Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.
Reporting to the Manager, Emergency Services, the Registered Nurse works as part of an interdisciplinary team and is responsible for providing care to a diverse patient population. He/she will have patient experiences across the spectrum of presentations. The successful applicant must contribute to creating a safe and healthy environment for patients, staff and others.
The Registered Nurse practices within the Nova Scotia College of Nursing Standards of Nursing Practice for Registered Nurses and the Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics. The RN will demonstrate expertise and leadership in nursing practice and demonstrate ongoing commitment to maintaining appropriate clinical competencies required through educational sessions with clinical nurse educator, self- directed study, simulation, etc.
Graduate of an accredited nursing program
Registered or eligible for licensure with the Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN)
Previous experience in an Emergency Department
In the absence of candidates who meet the above qualifications, consideration may be given to candidates who do not have Emergency Department experience
BLS-C (Basic Life Support – C)
Required or must obtain within 1- 2 years of hire (depending on course availability and operational requirements) :
CTAS (Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale)
EPICC – Foundations (Emergency Practice, Interventions and Care – Canada)
ACLS – Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support); EPICC – Pediatrics (Emergency Practice, Interventions and Care – Canada) or ENPC (Emergency Nurses Pediatric Course)
Trauma course – EPICC - Trauma (Emergency Practice, Interventions and Care – Canada) or TNCC (Trauma Nursing Core Course)
Emergency Nursing Program or Critical Care Nursing Program
Where there are no applicants who meet the above qualifications, consideration may be given to applicants who agree to complete further training within two years’ of hire date
Two years acute care experience an asset
ENC© Certification an asset
Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to interact positively with patients/residents, families, other health care provide and staff while demonstrating sensitivity, empathy and warmth
Ability to demonstrate sound decision-making skills in emergency situations and be accountable for decisions
Ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team
Commitment to promoting a culture that supports safety, ethical practices and organizational health
Basic computer skills
Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information
Hours of Work
Permanent, Full-time position; 75 hours bi-weekly
$35.0356 - $41.2784 hourly
$42.7230 with 25 years' nursing experience
Based on qualifying criteria, successful candidates may be eligible for up to a $5,000 signing bonus for two years return of service. Successful candidates may also be eligible for up to $5,000 if relocating from outside of Nova Scotia.
Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.
Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.
Criminal Record Check
Proof of education & training certifications
Proof of any additional required qualification
Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
Proof of SIN number
Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Nursing bargaining unit - NSNU position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.
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