This is an opportunity for a Registered Nurse to work in the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit caring for patients following cardiac surgery, heart, lung and heart/lung transplant surgery. The nurse, as a member of the multidisciplinary team, is responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care. Decisions are made in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team.
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.
Classification: Registered Nurse (2022.75)
Union: United Nurses of Alberta
Department: UAH Cardiovascular ICU
Primary Location: Mazankowski Heart Institute
Multi-Site: At (UNA only)
Posting End Date: 13-APR-2020
Employee Class: Casual/Relief
Date Available: 26-APR-2020
Hours per Shift: 11.63
Length of Shift in weeks: Varies
Shifts per cycle: Varies
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends
Days Off: Other
Minimum Salary: $36.86
Maximum Salary: $48.37
Vehicle Requirement: N/A
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:
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) - Health Care Provider registration through Heart & Stroke required. One to two years recent Cardiothoracic ICU knowledge and skills with the ability to apply them in the clinical setting required. Applicant must have completed the OPACCA program or equivalent Critical Care certification. Current certification in CRRT (Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy), IHD (Intermittent Hemodialysis), IABP (Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump), Heartmate II, Heartware, Levitronix and ECMO is required. Charge RN experience in CVICU required. Applicant must demonstrate excellent assessment, documentation, clinical, organizational and patient care skills. Applicant must have the ability to communicate findings in a concise and accurate manner as well as strong interpersonal and problem solving skills. Must be able to identify own learning needs and seek guidance in professional practice where knowledge deficits occur. Must be able to demonstrate the application of all 3A8 advanced certifications. Applicant must successfully pass the CVICU Unit specific exam.