Licensed Practical Nurse - Renal Dialysis

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

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Req ID: 78041
Location: Eastern Zone, Glace Bay Hospital
Company: NSHA
Department: 60080063 REN Dialysis GBH
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Nursing Bargaining Unit - Unifor
Posting Closing Date: 12-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.


Reporting to the Renal Program Manager, the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible to function within their scope of practice to provide nursing care to assigned hemodialysis patients with defined health challenges and predictable outcomes. As the acuity or complexity increases and/or outcomes are not predictable, the LPN under the supervision of the Registered Nurse provides nursing interventions, within their scope of practice.

The LPN performs the following aspects of care for assigned patients; pre-dialysis, intra-dialysis and post-dialysis patient assessment, monitoring and evaluation; set-up, dismantling, operation and troubleshooting of hemodialysis equipment and collaborates with the Registered Nurse on changes/updates to the plan of care.

Current registration with the NSCN required
Current BLS required
1 year Hemodialysis experience required
If no applicants meet the above requirment, applicants with 1 year or more med/surg experience maybe considered
Experience with IV therapy is preferred
Experience with needling AV fistulas and accessing central lines is preferred
Demonstrates strong observation and critical thinking skills
Basic computer skills are required
Ability to perform at full scope of practice
Ability to work in a highly technical area
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Must be able to perform duties that involve lifting, bending and stretching
Ability to work independently in a team environment
Competencies in other languages is 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 associated costs as a condition of employment
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

Permanent, full-time position, 75hrs bi-weekly

Salary Information

$25.166 - $27.028 hourly

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 - Unifor 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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