Licensed Practical Nurse

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

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Your Opportunity:
Licensed Practical Nurses in the GI Medicine Program work with a diverse patient population and are able to develop a well-rounded knowledge base of internal medicine. You will have the opportunity to provide health care to patients by utilizing critical thinking skills and working up to full scope of practice (i.e. the administration of intermittent intravenous medications, monitoring of continuous IV medication infusions etc). This includes, but not limited to performing various treatments and procedures; assessing the patient, planning their care based on the assessment, observing, monitoring, evaluating the effectiveness of care provided, reporting and documenting changes in the patient's physical, mental or emotional state; assisting the patient with activities of daily living; providing both patient and family with relevant information and selected education and performing other related duties as required and/or delegated. LPNs serve individuals, families, and groups, assessing their needs and providing care and treatment as appropriate. You will have the opportunity to develop assessment and critical thinking skills, formulate nursing diagnoses, plan interventions, provide health education, and evaluate response to treatment in collaboration with clients and other health professionals (i.e. physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and registered nurses). The Unit Manager supervises the position. To ensure your skills and qualifications are considered please attach a resume with your Acute Care, Continuing Care, Mental Health and Public Health LPN, RN and RPN application.

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: PCU 5C4 GI Hepatology
Primary Location: U of A Hospital
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
FTE: 1.00
Posting End Date: 16-SEP-2019
Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
Date Available: 30-SEP-2019
Temporary End Date: 05-OCT-2020
Hours per Shift: 11.25
Length of Shift in weeks: 36
Shifts per cycle: 124
Shift Pattern: Days, Nights, 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:
Must the able to work up to full scope of practice (physically, mentally and emotionally) on this very busy fast paced GI/ Hepatology Unit. Must be able to push, lift, and pull more than 50 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications:
Recent acute care medicine experience preferred.