Alberta or manitoba? - page 5

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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


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    LPNs receive shift differentials with AHS yes.
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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?
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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.
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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".
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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 ))
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    Oh for sure apply to those open northern positions. Sure way to get your foor in the door.
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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
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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
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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.
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    It's unlike ontario . Ontario does have personal support worker in most units . How is the nurse patient ratio?


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