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Registered Nurse - Long Term Care

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Publication date: 
January 22 2022 
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Your Opportunity:

If you are a Registered Nurse who loves small town living and working with the elderly, then this position in Breton might be just what you're looking for! Breton Long Term Care is a 23 bed unit located in a rural setting where Registered Nurses work as a charge nurse, within an interdisciplinary team environment to provide resident and family centered care. The Registered Nurse / Registered Psychiatric Nurse - Continuing Care (RN/RPN) will be required to provide leadership including direction, supervision, mentoring, constructive feedback and resident care coordination to other professionals and unregulated staff. In this case coordination role the RN/RPN must have the ability to use critical thinking skills to plan, assess, implement and evaluate resident centered care. This environment is suitable for candidates who have a strong interest and skills in providing care to the elderly client, including those diagnosed with Alzheimer Disease or other dementias. Breton is a progressive community in central Alberta, located 48 km east of Drayton Valley or 100 km southwest of Edmonton. Breton is surrounded by lakes and woods and is home to the Coyote Lake Nature Sanctuary, which supports 154 bird species, 22 mammal species and 266 plant species including a number of rare and uncommon orchids. The sanctuary is open to the public for daytime visits and self-guided hikes. Several organized sports programs are available including baseball, soccer, a dance studio and gymkhana club and the town is building a beautiful new Community Centre. There's always something to do in Breton, whether it's visiting with friends and family, taking a walk on the paved walkways, or playing a round of golf at one of the two golf courses.


As a Registered Nurse (RN), you will provide a wide variety of nursing services to patients, families, communities and populations, while taking necessary steps to ensure their safety and well-being. In your role, you will utilize nursing processes, through critical thinking, problem solving and decision making, as well as teach, counsel and advocate on behalf of patients and their families. You will play a leadership role in supporting an integrated and holistic approach to patient care, health promotion and maintenance. You will provide safe, quality patient and family centered care while reflecting the shared vision and values of AHS.

  • Classification:
  • Registered Nurse
  • Union:
  • United Nurses of Alberta
  • Department:
  • Breton HC Aux LTC Nursing
  • Primary Location:
  • Breton Health Centre
  • Multi-Site:
  • At (UNA only)
  • FTE:
  • 0.68
  • Posting End Date:
  • 20-FEB-2021
  • Employee Class:
  • Regular Part Time
  • Date Available:
  • 02-MAR-2021
  • Hours per Shift:
  • 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks:
  • 4
  • Shifts per cycle:
  • 13
  • Shift Pattern:
  • Days, Nights, Weekends
  • Days Off:
  • As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary:
  • $36.86
  • Maximum Salary:
  • $48.37
  • Vehicle Requirement:
  • Not Applicable

Required Qualifications:

Completion of an accredited nursing education program. Active or eligible for registration and practice permit with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA). Current Basic Cardiac Life Support - Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP).

Additional Required Qualifications:

Please note, this facility provides Long Term Care (LTC) or Designated Supportive Living (DSL) services and by Order of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, many AHS employees are restricted to work only at a single LTC/DSL site for the remainder of the pandemic. Speak to the hiring manager who will confirm if, as the successful candidate in this position, you will be restricted to work at only one LTC/DLS site in Alberta.

Preferred Qualifications:

2 years gerontology nursing experience but willing to train. Charge Nurse and leadership training is an asset. Preference will be given to staff who have completed CCHSS required education.

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Breton , AB