Nurse Practitioner – Inpatient Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Spine

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Nurse Practitioner – Inpatient Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Spine

Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Requisition #: ALB00413496, ALB00410441, ALB00412588

Salary Range: $62.74 - $72.00 per hour

Job Type: Regular Full Time, Part Time, and Temporary

Your Opportunity:

Are you a passionate and driven healthcare leader looking to join a team who is committed to setting new standards of excellence in Canada? Look no further, as this will be the perfect opportunity for you! The Inpatient Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Spine Nurse Practitioner is an advanced practice nursing role that provides care to both traumatic spine injuries, and those with both acute and chronic spine conditions.

This role will offer you the opportunity to integrate clinical skills to assess, diagnose, order, and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe treatment, and perform procedures to promote excellence in clinical spinal care practice. Utilizing your comprehensive knowledge base and excellent ability to work autonomously, you will develop cohesive care plans for both orthopedic and neurosurgical spine patients. This will underpin your clinical decision making to support safe and timely patient flow.

Located just north of downtown Edmonton’s beautiful Ice District, you’ll find the Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH): a quaternary and tertiary referral hospital which has proudly served as a leader in surgical research since the 1950s! We are a Canada Accredited Trauma Service and Northern Alberta's only level two trauma site with a catchment of over 2.5 million people.

At RAH, we support and promote our staff to not only "Use their Voice" in advocating for their patients, but also for their fellow staff members and for themselves; this dedicated effort upheld by our amazing teams, has transpired into the palpable sense of positive culture which we fondly call the RAH-Way. If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video can offer a storytelling masterpiece; so, to better grasp this strong sense of culture at the RAH, we encourage you to watch the two YouTube videos titled: Difference between Care and Caring and Difference between Care and Caring II.


As a Nurse Practitioner (NP), you will provide a full range of comprehensive health services to individuals across their lifespan. You will be responsible for integrating clinical skills associated with nursing and medicine to assess, diagnose, order, and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe treatment, and perform procedures to manage and meet the health needs of patients. Additionally, you will utilize advanced practice nursing competencies related to Clinical Practice, Leadership and Optimizing Health Systems, Education, and Research to increase care quality, promote appropriate use of health services, and inform and influence healthcare systems.

PLEASE NOTE: This position is unionized and represented by the Alberta Union of Nurse Practitioners (AUNP). For more information on this union, please contact AUNP:

Required Qualifications:

Successful completion of an approved Nurse Practitioner program and a minimum of master's degree. Registration with CRNA on the Nurse Practitioner Registrar including Provisional Graduate Nurse Practitioner licensure. Current Basic Cardiac Life Support - Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP).

Additional Required Qualifications:

The Spine NP, an advanced practice nurse (APN) is required to maintain competency in 4 domains: Clinical Practice, Leadership and Optimizing Health Systems, Education, and Research. The successful candidate must have: completed master's degree in nursing with a focus on Advanced Clinical Practice; a minimum of 5 years (full time) of related experience as a registered nurse in acute care; strong written and verbal communication, organizational, interpersonal and leadership skills; as well as the ability to self-direct the adaptation and evaluation of the role.

Preferred Qualifications:

Working knowledge of EPIC Connect Care, Alberta NetCare, and IMPAX viewer is ideal. ACLS and TNCC would be an asset. Experience working with the spine patient population will be considered an asset.

PLEASE NOTE: We welcome applications from all qualified applicants who are passionate about the delivery of compassionate and high-quality patient care, including applications from new graduate NPs! Additionally, Relocation Assistance may be available for the successful candidate.

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