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    Meds, delegation, diabetes, dealing with difficult people. Warning signs.

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    Quote from hellohobbit
    What would you advice new grads do in order to find a job in Edmonton? Is long term care less competitive?
    You just have to apply everywhere. Cast the net widely and not be picky.

    LTC is just as competitive and they are looking for people who want to be there, not those who "are willing to work there"

    Edmonton Remand is always understaffed, but not to everyone's taste, but it is an "in" to AHS.

    You could also look at the private sector.

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    Staff burnout?

    My health authority is seeing a demand for 8s. The rotations changed and the long stretches of time off disappeared. The young ones have children and can't find childcare.

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    aywl likes this.

    Quote from hellohobbit
    Hi! I saw a lot of postings online on AHS and Covenant Health. Did you apply all of them? Chances are one interview out of 50+ applications.
    Also, do you have previous work experience in nursing like a healthcare aide etc?
    The new AHS board clearly states which positions are for internal applicants. It's most of them.

    It's a hard market. I know people who applied for over 150 positions and finally gotten an interview. It's almost the same for internal applicants. Every position has 50+ internal applicants.

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    Mavrick and JustMe54 like this.

    No, and no.

    Now go and troll on some other forum

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    Every intake is different.

    I've never met anyone who got in with omly 65%. I've heard some years it's been 85+.

    You won't know until the acceptance letters are issued

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    jdub6 likes this.

    My experience has been pain. With the old machines and the new.

    Breast Cancer has become an industry.

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    Our NICU is a mixed bag. Own scrubs with a peds theme top. Hospital issue pants with tee shirts with NICU slogans.

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    brownbook likes this.

    I clicked the link.

    It's all answered in the FAQ page.

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    Quote from soutthpaw
    Does Canada require you to be bilingual in French and English?
    Only in la belle province.

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    Quote from Ashley.Hop
    Right, I'm more interested in clinics that do scopes.
    Hard to get jobs in Endo. Usually goes by seniority due to the rotations. Most are scheduled and are M-F and don't run later than 1900hrs. The need to work every other weekend is minimal.

    Having been a patient there, it's admit, start and IV, send into the room, there are is a nurse in there but I was asleep, so who knows what they did, lol. Pt. returned to the starting point, wake them up, give them some basic education, pull iv, send home.

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    brownbook likes this.

    White Rose photograph on the door with a check at the nursing station notice.

    Adult acute care in Canada.

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    brownbook likes this.

    Rooming in with Mum is the norm in my area.

    Nursery Nurses gave the first bath, monitored babes who's Mum's were off unit for tests or to smoke (don't be judgmental), or were just plain exhausted. The NN was also responsible for doing the car seat monitoring, monitoring jaundiced babes under the lights, etc.

    Yes there were moments to hold and rock, but some parents don't want you to do it.

    "be tended to" that's Mum's job.

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    ICUman likes this.

    Things to consider:

    Are you fluent in oral and written medical Italian

    Do you have EU citizenship

    European nurses aren't paid as well as North American nurses

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    shibaowner, herring_RN, and shycat like this.

    Quote from herring_RN
    I remember when in the 1990s Canada had a contract with the University of California San Francisco Children'd Hospital for sick babies and children to be flown there from the Northwest Territories for care. The most common was repair of a congenital heart defect. Often one or both parents would fly with their child.
    The NWT Health Care Plan paid for this.

    I believe there others.


    I met a nurse who lives and works in Houlton Maine who gets all her healthcare in Canada. She holds dual citizenship.
    The provinces and territories still pay for out of country care if there are no beds available. A while back the NICUs were full and babe and parents went South and the government paid their living expenses.

    Funny, someone mentioned an inguinal hernia. We had three come through our Emerg for immediate surgery in the last ten days. All had surgery within 26 hours of presenting at the hospital and were home within 24 hours.

    But hey, our system doesn't work according to some posters. And yes, our waiting rooms and ward rooms aren't pretty and don't have TV but hey, you get what the tax system will support.


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