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There is more to the community of Leduc than the notable part it plays in the story of Alberta’s energy industry.

A midsized city of 30,500 residents, Leduc is ideally situated to provide the best of urban living with a more relaxed, semi-rural lifestyle.

Located 36 kilometres, or approximately 40 minutes’ drive southwest of Edmonton on highway two, Leduc has easy access to the main vein that connects Edmonton, Red Deer, and Calgary. Because it’s a major highway, residents are well-placed to get wherever they’re going any time of year -- in rain, shine, or snow.

Globetrotters and domestic travelers alike will love being less than 10 kilometres from the Edmonton International Airport, while shoppers eagerly anticipate the grand opening of a new outlet mall in 2018.

It’s a friendly community. While it’s technically a city, the local atmosphere has more in common with smaller towns. Everything you need is within a few minutes’ drive, from hardware to healthcare. There are over 40 schools from preschool to grade 12 in the public and Catholic school systems.

There is a full calendar of family-friendly events that includes parades, community festivals, trade shows, and an annual rodeo. Extracurricular activities for kids of all ages, as well as groups for adults in sports, theatre, arts, and other hobbies are numerous. Soccer, hockey, volleyball, drama, art, photography, and dance groups are just a small sample of the activities you can join.

Leduc’s urban parkland features plenty of playgrounds and abundant sports fields for soccer, football, and baseball. With more than 34 kilometres of multi-purpose trails for walking, biking, and in the winter, cross-country skiing. You might even glimpse deer as you walk along the ravine.

The largest of several lakes inside city limits – Telford Lake – hosts boaters and paddlers all summer long, capping off the season with annual dragon boat races. In winter, explore the six kilometre system of Nordic ski trails, or watch the endurance ice racers whiz by on the lake’s frozen ski track. Indoors, the Leduc Recreation Centre offers an excellent fitness facility, two field houses, a four-lane walking track, eight-rink curling club, and three NHL-sized hockey arenas.

Alberta Health Services operates the Leduc Community Hospital and the Leduc Public Health Centre in the community. These small-city sites have easy access to big-city resources that can enhance your professional practice. As part of the Edmonton Zone, clinical employees can enrich their professional knowledge by taking part in training and simulations, pilot projects, and new initiatives.

Like the hospital, the Leduc Public Health Centre provides comprehensive health services. Health information, immunization, mother and baby programs and education, toddlers, and school immunization programs are provided here with an emphasis on patient-focused care.

Discover a friendly environment where you can get to know your colleagues personally. Celebrate personal and professional milestones together; baby showers, retirement parties, long-service awards, a holiday tea and staff barbecues all combine to build that unique Leduc camaraderie.

The Leduc Community Hospital features a full suite of healthcare services, including a 24/7 emergency department, diagnostic imaging, ultrasound, laboratory, and inpatient units. The surgical department includes three operating theatres, a special care area, sub-acute, and transition units. The facility has a 15-bed emergency department, 30 inpatient beds, 4 special care beds, 22 sub-acute beds, and 14 transition beds. The robust outpatient department can perform various procedures, including, but not limited to endoscopies, cystoscopies, specialist consults, and IV infusions.

Clinical staff at the Leduc Community Hospital have ample opportunity to grow their career. Employees can work to their full scope of practice; practice advanced nursing or healthcare skills, and develop leadership skills. Specific departments offer annual continuing education, with frequent opportunities to enhance their knowledge through regular guest presenters, simulations, and other practices.

Learn more about living and working in Leduc by checking out their website or Twitter handle, @CityofLeduc. If you’re ready to join the AHS family in Leduc, you can see current opportunities on our online job board.