Registered Nurse - Locum Pilot Project

Date: Jan 16, 2022

Location: Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada, B0C 1N0

Company: Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre

Req ID: 116529
Location: Eastern Zone, [[location_obj]]
Company: NSHA
Department: [[department_obj]]
Type of Employment: [[cusECemployeeSubGroup]]   (3% FTE) x 15 position(s)
Union Status:  [[cusECUnion]] 

Posting Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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.

Compensation Data



Please note that the incentives are available to successful applicants residing outside the Eastern Zone of the Nova Scotia Health and willing to relocate.  Candidates who are currently employed within the Eastern zone must have capacity to accept temporary assignments that do not result in operational disruptions or result in the payment of overtime for regular shift assignments. 


Please Note: This incentive does not apply to internal employees who are already located at the site where the vacancy exists. 


Successful candidates of the locum pilot project will be eligible to receive a Completion Bonus of $1000 after completion of 162.5 hours worked. There is a one (1) month minimum with commitment determined upon hire. Successful candidates will also be eligible to receive reimbursement for mileage or airfare as appropriate, and reimbursement for meals on a per diem basis as well as for reasonable accommodation.


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The Locum Program is focused on specific assignments opportunities for short term periods  to address high staffing needs in the Eastern Zone.


Reporting to the Program Manager, the Registered Nurse is a health professional who, through the nursing process and therapeutic relationship, assists clients and families to attain/maintain an optimal health status.  The Staff Nurse is also responsible for the overall planning and delivery of nursing care. (S)he practices within the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia, CRNNS Standards of Nursing Practice for Registered Nurses and the Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics, providing guidance and leadership to peers and other staff; working in a collaborative relationship with colleagues, unit staff, students and members of various related health disciplines.


You may be required to work at various rural facilities within the Eastern Zone which could include Victoria County Memorial Hospital, Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital, Buchanan Memorial Hospital, Sacred Heart Hospital, Eastern Memorial Hospital, Guysborough Memorial Hospital, Strait Richmond Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital.




Based on the facility and area of need the qualifications will vary.

Qualifications for Medical/Surgical Areas:

  • Registered with the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia or eligible for registration.
  • CPR Certification or BCLS –C.
  • ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
  • One (1) to three (3) years medical/surgical experience
  • Experience working in a rural setting considered an asset


Qualifications for Critical Care Areas:

  • Registered with the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia or eligible for registration.
  • CPR Certification or BCLS –C.
  • ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support).
  • PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) and/or ENPC (Emergency Nurses Pediatric Course)
  • TNCC (Trauma Nursing Core Course)
  • ENP (Emergency Nurse Program) or CCNP (Critical Care Nursing Program)
    • If above not available at least five (5) years medical/surgical experience with evidence of good assessment skills.
  • Experience working in a rural setting considered an asset


All applicants must also meet the criteria below:

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Evidence of ongoing relevant education.
  • Demonstrated good interpersonal skills, and ability to maintain good relationships with patients/residents, families and co-workers.
  • Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Willingness to do ambulance transports.
  • Good attendance and work record; attendance records may be reviewed
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
  • 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
  • Mental/Physical Demands
    frequent physical demands include extensive standing and walking, bending, lifting, pulling and pushing, transferring and transporting patients / clients and equipment.  Must be able to function in a potential high stress environment of a health care organization at either the primary, secondary or tertiary level.


PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application. Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Hours of Work


Hours may vary depending on the facility needs.

* Shifts may include days, evenings, weekends & holidays

Salary Information


$35.21 - $44.48 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 - [[cusECUnion]] 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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