Website Alberta Health Services
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.
- The Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Registered Nurse utilizes the nursing process, critical thinking and problem solving skills to provide care to clients across the life span in the area of chronic disease management.
- The CDM Nurse ensures the development, implementation and ongoing administration of the client care plans.
- The CDM Nurse assesses, coordinates, supervises, administers and evaluates the provision of health services and healthcare resources.
- The CDM Nurse accepts responsibility for continuing competencies through ongoing professional development, including participation in education programs, research and continuous quality activities.
- The CDM Nurse demonstrates the ability to accurately and effectively assess client status and to take appropriate intervention measures that have significant impact on the client’s medical condition, safety, as well as ultimate recovery.
- The CDM Nurse may provide education and support in the areas of diabetes, weight management, cardiac risk reduction, secondary stroke prevention, and lifestyle management.
- Travel required to McLennan and Manning. Some evenings and weekends.
- This allowance is non-pensionable and is payable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay.
- Experience in cardiac risk reduction, diabetes education, weight management, and lifestyle/behavior change across the life span. Certified diabetes educator status desired.
- As well as 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.
- Alberta Health Services hires new graduate nurses with the required educational requirements as above.
- At least one year relevant nursing experience desired.
- Nursing standards/protocols as required in area of nursing specialty (diabetes and/or chronic disease management) related to the job assignment.
- Balance numerous demands and conflicting priorities.
- Work within a team environment and to effectively contribute to client care planning processes and improvement in service delivery.
- 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.
- Assessment skills to recognize and respond appropriately to client change in status.
- Strong critical thinking skills; ability to prioritize in fast paced clinical setting.
- 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).
Company: Alberta Health Services
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Peace River, AB, CA
Application Deadline: N/A