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  1. Oil and Nursing

    My manager says they expect to be informed soon about the details of the hiring freeze, but expect it to be more extreme than the hiring freezes of the last few years. I have heard that already employed casuals in Calgary aren't getting work because...
  2. working conditions - average or not?

    No, we don't get paid for missed breaks. The manager says to take them. It seems that a "no-break culture" developed out of a situation of long-term under staffing. I've noticed that I feel resentful towards colleagues when they call in sick, when...
  3. I was lucky to get a .63 permanent part-time AHS RN job in Calgary and am able to pick up to full time, of which I am appreciative. The problem is exhaustion. I'm more tired than I have ever been in my life, even more so than when I was working my ...
  4. Nurses in Calgary (who have jobs and aren't applying there) tell me that there are lots of jobs at the new South Health Campus hospital and that jobs are going unfilled due to a lack of applicants. Has anyone tried to get a job there? It would be i...
  5. Any thoughts on why AHS would have laid off 200 home care nurses last year and coincidentally started a community paramedic program? It sounds like they are doing home care nursing to me. See below for the article: Program brings care to Calgary se...
  6. Jobs in Toronto and Canada in general

    People who don't work in or follow health care trends tend not to know what's going on. Most Canadians think that the "nursing shortage" means that that demand for nurses is greater than supply of nurses. It really means that there aren't 'enough' ...
  7. Looking for work

    That sounds fine miisz. If you want to work at a particular place, it really helps to get the attention of a manager. Many of us have applied for tons of jobs online and got little result. You still have to do that, but its great to have some kind...
  8. AHS Media Campaign

    Note that the document posted by UNA refers to Phase 1 of Staff Scheduling Transformation, and only comprises a couple of units at each site listed. More to come. It would be interesting to hear from people who work on one of the units listed as to...
  9. Dont ESN where you want to work?

    You would be lucky to be a able to be a student nurse on a unit you would like to work on! Or any other unit for that matter. That's weird advice from some other employment era. Nurses hardly get any orientation anyway.
  10. AHS Media Campaign

    I didn't hear anything about how lay offs will work. UNA has recently been making reference to AHS lawyers suppressing information about planned lay offs -- this is likely what they are referring to. I got this information from the charge nurse when...
  11. AHS Media Campaign

    The media campaign is PR paving the way for a planned "staffing optimization" in 2014. This is what I heard on a unit over the weekend, coming from a management source: AHS has hired a private consulting firm to optimize staffing in 2014. This wil...
  12. Health care workers immune to unemployment? Or perhaps journalists are immune to accurate reporting on the nursing job market. Health care workers may be immune to unemployment; Aging population means jobs in nursing, medicine and more (Macleans, Oc...
  13. USA psych nurses doing it in canada

    Yes, you could work in psychiatric nursing in BC with US psych experience and a RN/BSN -- provided you get the appropriate Canadian work visa and a license from the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC). If you haven't been in touc...
  14. US New Grad applying for Ontario Board of Nursing

    I know an RN who has been nursing in Alberta for 15 years and is a Canadian citizen, but is originally from the US. It took her many months to get her Ontario license, so start early. Also, you should know that Toronto is one of the toughest nursin...
  15. Where would you go?

    From what I've heard there are more opportunities in Manitoba than Saskatchewan at present and that recent BC RN grads are working all over the prairies. A friend who graduated in AB in Dec 2012 got a job quite quickly in Winnipeg. In Calgary it s...