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Clinical Nurse Specialist: Outpatient Women and Children's Health

Clinical Nurse Specialist
Nursing - Advanced Practice/Management
Regular Full Time
South Health Campus
SHC Women's Clinic
2013-01-31  Time: 23:59

Minimum: 39.40 per hour Maximum: 52.87 per hour
An exciting opportunity exists within AHS, Calgary Zone. The South Health Campus opened in the fall of 2012 with a progressive series of new capacity expected to be completed by late 2013. The hospital will be a full service hospital that will, over time, provide new capacity to Calgary in several priority areas including Women’s Health, NICU, Emergency, Surgery and Mental Health.

The SHC is an innovative concept that is more than a “hospital”. It is built in a campus environment and will include inpatient, outpatient, and wellness services, as well as prevention and public health education and learning opportunities for community members. The campus will also include wellness facilities with partners such as a YMCA, as well as retail and commercial partnerships.

The hospital will adhere to four key pillars of service: Collaborative Practice, Wellness, Patient and Family Centred Care and Innovation. These pillars serve are the key philosophical principles to be used in the development and service of all care to patients and families at SHC.

The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in Women and Children’s Health Outpatient services promotes excellence in nursing practice and serves as a role model and advocate for staff, patients and families by providing leadership as a practitioner, researcher, consultant, liaison, mentor, and educator.

Outpatient care within Women and Children’s Health has three core areas: Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Paediatrics. With in-depth knowledge and skills, advanced judgement and clinical experience, the CNS will assist in care planning, health promotion, disease prevention, and evaluation for patients and families with diverse and complex needs. The services provided within the Women and Children’s Health clinics include: 1) perinatal assessment, teaching, planning and intervention; 2) early gestation triage assessment, counselling, intervention and follow-up; 3) gynaecological consultations, surgical care, and post-surgical recovery care; 4) Aboriginal women’s health care; and 5) pediatric care.

The Women and Children’s Health Clinics at South Health Campus (SHC) will be offering new services and new care delivery models with innovations including the Aboriginal Clinic, Maternity Wellness Support Team and Early Gestation Assessment. The CNS will take the lead in developing clinical guidelines, policies, and work plans for these new programs.
  • CARNA registration required
  • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing required
  • Master’s Degree in Nursing required (Thesis-based preferred)
  • Experience in initiation and/or application/utilization of research preferred
  • Previous CNS experience preferred
  • Previous experience working in a Women’s Health Setting required
  • Experience working with a pediatric population preferred
  • Experience working with Aboriginal populations preferred
  • Mental Health nursing experience preferred
  • Experience working with populations with addictions preferred
  • Experience with caring and supporting patient/family with perinatal loss preferred
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS-HCP) Certification required

  • AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve, and is committed
    to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.

    Please submit one application for each position desired as copies of applications will not be submitted for multiple postings on your behalf. Applications must include skills and ability for the position, since selection is based on information provided in the application. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for applying with the AHS!

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