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.
Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse and reporting to the Health Services Manager, the Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for performing specific assigned nursing procedures and patient care activities for designated patients. The LPN works collaboratively with clinical team members to ensure patient needs are met.
Graduate of a recognized Licensed Practical Nursing course and current certification in Nova Scotia
Recent experience in Corrections an asset
Recent experience in medication administration required
Updated CPR required
Psychiatric experience is an asset
Two years medical LPN experience preferred
Ability to follow verbal and/or written instructions
Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills
Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
Successful external 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 equivalent education and/or experience must demonstrate such equivalency in their applications. Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or missing information.
The successful candidate must pass the appropriate background checks
Hours of Work
Long Assignment Full-time Position; 75 Hours Bi-weekly
Beginning as soon as possible with an expected end date of September 28, 2019
Dates are approximate and subject to change
Rotational shifts, including weekends and holidays
Licensed Practical Nurse:
$24.6707 - $26.4963 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 - NSGEU 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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