A Registered Nurse is responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of comprehensive patient and family care on an acute surgical unit in accordance with RAH and AHS policy and procedures. PCU 24 is a 28-bed unit providing care to general surgery patients including Plastics, General Surgery, Bariatric and Oral Maxillary Facial patients that are received from the operating room, emergency department, intensive care units, and directly from home and/or medical clinics. We have collaborative nursing care on all shifts with registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and health care aides. Unit orientation will be established based on experience. RNs are expected to direct and monitor the care provided by health care aids and support their LPN peers. RNs are expected to take on the responsibility of charge nurse as required. Successful candidates will be expected to participate in quality improvement initiatives at the front line; supporting and maintaining high quality patient care strategies within the surgery program. Staff at the Royal Alexandra Hospital serve a unique inner city population and we want to do it well. The Surgery Inpatient program maintains the expectation that all employees do so with pride, compassion, and respect. 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 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: PCU 24 Plastics & General Surg
Primary Location: Royal Alexandra Hospital
Multi-Site: At (UNA only)
Posting End Date: 29-OCT-2019
Employee Class: Regular Part Time
Date Available: 07-NOV-2019
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 12
Shifts per cycle: 46
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends
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:
Candidates are required to write a medication calculation exam on interview. Failure to achieve a passing mark on the exam may impact decision to hire. Two years recent experience in post-operative care including General Surgery, OMF, and/or Plastics patients required. Demonstrated excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication and priority setting skills required. Demonstrated reliability required. Able to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment. Basic computer skills are required.
Charge nurse experience preferred. IV, PCA, epidural, Central Line and TPN experience preferred. Previous Oral Maxillary Facial experience preferred.