Assistant Head Nurse

Alberta Health Services - Edmonton, AB (30+ days ago)

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Your Opportunity:
Reporting to the Unit Manager, the Pre-Admission Clinic (PAC) Team Leader provides effective leadership of the PAC team and acts as a resource for physicians and staff. The Team Leader ensures smooth functioning of the team by guiding and directing personnel, working collaboratively within the multidisciplinary team, acting in accordance with the hospital guidelines, professional standards and within the limitations of the UNA collective agreement. The Team Leader refers issues of a financial or human resource nature to the Unit Manager. The Team Leader works within the scope of practice of a Registered Nurse as per the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta. The successful candidate is responsible for relaying all information obtained from their observations related to staff performance and patient care. The Unit Manager is responsible for the performance management process which would include observation brought forward by the Team Leader for PAC. This position is based in Pre-Admission Clinic (PAC), Same Day Admit/Adult Day Surgery (SDA/ADS) and the successful applicant will be required to work in these areas. Responsibilities include the preparation of patients for surgery, post-op recovery, direct patient care and discharge of Day Surgery patients. The Team Leader collects and records relevant data pertaining to the patient’s health status, perception of their health situation and expectations for care prior to surgery, during hospital stay and following discharge. The Team Leader combines collected data and clinical knowledge to make decisions regarding existing and potential patient health care needs and develops a plan of action to both minimize delays/cancellations in the operating room and reduce post-operative complications. Description:
As an Assistant Head Nurse, you will be responsible for staff assignments, patient flow and acting as a role model, clinical resource and advocate for nursing staff. In addition to providing frontline nursing care, as required, you will take a leadership role in the promotion of quality patient care and the implementation of operational priorities. Your in-depth knowledge and skills, advanced judgment and clinical experience, will assist in providing solutions for complex health care issues at all levels with patients, interprofessional teams, administrators and policy makers. 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: Assistant Head Nurse (2022.75)
Union: United Nurses of Alberta
Department: UAH Pre Spec Clinic Adults
Primary Location: U of A Hospital
Multi-Site: At (UNA only)
FTE: 1.00
Posting End Date: 10-JUL-2020
Employee Class: Regular Full Time
Date Available: 20-JUL-2020
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 6
Shifts per cycle: 30
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Minimum Salary: $38.09
Maximum Salary: $50.67

Vehicle Requirement: N/A 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:
Connect Care experience required. 3 years of supervisory or leadership experience is required. 5 years or peri-anesthesia nursing experience required. Recent (within last 2 years) peri-anesthesia nursing experience required. In depth knowledge of Pre-Admission Clinic operation and process required. Excellent assessment, organizational leadership, and patient care skills. Ability to communicate findings (verbal and written) in a concise and accurate manner. Strong interpersonal, problem solving skills, and conflict resolution skills. Capable of working in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment with patients of varying mobility and high acuity. Work environment consists of frequent interruptions, numerous demands and conflicting priorities. The successful candidate must have the ability to deal with patients who are acutely ill in an unpredictable and stressful environment. Must be able to work in a physically demanding environment as part of a multidisciplinary team. Physical demands and requirements include prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking; lifting, positioning, pushing and/or transferring patients; considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, and crouching. Ability to stand continuously for 5.5 - 7 hours per shift. Walking continuously for 5.5 - 7 hours per shift and lifting up to 50 lbs. Advanced knowledge of caring for patients who have had procedures where regional anesthesia and neuroaxial anesthesia has been utilized. Preferred Qualifications:
Advanced knowledge of multimodal analgesia and chronic pain. Advanced knowledge of ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery), STOPBang/OSA Screening, Nicotine Replacement, Infection Control, and Health Promotion strategies. Research and data collection experience. Experience with conducting nursing assessments and patient screening via Telehealth. Membership with the National Association of Perianesthesia Nurses of Canada.