Assistant head nurse – Clinical coordinator

Alberta Health Services’ Emergency and Acute Care program based in Wabasca-Desmarais, AB is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Assistant head nurse. Alberta Health Services’ Emergency and Acute Care program delivers critical medical services to patients in need of immediate care. It operates emergency departments and acute care units across the province, providing timely and effective treatment for various medical conditions and emergencies. By ensuring rapid response and specialized care, the program saves lives and improves patient outcomes. The candidates selected for the vacancy will be required to start the work as soon as possible.

Job Description:

Employer Name: Alberta Health Services
Program: Emergency and Acute Care
Position: Assistant head nurse – Clinical coordinator
No of Vacancies: 1
Salary: $40.52 – $53.91 hourly
Employment Type: Regular/Part Time
Job Category: Nursing – Nurses/Psych Nurses
Union: United Nurses of Alberta
FTE: 0.80
Location: 881 Mistassiniy Rd, Wabasca-Desmarais, AB T0G 2K0, Canada
Primary Location: Wabasca/Desmarais Hlthcare Cnt
Shift: 7.75 Hours per Shift (Days)
Length of Shift in weeks: 12
Shifts per cycle: 46
Job ID: ALB00416811


Languages: Candidates must have knowledge of the English Language
Education: Candidates should have completion of an accredited nursing education program
Experience: Candidates should have 3 – 5 years of emergency/acute care experience

Physical Requirements:

  • The candidates should have the ability to actively support frontline patient care needs, including a heavy physical component such as transfers/lifts
  • The candidates should be capable of working in a fast-paced environment with patients of varying mobility

Other Requirements:

  • The candidates should have experience in an ED setting within the last 2 years, which is mandatory and should have Charge, Trauma, and Triage experience in an ED setting, which is mandatory
  • The candidates should possess expert knowledge of emergency nursing care standards/protocols and should demonstrate proven critical thinking and judgment
  • The candidates should have the ability to communicate findings in a concise and accurate manner and should possess excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, and leadership skills
  • The candidates should demonstrate a proven ability to facilitate groups and manage change in a positive manner and should demonstrate proven reliability/dependability
  • The candidates should have preferences for certifications in Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale (CTAS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • The candidates should have preferences for applicants with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and should hold a current Basic Cardiac Life Support – Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP) certification
  • The candidates should have preferences for applicants who have shown initiative in leadership development (LEADS, and Frontline Leadership Certification)
  • The candidates should be active or eligible for registration and practice permit with the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA)


  • The candidates should be able to be responsible for staff assignments, patient flow, and acting as a role model, clinical resource, and advocate for nursing staff
  • The candidates should be able to take a leadership role in the promotion of quality patient care and the implementation of operational priorities, in addition to providing frontline nursing care as required
  • The candidates should be able to use their in-depth knowledge and skills, advanced judgment, and clinical experience to assist in providing solutions for complex healthcare issues at all levels with patients, interprofessional teams, administrators, and policymakers
  • The candidates should be able to play a key role in providing safe, quality patient and family-centered care while reflecting the shared vision and values of AHS
  • The candidates should be able to report to the Site & Seniors Manager, coordinate patient care and discharge planning on the nursing unit, and assist in organizing, supervising, and evaluating programs and initiatives
  • The candidates should be able to help lead and mentor the team, provide front-line clinical support, allocate resources, and conduct staff meetings

How to apply:

If the position is fit for you and the basic requirements are fulfilled then you can now apply directly to the employer (along with your resume) through the below-mentioned details.

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We thank all the applicants for showing their interest and trust in us, however, only the most eligible candidates will be selected and conducted for further procedure directly from employers, in between no charges/fees or original documents will be asked from any applicant. All the best!

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