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Registered Nurse - Critical Care

Registered Nurse
Nursing - Nurse/Psychiatric Nurse
Temporary Full Time
Foothills Medical Centre
2012-11-26  Time: 23:59

As Per Rotation
Days, Nights, Weekends
Minimum: 34.31 per hour Maximum: 45.03 per hour
The critical care nurse is a leader and pivotal member of the inter-professional team. Striving to achieve the best patient outcomes through a team-based approach, critical care nurses work collaboratively with physicians, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, pharmacists and social workers.

The ICU RN acts as a primary caregiver to the patient and family in the critical care setting, and is trained in advanced critical care certifications including Code Blue and Outreach (Rapid Response, MET) Team membership. Calgary offers an extensive orientation program for both novice and senior critical care nurses.

One of the largest and busiest critical care units in Alberta, Foothills Medical Center ICU is the regional tertiary referral center supporting multiple clinical programs including trauma, burns, and neurocritical care for Southern Alberta. This 30 bed unit is located in a state of the art facility, and offers a broad case mix including medical and surgical emergencies, oncology and hematology.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Provision of direct care for patients & families
  • Maintenance of electronic and written documentation of care
  • Maintain professional practice including but not limited to mentoring of unit staff, ongoing professional development, assumption of charge nurse duties when needed, promotion of a positive supportive work environment, and demonstration of professional accountability
  • Promotion of a healthy, respectful and safe practice environment
  • Required Education:
  • Graduate of a recognized School of Nursing
  • Eligible for or current CARNA registration
  • Current BCLS-HCP certification

    Additional Education:
  • Certificate in Adult Critical Care Nursing an asset
  • ACLS Certification preferred
  • Degree in Nursing preferred

    Recent ICU experience preferred, with:
  • Strong physical assessment skills
  • Experience in care of ventilated patients
  • Hemodynamic monitoring, i.e. CVCs, arterial lines
  • Administration of vasoactive medications
  • Recent acute care nursing experience will be considered
  • Must possess strong decision-making skills and be able to work effectively in stressful and emergent situations
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with other members of the inter-professional team
  • Experience with patient and family centered care and collaborative practice is a strong asset

  • 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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