Licensed Practical Nurse

Alberta Health Services - Calgary, AB (28 days ago)

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Your Opportunity:
Are you a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with strong analytical and decision-making skills? Do you have the ability to exercise sound judgment and deliver quality nursing care in a fast paced high acuity surgical unit? Do you demonstrate a strong work ethic and enjoy working independently and collaboratively within a patient and family centered interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals? If so, an opportunity is available for you at Unit 84 of the Rockyview General Hospital. Unit 84 is a 24 bed General Surgery Unit that admits a variety of elective and emergent patients with surgical needs including Gynecology, Ophthalmology, ENT, Plastics, Orthopedic, Urology, and General Surgery. Unit 84 delivers genuine care to a wide variety of complex and diverse patients and their families, and staff are recognized regularly by patients and families for their outstanding efforts. The Licensed Practical Nurse - Unit 84 is responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of comprehensive patient and family centered care on an acute surgical unit. The LPN demonstrates a professional and caring approach to patients and families, according to the standards defined by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) and the standards of Alberta Health Services.

Description:
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
Department: (RGH) PCU 84 GENERAL SURGERY
Primary Location: Rockyview General Hospital
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
FTE: 1.00
Posting End Date: 22-NOV-2019
Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
Date Available: 06-JAN-2020
Temporary End Date: 02-DEC-2020
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 12
Shifts per cycle: 60
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $26.45
Maximum Salary: $34.63
Vehicle Requirement: N/A

Required Qualifications:
Completion of an accredited Licensed 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:
Current experience with electronic health record systems (Sunrise Clinical Manager (SCM) and Medworxx experience an asset).

Preferred Qualifications:
Minimum 1 year of recent experience working in acute hospital setting with complex surgical patients. Current certification with central lines, blood glucose monitoring, PCA, Narcan administration, IV insertion, infusion and medication administration. Current experience with VAC dressing, tube feeds, TPN, wound and skin care.