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
- 1Feb 4, '13 by joanna73 GuideIt 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.
- 4Feb 6, '13 by Prairienurse1989I 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".
- 0Feb 7, '13 by lilaclover6984Quote from itsmejuliI think I work on the unit you applied toIts 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.
- 0Feb 7, '13 by Fiona59Quote from witness2012Depends on the unit and how they are funded.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
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.