Registered Nurse - Ambulatory Care

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

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Req ID: 79661
Location: Western Zone, South Shore Regional Hospital
Company: NSHA
Department: 3000064 OPWZ Ambulatory Care SSRH
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly PT (20% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Nursing Bargaining Unit - NSNU
Posting Closing Date: 10-Jul-20

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.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Health Services Manager, Ambulatory Care Unit or designate, the Registered Nurse (RN) functions as an integral member of the multi-disciplinary team within the Collaborative Practice Model, and assumes responsibility for assessing, planning, implementing, directing, supervising and evaluating direct and indirect patient care and evaluation of patient outcomes. As the coordinator of care within the bedside delivery team, the RN develops the plan of care based on the assessment, with consideration to strengths, risk factors, options, consequences of actions, health promotion, learning, comfort, safety, privacy, dignity and integrity, and ensures the patient care experience is coordinated and integrated within an interdisciplinary care model, both within acute care and across the continuum of care.

The RN assigns care responsibilities and provides guidance to Licensed Practical Nurses according to their scope of practice, and assigns responsibilities to unregulated healthcare team members according to their scope of employment. Through the application of clinical knowledge, critical thinking and clinical judgment, the RN provides safe, competent, compassionate, ethical care and maintains professional autonomy as supported by the Nova Scotia College of Nursing Standards of Practice.
The RN exhibits sound professional judgment and initiative while working within the Mission, Vision, Strategic Directions, Access & Flow procedures and Clinical Discharge Management practices and incorporates into daily practice the Core Competencies and Values of the organization.

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an approved School of Nursing, and currently registered or eligible to become registered with the Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN).
  • One to two years’ recent Ambulatory Care/Clinic nursing experience.
  • Current CPR certification required, and current in Code Management as per the organization’s protocols.
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership, organizational, prioritizing, critical thinking, strategic thinking and sound decision-making skills in the provision of accountable, safe, ethical, patient care within a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team and in the delegation of responsibilities to appropriate healthcare team members.
  • Commitment to promoting a culture of respect that supports safety, ethical practices, cultural awareness and organizational health.
  • Excellent communication skills (listening, oral and written) with the ability to effectively and sensitively communicate with all levels of staff, multi-disciplinary team members, patients and families, demonstrating sensitivity, empathy and warmth.
  • Basic computer skills – Microsoft Suite – E-mail, Internet, Meditech.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and supervise patient/resident care.
  • Ability to demonstrate sound decision-making skills in crises situations and be accountable for decisions.
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership, organizational, prioritizing, critical thinking, strategic thinking and sound decision-making skills in the provision of accountable, safe, ethical, patient care within a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team and in the delegation of responsibilities to appropriate healthcare team members.
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred.
  • Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any additional costs as a condition of employment.
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants will be screened on the above qualifications. Applicants must clearly demonstrate how they meet the knowledge and competencies in their cover letter and resume. Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application. Applicants will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or missing information.

Hours of Work

Permanent, Part-time (20%) position; 15 hours bi-weekly

Salary Information

$35.0356 - $41.2784

$42.7230 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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