Licensed Practical Nurse
Location: Westlock, Alberta, Canada
Requisition #: ALB00150279
Salary Range: $27.73 -$36.34 per hour
Job Type: Regular Part Time
The energetic Town of Westlock offers something for everyone - a great community to raise a family, a fun, active lifestyle with both indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities, and a community full of residents happy to lend a helping hand, along with being only 70km North of Edmonton. Westlock has an active OR with orthopedic surgery, ophthalmology, obstetrics and general surgery and is an Acute Stroke Center for the north. The Westlock Healthcare Center is a fast paced environment and requires individuals with good communication and organizational skills. Relevant advanced certifications and professional development opportunities are available to successful candidates.
As a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), you are part of an interprofessional health care team utilizing nursing processes, critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills. You will be guided by your education, experience, demonstrated skill level and AHS policies and procedures. You will play a key role in providing safe, quality patient and family centered care while reflecting the shared vision and values of AHS.
Completion of an accredited Licensed Practical Nurse education program. Active or eligible for registration and practice permit with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA). Current Basic Cardiac Life Support - Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP).
Additional Required Qualifications:
Completion of an accredited OR technician program required. Ability to perform consistently in a highly organized, rapid moving, complex environment. Ability to collaborate within the expectations of a highly complex integrated team. Must demonstrate advanced communication, problem solving and critical thinking skills. Must exhibit respect, team work and team spirit. Ability to wear lead apron protection for an extended period of time. Basic computer skills are required. The ability to cope and effectively perform in stressful and/or emergency situations is essential. The position is very physically demanding. Must be able to lift/pull/push more than 25 lbs. There is a lot of above shoulder requirement for prepping and positioning of patients.
Previous operating room experience in a Surgical Suite setting is preferred. ACLS/PALS desirable. Previous acute care and maternity experience is preferred.
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.