RN/RPN Travel Nurse
Location: Northern Alberta
Requisition #: ALB00165009
Salary Range: $36.86 - $48.37 per hour
Job Type: Casual/Relief
An exciting opportunity exists for Registered Nurses (RN) and Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN) looking to work to their full-scope of practice in Northern Alberta. The RN/RPN Locum Program provides the opportunity to work in short term assignments up to full time hours. Assignments are negotiable to all sites within the AHS North Zone in a variety of practice settings.
As a RN/RPN Travel Nurse, you will be responsible for the assessment, implementation, and evaluation of nursing interventions for a diverse patient population, be responsible for collaboration as a member of the health care team, be able to balance numerous demands and conflicting priorities, and have a proven ability to work independently or within a multi-disciplinary team environment to effectively contribute to client care planning, implementation, and evaluation.
Locum nurses receive extra incentive such as: A premium payment of $6.00 per hour for hours worked; Reimbursement for travel costs/per diem expenses; and accommodation provided by AHS.
Covering a vast expanse of the province, Alberta’s north offers exceptional lifestyle opportunities. Assignments in Northern Alberta offer great benefits beyond your career – discover a different pace of life, meet new people, and find new recreational activities. The extra-long summer days deliver ample opportunity to enjoy the outdoors: hiking, biking, and riding horseback or ATVs along thousands of kilometers of trails, or enjoy fishing, swimming, or paddling along northern waterways. Winter sports are also hugely popular and locals enjoy skiing, skating, ice-fishing or snowmobiling through the varied terrain. From prairie grasslands to dense boreal forest, you’ll find yourself immersed in communities with unique cultures that are all their own.
As a RN/RPN 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).
- Minimum of one year nursing experience.
- Must have at least the equivalent of one full year (1920 hours) of recent nursing practice hours.
- Experience in at least one of the following departments is required; acute care, emergency, intensive care, operating room, obstetrics, continuing care, home care, public health and psychiatry.
- Two or more years of recent nursing practice hours.
- Experience in a charge nurse role.
- Rural nursing experience.
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