The Nurse II – Clinical Development Nurse (CDN) is a key leadership position working in partnership with a multidisciplinary team. The CDN partners with community stakeholders to provide integrated, strength based, family centered care in various settings. Nursing services include: provision of universal Public Health services including antenatal/prenatal care; routine postnatal care; health assessment, counseling, screening, immunization; follow up; & referral, linkage, advocacy, consultation, & teaching as they relate to preschool school aged children, families, adults and seniors. The successful candidate will function as an expert nurse in clinical practice particularly in the Healthy Beginnings and Well Child Clinic programs supporting the Healthy Young Families program. Duties include providing client services, providing skills assessments for clinical practice evaluations, orientation of new staff on standards of practice, coordinating ongoing education for staff, mentoring and coaching of frontline nurses, promoting the utilization of research in nursing practice assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating community health services as it relates to individuals, families, groups and the community. The CDN is required to pack, lift, move, and transport heavy and/or awkward supplies to various work sites. Service delivery may require walking several blocks and climbing several flights of stairs, awkward and repetitive movements, sitting, standing, and/or bending for long periods of time. This position requires travel within urban and rural communities during work hours. This position requires the successful candidate to follow appropriate hand hygiene techniques including the regular use of alcohol based hand sanitizer and antibacterial soap.
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: Nurse II
Union: United Nurses of Alberta
Department: Northgate Hlthy Young Families
Primary Location: Northgate Mall
Multi-Site: At or Out of (UNA only)
Posting End Date: 08-JUN-2020
Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
Date Available: 18-JUN-2020
Temporary End Date: 10-DEC-2021
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 12
Shifts per cycle: 57
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends
Days Off: As Per Rotation
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:
3-5 years of recent experience (within the past two years) in Public Health Nursing (E.g. Well Child Clinic, Health Beginnings, School Health Program) is required. Ability to be self-directed and to exercise independent nursing judgment required. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills required. Experience in interdisciplinary team work required. Strong written and oral communication skills required. Strong analytical, critical thinking, decision making, and organizational skills required. Ability to deliver educational presentations (public speaking) to adults is required. Working knowledge of computer applications including basic word processing, email, Internet access and data entry required. Recent experience (within the past two years) working with an EMR (EG. Meditech, eClinician, Connect Care) is required. Baccalaureate degree in Nursing (BN), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) or Bachelor of Nursing is preferred, but other skills and experiences relevant to nursing practice in the community sector will be considered.
Canadian Nurses Association Certification in Community Health Nursing an asset; International Board of Lactation Consultants certification an asset. Experience working with teens, diverse cultures, and marginalized populations and knowledge, understanding and demonstrated use of the social determinants of health and health promotion is preferred.