The town of Manning is located on the banks of the beautiful Notikewin River in northern Alberta, and is known as the "Land of the Mighty Moose". Manning is a service centre for the local agriculture, forestry and gas industries. Pleasant summer days and midnight sunsets make living in Northern Alberta a truly unforgettable experience. If you welcome a different pace of life and look for the chance to use the full scope of your clinical practice, Manning could be the place for you. Generalist Public Health Nurse based in or out of the Manning Public Health office is Alberta Health Services front line representative in delivering public health services in the diverse communities of the North Zone. The Public Health Nurse (PHN) is a key position working in partnership with a multidisciplinary team and community stakeholders. The incumbent will: Effectively use the nursing process to deliver quality care. Provide safe, ethical and patient/family centered health care. Independently provide health assessment, health planning, health education, supportive counseling, preventative and screening measures, referrals and evaluation as appropriate. Also provides services to individuals, families, groups and communities with attention to diversity and the social determinants of health. 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.
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.
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:
Must possess strong assessment, communication, organizational, problem solving, and counseling skills. Must be able to work as a part of an interdisciplinary team. Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision in a complex dynamic environment. Effective communication skills required, oral and written. Demonstrated advanced critical thinking skills. Demonstrated decision making skills. Ability to work in a fast paced, independent and changing environment. Public Health Nursing (PHN) requires individuals to conduct work both in a clinic setting as well as community settings including in homes of clients. External environmental considerations would impact working conditions. Public Health Nurses are required to perform physical duties including, gathering clinical supplies, accessing upper and lower cabinetry, moving clinical supplies to community clinics, home visits, bending, crouching to support feeding/immunization of young kids, can move up to 50 pounds at times. Preferred: Skills & experience relevant to nursing practice in the community sector will be considered. PHN experience including immunization, Healthy Beginnings, & Child Health Clinic, maternal/postpartum & newborn assessment; asset.
Maternal/newborn certifications: breastfeeding courses, lactation consultant, & childbirth education. Recent nursing experience: pre-natal, labor & delivery, postpartum, or working with young families or pediatric population. Baccalaureate degree in nursing. Minimum 2 years’ experience within the last 5 years working in a public health nursing unit performing duties supporting: Communicable Disease Control, immunization, Healthy Beginnings, & Child Health Clinic.
Alberta Health Services is one of the leading healthcare systems in Canada, responsible for the delivery of health care to more than 3.7 million Albertans. Working at the AHS enables a better quality of life, not only for our staff, but for their families – there’s no shortage of reasons to join our team.