The Registered Nurse will be working with the adult population within the Addiction & Mental Health program at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and the Addiction Recovery Center. This is a designated float position, supporting Emergency Mental Health Team, Unit 61/62, Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit, Complex Medical Detox, Addiction Recovery Center and ECT. The successful applicant will have a wide scope of practice and be able to adapt to the different unit routines. The RN/ RPN is responsible for the comprehensive assessments, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care. The successful incumbent performs a variety of nursing duties by administering safe, effective, stage-matched nursing care according to clinical policies, procedures and evidenced-based nursing care standards. The incumbent works within a concurrent capable, recovery-oriented framework, within the context of a multidisciplinary team. Other duties include assuming Charge Nurse Responsibilities as well as supervising Licensed Practical Nurses and Mental Health Aides on shift. Successful applicants will be provided with an enriched and expanded orientation, non-violent crisis intervention training and ongoing coaching. Position is to the Float Pool, however this position would be through the Psych ED.
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-Psychiatry Float Pool-EDM
Primary Location: Royal Alexandra Hospital
Multi-Site: At (UNA only)
Posting End Date: 28-OCT-2019
Employee Class: Casual/Relief
Date Available: 07-NOV-2019
Hours per Shift: Varies
Length of Shift in weeks: Varies
Shifts per cycle: Varies
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends
Days Off: Other
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:
Minimum 1-2 years’ experience in an adult acute practice setting. Experience working within the CoACT framework. Experience working with persons with significant mental illness and/or addictions. Strong interpersonal, organizational and assessment skills. 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.