Job title: Registered Nurse – Post Anesthetic Care Unit, DTC Surgical Suite

Company: Alberta Health Services

Job description: Your Opportunity:
Working with surgery patients during the post-anesthetic phase, the incumbent performs a variety of nursing duties by administering safe and effective nursing care according to hospital policies and nursing care standards. The incumbent must demonstrate a professional, positive attitude. Excellent communication, teaching, organizational, problem solving, and interpersonal skills are required. As a member of the multidisciplinary team, the incumbent must have the ability to recognize and assist with management of post anesthesia/surgical problems. The DTCOR Post Anesthetic Care Unit provides post-anesthesia care to high acuity patients who have undergone a variety of major surgeries including General, Neuro, Orthopedic, Trauma, Plastic, Oral-Maxillofacial, Urology, and Thoracic surgery as elective and emergency cases. The Post Anesthetic Care Unit also cares for ICU post-operative patients when necessary. We do over 11, 000 surgeries a year, most of which are of the high intensity, inpatient variety.
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. PLEASE NOTE: Provisional Permit Holders shall be paid $35.87/hour – $43.82/hour. Upon being entered into the register of Registered Nurses, the rate of pay shall be adjusted to the rate of pay applicable to a Registered Nurse in accordance with AHS/UNA Article 25.02(b)(i) or (ii) as applicable. This posting is scheduled to close at 23:59 MT of the posting end date but may be filled earlier if a Regular Employee who holds a position within the unit, program, or office expresses their interest in this vacancy by 23:59 MT on the 5th calendar day following the posting date, under LOU #25. In the event that no Regular Employee from this workplace expresses their interest by the deadline, the vacancy shall be filled under the provisions of Article 14: Promotions, Transfers and Vacancies. Please be advised this posting may be used to fill multiple identical vacancies arising as a result of the administration of the Trial of Modified Posting Provisions.

  • Classification: Registered Nurse
  • Union: United Nurses of Alberta
  • Unit and Program: DTC Surgical Suite
  • Primary Location: Royal Alexandra Hospital
  • Location Details: As Per Location
  • Multi-Site: At (UNA only)
  • FTE: 0.63
  • Posting End Date: 16-FEB-2024
  • Employee Class: Regular Part Time
  • Date Available: 04-MAR-2024
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 12
  • Shifts per cycle: 36
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $39.21
  • Maximum Salary: $51.46
  • Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable

Required Qualifications:
Completion of an accredited nursing education program. Active or eligible for registration and practice permit with the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA). Current Basic Cardiac Life Support – Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP). If you have not practiced as a Registered Nurse within the last five (5) years, completion of the following free courses is required: CRNA Medication Management – Chapters 1 – 4 (https://connect.nurses.ab.ca/home/%2Flearning-and-development%2Flearning-modules%2F) and the NextGenU Health Assessment Resources Certification (https://courses.nextgenu.org/course/view.php?id=271#section-0) Additional Required Qualifications:
Minimum 2 – 3 years recent experience in a high acuity PACU required. Adult ICU or Critical Care experience within the past 5 years. Demonstrated leadership ability and communication skills that promote respect and a positive team environment. Preferred Qualifications:
ACLS training. Connect Care PACU training. Extubation experience. Computer skills including Microsoft Office and Outlook Email. Canadian Nursing Association (CNA) certification for Peri-Anesthesia Nursing.
Please note:
All postings close at 23:59 MT of the posting end date indicated.
Security Screening:
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: Fri, 09 Feb 2024 02:37:12 GMT

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