Registered Nurse - Hip and Knee Clinic

Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre - Kentville, NS (25 days ago)

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Req ID: 38745
Location: Western Zone, Valley Regional Hospital
Company: NSHA
Department: 60037680 PERI Hip & Knee Clinic
Type of Employment: Casual Hourly FT short-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.

Reporting to the Manager, Rehabilitation Services and Hip and Knee Clinic, 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 NSHA such as the mission, vision, values, expected behaviours, 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 in the Province of Nova Scotia
Unit-specific equipment & technology
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 judgement 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
Availability to work all shifts
Travel to other sites may be required
Successful applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (with Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment

Preferred (Considered an Asset)

2 years nursing experience
Experience with Orthopeadic population, specifically total joint replacement patients
Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
Hours of Work
Short assignment, full-time position; 75 hours bi-weekly
Beginning November 1, 2019 until approximately March 31, 2019 (approximately 5 months)
Dates are approximate and subject to change
Salary Information

Registered Nurse:
$34.3461 - $40.4660 hourly

$41.8822 hourly with 25 years of 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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