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Registered Nurse - Critical Care

  • Job
    Junior Level
  • Healthcare
  • Edmonton


  • Graduate of a Registered Nurse program or recognized equivalent required. Active registration with the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA) required. Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider (Level C) required. If you have not practiced as a Registered Nurse within the last five (5) years, completion of the following free courses are also required: 1) CRNA Medication Administration Certificate - https://connect.nurses.ab.ca/home/%2Flearning-and-development%2Flearning-modules%2F 2) NextGenU Health Assessment Resources Certification - https://courses.nextgenu.org/course/view.php?id=271#section-0 PLEASE NOTE: This posting is scheduled to close at 23:59 of the posting end date but may be filled earlier if a Regular Employee who holds a position within this unit/program/office expresses their interest in this vacancy by 23:59 on the 5th calendar day following the posting date, under LOU #25. In the event that no Regular Employee from this unit/program/office expresses their interest by the deadline, the vacancy shall be filled under the provisions of Article 14: Promotions, Transfers and Vacancies. Please be advised this posting may be used to fill multiple identical vacancies arising as a result of the administration of the Trial of Modified Posting Provisions.
  • Additional Required Qualifications:
  • Strong interpersonal, stress management and conflict management skills. Demonstrated problem solving and critical thinking skills. Excellent assessment, organizational and documentation skills.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Critical Care certificate or OPACCA (Critical Care Orientation Program) with 1 year of recent adult critical care experience. Medicine/surgery/ED experience. ACLS. If Critical Care orientation/certificate is needed: CH provides RNs with an opportunity to be enrolled in OPACCA. The unit will be responsible for course cost and salary obligations. The candidate will be required to sign a 12 month Return for Service commitment agreement, as outlined in the UNA Collective Agreement.


  • The Critical Care unit at the Grey Nuns Hospital is a fast-paced, dynamic unit with a welcoming interdisciplinary team who provide exemplary care to the critically ill patient. Critical Care at this site includes the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Coronary Care Unit (CCU). The Grey Nuns Hospital is also the Northern Alberta Vascular Centre which specializes in vascular surgery and the ICU provides support for these complex vascular patients that may require ICU post operatively. The Critical Care RN provides safe and competent care for patients using critical care knowledge and principles of family centered care. The nurse maintains a high degree of professionalism and works with the multidisciplinary team to determine patient needs and set priorities. Critical Care staff also function as part of the hospital-wide Rapid Response and Code Team.

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Mission & Purpose

On October 7, 2008, 16 Catholic health care facilities across Alberta came together under a single board and administration. Today, Covenant Health has a team of more than 14,000 staff, physicians and volunteers across our sites in Banff, Bonnyville, Camrose, Castor, Edmonton, Killam, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Mundare, St. Albert, Trochu and Vegreville. Rooted in a tradition that is 150-years strong, our mission is carried out by inspired people—workers, physicians and volunteers—of all faiths, traditions and cultures who believe in the value of compassionate, holistic care. We are called to continue the healing ministry of Jesus by serving with compassion, upholding the sacredness of life in all stages, and caring for the whole person—body, mind and soul.


  • Health, dental and travel coverage

    Our staff have supplementary health, travel and dental coverage through Alberta Blue Cross. Coverage is based on your collective agreement and terms and conditions of employment. It includes prescription drugs, hospital visits, vision and other health expenses.

  • Holidays and leaves

    We pay staff for named holidays and allow for leaves

  • Local Authorities Pension Plan

    The Local Authorities Pension Plan (LAPP) is a defined benefit pension plan. Staff who pay into LAPP get a monthly pension upon retirement. It is based on your annual salary and years of service.

  • Group Registered Retirement Savings Plan

    Our staff may pay into a Group Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) through payroll deduction.

  • Group Tax Free Savings Account

    Our staff may pay into a Group Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA). This benefit is based on your collective agreement or terms and conditions of employment.

  • Flexible Spending Account

    We fund 100 per cent of the Flexible Spending Account open to staff who are eligible. The flex credits you get are based on your collective agreement or terms and conditions of employment. You may use your credits for health spending, personal spending, or RRSP or TFSA contributions each year.

  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance

    We provide life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment coverage for all staff who are eligible.

  • Disability and income replacement coverage

    Eligible staff who are not able to work due to an illness or injury can get short-term disability or income replacement (for nonunion staff) benefits. You may get this benefit for a maximum of 24 weeks from the date of your disability.

  • Employee and family assistance program

    Our staff and their immediate family members have access to free health and wellness supports, including counselling, coaching and e-courses.

  • Employee discounts

    Our staff enjoy discounts through our corporate partners. These include savings on fitness memberships and products such as electronics and home and auto insurance.

  • Relocation assistance

    New staff may get help with moving expenses at the discretion of their hiring manager.

  • Training and development

    We support ongoing learning and growth for all staff. We help you reach your potential through our online learning platform, workshops and training.