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Exciting opportunity for a Registered Nurse (RN)/Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) in Corrections Health. This opportunity is a permanent full-time position. Come experience the beautiful northern country in and surrounding Peace River. The area is filled with crystal clear lakes, fresh crisp forest air, and it holds endless opportunities for outdoor adventures. The community of Peace River is located in the Mighty Peace Country area which is the hub for many seasonal activities such as fishing, golfing, camping and skiing. The area is also known for its cultural and heritage offerings found in multiple museums and art centres. Reporting to the AHS Site Manager, the Correctional Nurse provides comprehensive health services to the adult in custody. Duties include medication administration, ongoing monitoring of patient response to intervention and evaluating progress. The nurse develops, promotes and maintains effective collaborative linkages within the correctional institution, the mental health system and community agencies, professionals and para-professionals. Patient education and health promotion are key components of the nurse's role, as well as assisting with in-service education for correctional staff. In addition to a competitive rate of pay, AHS currently has a Remote Retention Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $3,000. This allowance is non-pensionable and is payable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay.


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 (2022.75)
  • Union:
  • United Nurses of Alberta
  • Department:
  • PeaceRiver CC Corrections Clin
  • Primary Location:
  • Peace River Correctional Ctr
  • Multi-Site:
  • At (UNA only)
  • FTE:
  • 1.00
  • Posting End Date:
  • 22-JAN-2021
  • Employee Class:
  • Regular Full Time
  • Date Available:
  • 01-FEB-2021
  • Hours per Shift:
  • 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks:
  • 5
  • Shifts per cycle:
  • 25
  • Shift Pattern:
  • Days, Evenings, 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:

Active or eligible for registration and practice permit with the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta (CRPNA) Practice experience in Corrections Health, Mental Health or Addictions.

Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum two years practice experience in related field. Mature attitude along with strong assessment skills and an aptitude for critical thinking are assets in this position.

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