Job title: Registered Psychiatric Nurse – Regional Police and Crisis Team

Company: Alberta Health Services

Job description: Your Opportunity:
Attention Registered Nurses/Registered Psychiatric Nurses! Relocate to Wetaskiwin and you may qualify for a $10,000 or $15,000 incentive. Additionally, our compensation package includes relocation assistance of up to $10,000. Visit rcif-alberta.ca/una for more details. Central Zone Addiction and Mental in partnership with the RCMP are excited to offer a Rural RCMP & Crisis Response Dyad team. This program addresses the needs involving individuals experiencing a mental health, addiction, or psycho-social crisis. The team is mobile and able to respond to rural areas in and around Wetaskiwin. We are seeking an experienced Registered Psychiatric Nurse whose main role is to divert individuals who are in crisis from the justice system and emergency departments. Responsibilities include crisis stabilization, assessment, and referral/connectivity to appropriate resources. This will involve working closely with the RCMP to generate positive solutions for individuals experiencing Addiction and Mental Health issues, thus reducing interactions for individuals with police, justice, and hospital systems. Although this position has been listed as located within the Wetaskiwin Addiction & Mental Health Clinic, the position will be within the RCMP detachment in order to facilitate the working partnership with the RCMP. Confirmed rotation is days/evenings, i.e. extended workdays Monday to Thursday: alternating between 1500-2315 week 1 and 0900-1715 week 2.
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 Psych Nurse(2022.75
  • Union: United Nurses of Alberta
  • Unit and Program: Regional Police and Crisis Team
  • Primary Location: Wetaskiwin MntlHlth/Addictions
  • Location Details: As Per Location
  • Multi-Site: At or Out of (UNA only)
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 06-FEB-2024
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • Date Available: 16-FEB-2024
  • Hours per Shift: 9.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 8
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings
  • Days Off: Other
  • Minimum Salary: $39.21
  • Maximum Salary: $51.46
  • Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable

Required Qualifications:
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). PLEASE NOTE: 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. Additional Required Qualifications:
Minimum of five (5) years of experience in Mental Health. Minimum of two (2) years of Community Mental Health experience. A working knowledge of Psychiatric pharmacology. Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills. Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing, Master of 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: Wetaskiwin, AB

Job date: Mon, 29 Jan 2024 00:59:29 GMT

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