Registered Nurse (Children's Mental Health Team) #75104

Company: Alberta Health Services

Job Description

Fort McMurray Addiction and Mental Health Services is looking for an experienced Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse who is passionate about providing leading care and whom is looking to make a difference in the lives of Albertans and those residing in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Fort McMurray (within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo) is a thriving community with lively social, arts, recreational and cultural opportunities as well as an important hub for the energy industry in Alberta. Fort McMurray provides the best of both worlds: a modern, up-to-date healthcare facility and the variety in day-to-day work and unique opportunities for career growth found in rural settings. If you want to be part of a highly collaborative, innovative, and passionate team, this is the opportunity for you.


  • As our Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse, you will utilize the nursing processes and your critical thinking, problem-solving and enhanced communication skills to provide care to clients with emotional, behavioural, and/or psychiatric difficulties using a person centered, collaborative approach to practice.
  • You will assess, plan, coordinate, supervise, implement and evaluate the provision of nursing care and healthcare resources by acting as the liaison between the interdisciplinary team and other providers of care and service to support the client. 
  • Providing psycho-educational groups on a variety of topics to patients,
  • Providing triage, consultation, assessment, crisis intervention and referrals as required for those presenting to the Emergency Department or admitted on other floors of the Northern Lights Regional Health Centre,
  • Participating in a wide range of clinical activities (i.e. initial and ongoing patient assessment, crisis intervention, group facilitation, and discharge planning) associated with developing, implementing, and evaluating planned interventions with patients in the program, and
  • Collaborating and liaising with family, healthcare professionals, and community partners
  • You will be responsible to provide quality health care and will accept responsibility for continuing competencies through ongoing professional development, including participation in education programs, research and continuous quality activities.


  • Active registration with the applicable licensing college (College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta (CRPNA) or the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA)).
  • Graduation from a recognized nursing education program.
  • Current BCLS-HCP certification.
  • Five (5) years of experience in mental health
  • Experience with group therapy.
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training (NVCI) certification
  • Canadian Nurses Association certification in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
  • Demonstrated interest in, and awareness of, person centered care and family systems considered an asset.
  • Competencies and scope of practice for nurses as defined by the college.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with multidisciplinary team members and adapt communication style to meet the needs of specific clients and to relay client information to physicians, in a concise and accurate manner.
  • Strong organizational skills, independent problem-solving and to balance numerous demands and conflicting priorities.
  • Work within a team environment and to effectively contribute to client care planning processes.
  • Ability to work with others to identify and implement areas for improvement, for improved service delivery, and client outcomes.
  • Respond appropriately to aggressive behaviour.
  • Critical thinking, good judgment, and assessment skills to recognize and respond appropriately to client change in status.
  • This position has frequent physical demands include lifting, pulling and pushing, walking, standing transferring and transporting clients and equipment.
  • 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.

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