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Landing a job with AHS

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by newbieRN4 newbieRN4 (New) New Nurse

newbieRN4 has 2 years experience .

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Hello everyone! 

I am an RN here in Alberta. I started working in the ER last year in one of the rural communities here. However, I am from Edmonton and would like to move back. I have applied to atleast 30 job postings and only heard back from 1 (w/ AHS). LOL. I went for that interview and think I botched the interview due to feeling quite nervous. I'm hoping I can land an ER job someday but I would still take anything, I just wanna go back home. Does anyone know if they're just posting those jobs but aren't actually filling them?

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Fiona59 has 18 years experience.

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Some aren't even being posted.  No layoffs to reduce staff levels, just attrition.

Budget is paramount.  Thank our dear leader for this mess.

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amandab13 has 13 years experience.

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Are you set on ONLY ER? Because don’t hold your breath. 
Apply to everything and anything. 
good luck. 

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newbieRN4 has 2 years experience.

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I'm applying to everthing. I'll take anything now at this point. I figured lots of positions aren't being posted due to budget cuts thanks to UCP. 

 

I was talking to one of my colleagues. She thought maybe they would take my applications more seriously if I was physically in Edmonton. Now I'm thinking of just handing in my notice, move back, and just keep applying. Not sure if that's a good idea.  I thought since I'm internal I would be getting more than one phone call. LOL

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amandab13 has 13 years experience.

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1 hour ago, newbieRN4 said:

I'm applying to everthing. I'll take anything now at this point. I figured lots of positions aren't being posted due to budget cuts thanks to UCP. 

 

I was talking to one of my colleagues. She thought maybe they would take my applications more seriously if I was physically in Edmonton. Now I'm thinking of just handing in my notice, move back, and just keep applying. Not sure if that's a good idea.  I thought since I'm internal I would be getting more than one phone call. LOL

What ever you do, if you currently have a posting with AHS, don’t give it up!! You’ll be kicking yourself if you do! 
 

also, spoke with my manager a while ago and she was saying that lots of postings are being posted, because they have to post it, but they aren’t even interviewing.  So lines are being left open and shifts are covered with current part time and casuals. Things  are so *** here.
Do you know anyone who works in ER in Edmonton? How far rural are you? (I’m in Alberta as well, FYI). An idea would be to find out a manager of an ER and email them to see if then need casuals. I’m not sure if you’re full time or part time, but if you’re part time, you could work your line then pick up on your off days. That way you at least get your foot in the door. Just an idea. 
 

but for the love of god, don’t resign if you have a line!!!

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newbieRN4 has 2 years experience.

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Thank you so much for your advice! I just needed to hear someone else's perspective on this. I used to work at the Alex as a casual and I'm thinking of emailing my former manager. Here's to hoping that they're looking for casuals. 

 

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amandab13 has 13 years experience.

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No problemo!

Also, do you have any Emerg courses? ACLS, PALS, TNCC, ENPC, CTAS? In the mean time, I would work on getting those done. Will look better when they do look at your resume! 
 

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Yingtsay has 1 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in 1 year experience in ER.

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Hi,

I'm an RN working at RAH ER. It'll be two years in October for me, and I also started in rural ER.

Make sure you do ENPEP modules, that will help you get into urban ER.  

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