Registered Nurse, Youth Forensic Services

Company : IWK Health

Req ID: 143602 
Department/Program: Secure Care Unit, Mental Health & Addictions Program 
Location: Waterville
  
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE)  x 1 position(s)
Start Date: ASAP
Union Status: NSNU Nursing, Nursing Bargaining Unit
Compensation: $35.2108 - $42.9366
 /hour
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

 

IWK Health is a respected academic health sciences centre located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, providing tertiary and primary care for two million children, youth, adults and families each year across the Atlantic region. We have a team of approximately 4000 employees, physicians, volunteers and learners at sites across Nova Scotia. People build careers with IWK Health with our focus on training and mentorship opportunities. We recognize each other’s talent and celebrate our successes. We collaborate in modern facilities or virtually from home, align our work to our values, and enjoy access to enhanced benefits and wellness programs. We are proud to support our patients, families and communities and are grateful for the generous donor support we receive.

 

Promoting an anti-racist environment, and calling out discrimination as we work and provide care, is important to us. We are located in Mi’kma’ki, the unceded and ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq people. Working in Mi’kma’ki and providing care to those across Atlantic Canada is a shared privilege with the original inhabitants who have lived here for many thousands of years prior to colonization. There are 13 First Nation communities across Nova Scotia, and more than 50 historic African Nova Scotian communities who also have a long, deep, and complex history dating back over 400 years. We have the highest percentage of people with disabilities in the country. Nova Scotia has the highest proportions of transgender and non-binary people than any other province or territory in the country. We are active in our work to eliminate discrimination, but have more work to do to build that trust, acknowledge our biases and reduce the barriers our diverse communities face. We want IWK Health to be a safe and supportive space of equity and belonging in the care we provide and the employment we offer. We welcome all interested persons who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotians, Persons of Colour, Immigrants/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply to support our goal for our workforce to be representative of the patients, families, and communities that we care for at all job levels.

The Opportunity

The Staff Nurse will be located at the Nova Scotia Youth Facility (NSYF), a modern correctional facility, located in Waterville, Nova Scotia. The Staff Nurse is responsible and accountable for the application of the nursing process in the delivery of family centred patient care consistent with the objectives, mission and vision of the IWK Health Centre. The Staff Nurse provides primary health care for both general incarcerated adolescent population and for youth admitted to the acute inpatient care unit who present with medical and/or mental health problems and is an integral part of the Forensic interdisciplinary team. The RN helps to build our reputation for excellence in the Maritime community and beyond. He/she contributes to a sustainable health care system through formal and informal partnerships. The RN pursues excellence in care, teaching and research through a spirit of inquiry, discovery and innovation, leveraging our reputation and influence to advocate for health.

Hours of Work

12 hour shifts, full rotational schedule (Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends, Holidays)

Your Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing required (candidates with commensurate experience and education will be considered).
  • Licensed, or eligilbe to be licensed, with the Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN) required
  • Current successful completion of a Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada Basic Life Support Level (BLS) Program within the last 12 months, or successful completion of a BLS Renewal Challenge Certificate, required.
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certification an asset.
  • Previous psychiatric nursing experience an asset.
  • Primary health care experience an asset.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to Family Centred Care.
  • Demonstrated time management, prioritization, communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and practice.
  • Competency in other languages considered an asset; French preferred.

Thank you for your interest in IWK Health.

 

Please note that we only contact applicants selected for interview/testing. If we invite you to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) you have the right to request accommodation. Please discuss your needs when invited to the assessment process.

 

This is a Nursing  bargaining  unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.

 

An  offer of employment is conditional upon the completion and satisfactory results of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials. Additionally, as per Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 Vaccine mandate, any offer of employment will be conditional upon submitting proof of full vaccination status. Medical exceptions or any other kind of requested exception based upon the Health Centre’s obligations pursuant to the Nova Scotia Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis

 

If you are an employee of IWK Health, please apply through the internal careers page to ensure you are flagged as an internal applicant. 

 


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