Registered Nurse - Case Manager Home Care
Alberta Health Services
Wetaskiwin, AB
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: CZ WETA HOSP Case Coordinator
Primary Location: Wetaskiwin Hospital and Care C
Multi-Site: At or Out of (UNA only)
FTE: 0.00
Posting End Date: 25-FEB-2019
Employee Class: Casual/Relief
Date Available: 07-MAR-2019
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: Varied
Shifts per cycle: Varied
Shift Pattern: Days, Weekends, On Call
Days Off: Other
Minimum Salary: $36.86
Maximum Salary: $48.37
Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Required

Required Qualifications:
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:
Geriatric experience/certification considered an asset with training in case management principles. Knowledge of the continuing care sector. Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Excellent organizational and time management skills, self-directed and demonstrates the ability to work independently using sound professional judgment. Demonstrate critical thinking and decision making skills. Demonstrate strong assessment skills. Knowledge of the RAI/MDS HC. Excellent attendance record, reliability, and personal suitability to the home care program which can be demonstrated through previous employment. Physically able to perform all assigned tasks. Computer knowledge/skills, specific to Meditech application and the use of Microsoft word and outlook will be considered an asset. The successful candidate will work independently in clients’ homes, which could include single family dwellings, condominiums, and/or walk-up apartments. Therefore, the successful candidate must be able to work in different settings and environments (home environments and weather conditions), as well as be able to lift and carrying medical bags, which weigh approximately 25-30 lbs. Delivery of care may be difficult in private residents/home with uncontrolled ergonomic environments that are required to work within.

Preferred Qualifications:
Strong clinical background in nursing with a baccalaureate degree in nursing is preferred however skills and experience relevant to nursing practice in community or continuing care will be considered. Experience in wound care with excellent knowledge of wound care principles and product use. Experience with palliative care. Excellent nursing skills including provision of home parenteral therapy. Ability to provide effective education and client teaching.