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Licensed Practical Nurse – General Surgery/Bariatrics/Urology

Alberta Health Services

This is a Part-time position in Red Deer, AB posted July 8, 2021.

Your Opportunity: The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides safe and effective nursing care according to hospital policies and nursing care standards.

Working within the full scope of practice, the LPN observes, monitors, reports, and documents changes in the patient’s physical, mental, and emotional state, assists the patient with activities of daily living and provides the patient and family with relevant information and teaching.

Working as part of a care hub, the LPN is responsible to collaborate with other members of the health care team, delivering consistent quality care, to meet the needs of the patient.

Staff at the Royal Alexandra Hospital serves 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.

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.

Must be able to think critically and respond to emergency situations.

Position requires candidates to perform moderate to heavy work on a regular basis in order to ensure safe patient care and safety of unit staff.

All staff are required to assist with mobilization of patients with a variety of ambulation needs and disabilities.

Description: 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: PCU 21 General Surgery Primary Location: Royal Alexandra Hospital Multi-Site: Not Applicable FTE: 1.00 Posting End Date: 25-JAN-2021 Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits Date Available: 04-FEB-2021 Temporary End Date: 18-DEC-2021 Hours per Shift: 11.08 Length of Shift in weeks: 12 Shifts per cycle: 42 Shift Pattern: Days, Nights, Weekends Days Off: As Per Rotation Minimum Salary: $26.45 Maximum Salary: $34.63 Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable 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: Previous Licensed Practical Nurse experience.

Excellent communication skills, a compassionate and caring attitude, and attention to detail are necessary.

At least 1-2 years previous surgical experience in Urology, Bariatric, and General Surgery required.

IV, PCA, Epidural, TPN, Drains, Wound Care experience required.

Preferred Qualifications: Computer experience preferred.