Requisition #: ALB00038872
Location: High Prairie, Alberta
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Salary: $36.86 - $48.37 per hour
High Prairie, in Northern Alberta's Big Lakes County is known as the "Gateway to the Mighty Peace Country". With a population of 2,600 people, and a trading area of more than 17,000, there is an abundance of beautiful open plains, rich farmland, and thriving agriculture, forestry, oil and gas, and service industries. If you welcome a different pace of life and look for the chance to use the full scope of your clinical practice, High Prairie could be the place for you.
As the Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Nurse, you will ensure the development, implementation and ongoing administration of client care plans. You will be responsible for accurately and effectively assessing client(s) status and take appropriate intervention measures that have significant impact on the client's medical condition, safety, as well as ultimate recovery. You may also provide education and support in the areas of diabetes, weight management, cardiac risk reduction, secondary stroke prevention, and lifestyle management. You will maintain continuing competencies through ongoing professional development, including participation in education programs, research and continuous quality activities. Travel to McLennan and Metis Settlements is required.
In addition to a competitive rate of pay, AHS currently has a Remote Retention Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $3,000. This allowance is non-pensionable and is payable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay.
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.
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). Experience in facilitating chronic disease management education sessions, utilizing health change and motivational interviewing skills, and supporting clients in both group and individual appointment settings. Community engagement experiences is essential. Communications skills and ability to adapt communication style to meet the needs of specific clients and to relay client information to physicians, who may be geographically removed, in a concise, accurate manner in order to facilitate the physician's treatment decisions.
Bachelor degree in nursing from an accredited institution; graduate from an accredited registered nursing program with related experience may be considered. Experience in cardiac risk reduction, diabetes education, weight management, and lifestyle/behavior change across the life span. Certified diabetes educator status. Critical thinking skills and ability to balance numerous demands and conflicting priorities. Assessment skills to recognize and respond appropriately to client change in status.