Registered Nurse - Emergency Department - Signing Bonus and Relocation Available

Date: Jan 1, 2022

Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, B2Y 4G8

Company: Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre

Req ID: 122461
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Central Zone, Dartmouth General Hospital  
Department: Emergency Department
Type of Employment: Casual Relief (No guarantee of hours), Various Assignments (Temporary) and Permanent Opportunities Available
Status: Nova Scotia Council of Nursing Unions

About Nova Scotia Health

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.

About the Opportunity

The Registered Nurse (RN) utilizes the nursing process, critical thinking and problem solving skills to provide holistic care to individuals, families, groups, communities and populations across the life span and is responsible for the overall coordination and direction of nursing care. He/she provides clinical leadership particularly in complex or unpredictable patient/client care settings and has the knowledge, skill and judgment needed to provide competent, evidenced based nursing practice.
The Registered Nurse is accountable for the development, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of the plan of care to achieve patient/client outcomes and supports the development of students and colleagues through acting as a preceptor and providing ongoing mentorship.  The RN contributes to the efficient and effective functioning of the unit, coordination of patient care and staffing, and accepts responsibility for maintaining and continually enhancing competencies through ongoing professional development including participation in education programs, research, and continuous quality activities.
The RN practices according to the Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses, the Nova Scotia College of Nursing Standards of Nursing Practice, specialty standards as applicable, and the policies and procedures of Nova Scotia Health.

About You

We would love to hear from you if you have the following:

Please ensure your resume includes all relevant education, experience, training and certifications.

Compensation & Incentives

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


Successful candidates may be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan.

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

Opportunities and Hours

Available opportunities:

  • Casual Relief (no guarantee of hours)
  • Permanent Full-time

Shifts may include days, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays. 

You will be asked to specify your opportunity preferences in the screening questions that follow once you click 'Apply now'

Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in Nova Scotia Health. A Recruiter will reach out to you to explore whether your qualifications and skills match an opportunity. 


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  


​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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