Are you an experienced Registered Nurse who has a passion for palliative care? Do you have an interest in ensuring healthcare professionals are educated and supported in palliative care best practice? Do you have experience in care coordination, advance care planning, assessment and consultation and you’re looking for the opportunity to expand on this experience? If you’re looking to make the difference in the lives of Albertans and have an impact on the healthcare they receive, the position of a Palliative Care Resource Nurse (PCRN) with our team could be for you. As a Registered Nurse - Palliative Care Resource, you will function as a member of an interdisciplinary healthcare team in acute care, continuing care and home care settings to provide specialized assessment and intervention on a consultative and limited direct service basis. You will be responsible for working collaboratively health care professionals, physician consultants, primary care physicians, patients and families along the continuum of care to ensure the provision of quality palliative care services follows evidence-based best practices. You will be servicing the community of Beaverlodge and surrounding communities in Area 3, planning, advocating and developing community capacity in palliative care through consultation with all stakeholders. Located in northwest Alberta, the Town of Beaverlodge is only 43 km from Grande Prairie and 48 km from the British Columbia border, allowing you the opportunity to be close to the city and the outdoors. With plenty of recreational activities and facilities for any season of the year, there is plenty to see and do. In addition to a competitive rate of pay, AHS 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:
A minimum of five (5) years nursing experience with two (2) years of Palliative Care experience within the last 10 years. Commitment to continuing education in Palliative Care and to significantly expand knowledge and skills in a short time. Strong interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to lead a team and promote collaboration and partnership. This position will be expected to participate in an on-call rotation to provide 24/7 telephone consult coverage throughout North Zone. Note: In addition to a competitive rate of pay, AHS 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.
Experience in at least two (2) care sectors, including Home Care. CNA Certification in Hospice Palliative Care or willingness to obtain. Case Management Education. Familiarity with using a PC, Internet, Meditech and Microsoft Office applications. Demonstrated abilities in program planning, education of adults, interdisciplinary practice and research activities and experience in delivery of care in the community setting.
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.