICU is the regional tertiary referral center supporting multiple clinical programs including trauma, burns, and neurocritical care for Southern Alberta. This 28 bed unit is located in a state of the art facility, and offers a broad case mix including medical and surgical emergencies, oncology and haematology. Key Responsibilities Include: Provision of direct care for patients & families. Maintenance of electronic and written documentation of care. Maintain professional practice, including but not limited to mentoring of unit staff, ongoing professional development, assumption of Charge Nurse duties when needed, promotion of a positive supportive work environment, and demonstration of professional accountability. Promotion of a healthy, respectful and safe practice environment.


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:
  • (FMC) ICU
  • Primary Location:
  • Foothills Medical Centre
  • Multi-Site:
  • At (UNA only)
  • FTE:
  • 0.60
  • Posting End Date:
  • 01-FEB-2021
  • Temporary Employee Class:
  • Temp P/T Benefits
  • Date Available:
  • 11-FEB-2021
  • Temporary End Date:
  • 01-SEP-2022
  • Hours per Shift:
  • 11.08
  • Length of Shift in weeks:
  • 24
  • Shifts per cycle:
  • 48
  • Shift Pattern:
  • Days, Nights, Weekends
  • Days Off:
  • As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary:
  • $36.86
  • Maximum Salary:
  • $48.37
  • Vehicle Requirement:
  • Not Applicable

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:

This position includes the following physical requirements: Being on one's feet for extended periods of time (including walking and standing), exposure to infectious diseases, and hazardous situations for which they are trained. Be able to assist in transporting, lifting, and positioning of patients. Be able to lift, push, and pull equipment. A minimum of 1 year FMC ICU experience preferred for part time positions, with: Strong physical assessment skills. Experience with care of ventilated patients. Experience in invasive hemodynamic monitoring (i.e. CVCs, and arterial lines). Administration of vasoactive medications. Demonstrated excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills. Ability to work effectively in stressful and emergent situations. Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with other members of the inter-professional team.

Preferred Qualifications:

Certification in Adult Critical Care Nursing is an asset. ACLS Certification is preferred. Degree in Nursing is preferred. Experience with patient and family centered care and collaborative practice is a strong asset.

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