As an Assistant Head Nurse, you will be responsible for staff assignments, patient flow and acting as a role model, clinical resource and advocate for nursing staff. In addition to providing frontline nursing care, as required, you will take a leadership role in the promotion of quality patient care and the implementation of operational priorities. Your in-depth knowledge and skills, advanced judgment and clinical experience, will assist in providing solutions for complex health care issues at all levels with patients, interprofessional teams, administrators and policy makers. You will play a key role in providing safe, quality patient and family centered care while reflecting the shared vision and values of AHS.
Classification: Assist Head Nurse
Union: United Nurses of Alberta
Department: Home Care Z1.5.C
Primary Location: Melcor Centre
Multi-Site: At or Out of (UNA only)
Posting End Date: 17-AUG-2020
Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
Date Available: 22-OCT-2020
Temporary End Date: 22-OCT-2021
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 12
Shifts per cycle: 57
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Minimum Salary: $38.09
Maximum Salary: $50.67
Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Required
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:
Home Care Case Management experience within the last 2 years. Knowledge of and skills in applying Home Care Nursing Practice Standards. Knowledge of Continuing Care Health Service Standards. Negotiating skills with clients, caregivers and families. Family assessment skills. Effective oral and written communication. Working independently and as member of a team. Working with people in a health care environment with professionalism and respect. Positive approach and good listening skills in dealing with challenging situations with empathy and sincerity. Understanding of principles of Palliative Care. Knowledge of Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL) Program. Ability to perform all assigned tasks and direct clinical care including but not limited to: Constant adjustment of position (sit/stand) throughout the shift. Physical exertion including bending/walking/sitting or standing for long periods of time. Keyboarding/mousing documentations for prolonged periods of time. Ability to perform all duties in accordance with related legislation. Ability to be on call as required.
Baccalaureate degree in nursing preferred: however, skills and experience relevant to nursing practice in the community sector will be considered. Recent geriatric clinical experience.