Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner

Full time | Edmonton, AB


Your Opportunity:
Located just north of downtown Edmonton’s beautiful Ice District, you’ll find the Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH): an 882-bed facility, which happens to be Western Canada’s biggest and busiest hospital! The RAH serves one-third of Canada’s land mass. Our facility functions as a regional leader in many specializations which help provide the necessary health care services to the ever-changing needs of Albertans.
At RAH, we support and promote our staff to not only “Use their Voice” in advocating for their patients, but also for their fellow staff members and for themselves; our staff promotes this effort while also cultivating a culture of being proud of where they work – these continued efforts upheld by our amazing teams, has transpired into the palpable sense of positive culture which we fondly call the “RAH-Way.” The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a self-directed health care provider who collaborates with a multidisciplinary team including, but not limited to, other NPs, Surgeons, and Physicians.
The primary focus of the NP’s role is the management of patients with suspected cancer. The Chest Medicine Clinic provides a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary outpatient environment in which the Nurse Practitioner will triage referrals/ diagnostic notifications, provide direct patient consultation, manage Pleural Effusion clinic patients, perform in clinic ultrasounds/thoracentesis and provide patients and staff with education in the Ambulatory setting.
We welcome applications from all qualified applicants who are passionate about the delivery of compassionate and high-quality patient care, including applications from new graduate NPs! Relocation Assistance may be available for the successful candidate. Please note that this posting will remain open until a suitable applicant is found, as such we are also willing to be flexible in negotiating the start date.

Reporting to the Patient Care Manager for RAH Ambulatory Care, the Alberta Thoracic Oncology Program (ATOP) Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a self-directed health care provider who works collaboratively with ATOP physician groups (i.e. thoracic surgery and pulmonary interventional medicine) and the AHS interdisciplinary team to provide comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and care planning for patients with probable lung cancer who are referred to the ATOP clinic.
The ATOP NP has master’s degree in nursing with a focus on advanced clinical practice and maintains current CRNA registration as NP. The Chest Medicine Clinic provides services in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary outpatient environment in which the Nurse Practitioner will triage referrals and perform direct patient assessment, order diagnostic tests and write prescriptions for patients in the Chest Medicine Clinic. All duties and responsibilities of the Nurse Practitioner will follow the guidelines developed by the Collège of Registered Nurses of Alberta, the Royal Alexandra Hospital, and the practice protocols of the Division of Thoracic Surgery and Interventional Pulmonary Medicine Group.
Hours of work for this position are Monday through Friday days from 0800-1600 but may vary with clinic operating hours. The successful candidate will be supported through their orientation by the existing NP who will also be available for ongoing mentorship. This position will be involved in research opportunities within the program as applicable. PLEASE NOTE: The Alberta Union of Nurse Practitioners (AUNP) was certified by the Alberta Labour Relations Board on December 20, 2021, as the bargaining agent for all employees of Alberta Health Services (AHS) who are nurse practitioners performing advanced nursing care or nursing instruction.

Classification: Nurse Practitioner
Union: Exempt
Unit and Program: Chest Medicine Clinic
Primary Location: Royal Alexandra Hospital
Location Details: As Per Location
Employee Class: Regular Full Time
FTE: 1.00
Posting End Date: 04-AUG-2023
Date Available: 04-SEP-2023
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 2
Shifts per cycle: 10
Shift Pattern: Days
Days Off: Saturday/Sunday
Minimum Salary: $52.41
Maximum Salary: $63.70
Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable

Please note:
All postings close at 23:59 MT of the posting end date indicated.

Security Screening:
A satisfactory criminal record check and/or Vulnerable Sector Search is required prior to your first day of work. Additionally, all employees have an ongoing duty to disclose any charges or convictions that may occur during their employment with AHS.

We’re passionate about what we do. Our team of skilled and dedicated health care professionals, support staff, and physicians promote wellness and provide health care every day, all across Alberta.

Everything we do at AHS reflects a patient and family centred approach; it’s about putting patients’ and families’ experiences, priorities and trust first.

We are an equal opportunity employer. AHS values the diversity of the people and communities we serve and is committed to attracting, engaging and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce.


Required Qualifications:
The ATOP NP requires graduation from a recognized nursing educational program with a master’s degree in nursing with a focus on advanced clinical practice. Must have current registration with the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA). Basic cardiac life support is required.

Additional Required Qualifications:
As required.

Preferred Qualifications:
An Oncology background, including further training in an oncology course (ex. ONDEC) or certification with the CNA [ex. CON(C)] would be an asset. Computer literacy required with EMR experience considered an asset. Thoracic ultrasound course is considered an asset. ACLS and prior ultrasound certification are an asset.

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