Registered Nurse - Primary Nursing - Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital

Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre - Sheet Harbour, NS (23 days ago)

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Req ID: 32400
Location: Central Zone, Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital
Company: NSHA
Department: 60077458 EMG Emergency ESH
Type of Employment: Casual Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Nursing Bargaining Unit - NSNU
Posting Closing Date: 19-Nov-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.


As a RN in a rural setting you will have the opportunity to work at the full scope of practice and will experience clients across the life span. Some advanced nursing functions include but are not limited to: cast removals, ordering x-rays, Direct IV medication administration, care of clients in all CTAS levels I-V.

Reporting the Clinical Supervisor, the Registered Nurse (RN) utilizes the nursing process, critical thinking and problem solving skills to provide holistic care to individuals, families, groups, communities and populations across the life span. He/she is responsible for the overall coordination and direction of nursing care in a small Community Hospital which covers Inpatient Unit, Ambulatory care and Emergency.

The RN provides clinical leadership particularly in complex or unpredictable patient/client care settings. This individual has the knowledge, skill and judgment needed to provide competent, evidenced based nursing practice.

The RN is accountable for the development, implementation and ongoing evaluation of the plan of care to achieve patient/client outcomes. Additionally, this person accepts responsibility for maintaining and continually enhancing competencies through ongoing professional development including participation in education programs, research and continuous quality activities. The RN practices according to the Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses, the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia Standards of Nursing Practice, specialty standards as applicable and the policies and procedures of the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

The RN is responsible and accountable for his/her nursing practice and conduct as defined by the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia and for ensuring that his/her registration is current and valid.


Graduate of an accredited nursing program and registered with the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia (CRNNS)
BLS-C (HCP) certification
Current ACLS certification or willingness to obtain would be an asset
Previous experience in a rural setting with discharge planning, case management, and bed management experience for a complete facility is an asset
Previous experience in a gerentological nursing an asset
Excellent communication skills
Demonstrates initiative, self-motivation and is a critical thinker
Able to problem solve in a distracting fast paced environment
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. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Hours of Work
Long Assignment Full-time Position; 75 hours bi-weekly
With an anticipated start date of December 1, 2019 and an expected end date of August 15, 2020 (approx. 9 months)
These dates are anticipated and are subject to change
Salary Information

$34.3461 - $40.4660 Hourly

$41.8822 hourly with 25 years RN 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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