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Assist Head Nurse


Grande Prairie, AB, CANADA

Healthcare Services and Wellness

Assist Head Nurse

Requisition #:  456119
Union: UNA
Title Assist Head Nurse
Department: NZ QEII HOSP NU06 Surgical
Posting Open Date: 2017-07-27
Posting Close Date: 2017-08-08
Location: Grande Prairie QE II Hsp/Mac - At
City: Grande Prairie
Employee Class: Regular Full-Time
FTE: 1.00
Date Available: 2017-08-18
Temporary End Date:
Hours Per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift Cycle: 12
Shift Per Cycle: 57
Shift: Days, Evenings
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Rates of Pay: Minimum: 38.09 per hour   Maximum: 50.67 per hour
Vehicle Required: No
Category: Nursing - Advanced Practice/Management, Nursing - Nurse/Psychiatric Nurse
Job Summary:
Reporting to the Unit Manager, this position provides leadership and direction to the assigned department under the direction of the Manager. The incumbent will be responsible for assigning duties and evaluating staffing mix.

The Clinical Coordinator is also responsible for assisting in the planning, organizing, directing and evaluation of the provision of care and programs in the department under the direction of the Manager.

Key responsibilities include:
- Coordinates the provision of care on the unit, ensuring patients receive safe professional care as well as promoting a seamless continuum of care for the patients.
- Works with the Unit Manager, Staff Educator in facilitating staff development.
- Assist in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programs and service delivery of the unit.
- Performs other related duties which may include but are not limited to assuming delegates responsibility for the unit and participating on the hospital committees as required by manager or delegate.

In addition to a competitive rate of pay, Alberta Health Services currently has a Remote Retention Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $3,000. This allowance is non-pensionable and is payable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay.
- Active registration and practice permit with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA).
- Basic Cardiac Life Support- Healthcare Provider (BCLS-HCP) is required.
- Graduation from a recognized nursing education program.
- Bachelor degree in Nursing, Master degree is preferred.
- Nursing Unit management/clinical leadership certificate is preferred.
- Minimum 3-5 years surgical clinical practice, with previous experience working in a supervisory role is preferred.
- Certification as required within the scope of the job.
- Demonstrated knowledge of commonly encountered disease entities, the associated nursing diagnoses/problem statement, the effects of medical and surgical interventions, and the concomitant nursing interventions are required.
- Experience with application of professional knowledge, technical and interpersonal skills, and clinical judgment in the delivery of professional nursing.
- Ability to handle heavy or awkward items (lifting, transferring, carrying), and withstand considerable walking or standing.
- Ability to be physically confined to an area due to job demands.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of all patient information and health records.
- Ability to adhere to nursing policy and practice standards.
- Ability to maintain adherence to Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics.
- Ability to identify own strengths and weaknesses and showing initiative for improvement.
- Ability to work effectively and efficiently with others and accept change.

Personal Suitability:
- Evidence of strong interpersonal and effective communication skills in all encounters.
- Evidence of initiative, flexibility and sound judgment.
- Evidence of thoroughness and attention to detail.
- Evidence of maturity and stability.
- Evidence of positive attitude, caring and concern.
- Evidence of punctual and regular attendance.

AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve and is committed to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

All new offers of employment are subject to a Criminal Records Check satisfactory to the employer. This information is collected by authority of the Protection For Person In Care Act (Section 10(4).

About Alberta Health Services

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is the first and largest fully-integrated health system in Canada. Located across the Province in urban and rural settings, AHS is committed to delivering patient-first health services to over four million people living in Alberta. Whether you are a health professional, front line clinical worker, one of our numerous support staff, or in one of our corporate roles, you'll feel good knowing your work makes a difference to the lives of Albertans. We offer interesting, meaningful and challenging work with plenty of opportunities to learn and grow. With excellent wages, flexible hours, and our commitment to work-life balance, you'll have plenty of time to juggle your other passions and enjoy all that Alberta has to offer. Join our team – make a difference.

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What it's like to work at Alberta Health Services

Outstanding teams — exceptional care

Our employees bring a multitude of work and life experience from a variety of disciplines to impact the patient experience. From physicians to pharmacists, housekeepers to clerks, together we make AHS the health care provider it is today.

When you’re at your best, we’re at our best

At AHS, you’ll be empowered to succeed and encouraged to find solutions that co-create a healthy work environment. We help you to stay current with best practices and to continue to evolve as a professional.

Empowering you to succeed

Discover ample opportunities for learning and development to help you become the best you can be. Learning opportunities include seminars and courses for personal and professional development — from clinical best practice to leadership development. We also offer advanced education support.

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Benefits & Perks

We value your well-being

We believe that supporting the health and wellness of our employees leads to better outcomes for our patients. We offer Employee & Family Assistance, including education, resources, and counselling. There is also an opportunity to join our Group Savings Plan and Pension Plan to help you save for the future.

Comprehensive health benefits

It is our belief that employees in good health are more effective when helping their patients. We provide a variety of benefits to enhance your health, and the well-being of your family. Our employees enjoy a variety of benefits that include health, dental, vision, disability and lifestyle considerations.

Alberta Health Services Testimonials

I love the changing dynamics of my job. The patients that you encounter provide unique individual challenges, every day. The ever changing atmosphere keeps me coming back.

Kevin R., Paramedic

Working in a rural setting also provides many challenges and a wide variety of diagnoses, encouraging me to continue my growth as a professional.

Natasha T., Physical Therapist

I love being able to help people and make a difference. Being in health care helps me do just that.

Mark K., Business Intelligence Developer

I like the flexibility and challenges provided by my job. Alberta Health Services has provided me an environment of lifelong learning and career progression.

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Assist Head Nurse, ALBERTA HEALTH SERVICES, Grande Prairie, AB, CANADA