Registered Nurse – Operating Room
Requisition #: ALB00115176
Location: Grande Prairie, Alberta
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Salary: $36.86 - $48.37 per hour
Grande Prairie, found in northwest Alberta, is a growing city with over 65,000 residents and serving approximately 260,000 people in the trading area. Grande Prairie has something for everyone. Outdoor and indoor recreation opportunities are available at the numerous parks and golf courses, in addition to a state of the art recreation facility. The city also has a vibrant arts and culture community with an art gallery, a few museums, and live theatre. There are also a multitude of dining and shopping opportunities.
This Registered Nurse – Operating Room position offers a unique opportunity to work in the surgical program within the QEII Regional Hospital then transfer to new Grande Prairie Regional Hospital currently under construction. Targeted opening in 2020. We are looking forward to expansion of Urology, Orthopedics, ENT, General, Gyne and Ophthalmology surgery as well as the addition of Bariatric, Oncoplastics and support for the new cancer center, including radiation therapy.
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).
Demonstrated knowledge of commonly encountered disease entities, associated nursing diagnoses/problem statement, effects of medical and surgical interventions, and concomitant nursing interventions required. Experience with application of professional knowledge, technical and interpersonal skills, and clinical judgment in the delivery of professional nursing. Adherence to nursing policy and practice standards and Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics. Ability to work effectively and efficiently with others and accept change. Ability to identify own strengths and weaknesses and showing initiative for improvement. Ability to handle heavy or awkward items (lifting, transferring, carrying), and withstand considerable walking or standing. Ability to be physically confined to an area due to job demands. Must work days, evenings, weekends, on-call and arrive at the hospital within 20 minutes when called back to work.
Preference will be given to candidates in the following order - candidates with recent relevant OR experience followed by candidates who have completed an accredited post-basic peri-operative course followed by candidates enrolled in an accredited post-basic peri-operative course, followed by candidates with recent PACU experience; If no candidates with recent OR or PACU experience, consideration may be given to candidates with 2-3 years recent acute care surgical nursing experience.
Baccalaureate degree in nursing preferred; however, skills and experience relevant to nursing practice will be considered. ACLS certification 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.