Registered Nurse – Recovery (Alberta)

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The Registered Nurse (RN) provides a wide variety of nursing services to patients. The RN uses standard nursing processes including thorough critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making, as well as teaches, counsels and advocates on behalf of patients. The RN acts in accordance the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta standards and scope of practice, the National Association of Pre-Anesthesia Nurses of Canada, and in accordance with facility policies and procedures. The RN possesses the related education and clinical experience to assess, treat and educate patients undergoing and recovering from a wide variety of surgical procedures.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with all members of the health care team
  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection control policies, medication administration and controlled substances regulations
  • Documents patient care appropriately in the medical record
  • Participates cooperatively and communicates effectively with team members
  • Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and participating in professional societies
  • Participates in educational programs as required
  • Assists with the orientation and support for new staff to the facility
  • Performs related duties as assigned by leader
  • Maintains compliance with all company policies and procedures
  • At times, RNs may work in challenging and stressful circumstances, such as in an emergency situation
  • Day Stay Unit experience is a definite asset

Physical Requirements

  • The work environment is physically demanding and may require different levels of physical exertion
  • During the course of their work, RNs may be exposed to blood or body fluids



  • Active/eligible for registration and practice with the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA)
  • Completion of an accredited nursing education program combined with 2 – 3 years recent experience in an acute care post-anesthetic care unit environment, with at least 4-6 months current PARR experience within a tertiary setting
  • Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) pre-anesthesia certification or critical care certification/Completion of a post-secondary educational institution pre-anesthesia nursing or critical care nursing program/Completion of a health authority pre-anesthesia or critical care education program and/or the equivalent in education and experience


  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support – Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP)
  • Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)


  • Proof of Covid vaccination and updated immunization record is required here
  • Adaptable to a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to maintain a physically demanding job
  • Proof of COVID Vaccine not required.
  • Must be able to work staggered shifts, possibly extended shifts
  • Excellent assessment, organization, communication and team interaction skills

For more information, please contact Catherine Brownlee,