Hospitals in Edmonton

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    Hello,

    I am considering relocating to Edmonton due to the job prospects of where I am now. Although I am born and raised Albertan, I am not overly familiar with Edmonton as I am with Calgary, and am wondering what the best areas of Edmonton are to live in and which hospitals would be the easiest to commute to. I know that's a silly question as there is no such thing as an easy city commute! What are your recommendations?
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    I recently relocated, for family reasons, from Calgary to Edmonton.

    Its difficult to get hospital jobs in Alberta.

    I'm an LPN and work for a contracted company providing homecare. I really like my job although there is no union so pay and benefits are not the same as AHS.

    I prefer living downtown in both Calgary and Edmonton. But then my kids are adults.

    Suggest you job search before relocating
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    Yup, it looks like there are a lot of jobs for LPNs in the Edmonton area but you have to be very careful about which units you accept employment on due to the implementation of the new care model. Those units are full of nursing vacancies because of the mess.

    OK, UAH, Grey Nuns, south of the River. Huge waiting lists for staff parking at the U. Live on the south side.

    North side? RAH, Sturgeon, Miz. Huge waitlist for parking at these as well.

    Nursing homes are all over the place. Capital Care is scattered throughout the city.

    Snow removal sucks in the Edmonton area, so you can add upto 30 minutes to a winter commute, longer if it's actually snowing.

    I wouldn't move up here without a job. Norquest's new grads are trying for everything and not all of them get hired despite doing their final placements in the facilities.
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    Quote from Fiona59
    Yup, it looks like there are a lot of jobs for LPNs in the Edmonton area but you have to be very careful about which units you accept employment on due to the implementation of the new care model. Those units are full of nursing vacancies because of the mess.

    OK, UAH, Grey Nuns, south of the River. Huge waiting lists for staff parking at the U. Live on the south side.

    North side? RAH, Sturgeon, Miz. Huge waitlist for parking at these as well.

    Nursing homes are all over the place. Capital Care is scattered throughout the city.

    Snow removal sucks in the Edmonton area, so you can add upto 30 minutes to a winter commute, longer if it's actually snowing.

    I wouldn't move up here without a job. Norquest's new grads are trying for everything and not all of them get hired despite doing their final placements in the facilities.
    Just curious Fiona, what did you mean by the new care model?
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    Ok thanks! I'm in Central Alberta, so same thing everywhere as far as getting a job goes. Fiona, I was watching the news the other day about the new health care model....not safe at all! It's worrisome for the care of clients/patients and also for the LPN profession. I've been noticing that some of the LTC's here are now going from LPN/ HCA to RN/HCA. Job prospects aren't good anywhere but I hope to have better luck elsewhere.

    I've heard as far as living in the city goes, to stay on the West side or south. I know Millwoods is a definite no! How about the newer areas like Windermere or near the UofA such as Belgravia? I guess I had better go make myself more familiar with Edmonton first. My spouse works up near Cold Lake so the kids and I are taking a trip up to bonnyville to see what it has to offer. Maybe we end up moving further north, who knows! Wherever I apply and get an offer I guess is where we shall go
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    The hospital in Cold Lake hires casuals.

    I've heard that Cold Lake is great if you like outdoor activities and families with younger children like it.
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    I'm in Cold lake as we speak, seeing if its somewhere I think I could live. I don't know what to make of it. Definitely a far cry from city life.....the lake looks nice though
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    Bonnyville is ok as well and there has been more postings for there than where I currently am.


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