Registered Psychiatric Nurse

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

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Your Opportunity:
1 in 5 people experience a mental health concern. Join us in making a difference. We are excited about expanding our professional nursing teams and would like to invite Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN) who are interested in working to their full scope of practice on our adult acute mental health units at the Alberta Hospital Edmonton site to apply on the casual positions that are currently available with the Staffing Service Center. Successful applicants will be provided with an enriched and expanded orientation, non-violent crisis intervention training and ongoing coaching. Care is delivered by an interdisciplinary collaborative care team (as envisioned by the AHS CoACT framework) in accordance with the Edmonton Zone Addiction and Mental Health Program’s Principles of Care and Alberta Health Services’ values. Reporting to the Relief Team Program Manager and as a member of the collaborative interdisciplinary team, the RPN is responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care and practices to full scope as defined by the College of Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta (CRPNA).

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
Department: EDM Mental Health Floats
Primary Location: Alberta Hospital Edmonton
Multi-Site: At (UNA only)
FTE: 0.00
Posting End Date: 18-NOV-2019
Employee Class: Casual/Relief
Date Available: 06-JAN-2020
Hours per Shift: Varied
Length of Shift in weeks: Varied
Shifts per cycle: Varied
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends
Days Off: Other
Minimum Salary: $36.86
Maximum Salary: $48.37
Vehicle Requirement: N/A

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).

Additional Required Qualifications:
Current CRPNA registration required. Basic computer and email skills required. Able to demonstrate strong interpersonal, organizational and assessment skills. Strong verbal communication skills (English language proficiency is required). Congruent non-verbal communication skills. Active listening skills. Demonstrated ability to practice in a recovery oriented and trauma informed manner. Working knowledge of patient and family centered are principles. Ability to work independently while maintain collaboration with team members. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with the interdisciplinary team. Ability to adapt quickly to changing and fluctuating workloads and work conditions. Accountability, critical thinking, time management and communication skills. Ability to respond to new needs in the role as they arise within initiative and self-directedness. Sound self-management skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
Minimum 1-2 years’ experience in an adult acute practice setting is preferred. Experience working within the CoACT framework is preferred. Charge Nurse experience is preferred. Experience working with persons with significant mental illness and/or addictions is preferred.