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Licensed Practical Nurse – Renal Dialysis

Alberta Health Services

This is a Full-time position in Newmarket, ON posted May 17, 2021.

Your Opportunity: The successful candidate will be responsible for providing hemodialysis treatments to patients with renal failure at the Satellite Dialysis Unit located at the West Edmonton Kidney Care, a University of Alberta Hospital Community Facility (10560 Mayfield Road, Edmonton, AB).

As a member of the multidisciplinary team, the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care.

Decisions are made in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team.

The LPN provides patient and family centered care to acute and chronic renal failure patient populations.

The LPN will practice within the guidelines and philosophy of the Alberta Kidney Care
– North (AKC-N) program.

Description: As a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), you are part of an interprofessional health care team utilizing nursing processes, critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills.

You will be guided by your education, experience, demonstrated skill level and AHS policies and procedures.

You will play a key role in providing safe, quality patient and family centered care while reflecting the shared vision and values of AHS.

Classification: LPN
– Renal Dialysis Union: AUPE AUX Department: UA-Unit 5C2 Incentre-EDM Primary Location: U of A Hospital Multi-Site: Not Applicable FTE: 1.00 Posting End Date: 25-JAN-2021 Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits Date Available: 15-FEB-2021 Temporary End Date: 15-FEB-2022 Hours per Shift: 7.75 Length of Shift in weeks: 24 Shifts per cycle: 120 Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends Days Off: As Per Rotation Minimum Salary: $26.73 Maximum Salary: $34.97 Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable Required Qualifications: Completion of an accredited Licensed Practical Nurse education program.

Active or eligible for registration and practice permit with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA).

Current Basic Cardiac Life Support
– Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP).

Additional Required Qualifications: Physical Assessment, IV Therapy and Medication Administration course required.

Minimum 2 years recent (within 2 years) Adult Acute Care experience required.

Demonstrate ability to adapt quickly to changing and fluctuating workload.

Demonstrate initiative, accountability, decision making, interpersonal and communication skills.

Successful candidate must be able to lift 40lbs (18kg).

Basic computer skills are required.

The AKC-N program requires candidates to complete/pass Hemodialysis Training.

Hemodialysis Training is held in Edmonton or Red Deer depending on availability.

Hemodialysis orientation will take 6 weeks: 4 weeks on unit training and 2 weeks of buddy shifts (or equivalent hours).

A passing mark of 80% on the final exam and satisfactory performance during clinical component is required to move on to buddy shifts.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants with current (within 12 months) hemodialysis experience.