Registered Nurse – Medical Teaching Unit

Alberta Health Services

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Unit 36 is a Medical Teaching Unit with 38 beds whose focus is on care & coordination for acute medical patients and their multi-system complexities. The MTU is a fast paced, ever-changing environment with a strong emphasis on continued learning, interdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork. The registered nurses of Unit 36 are known for their thoroughness and advanced skill set in providing a high standard of care for some of the most acute patients in the Foothills Medical Centre. We are proud to be partners with the University of Calgary as the Ward of the 21st Century, bringing innovation into everyday health care. For more information on research initiatives on the Ward of the 21st Century please visit (www.w21c.org). This is an outstanding chance to work to an advanced scope of practice. If you are passionate about providing excellence in quality patient care, want to grow your nursing career and skill set, we invite you to apply today.

Description:

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. PLEASE NOTE: Provisional Permit Holders shall be paid $35.87/hour – $43.82/hour. Upon being entered into the register of Registered Nurses, the rate of pay shall be adjusted to the rate of pay applicable to a Registered Nurse in accordance with AHS/UNA Article 25.02(b)(i) or (ii) as applicable. This posting is scheduled to close at 23:59 MT of the posting end date but may be filled earlier if a Regular Employee who holds a position within the unit, program, or office expresses their interest in this vacancy by 23:59 MT on the 5th calendar day following the posting date, under LOU #25. In the event that no Regular Employee from this workplace expresses their interest by the deadline, the vacancy shall be filled under the provisions of Article 14: Promotions, Transfers and Vacancies. Please be advised this posting may be used to fill multiple identical vacancies arising as a result of the administration of the Trial of Modified Posting Provisions.

  • Classification: Registered Nurse
  • Union: United Nurses of Alberta
  • Unit and Program: Unit 36, Internal Medicine and Medical Teaching
  • Primary Location: Foothills Medical Centre
  • Location Details: As Per Location
  • Multi-Site: At (UNA only)
  • FTE: 0.84
  • Posting End Date: 21-MAY-2024
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp P/T Benefits
  • Date Available: 27-MAY-2024
  • Temporary End Date: 31-AUG-2025
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 12
  • Shifts per cycle: 48
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Nights, Weekends
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $39.21
  • Maximum Salary: $51.46
  • Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable

Required Qualifications:

Completion of an accredited nursing education program. Active or eligible for registration and practice permit with the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA). Current Basic Cardiac Life Support – Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP). If you have not practiced as a Registered Nurse within the last five (5) years, completion of the following free courses is required: CRNA Medication Management – Chapters 1 – 4 (https://connect.nurses.ab.ca/home/%2Flearning-and-development%2Flearning-modules%2F) and the NextGenU Health Assessment Resources Certification (https://courses.nextgenu.org/course/view.php?id=271#section-0)

Additional Required Qualifications:

Proven ability to function in an acute medical nursing environment within the last 3-6 months. Ability to learn new skills and adapt to changing technology. Current Heart and Stroke BLS-HCP certification. Effective interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team. Critical thinking and problem-solving solutions. Ability to contribute as a team member, learn within a dynamic environment and adapt/cope with change. Demonstrated excellent time management and organization skills. Ability to manage the job classification of “heavy physical demand” level as per the AHS Job Demands Summary.

Preferred Qualifications:

Proficiency with Connect Care and clinical documentation standards. Willingness to participate in the research initiatives of Ward of the 21st Century. Candidates with previous experience on Unit 36 or a unit of comparable acuity/patient population are strongly preferred. Experience with cardiac monitoring/telemetry an asset. Previous night shift experience preferred.

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