Job application- Alberta Health Service website. - page 8

by MissMcCoy

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Anyone actually get a call back after applying? My goodness! I have applied for so many Attendent jobs and not once call back. I even applied for a job in laundry (It makes more then the group home I am currently working with)... Read More


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    I wouldn't put too much stock in being asked for your SIN, licence number and DOB. That sort of info is usually part of the screening process.
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    Was a background check form offered and signed?
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    Quote from lilaclover6984
    I work at foothills too. I am trying to apply to other units but I heard nobody was hiring much. So that's good to hear. What area are you applying for?
    Hi, Yes! I was accepted! I got a call from the manager this morning telling me that she's going to send me a job offer and orientation schedule. It's in Unit 27, Dialysis unit
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    Quote from Fiona59
    Was a background check form offered and signed?
    Yes Fiona, I signed the form for background check and for the reference check
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    Quote from asitoja

    Hi, Yes! I was accepted! I got a call from the manager this morning telling me that she's going to send me a job offer and orientation schedule. It's in Unit 27, Dialysis unit
    Awesome! Good for you! It's tough getting into AHS these days so you must have done something right. Have you worked dialysis before? I thought about applying there for a casual position in addition to my current part time line. But I have no dialysis experience so figured I wouldn't have a shot
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    Dialysis involves an intense training period. I think it's around 12 weeks combined classroom and on the job with a preceptorship. It's hard to get hired on if you have a line elsewhere and want to work casual there. It also takes around six months before you feel comfortable working independently.
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    Quote from Fiona59
    Dialysis involves an intense training period. I think it's around 12 weeks combined classroom and on the job with a preceptorship. It's hard to get hired on if you have a line elsewhere and want to work casual there. It also takes around six months before you feel comfortable working independently.
    Did you work Dialysis? How did you like it?
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    I've friends who did the training. They said that roughly half the class quit without finishing. Loads of classroom instruction. Think crash course on kidney function and how to work the machinery. My friend got carpal tunnel from knocking the air out of the dialyzer. She said it was boring after a while and the patients are very needy and suspicious. They don't like to have the "new nurses" when they are no longer under an instructors supervision.

    The best thing was no Sundays or nights in the satellite units. Three people told me this. You either love it or hate it. Not a lot of skills utilized once you learn to set up and clean the machinery (limited number of aides on the units mean you have to be able to do this) and opening the dressing trays, nearly everyone was diabetic, and everyone wants to leave at the same time!
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    I've always seen job postings for LPN in a dialysis unit at AHS website. Does it mean that LPNs are always assigned in that unit instead of RNs?
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    50-50 split


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