The University of Alberta Hospital (UAH) is one of Canada’s leading clinical, research and teaching hospitals, treating more than 700,000 patients annually. The UAH and Stollery Children’s Emergency Department is a busy tertiary care level I emergency department and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This large tertiary Trauma Centre provides opportunities in a broad base of emergency nursing from Pediatrics to Trauma Care. LPN Orthopaedic Technicians within the Emergency department work in a state of the art facility utilizing an electronic tracking system, assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating care for emergency patients. Decisions are made in a collaborative multidisciplinary health care team environment. In this role, you may be required to work in all areas of Emergency at the discretion of the Unit Manager/Charge Nurse. Working with us is about making a difference. You’ll feel good knowing that you have helped us achieve our mission and purpose: to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.
As an Orthopaedic Technician (Ortho Tech), you will apply, adjust, and remove casts, splints and traction equipment utilized in the care of orthopaedic patients (clients, residents). You will observe, monitor, report and document changes in the patient's physical, mental and emotional state, while providing safe and effective, quality care. 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: Orthopaedic Tech Certified
Union: AUPE AUX
Primary Location: U of A Hospital
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 30-OCT-2020
Temporary Employee Class: Temp Part Time
Date Available: 09-NOV-2020
Temporary End Date: 06-MAY-2021
Hours per Shift: 11.08
Length of Shift in weeks: 12
Shifts per cycle: 21
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $34.23
Maximum Salary: $45.08
Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Completion of an accredited Licensed Practical Nurse education program. Active or eligible for registration with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA). Completion of an accredited specialty Orthopaedic Technician program. Current Basic Cardiac Life Support - Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP).
Additional Required Qualifications:
The Orthopedic Technician works as part of the inter-disciplinary team, in the delivery of consistent quality care. The incumbent applies, adjusts and removes casts, splints and traction equipment utilized in the care of orthopedic patients. Minimum 1 year emergency nursing experience required. In this position, you will be on your feet for an extended period of time (both walking and standing), and you must be able to assist in transporting, lifting and positioning of patients. You will also be required to bend, lift, push, and pull equipment. You are responsible to provide proof of active registration with the CLPNA and to maintain registration throughout the duration of employment.
Preference will be given to applicants with recent nursing experience in a tertiary care facility Emergency Department. Preference will also be given to those candidates who possess recent acute/critical care experience in the last two years.