Registered Nurse - Medical Unit, Cumberland - Signing Bonus and Relocation Assistance Available

Date: Jan 14, 2022

Location: Amherst, NS, CA, B4H 1N6

Company: Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre

​Req ID: 120755
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Northern  Zone, Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre  
Department: OPNZ Medical Nursing Unit CRHCC
Type of Employment: Permanent  Hourly FT  (100%  FTE) x 4  position(s)
Status: NSNU Nursing  position
Posting Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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 an 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.


Our benefits package includes health, dental, travel, long term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan for eligible positions.

Successful candidates may also be eligible for signing bonus and relocation assistance for a return of servce commitment - Approximately one (1) year return of service for every $5,000 provided to a maximum of three (3) years.


The Registered Nurse is accountable as a direct provider, coordinator, and advocate of client-centered care.  As coordinator of care the Registered Nurse develops, records, delegates, monitors, and evaluates the plan of care.  The Registered Nurse collaborates with colleague health providers, the client, and family to facilitate a safe, thorough, and satisfactory care experience.  This position consists of a 12 hour shift rotation.


• Current registration (or eligibility) with the Nova Scotia College of Nursing is required.
• Current BCLS certification required.
• Demonstrated ability to provide support for families or critically ill patients.
• Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing work environments required.
• Strong commitment to service provision, self-learning and continuing education required.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with others.
• Demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills required.
• Strong organizational and prioritization skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks required.
• Previous work attendance will be reviewed and considered.
• An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered for this position.
• Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
• Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check 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 demonstrate such equivalencies in their application. Applicants will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or missing information.  

Hours of Work

Permanent Full-time Positions; 75 hours biweekly

Salary Information

$35.21 - $41.48 hourly
$42.94 hourly with 25 yrs RN experience



Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Some opportunities may be eligible for our Employee Referral Program.  If a Nova Scotia Health employee refers a candidate who is not working for the organization and the candidate is hired, the employee who made the referral may be eligible to earn up to $1000.  For more details and instructions, please visit please visit Recruitment - Incentives 

​This is a Nursing  bargaining unit - NSNU  position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. 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.

​As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021. 

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. Our priority groups are Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians, People of Colour, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ and 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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