Nursing Attendant
Alberta Health Services
Fort Saskatchewan, AB
Your Opportunity:
The position is located at the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital OR Department. Under the supervision of the Unit Manager, OR and MDRD (or designate), the Nursing Attendant will perform a variety of tasks associated with transportation of patients within the hospital and will participate in quality monitoring activities to improve outcomes.

As a Nursing Attendant, you are an unregulated health care provider working within a team to provide basic health care support services to patients (clients, residents) that require short-term assistance or ongoing support. This may include assisting clients to complete activities of daily living and providing comfort and indirect services including preparing required equipment and assisting with patient positioning to support the overall provision of care in their assigned area. You will work closely with patients, families, and caregivers spanning the continuum of care in home, community or health care facilities. You will play a key role in providing safe, quality patient and family centered care while reflecting the shared vision and values of AHS. This position is currently under review for alignment to the Health Care Aide classification, and may be reclassified pending the outcome of the review.

Classification: Nursing Attendant
Department: Day Surgery OR
Primary Location: Fort Saskatchewan Comm Hosp
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
FTE: 1.00
Posting End Date: 15-OCT-2019
Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
Date Available: 28-OCT-2019
Temporary End Date: 30-APR-2020
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 12
Shifts per cycle: 60
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $19.92
Maximum Salary: $24.21
Vehicle Requirement: N/A

Required Qualifications:
  • As a condition of employment at AHS, you must be enrolled in the Government of Alberta-Health Care Aide Directory and provide evidence of your enrollment at time of hire and annually thereafter. For more information on the Alberta Health Care Aide Directory, please visit: - In addition, you must meet one of the following Alberta Health Services (AHS) Health Care Aide (HCA) competency requirement and provide evidence at time of hire: a) Certified - certified as a Health Care Aide through a Government of Alberta licensed post-secondary institution using the Provincial Health Care Aide Curriculum; or b) Substantially Equivalent - an educational background deemed equivalent as compared to the approved Provincial Health Care Aide Curriculum; or c) Deemed Competent - assessed as competent by an Alberta regulated nurse, using the Provincial Competency Assessment Profile Tool.
Additional Required Qualifications:
HCA's must have recent experience (within 2 years), since graduation from an educational program. Ability to communicate effectively with others both verbally and in writing. Ability to work as a team member and to request and accept direction as required. Effective interpersonal and communication skills with patients/families, visitors, and team members. Effective time management skills. Current Basic Cardiac Life Support - Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP) required. WHMIS Training. Displays initiative and judgment, professionalism; is courteous and composed under pressure and is able to remain organized and set priorities; Maintains confidentiality.

Preferred Qualifications:
As Required.