Job title: Licensed Practical Nurse – Ophthalmology/Otolaryngology
Company: Alberta Health Services
Job description: Your Opportunity:
A Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of comprehensive patient and family care on an acute surgical unit in accordance with RAH and AHS policy and procedures. PCU 22 is a fast paced 22 bed inpatient surgical unit providing care to ophthalmology, otolaryngology, urology, orthopedic and general surgery inpatients. Patients are received from the operating room, emergency department, outpatient areas, intensive care units, and directly from home and/or medical clinics. We have collaborative nursing care on all shifts with Registered Nurses, and Licensed Practical Nurses working cohesively within the collaborative model of care. Unit orientation will be established based on experience. LPNs work independently and under the direction of a Charge RN. Successful candidates will be expected to participate in quality improvement initiatives at the front line; supporting and maintaining high quality patient care strategies within the surgery program. LPNs are expected to direct and monitor the care provided by health care aids. Staff at the Royal Alexandra Hospital serves a unique inner city population and we want to do it well. The Surgery Inpatient program maintains the expectation that all employees do so with pride, compassion, and respect.
As a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), you are part of an interprofessional health care team utilizing nursing processes, critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills. You will be guided by your education, experience, demonstrated skill level and AHS policies and procedures. You will play a key role in providing safe, quality patient and family centered care while reflecting the shared vision and values of AHS.
- Classification: Licensed Practical Nurse
- Union: AUPE AUX
- Unit and Program: Unit 22, Ophthalmology/Otolaryngology/Short Stay Surgery
- Primary Location: Royal Alexandra Hospital
- Location Details: As Per Location
- Multi-Site: Not Applicable
- FTE: 0.80
- Posting End Date: 27-NOV-2023
- Employee Class: Regular Part Time
- Date Available: 18-DEC-2023
- Hours per Shift: 7.75
- Length of Shift in weeks: 10
- Shifts per cycle: 40
- Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends
- Days Off: As Per Rotation
- Minimum Salary: $27.58
- Maximum Salary: $36.13
- Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable
Completion of an accredited practical nurse education program. Active or eligible for registration and practice permit with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA). Current Basic Cardiac Life Support – Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP). Additional Required Qualifications:
Previous experience with Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology surgical patients. Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary team environment. Basic computer skills. Candidates are required to write a medication calculation exam during the interview. Failure to achieve a passing mark on the exam may impact the decision to hire. Demonstrated excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication and priority setting skills. The position requires candidates to perform moderate to heavy work (greater than 50 lbs.) on a regular basis in an RN/LPN/HCA capacity in order to ensure safe patient care and the safety of unit staff. This job is physically demanding. The incumbent will be required to assist with lifting, turning, and mobilizing patients, as well as other physical tasks. To ensure your skills and qualifications are considered, please attach a resume and cover letter with your application. Preferred Qualifications:
Two years of recent surgical experience is preferred. Two years ophthalmology & Otolaryngology experience preferred.
All postings close at 23:59 MT of the posting end date indicated.
A satisfactory criminal record check and/or Vulnerable Sector Search is required prior to your first day of work. Additionally, all employees have an ongoing duty to disclose any charges or convictions that may occur during their employment with AHS.
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Location: Edmonton, AB
Job date: Sun, 19 Nov 2023 01:57:28 GMT