Registered Nurse - Wellness - Mental Health - WZ

Nova Scotia Health Authority - Yarmouth, NS (30+ days ago)

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Req ID: 39132
Location: Western Zone, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Company: NSHA
Department: 60009777 MHA WZ Withdrawal Management SW
Type of Employment: Casual Casual Relief (3% FTE) x 2 position(s)
Union Status: Nursing Bargaining Unit - NSNU
Posting Closing Date: 31-Dec-19

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

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, Inpatient/Residential Services, Mental Health and Addictions, the Registered Nurse works to full scope of practice as an independent practitioner within an inter-professional and collaborative team, providing holistic (addressing bio, psycho, social, cultural and spiritual needs), and comprehensive care for individuals, families, groups, populations and communities across the continuum of care. The RN provides leadership and applies advanced nursing knowledge within specific practice settings, and in-depth nursing knowledge, skills and judgment in providing care to all individuals (includes families, groups, populations and communities).

The RN ensures that the principles and practices that guide our work such as the mission, vision, values, expected behaviors, the leadership philosophy, organizational health, population health, ethics, safety, quality, partnerships and inter-professional collaboration are integrated within the services they provide and through the messages they deliver.

Diploma RN or Baccalaureate degree in nursing
Registered or eligible for registration with the Nova Scotia College of Nurses (NSCN)
Post graduate diploma/certificate in Mental Health nursing an asset
CNA Mental Health Psychiatric Nursing Certificate an asset
Suicide Risk Assessment & Intervention training an asset
Recent relevant experience in Mental Health nursing preferred
Unit-specific equipment & technology
General computer proficiency is required
Current Basic Cardiac Life Support certification
Demonstrated accountability
Demonstrated communication and conflict resolution skills
Motivated with a strong customer service orientation building solid health care client/partner relationships
Demonstrated judgment and decision making skills
Demonstrated collaboration and teamwork skills
Commitment to continuous improvement and innovation
Demonstrated leadership abilities
Demonstrated planning, organization and time management skills
Ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team
Commitment to promoting a culture which supports safety, ethical practice and organizational health
Travel to other sites may be required
Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

Please Note: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application. Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Hours of Work

Casual Relief (2 positions)

Travel to various sites may be required

Shifts included weekends and holidays

Salary Information

$35.0356 - $41.2784 hourly
$42.7230 hourly with 25 years' nursing experience

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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