Registered Nurse - Intensive Care Unit

Your Opportunity:

This opportunity is for the Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurse with 7 available openings. The Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurse is a leader and pivotal member of the interprofessional team who acts as a primary caregiver to the patient and family in the critical care setting and is trained in advanced critical care certifications, including cardiac arrest management and rapid assessment. Intensive Care Unit Nurses work collaboratively with physicians, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, pharmacists and social workers in order to achieve the best patient outcomes through a team-based approach.

The Intensive Care Unit in Lethbridge participates in an Orientation Program for Adult Critical Care in Alberta (OPACCA) that offers critical care education tailored to meet specific learning requirements. This 20-bed unit offers a broad case mix, including critically ill medical, surgical, cardiac, pediatric, and trauma patients. Key responsibilities include the provision of direct care for patients & families, maintenance of electronic and written documentation of care, maintenance of 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. Part of a healthy, respectful, and safe practice environment is essential.


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.

PLEASE NOTE: Provisional Permit Holders shall be paid $35.17/hour - $42.96/hour. Upon being entered into the register of Registered Nurses, the rate of pay shall be adjusted to the rate of pay applicable to a Registered Nurse in accordance with AHS/UNA Article 25.02(b)(i) or (ii) as applicable. This posting is scheduled to close at 23:59 MT of the posting end date but may be filled earlier if a Regular Employee who holds a position within the unit, program, or office expresses their interest in this vacancy by 23:59 MT on the 5th calendar day following the posting date, under LOU #25. In the event that no Regular Employee from this workplace expresses their interest by the deadline, the vacancy shall be filled under the provisions of Article 14: Promotions, Transfers and Vacancies. Please be advised this posting may be used to fill multiple identical vacancies arising as a result of the administration of the Trial of Modified Posting Provisions.

  • Classification: Registered Nurse
  • Union: United Nurses of Alberta
  • Unit and Program: Intensive Care Unit
  • Primary Location: Chinook Regional Hospital
  • Location Details: As Per Location
  • Multi-Site: At (UNA only)
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 27-FEB-2023
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • Date Available: 07-MAR-2023
  • Hours per Shift: 11.08
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 12
  • Shifts per cycle: 40
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Nights, Weekends
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $38.44
  • Maximum Salary: $50.45
  • Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable

Required Qualifications:

Completion of an accredited nursing education program. Active or eligible for registration and practice permit with the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA). Current Basic Cardiac Life Support - Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP).

Additional Required Qualifications:

2 years of Medical/Surgical experience. Accountability for own professional practice. Current certification for IV Therapy. Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills. Maintenance of clinical competence and proficiency. Possesses critical thinking and advanced assessment skills. Required exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with other members of the inter-professional team. Self-motivated and enthusiastic learner.

Preferred Qualifications:

Adult Critical Care Nursing certification and/or Orientation Program for Adult Critical Care in Alberta. Charge nurse experience. Critical Care Certification course. Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy certification. Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Current certification in Hemodynamic monitoring. Current Pediatric Advanced Life Support. Experience with the patient and family-centred care and collaborative practice. Intensive Care Unit experience.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 MT of the posting end date indicated.

Security Screening:

A satisfactory criminal record check and/or Vulnerable Sector Search is required prior to your first day of work. Additionally, all employees have an ongoing duty to disclose any charges or convictions that may occur during their employment with AHS.

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