Nurse Practitioner - Various Units and Locations Available in Nova Scotia

Req ID: 173332
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Various Sites and Community-based Locations Throughout Nova Scotia

Department: Services and Programs Throughout Nova Scotia Health
Type of Employment: Permanent, Temporary Assignments, and Casual Relief Opportunities Available
Status: Based on Bargaining Unit and Constituent Union/Non-Union Position

Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.


Nova Scotia Health employs professionals in all corners of our beautiful province. We believe there's a place here for everyone to call home, from vibrant cities with exuberant nightlife to quaint towns with picturesque trails. The work-life balance that comes with a Nova Scotia Health role means you'll have the time to explore, discover, and participate in that coveted Atlantic lifestyle. Visit us today and check out to see why more people from across the globe are moving here.

Check out the below links to learn more about our facilities, zones, and communities:


Available Positions

  • Primary Health Care
  • Family Practice
  • Mental Health & Addictions
  • Cancer Care
  • Emergency
  • Urgent Treatment Centre
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiac Surgery 
  • Palliative Care
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Otolaryngology/Oral Maxillofacial
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Hematology Clinic 
  • Obesity Clinic
  • Gastroenterology/General Surgery


What We Offer

  • Up to $15,000 in incentives available (signing bonus, relocation)
  • Competitive compensation
  • Enrollment in the Provincial Pension Plan
  • Variety of available shifts
  • Continuous Clinical Education & Support
  • Opportunity for advancement within the organization


Compensation and Benefits Package
$58.30 - $68.16 hourly
$70.54 hourly with 25 years' experience


About the Opportunity

Are you interested in a Nursing career with Nova Scotia Health? We would love to hear from you! We are currently accepting Nurse Practitioner applications through this advertisement, and a recruiter will be in touch shortly after you apply to discuss your background and preferences and connect you to opportunities within our organization.


Nurse Practitioners are a vital resource in our healthcare system. We are seeking NP’s from all backgrounds and skill levels to join our growing organization. You will practice autonomously and collaborate as appropriate with professionals and teams in mutual support.


The Nurse Practitioner (NP) works autonomously to diagnose, order and interpret diagnostic tests, prescribe pharmaceuticals, and perform procedures within the legislated scope of practice and where required.  The NP provides direct care and partners with other members of the health care team.  The NP works in close collaboration with Physicians and interdisciplinary teams.


The NP adheres to the NSCN Standards for Nursing Practice and the Code of Ethics and is responsible and accountable at all times for their own practice consistent with relevant legislation, and professional, and ethical standards.  The NP is accountable to identify, analyze, and evaluate activities that are reflective of quality improvement initiatives.


Canada Student Loan Forgiveness Program

If you are a Nurse Practitioner and you qualify, you could also receive up to $30,000 in Canada Student Loan forgiveness over a maximum of five years.

Apply for Student Loan Forgiveness here

Once You've Applied
Once you have applied, a member of our Talent Acquisition Specialist Team will reach out to collaborate with you to discuss your career goals and areas of expertise to discover the ideal fit within our dynamic team.

Nova Scotia Health 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. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Foreign Nationals/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.

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