The RAH ICU is a 25-bed unit characterized by high activity and high occupancy. The ICU is funded for 25 beds and cares for critically ill patients from the medicine, surgery (including the regionalized thoracic surgery program), obstetrics, gynecologic, neurosurgical, and trauma programs. The unit provides evidence based services within an inter-disciplinary team model. Specialized services include continuous and intermittent renal replacement for acute and chronic renal failure, rhabdomyolysis and sepsis; therapeutic plasma exchange for hematological and auto-immune disorders; and critical care support for the regional bariatric program. The Registered Nurse is responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care. The successful candidate will perform a variety of nursing duties and work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team, the patients and their families to achieve positive patient outcomes and improvements in quality care. Nursing care will be administered safely and effectively, according to hospital policies and nursing care standards.
As a Registered Nurse (RN), you will provide a wide variety of nursing services to patients, families, communities and populations, while taking necessary steps to ensure their safety and well-being. In your role, you will utilize nursing processes, through critical thinking, problem solving and decision making, as well as teach, counsel and advocate on behalf of patients and their families. You will play a leadership role in supporting an integrated and holistic approach to patient care, health promotion and maintenance. You will provide safe, quality patient and family centered care while reflecting the shared vision and values of AHS.
Classification: Registered Nurse
Union: United Nurses of Alberta
Department: RA-ICU Combined Medical/S-EDM
Primary Location: Royal Alexandra Hospital
Multi-Site: At (UNA only)
Posting End Date: 26-AUG-2019
Temporary Employee Class: Temp Full Time
Date Available: 25-NOV-2019
Temporary End Date: 13-MAY-2020
Hours per Shift: 11.08
Length of Shift in weeks: 12
Shifts per cycle: 40
Shift Pattern: Days, Nights
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $36.86
Maximum Salary: $48.37
Vehicle Requirement: N/A
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:
A recognized Critical Care course and/or recent ICU/CCU experience is required. Candidates without previous ICU experience are welcome to apply, and at the discretion of the hiring manager, may be considered for the Critical Care Orientation for Nurses program. Must have excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills and demonstrate the ability to critically think. Demonstrated leadership skills and proven coaching/mentorships skills a must. Demonstrated ability to identify own learning needs, seek guidance in professional practice when deficits occur and demonstrate a commitment to ongoing professional growth and development. Charge Nurse Duties may be required following successful orientation to the role.
Preference will be given to those with one or more of the following certifications: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC), CNA Critical Care Certification, previous experience within an intensive care setting.