The NST is a team of RN’s and LPN’s that support patients from birth to 18 years of age. LPN’s in the NST work on Unit 2, Unit 3, Unit 4, Surgical Short Stay and the Rotary Flames House. Patient populations include general pediatric medicine, general surgery, trauma, orthopedics, plastic surgery, endocrinology, neurology, nephrology, urology, metabolic, eating disorder, mental health, cardiology, respiratory, and palliative. As an NST LPN, you will provide ongoing assessment, care, education, and coordination of services for the physical, psychological, and emotional/ social needs of children, youth and families admitted to the areas that NST supports within a framework of Family Centered Care. Develop your pediatric skills while working in a supportive learning environment. The NST provides a variety of opportunities for growth and learning in a fun pediatric environment. 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.
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: (ACH) FLOAT POOL FOR UNITS
Primary Location: Alberta Children's Hospital
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 16-DEC-2019
Employee Class: Casual/Relief
Date Available: 13-JAN-2020
Hours per Shift: Varies
Length of Shift in weeks: Varies
Shifts per cycle: Varies
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends, On Call
Days Off: Other
Minimum Salary: $26.45
Maximum Salary: $34.63
Vehicle Requirement: N/A
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:
1 year + experience (within the last 5 years) of full scope nursing practice in an acute care setting, with a preference for pediatric acute care. Nursing experience with infants, children and adolescents. Experience with CVC’s, immunization certification, TPN, blood administration monitoring. Completion/auditing of pediatric focused courses i.e.: TNCC, PALS, PEARS, ENPC, Trach/Vent, Breastfeeding course Level I & II, Palliation, or other pediatric focused courses. Experience and proficiency with Sunrise Clinical Manager (SCM). Participation in unit or hospital based initiatives and committees. Preference will be given to staff oriented to any/all of NST supported areas; Units 2, 3, 4, SSSU and RFH. Demonstrated initiative, accountability, time management, problem solving abilities and organizational skills.
Basic computer skills (MS office, Outlook). Ability to communicate fluently both verbal and written in English. Ability to work under time constraints, within fast paced changing environments. Exceptional interpersonal communication skills with the ability to adapt communication styles to meet the varied needs of children, families and colleagues. Excellent written and verbal communication. Strong decision making and critical thinking. Must convey and demonstrate AHS’ core values.