Registered Nurse - Intensive Care Unit

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

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Req ID: 45496
Location: Northern Zone, Colchester East Hants Health Centre
Company: NSHA
Department: 3003226 CRIT Intensive Care CEH
Type of Employment: Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Nursing Bargaining Unit - NSNU
Posting Closing Date: 14-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.


The Registered Nurse (RN) works collaboratively within an inter-professional team, providing a holistic approach (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 independently provides safe, competent, compassionate, ethical nursing care to all patients with predictable and unpredictable outcomes and all levels of complexity, and ensures goals and needs are prioritized and individualized. Using nursing knowledge, critical thinking and clinical judgement, the RN engages in independent, interdependent and dependent functions to provide healthcare focusing on comprehensive assessment, patient/family education, and coordination of care. These functions may be self-determined, or assigned by physician or nurse practitioner, other RN or as part of team consultation and planning.


  • Current registration (or eligibility) with the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia.
  • Minimum of three (3) years critical care experience.
  • Critical Care Nursing Program required, or equivalent.
  • The ability to work independently and as an effective team member.
  • Current Heart & Stroke BCLS required.
  • Certification with Heart & Stroke in ACLS or willingness to successfully complete.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to function well as a team member required.
  • Demonstrated effective decision-making, critical thinking and problem solving skills in a pressure situation required.
  • Experience providing patient education to individuals and groups.
  • Commitment to complete current competencies in critical care nursing.
  • Previous work attendance may be considered.
  • Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment.

  • B.Sc.N or BN degree.
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certificate or willingness to take.
  • Two years recent demonstrated continuing nursing education.
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
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

Full Time Position; 75 hours biweekly

Long Assignment, for approximately 12 months

Dates are approximate and subject to change

Salary Information

$35.0356 - $41.2784 Hourly

$42.7230 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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