Licensed Practical Nurse

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

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Your Opportunity:
An exciting opportunity exists to grow and strengthen your skills as a Licensed Practical Nurse and work within a collaborative team at the Peter Lougheed Centre. As a Licensed Practical Nurse on Unit 22 you will provide patient care to Day Surgery, ADOP and 48 Hour patients in partnership with the multidisciplinary team. You will demonstrate leadership in nursing assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient/family care needs and act as a strong patient advocate through collaborative discharge planning for both the Day Surgery and 48 Hour Care patients. As the successful candidate you will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in the following areas: strong patient teaching skills; be self-directed and exercise independent decision making, nursing judgement and critical thinking skills; strong interpersonal and communication skills to effectively maintain collaborative working relationships with members of the multidisciplinary team; time management and prioritization skills in a rapidly changing environment; initiative and independence in a team environment; problem solving, critical thinking and conflict resolution skills; actively integrate patient and family centered care principles within own nursing practice; basic knowledge of computers and software applications (i.e. Microsoft Office); and show compliance with the AHS Hand Hygiene policies.

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
Department: PLC Surgical Short Stay
Primary Location: Peter Lougheed Centre
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
FTE: 0.80
Posting End Date: 19-DEC-2019
Employee Class: Regular Part Time
Date Available: 06-JAN-2020
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 10
Shifts per cycle: 40
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, 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:
Minimum 1 year experience as a LPN in a Day Surgery unit within the last 3 years.

Preferred Qualifications:
Working to full scope of practice as a LPN (including IV certification, medication administration). Minimum 3 years’ experience as a LPN within the last 5 years in an acute inpatient surgical nursing unit. Experience with SCM, in-patient and ambulatory Clinibase and OR Manager.