Alberta Health Services
Nov 01, 2018Full time
Your Opportunity: The University of Alberta Hospital (UAH) is one of Canada’s leading clinical, research and teaching hospitals, treating more than 700,000 patients annually from western and northern Canada. The hospital offers a wide range of diagnostic and treatment services, including specialized services within cardiac sciences, neurosciences, surgery, medicine, renal, critical care, burns, emergency, transplant and trauma. The UAH is currently seeking a Nurse Practitioner who is passionate about caring for patients who require specialized acute care within a large and diverse Inpatient Pulmonary Unit. This role will allow you to apply your clinical Nurse Practitioner (NP) experience and collaborate as part of a large interdisciplinary team. You will also be empowered and accountable to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders as well as work collaboratively with patients and families as partners in care. Alberta Health Services offers a challenging work environment that provides opportunities for personal achievement and career growth. AHS also supports on-going professional development through funding, internal and external educational opportunities. Eligible employees enjoy a full range of benefits including life insurance, short term disability, long-term disability, Local Authority Pension Plan, accidental death & dismemberment insurance, as well as medical, dental, and extended health care benefits. Description: The Nurse Practitioner Inpatient Pulmonary unit works out of unit 5E3 at the University of Alberta Hospital, and cares for a variety of pulmonary medicine patients, including patients on invasive and noninvasive ventilation. Supported by the interdisciplinary team, including physicians, the Nurse Practitioner has the opportunity to provide a holistic care approach to the patients on the unit in an exciting and fast paced setting. The Nurse Practitioner is responsible for working within their scope of practice to provide care for patients including, but not limited to ordering diagnostic tests and medications, completing admissions, history and physical assessment on patients. Assisting with discharge planning, patient education and care planning. Required Qualifications: Current BCLS-HCP certification required. Current registration as a Nurse Practitioner through CARNA required. Additional Required Qualifications: Computer Literacy. Effective demonstrated communication ability (both written and verbal). Demonstrated team work ability. Flexibility and adaptability. Preferred Qualifications: Experience with acutely ill medical pulmonary patients is preferred. Narcotics prescriber ability is preferred.