LPN | [Y451]

LPN | [Y451]

10 Nov
Alberta Health Services

10 Nov

Alberta Health Services


Your Opportunity:

We have an exciting opportunity in our program for a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) within the Alberta Kidney Care – North program. As a member of the multidisciplinary team, the 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 AKC. You will be encouraged and be expected to work at your full scope of practice and provide a variety of nursing duties in accordance with current policies and nursing care standards.


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


Department: Whtecrt Hemodialysis Day/Night

Primary Location: Whitecourt Healthcare Centre

Multi-Site: Not Applicable

FTE: 0.43

Posting End Date: 19-NOV-2020

Temporary Employee Class: Temp P/T Benefits

Date Available: 04-JAN-2021

Temporary End Date: 15-MAR-2022

Hours per Shift: 11.08

Length of Shift in weeks: 12

Shifts per cycle: 18

Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Nights, 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:

Demonstrate effective time management and organizational skills. Demonstrated critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making abilities required. Successful completion of a recognized Practical Nursing educational program (diploma or certificate in practical nursing). Must have Physical Assessment, IV Therapy and Medication Administration course. Successful candidate must be able to lift 40lbs (18kg). Basic computer skills required. The AKC –N program requires candidates to complete/pass Hemodialysis Training. Candidates with previous experience will be required to complete Hemodialysis Training as per Manager/Educators discretion. Hemodialysis Training is held in Edmonton or Red Deer depending on classroom/instructor availability. A passing mark of 80% on the final exam and satisfactory performance during clinical component is required to move on to buddy shifts. Upon successful completion of the orientation the LPN will be able to proceed to the unit specific orientation - shifts as assigned by the Unit Manager. Required to attend 2-day mandatory post orientation (3 Months Post).

Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum 1-2 years recent Adult Acute Care experience. Recent acute and chronic hemodialysis and/or nephrology nursing experience.

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