COV00017634 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

The CCU at the Misericordia Hospital is a fast-paced and dynamic unit with a welcoming multi-disciplinary team who support our cardiac patients from all walks of life. Our staff utilize their critical thinking skills daily to provide exemplary care for critically ill cardiac clients. We provide nursing care, education, and support to our CCU clients, and run as part of a hospital-wide code team. The CCU RN provides safe and competent care for patients with various cardiac deficits using critical care knowledge and principles of family centered care. The RN participates actively in patient care decision making, particularly within the multi-disciplinary team on patient care rounds. He/She encourages patients to actively participate in their own care, facilitating their efforts to do so effectively and safely. The RN communicates changes to the interdisciplinary team in an effective and timely manner. Staff are supported to annually recertify their critical care competencies, ensuring that they are up to date on the most current policies and procedures. Other required qualities include effective communication and organizational skills, proven by the ability to communicate changes in patient condition in a clear and timely manner. Along with sound assessment skills, the successful candidate should also have strong problem solving and critical thinking skills, in order to recognize, prioritize and anticipate patient needs. Preference will be given to those with recent CCU experience within the last two years.


The Registered Nurse (RN) participates in nursing assessments and interventions, care planning, implementing prescribed treatments, administering medications, evaluating treatments, and monitoring/documenting treatment progress and patient/resident response. Acting as an advocate, coordinator and liaison for the patient/resident, the RN identifies needs and sets priorities in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team. The RN facilitates patient/resident and family education and discharge planning, and may be required to act in a charge nurse capacity. The RN is responsible for the provision of care in accordance with established standards, and the Mission, Vision, Values, policies and procedures of Covenant Health.

  • Classification: Registered Nurse 1957.50
  • Union: COV UNA
  • Department: CCU MCH
  • Primary Location: Misericordia Community Hosp
  • Multi-Site: At (UNA only)
  • FTE: 0.00
  • Posting End Date: 26-OCT-2020
  • Employee Class: Casual/Relief
  • Date Available: 05-NOV-2020
  • Hours per Shift: 11.25, 7.75, 3.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: Varied
  • Shifts per cycle: Varied
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends
  • Days Off: Other
  • Minimum Salary: $36.86
  • Maximum Salary: $48.37
  • Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Required Qualifications:

Graduate of a Registered Nurse program or recognized equivalent required. Active registration with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) required. Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider (Level C) required.

Additional Required Qualifications:

Recent (within the past 2 years) critical care experience. Additional Required Qualifications: Completion of a Critical Care certificate or OPACCA (Critical Care Orientation Program) with 1 year of recent adult critical care experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Advance Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) preferred. Minimum one year of previous Critical Care experience preferred. Charge Nurse experience preferred. Experience running on a code blue team preferred. Monitor training preferred. Up to date annual Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC) certification preferred. Advanced ECG interpretation skills preferred.

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