An exciting opportunity exists for a Registered Nurse looking to expand their scope of practice and whom has a passion for educating others while embodying our values (AHS Cares) and supporting patient- and family-centered care in Area 10, which encompasses the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. This position is based out of the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre in the bustling community of Fort McMurray.
As our Clinical Nurse Educator, you will utilize your clinical expertise, facilitation skills, and demonstrated skills in performance development to facilitate the integration of best practices into service delivery while supporting departmental goals.
You will provide leadership in the assessment, planning, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of educational activities for nursing staff including: orientation, compulsory educational programs, clinical development and continuing education.
You will also participate in the development of clinical policies, guidelines, protocols, procedures and processes as well as quality improvement activities.
As our Clinical Nurse Educator, you will promote and support nursing staff with their development and clinical competence by teaching, mentoring and promoting/modeling best practices in Acute Care.
You will provide guidance and support in the provision of care, participate in committees as directed, and monitor and ensure currency in Acute Care certifications.
You will report to the Clinical Support Services Manager and work in collaboration with other Clinical Managers. You will utilize your interpersonal skills by working with both internal and external partners/agencies to identify new opportunities to further improve program services under the direction of the Clinical Support Services Manager.
You may be required to flex your work hours as required to accommodate staff education and training needs.
AHS Cares represents our five core values in action.
These values (compassion, accountability, respect, excellence, and safety) are at the heart of everything we do. They inspire, empower, and guide how we work together with patients, clients, families, and each other. At AHS, we are living our values. Together.
The Patient First Strategy sees patients and families as integral members of the health-care team, and encourages their active participation in all aspects of care, including as partners in planning, implementation and evaluation of existing and future care and services. This all allow Alberta Health Services to advance health care by empowering and enabling Albertans to be at the centre of their health care team, improving their own health and wellness.
- Active registration and practice permit with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA)
- Graduation from a recognized nursing education program
- Current Basic Cardiac Life Support - Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP) certification
- Minimum of five (5) years nursing care/education in Acute Care Services
- Previous teaching experience within the past 5 years
- Experience with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Visio, Outlook
- Baccalaureate degree in Nursing
- Experience as an Educator/Instructor
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
- The successful candidate will show a willingness to obtain specialty certifications as appropriate for facility/department.
- Demonstrated expertise in the development of educational programs
- Demonstrated ability with evidence review and application to clinical practice
- Demonstrated knowledge of adult learning principles and practice application
- Demonstrated team participation and team building
- Demonstrated ability to effectively facilitate, teach and mentor
- Demonstrated ability to do literature research, retrieval, dissemination and interpretation
- Demonstrated knowledge of quality improvement processes
- Demonstrated commitment to professional development
- Demonstrated team participation and team building
- Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills with conflict resolution ability
- Demonstrated evidence of accountability, integrity, initiative, and sound judgment
- Demonstrated strong decision making/problem solving abilities
- Demonstrated organizational and prioritization skills
- Demonstrated commitment to confidentiality
- AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve and is committed to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.
- All employees must provide a criminal record check that is satisfactory to AHS in compliance with the AHS Security Screening Procedure.
- All employees who work in a patient care location are required to submit a completed Communicable Disease Assessment form.
- All professions must provide proof of licensure or registration with the approved Alberta regulatory college, prior to commencing duties with AHS where applicable: Regulated health professions under the Alberta Health Professions Act and Health Disciplines Act will be required to provide an original copy of a valid practice permit before commencing their duties with AHS. Other professions governed by government acts, college or regulatory body requirements may be required to provide additional documentation.
In addition to a competitive rate of pay, AHS currently has a Fort McMurray Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $12,480. This allowance is non-pensionable and is payable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay.