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Where is the perfect life for an LPN? Alberta or Manitoba ? Job wise, security wise , weather wise and of course saving some bucks wise ? Thanks :)))... Read More

  1. Visit  new2012grad profile page
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    Am an LPN will I also receive a differential? Or it's just for a RN?
  2. Visit  joanna73 profile page
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    LPNs receive shift differentials with AHS yes.
  3. Visit  new2012grad profile page
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    That's nice! They also get some Money from the northern initiative right? But am sure those places have slowest life. I see on AHS most of northern are casual positions though . Impossible to run the house with casual isn't it?
  4. Visit  joanna73 profile page
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    It depends what the position description entails. Only certain northern sites are offering the northern living allowance. It is impossible to staff with casual and part time, so many facilities in AB and across Canada are chronically short. If you are interested in working with Alberta Health Services, I would suggest contacting HR directly and/ or checking out their career website.
  5. Visit  Prairienurse1989 profile page
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    I was hired on at three different sites in northern Alberta within 6 months of moving there. The jobs are out there. My advice, don't be picky, and expect to do your time before you end up in that "perfect position".
  6. Visit  new2012grad profile page
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    Paire nurse ! Am motivated now! Yes am open to anything that I get . I have already got 6 months of LTC experience in Toronto . Now I want something in the hospital . Hope I get that in alberta ))
  7. Visit  itsmejuli profile page
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    Oh for sure apply to those open northern positions. Sure way to get your foor in the door.
  8. Visit  lilaclover6984 profile page
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    Quote from itsmejuli
    Its rare that casual LPN positions are posted on the AHS public site.

    At any one time I've only seen at the max 24 LPN postings in my city on the AHS site.

    I just noticed a casual position posted for a transition unit. I have all the qualifications they're looking for. So I'll submit my resume tomorrow and see what happens.
    I think I work on the unit you applied to
  9. Visit  witness2012 profile page
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    Hey Lilaclover . How is nursing in alberta ? Am currently practicing in ontario . Does alberta units have personal support worker? Or the nurses have to do the bedside and meds altogether in the hospital? Just curious
  10. Visit  Fiona59 profile page
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    Quote from witness2012
    Hey Lilaclover . How is nursing in alberta ? Am currently practicing in ontario . Does alberta units have personal support worker? Or the nurses have to do the bedside and meds altogether in the hospital? Just curious
    Depends on the unit and how they are funded.

    Active treatment has a couple of NAs on the units I've worked but they usually don't have an assignment and are there to help the nurses. So yes, a nurse is responsible for personal care, wounds and meds. Medicine units are staffed differently from surgical, transition and women's units. Maternity doesn't have NAs. Surgery they are there for two person care to assist the nurses.

    I've never worked medicine and when I worked LTC, the NAs had assignments of upto 10 residents to get up. LPNs had four to get up in addition to meds and wound care.
  11. Visit  witness2012 profile page
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    It's unlike ontario . Ontario does have personal support worker in most units . How is the nurse patient ratio?
  12. Visit  lilaclover6984 profile page
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    Quote from witness2012
    Hey Lilaclover . How is nursing in alberta ? Am currently practicing in ontario . Does alberta units have personal support worker? Or the nurses have to do the bedside and meds altogether in the hospital? Just curious
    Well the unit I work on now is a transition unit so its a bit different than other units in the hospital..
    Yes we have nursing assistants and they do most if not all of the personal care. But nurses on this unit working day shift have around 10 patients each so it's a ton of medication administration.

    I previously worked on a surgical unit in the same hospital and we had nursing assistants there too but not as many so did end up doing a bit of personal care, but still not really much. On that unit nurses working day shift had 4'patients each.
  13. Visit  bradons profile page
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    I am an RN that works in Manitoba. Rural to be exact. I work on a unit where there are currently more LPN's at the moment.

    We have a shortage of all nurses from LTC to Acute Care to home care. Last time I looked at the job board there was 12 open positions with most being full time. Some are terms and some are permanent. Wage scale is pretty good for LPN's here. Plus in this hospital the LPN's can do alot of the skills that RN's can do which is rare in todays age from what LPNS have told me.

    Living here is cheap.
    Making money is really easy and fast (I work full-time as an RN and have made an extra 5500 dollars since Jan 1st 2013 and most of those shifts are open for LPN or RN).
    Weather is well cold and lots of snow in the winter. Summers are awesome. Fall is amazing. Spring is wet and muddy.
    Our rotations are 6 weeks and most have a week off in them (which gives time for picking up shifts). You are almost guaranteed one call every other day for overtime (we have no casuals and no part timers--go management).

    Tons of jobs available. Its kinda sad actually how many full time jobs are open right now.

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